The Secret to Staying Sober on Vacation

Being in recovery shouldn't affect your ability to live a full life. For many people, however, alcohol and other drugs are a large part of traveling. Your vacation is a time to unwind and blow off … [Read more...]

10 Health Tips for Women Age 65 and Older

I just found this health related video on YouTube ... and thought you might enjoy it! This video provides 10 … [Read more...]

Wine Types & Selection Tips : Wine Drinking Health Problems

I just found this health related video on YouTube ... and thought you might enjoy it! Drinking more than the recommended … [Read more...]

Wine Types & Selection Tips : Wine Drinking Health Problems

I just found this health related video on YouTube ... and thought you might enjoy it! Drinking more than the recommended … [Read more...]

Great tasting, zero alcohol, low calories: holiday cocktail recipes

Hey, wanna try some real cool cocktails this New Year without the day-after complaints and the lifetime risks? Well, that’s what we are bringing you with this post today – recipes for great tasting … [Read more...]

Your guide to drinking alcohol during the holidays

`Tis the season to be jolly... and tipsy? Well, the holiday season is full of parties. And parties are full of alcohol. Research studies have reported conflicting findings on the benefits and … [Read more...]

Expat Life and Alcohol

Being an expat and a trailing spouse is tough. I am one. That is why I fully understood what this woman has gone/is going through. And I admire her bravery for sharing her story...Thanks, B! To all … [Read more...]

Alcohol and heart health: the latest updates

Alcohol. Is it or is it not good for our health? Over the years, there have been hundreds of studies investigating this topic but the results have been contradictory. Below, we look at 3 of the most … [Read more...]

Alcohol, drugs and fights

Drugs and alcohol are associated with high-risk behaviour especially among adolescents. Let us take a look at the manifestations of these high-risk behaviours. Physical fights Every now and … [Read more...]

Pediatricians should warn patients about alcohol abuse

Can you imagine your 13-year old daughter sipping a margarita? Or your 15-year old son downing a pint of beer? It seems unimaginable but it is more common than we think. During the last couple years, … [Read more...]

Deadly combinations: medications, street drugs and alcohol

Combining different types of drugs legal or illegal is dangerous and can be fatal. The deaths of Health Ledger, Anna Nicole Smith, and Michael are related to one of more drugs. All these died within … [Read more...]

England re-examines alcohol access for the underaged

While Americans are debating whether to lower the minimum legal drinking age from 21 to 18, teenagers in Europe are falling into coma or are dying from overintoxication. Many countries in Europe have … [Read more...]

Alcohol impairment persists till the morning after

Partying, feasting, drinking. That was what most of us did on New Year’s Eve. Then we crashed into bed in the wee hours of the morning and slept through most of New Year’s Day. So how did you feel the … [Read more...]

Beware of the New Year Hazards

Sorry, I don’t want to be such a spoilsports and dampen your holiday spirit. But studies have shown that a lot of accidents happens at certain time of the year, especially around the 4th of July in … [Read more...]

Those who managed to quit

Quitting - be it smoking, drinking, taking pills - is difficult, no doubt about that. However, it is not impossible. I therefore list here a few well-known people who had alcohol problems, still have … [Read more...]

College, alcohol and preventive measures

There's been a heated discussion going about the possibility of lowering the minimum legal drinking age in the US down to 18. There's also been a surge of research studies that evaluated the … [Read more...]

Alcohol: brain damage in 6 minutes

Ever heard of the expression "letting your drink get into your head?" This figure of speech may actually have some literal truth in it. Alcohol does get to the brain. In just SIX MINUTES. That is how … [Read more...]

Think before you drink

Alcohol consumption is part of many people's lifestyles. It is normal to enjoy a drink every now and then. However, it is important to know your limit. And to know your limit is to know how much … [Read more...]

Alcohol: even a little increases cancer risk

Alcohol is a substance of contradictions. Some cultures dismiss it as evil, some consider it as an integral part of their lifestyle. Some health experts swear to its benefits, while others are … [Read more...]

Resource article for July: Alcohol and CVD Part II

The adverse effects of heavy drinking: too much of a good thing can be bad As promised, I present here the second part of the series of resource posts on alcohol consumption and its effect on … [Read more...]

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