Tell and Lose License? What About Doctor Confidentiality?

A Pennsylvania man was being treated for irregular heartbeat. He described his drinking behaviors, presumably in confidence, to doctors treating him. As a result he lost his driver’s license. The toxicology report from the hospital showed he had no alcohol in his system. So, tell and lose license! PennDOT The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) …

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Drinking Reduces Arthritis Risk (Moderate Alcohol Beneficial)

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Thus, Moderate alcohol drinking reduces arthritis risk, including these forms of the disease. Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA). Osteoarthritis. Reactive arthritis. Psoriatic arthritis. Spondylarthropathy. Arthritis Arthritis means joint inflammation. However, it’s used for over 100 conditions, They effect joints, tissues around them, and connective tissue Arthritis is a chronic disease characterized primarily by inflammation. It can lead …

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Alcohol, Tradition, and Health: How are They Connected?

The moderate consumption of alcohol is associated with better health and greater longevity. That’s in comparison to either abstinence or heavy drinking. However, the strong temperance tradition in the US leads many people to resist this medically established fact. This reflects how alcohol, tradition, and health are closely related. Sante. Skoal. To your health. It’s …

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Parents Giving Alcoholic Drinks May Reduce Drinking-Related Problems

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Parents giving alcoholic drinks to their adolescents? Is this a good idea? Research suggests it is. Some adolescents get their first drink from friends or others. Others get it from their parents. The latter group has fewer later alcohol-related problems. That includes heavy episodic drinking or “bingeing.” That shouldn’t be surprising. It’s the typical southern …

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The Red Wine Health Myth (Discover the Facts!)

Most people know that drinking red wine in moderation contributes to better health and greater longevity. Scientific medical research conducted around the world for decades has demonstrated the health benefits of drinking red wine. But there’s also a red wine health myth. So don’t be fooled. Red Wine Health Benefits Red wine’s health benefits became …

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Most Heavy Drinkers Consume Less over Time: Learn Why Some Don’t

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Many people believe that heavy or problem drinking1 leads to alcoholism or alcohol dependence.2  Researchers tested this idea. They found that most heavy drinkers consume less alcohol over time. First, researchers identified problem drinkers through random-digit-dial telephone screening northern California. Then they made in-person interviews with 672 people. The mean age of the sample was 35 …

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Alcohol and Traumatic Injury Deaths: Discover More!

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Drinking alcohol and traumatic injury deaths. Does alcohol improve survival? Evidence strongly suggests that alcohol reduces death from traumatic injury. The reason may be that alcohol reduces damaging inflamation. Most research finds that a positive blood alcohol concentration (BAC) helps patients survive traumatic injury. And this is true for both traumatic brain injury patients and …

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