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Is Alcohol Really Good for You?

If you enjoy a having a drink, you may perk up when you read a headline touting the health benefits of alcohol. But you also may wonder — how strong is the science behind the headlines? It is true that multiple peer-reviewed studies have linked moderate drinkers with lower risks of heart disease and longer … Read More

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

Does a Drink a Day Help You Prevent Heart Failure?

It’s not the first time we have heard that drinking a little alcohol may have health benefits. But a recent study published in the European Heart Journal has reignited the discussion. Seven drinks per week Over two decades, researchers studied the heart health of more than 14,000 adults, ages 45 to 64. Study participants were … Read More

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8 Tips to Relieve Your Dry Mouth

If you’ve ever experienced dry mouth — even for a short while — you know it can be very uncomfortable. A number of things can cause this problem, but certain medications, infections, dehydration, as well as cancer treatments are the most common causes. Some medications, radiation and chemotherapy can actually damage the salivary glands, leaving … Read More

Are You a Super Fan? Avoid Damaging Your Voice

One of the most fun aspects of watching a big sporting event like the Super Bowl or Final Four is cheering on your team. Many of us will go to work or school on Monday with a scratchy throat and raspy voice. During a big game, you may use your voice more than you normally would … Read More