Heavy alcohol use among Americans has been on the rise in recent years. One dangerous aspect of the trend: binge-drinking. One recent study shows that more than 37 million Americans reported binge-drinking in a year’s time.
There are times where festivities abound — and a few drinks later — our heads pound. Some people wonder if they’ve had alcohol, how harmful is it to also take acetaminophen (Tylenol®). An expert weighs in.
Drinking while taking common medications for depression, diabetes or high blood pressure puts you at risk for harmful alcohol-drug interactions. Honesty with your doctor is the best policy.
Many people know that drinking alcohol too often or to excess is not a good idea, health-wise. But there are other things you should know about alcohol and the impact it can have your heart.
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