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Multitasking is a great skill at work but not while driving.

Sending text messages on mobile phones, eating, putting on makeup, changing radio stations or using internet radio stations can be dangerous when you are driving.

Some drivers are even taking photos and posting them on Twitter or Instagram while behind the wheel, using the hashtag #WhileDriving.

Motor vehicle and motorcycle crashes are the number one cause of injuries at the Level One Trauma Center at John Peter Smith Hospital.

You can leave your phone in the back seat so you are not tempted to use it. Set your music choices while you are still in the driveway or parking lot and before you start driving.

Text messages and social media posts can wait until the car is parked.

As Ryne Johnson, a nurse in the JPS Emergency Department, put it: “Text Later.”

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MONDAY, April 4, 2016 -- A slightly higher dose of radiation therapy for early stage prostate cancer may reduce treatment time without compromising effectiveness, researchers report.

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TUESDAY, March 22, 2016 -- Despite previous studies suggesting a bevy of health benefits, a new analysis challenges the idea that drinking alcohol in moderation might prolong your life.

After reviewing nearly 90 previously completed studies, researchers said that moderate drinkers may ...

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