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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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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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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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Quiz: Can You Sort Drinking Myths From Facts?

Tags: alcohol, drinking, quiz

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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A Recovering Alcoholic’s Guide to the Holidays

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

Holiday parties create a potential minefield for recovering alcoholics. Be mindful of contextual situations associated with drinking and extreme emotions stirred up by the season that can trigger relapse.


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5 Suprising Facts About Alcohol (Slideshow)

Tags: alcohol, alcoholic beverages, drinking, red wine, wine

Like your favorite mixed drink, alcohol can be a mixed bag when it comes to your health.


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5 Tips to Take Out to the Ball Game

Tags: back pain, chronic pain, drinking, healthy diet, hydration, melanoma, sun

A little baseball fever never sent anyone to the hospital, but you can still make your trip out to the ballpark healthier. Start with these tips.


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Did You Have Too Much to Drink?

Tags: alcohol, drinking

It's New Year's Eve. Like most people, you probably have plans to go out on one of the biggest drinking nights of the year. Have you thought about a designated driver if you plan on celebrating by consuming a few alcoholic beverages?


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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.