December 11, 2008
(HealthDay News) -- Before you raise your glass for a holiday toast, remember that alcohol is best consumed in moderation. The U.S. National Library of Medicine offers these suggestions for holiday drinking: Drink only in moderate amounts, and sip it slowly over a long period.Always drink alcohol along with some food, not before you've eaten.If you're taking any medication, whether prescription or over-the-counter, make sure it is safe to...
February 20, 2009 |
Last month, I did something that many of my friends considered insane. It made some question whether they knew me anymore and others ask, "Good God, why?" My crime? I voluntarily stopped drinking for a couple of weeks. I have friends who take an annual drink holiday, giving up alcohol for a few weeks at a time. Good for the liver, they say. And after the rush of holiday parties, New Year's Eve, the buildup to the inauguration and all those going-until-4-a.m. parties, I figured my body could use a break.
November 6, 2008
THURSDAY, Nov. 6 (HealthDay News) -- Alcohol disrupts genes needed to maintain healthy bones, which can lead to a decrease in bone mass and bone strength, a new study says. In previous research, the study authors, from Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine in Chicago, showed that giving rats large amounts of alcohol caused significant decreases in bone density and bone strength, but the mechanisms responsible for these effects weren't clear. In this new study, rats were injected with an amount of alcohol equivalent to...
September 3, 2012
The Aug. 27 Metro article " Long-brewing fight to soon reach a head " was informative but incomplete. As a concerned Damascus resident, I'd like to ensure that the community is aware that Maryland House Bill 690 , which will govern the sale of alcohol in Damascus if the current ban is repealed, was carefully crafted to make the repeal acceptable to as broad a segment of the community as possible. It would impose significant restrictions on the sale of alcohol in Damascus that are intended to keep alcohol out of the hands of...
July 23, 2008
WEDNESDAY, July 23 (HealthDay News) -- Alcohol use disorders (AUDs) are frequently overlooked in patients undergoing surgery, say German researchers who studied 1,556 surgical patients. "First, we noted that AUD is not diagnosed adequately during preoperative assessment. Then, even if a finding of AUD was made before surgery, preventive measures were not often undertaken. This is significant, because patients with AUD have three to four times more complications during and around the time of surgery than patients without AUD,"...
July 12, 2013 |
From my regular dining spots pushing pricey, fruity concoctions ending in "-tini" to the moment on my last grocery store trip when I found a margarita mix display sitting next to the toilet paper, it seems evident that alcohol's popularity has reached a new, femininity-infused peak. Last winter the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention identified binge drinking among women and girls — especially high-school girls and young women, whites and Hispanics, and adult women with household incomes of $75,000 or more — as a serious...