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Alcoholism Rates Soar in Older Adults

Excessive drinking is widely recognized in younger people. But older adults also are imbibing too much—yet it’s staying under wraps. Facts to know…

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Alcohol Abuse: How It Hurts You at Every Age

Problem drinking is always dangerous, but it can hurt you in different ways at different ages.

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How Drinking Can Weaken Your Muscles

More older Americans are drinking more alcohol than ever before. It can lead to sarcopenia–low muscle mass that increases the risk of falls…and worse.

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Test Your “Healthy Drinking” IQ!

If you don’t know what “healthy” drinking is, you could be putting your health at risk—and maybe even your relationships…

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Does a Drink Cure a Hangover?

Some people swear a drink in the morning helps get rid of a hangover. Does it? Here are the facts, and how to cope if you’ve had too much alcohol.

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6 Surprises on the Road to Sobriety

Nearly one-third of American adults drink excessively. Many of these drinkers eventually will decide that alcohol is harming their health…

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Weird Soup for a Hangover

Sometimes we pay a price for big celebrations. If you overindulged in alcohol yesterday, try this weird brew to feel…

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Guide to Beating a Drinking Habit

If you like a glass of wine when you’re dining out with friends…or a few beers while watching sports with…

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Marijuana vs. Alcohol: Which Is Worse?

Have you been following the noise about decriminalizing and legalizing marijuana in the United States? How can anyone not? Every…

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Is Someone You Know an “Almost Alcoholic”? Take the Quiz

Everyone knows that alcoholism poses a real danger to health, relationships and work. On the other end of the spectrum,…

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The Scary Link Between Binge Drinking and Dementia

Astonishingly, senior citiezens (ages 65 and older—not college students or 20-something—binge drink most frequently, according to the Centers for Disease…

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Who Could Develop a Drinking Problem?

It’s heartbreaking to watch a loved one slide down that slippery slope from social drinking to problem drinking to alcoholism…

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Kudzu Root Tames Alcohol Drive

Way back in 1876, to combat soil erosion in the southeastern US, scientists here imported a Japanese climbing vine that…

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Nutrients That Help Alcoholics Quit

Because I get to know my patients thoroughly, it isn’t uncommon for me to discover that one or another is…