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Overdose Deaths from Meth Rising Sharply

Overdose Deaths from Meth Rising Sharply

According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), "methamphetamine (meth) is a powerful, highly addictive stimulant (drug) that affects the central nervous system. It takes the form of a white, odorless, bitter-tasting crystalline powder that easily dissolves in water or alcohol." Sadly, it's not only highly addictive – it's…

Women and Alcohol Consumption – a Troubling Trend Is Emerging

Women and Alcohol Consumption – a Troubling Trend Is Emerging

Over the past 100 years, the drinking habits of Americans have changed. The good news. The percentage of teens and adults consuming alcohol is dropping. The troubling news? One hundred years ago, men engaged in risky drinking behaviors at a rate three times greater than seen with women. Sadly, that…

Alcohol Consumption and Cancer
  • September 17, 2021

Alcohol Consumption and Cancer

For years now, medical researchers have been aware of a connection between alcohol use and cancer. New research published in The Lancet Oncology suggests that 4.1% of all new cancer cases in 2020 can be attributed to alcohol use. Researchers also looked at the contribution of moderate (<20 g/day), risky…

The Elderly and Opioid Use Following Surgery… New Findings

The Elderly and Opioid Use Following Surgery… New Findings

It is not uncommon for muscular-skeletal problems to multiply as we age – sometimes requiring surgery. The most common problem, osteoarthritis, affects one in four Americans, particularly older Americans. The most common arthritis-related surgeries? Knee and hip replacement. The other common problem? Hip fractures. The most common drug therapy used…

Alcohol's Toll on Children

Alcohol's Toll on Children

Understandably, much has been written of the harm excessive drinking does to the person consuming the alcohol. The long-term impacts on the children of alcoholics are less well understood. So, how big is the problem? In the U.S., it's estimated that one in ten children lives with an alcoholic parent…

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