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Does a Drink a Day Help You Prevent Heart Failure?

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Men who had up to seven alcoholic drinks per week had a 20 percent lower risk of heart failure, compared with those who didn’t drink, reports one study. But many questions remain.


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8 Tips to Relieve Your Dry Mouth

Tags: alcohol, bad breath, cancer treatments, chapped lips, chemotherapy, dehydration, dentures, dry mouth, gingivitis, oral health, radiation, yeast infection

A Family Medicine doctor offers advice on relieving dry mouth after cancer treatments.


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Are You a Super Fan? Avoid Damaging Your Voice

Tags: alcohol, dehydration, hydration, sore throat, voice

One of the most fun aspects of watching a big sporting event like the Super Bowl is cheering on your team. Many of us will go to work or school on Monday with a scratchy throat and raspy voice.


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Why You Should Limit Alcohol Before Bed for Better Sleep

Tags: alcohol, drinking, insomnia, sleep, sleep disorders, sleep hygeine, sleepwalking

Having a drink or taking a drug before bedtime can lead to sleep disturbances and other medical problems. Find out why and what to do if you need to take a prescription medication that is disturbing your sleep.


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Drinking Alcohol and Diabetes: Do They Mix?

Tags: alcohol, diabetes, holiday season, holidays, Type 1 diabetes, Type 2 diabetes

During the holidays especially you may be invited to have a glass of wine or a festive drink. According to the American Diabetes Association, most people with diabetes can enjoy alcohol in moderation. But if you have diabetes, you'll want to take some extra precautions if you choose to drink.


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5 Foods That Can Beat Your Holiday Hangover

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Sports drink? Check. Fruit? Check. Gingerbread house? Of course. How to survive the morning after.


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Why Women Who Don’t Drink Can Still Get Cirrhosis

Tags: addiction, alcohol, autoimmune disorders, autoimmune hepatitis, cirrhosis, drinking, drugs, fatigue, intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy, liver disease, non-alcohol fatty liver disease, pregnancy

Women who don’t drink may still be at risk for cirrhosis, even in their late teens and early 20s. Learn what you can do to protect yourself.


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11 Diet Changes That Help You Fight PMS

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Healthy eating and exercise can help control the bloating, depression and irritability of PMS. Avoid salt, fast food and processed food, and chow down on fruits, vegetables, whole grains and low-fat dairy.


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Quiz: Can You Sort Drinking Myths From Facts?

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When it comes to alcohol, there are plenty of myths and misconceptions out there — and not just the kind your friend tells you after a couple of drinks.


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Chocolate, Red Wine Won’t Help You Live Longer or Healthier

Tags: alcohol, antioxidants, chocolate, dark chocolate, heart health, red wine, resveratrol

A new study says that the antioxidant resveratrol, which is found in red wine, dark chocolate and grapes, is not associated with living longer or avoiding inflammation, cardiovascular disease or cancer.