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How Mixing Medicine and Alcohol Can Harm You

How Mixing Medicine and Alcohol Can Harm You

Tags: alcohol, alcohol abuse, alcoholism, drinking, medications, Prescription Drugs

If your physician asks you how many alcoholic drinks you consume every day, there’s good reason to be precise. If you are taking medication, consuming alcoholic drinks regularly could create serious health problems.

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6 Surprising Ways Alcohol Affects Your Health – Not Just Your Liver

Tags: acute pancreatitis, alcohol, alcohol abuse, alcoholic beverages, cirrhosis, drinking, liver disease

Read about how the liver breaks down alcohol and how the process affects your health. Learn how alcohol abuse harms your liver, heart, immune system and more.

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Energy Drinks and Alcohol: A Bad Combination

Tags: alcohol, alcohol abuse, drinking

Mixing alcohol with energy drinks seems like a good way to keep your New Year’s Eve going. But the caffeine in energy drinks may lead you to drink more than your limit — without you knowing it.

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What is Heartburn’s Link to Cancer?

Tags: acid reflux, adenocarcinomas, alcohol abuse, antacids, esophageal cancer, gastroesophageal reflux disease, heartburn, smoking, swallowing disorders

Esophageal cancer is fortunately rare, but chronic acid reflux has become a risk factor. Dr. Michael McNamara, a specialist in esophageal cancer, talks about this cancer and its link to acid reflux and heartburn.

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Drinking: Are You Overdoing It?

Tags: alcohol, alcohol abuse, alcoholism, drinking, holiday season 2012

Ever think you may not be “drinking in moderation” at happy hour — or wonder whether that red wine you enjoy is becoming bad for your liver rather than good for your heart? Learn red flags and smart drinking tips from our experts.

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Alcohol Abuse May Increase After Bariatric Surgery

Tags: alcohol, alcohol abuse, bariatric surgery, obesity, roux-en-y gastric bypass

A study finds that alcohol abuse tends to rise in patients the second year after bariatric surgery, especially after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass. A expert comments and offers advice for those weighing surgery risks.