Posts Tagged: Alcohol

Extreme Binge Drinking: 10+ Drinks in a Row

Alarming numbers of high school seniors try extreme binge drinking–consuming as many as 10 or 15 alcoholic drinks in one sitting, according to a research recently published in JAMA Pediatrics. The new study marks the first investigation to dissect extreme binge drinking in a representative group of teens. Investigators analyzed data from more than 16,000… Read more »

The Dangers of Smoking Alcohol

It seems some people are always looking for a new way to get drunk. Now, some teens and college students resort to smoking alcohol rather than drinking it. The idea is to get bombed and save calories—thus the term “drunkorexia.” Using various techniques, smoking or “vaporizing” alcohol delivers it to the bloodstream via the lungs,… Read more »

The Super Bowl — A Four-Quarter Feast

While Americans debate the east-versus-west coast battle on Sunday and more than 100 Super Bowl players push their bodies to the max, most of us will be practicing hand-to-mouth drills — even though more than 60 percent of our country is already overweight. During the Super Bowl, our best efforts at healthy eating can take… Read more »

Hangover Cure? You Wish!

When you go out on New Year’s Eve, remember there’s no proven hangover “remedy.” It’s best to avoid a hangover headache altogether to save a lot of grief. • Of course, you can dodge post-party blues by skipping alcohol entirely. But if you do drink, here’s how to prevent a hangover: Eat first to curb… Read more »

5 Things to Watch to Keep from Drunk-Driving

On the way home from a party, remember this: No one can drink and drive safely—not even a little bit. Drinking any alcohol impairs your judgment and coordination and decreases your ability to determine distance, speed and angles. When arrested for DWI, most people think they are just fine—proving that alcohol hurts judgment. New York… Read more »