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How Mixing Medicine and Alcohol Can Harm You

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. But a recent analysis of data from more than 26,000 adults age 20 and older showed that more than 40 percent of … Read More

Energy Drinks and Alcohol: A Bad Combination

Planning to ring in the New Year at a party? If you’re going to be drinking to celebrate the occasion, think twice about what you use as a mixer. Lots of people mix energy drinks with their alcohol without thinking of the potential effects. Julia Zumpano, RD, a registered dietician with Cleveland Clinic, warns the … Read More

What is Heartburn’s Link to Cancer?

Esophageal cancer is a relatively rare cancer which traditionally has been challenging to treat. Esophageal cancers are either squamous cell carcinomas or adenocarcinomas.  These two types differ in their risk factors, where they appear in the esophagus and in their treatment options. Squamous cell carcinomas are the most common form of esophageal cancer worldwide but … Read More

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Drinking: Are You Overdoing It?

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? Studies suggest that drinking in moderation can have positive effects on heart and brain health, and that socializing is good for brain … Read More

Alcohol Abuse May Increase After Bariatric Surgery

For treating severe obesity, bariatric surgery has been considered a front runner, offering a fix that works with results that last. Despite this, a new study finds a surprising and alarming trend: a high prevalence of alcohol abuse among bariatric surgery patients, especially in the second year after surgery. Leslie Heinberg, Ph.D., did not take … Read More