Out of Control Alcohol: Is Abstinence Required, or Will Moderation Work? Part I of II

Suzanne knew something was wrong when she woke up with a hangover on a Monday morning. She never drank on Sunday night, but her friends had come over to provide some company since her husband was out of town. Suzanne had gotten out a bottle of wine to go with …

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The Life-Saving Reasons Women Need to Limit It to One Drink Per Day

Editor’s Update Aug 16, 2017: A new study published in JAMA Psychiatry reports on the drinking habits of Americans, comparing the years of 2001-2002 and 2012-2013. In that time, the number of Americans who consume alcohol increased 11% and the amount of high risk drinking increased close to 30%. However, …

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How Even Mild Dehydration Can Ruin Your Day

Ask yourself. Do you feel sleepy? Have a bit of a headache? Are you craving candy? You could be slightly dehydrated. It’s true! Less than optimal amounts of water in your body can cause uncomfortable changes in a hurry. On the other hand, getting enough water every day can have …

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The Toxic Bottle: Alcoholism And Women

Alcoholism is set of behaviors that many consider a disease, and others consider a disorder. The American Medical Association considers alcoholism as a disease and supports a classification that includes both physical and mental components. The biological mechanisms that cause alcoholism are not well understood. Social environment, mental health, family …

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8 Movies That Changed The Way We View Women’s Health Issues

Although it can be argued that Hollywood has been at times a negative influence regarding women’s health issues (body image and weight, anyone?), the movie industry has also played an important role in bringing some other uncomfortable-to-talk-about health issues to light . Movies with topics that people were once afraid …

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