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Infographic: How alcohol damages your body

Orignal source: https://pennstatehershey.netreturns.biz/interactives/infographic.aspx?infographic=data/infographic/alcoholAndTheBody.svg&bgcolor=D3EEF4#.WstpsFw-dBw In the short term, alcohol can lead to poor behavior and accidents. In the long term, it can damage organs and raise your risk for cancer. Click the interactive infographic below to find out how quitting drinking can reverse some of the harms caused by alcohol.

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Drinking alcohol? Your organs will notice

Original source: https://pennstatehershey.netreturns.biz/HealthInfo/Story.aspx?StoryId=e661cbac-d05f-4f13-ab5f-4e39c05c6f71#.WstowFw-dBy Alcohol can have a big impact on your body’s vital organs. And the effects can persist, even when sobriety returns. Explore this infographic to see all of the organs that can be altered by alcohol. Answering a few questions can help you understand whether you have a drinking problem. Start with our health assessment, […]

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Alcohol Assessment

Original source: https://pennstatehershey.netreturns.biz/HealthInfo/Story.aspx?StoryId=a46b0f28-f109-441e-8b59-5eb06cf1802c#.WstlG1w-dBw The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism says that taking the following short quiz called the “CAGE test” can help you find out if you have a drinking problem. Click the short quiz below to find out whether you may have a problem with alcohol. Note: This assessment is not intended to be […]

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Cutting out alcohol

Original source: https://pennstatehershey.netreturns.biz/HealthInfo/Story.aspx?StoryId=3c105224-1206-42de-9c48-d93173f39681#.WstkUVw-dBw Putting an end to a drinking habit can be difficult. But a few lifestyle changes can help you adjust. These tips from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism can help you get alcohol out of your life: Write out the reasons you want to stop drinking. Don’t keep alcohol at home. Practice ways […]

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Identifying teen alcohol and drug abuse

Original source: https://pennstatehealthnews.org/2014/09/the-medical-minute-identifying-teen-alcohol-and-drug-abuse/ The number of teens who abuse tobacco, alcohol, drugs and other substances hasn’t changed much in the past couple of decades – but for those who are prone to addiction for one reason or another, the menu of substances to choose from is larger than ever. September 17, 2014Penn State Health News Parents […]

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Alcohol misuse causing more trips to the ER

Original source: https://pennstatehershey.netreturns.biz/HealthInfo/Story.aspx?StoryId=60322d30-1c44-4161-9b48-02208d84eaf6#.WsIwxVw-dBw The number of people visiting the emergency department (ED) for alcohol-related causes grew from about 3 to 5 million over nine years. That’s an increase of nearly 50 percent in the rate of visits per 100,000 people in the population. And the rates of these visits for women are rapidly increasing. Researchers from […]

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How alcohol affects seniors

Original source: https://pennstatehershey.netreturns.biz/HealthInfo/Story.aspx?StoryId=066bcd78-ed71-42f2-8e56-612abb7b6226#.WsIwl1w-dBw  Drinking alcohol may pose special risks for seniors, even if they aren’t heavy drinkers. The potential ill effects of abusing alcohol—including troubled relationships, run-ins with the law and damaged health—are well-documented. To be sure, those risks don’t change as we age. But seniors tend to face special risks from alcohol, even if they […]

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Binge on movies, not alcohol

Original source: https://pennstatehershey.netreturns.biz/HealthInfo/Story.aspx?StoryId=d6d695e7-9ae3-4f68-8585-aa88c7021c6d#.WsIweFw-dBw Millions of American adults are putting their health at risk by binge drinking, according to the results of a survey conducted by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA). Many of these people engage in what is known as “extreme binge drinking.”  

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Alcohol shrinks the brain’s memory center

Original source: https://pennstatehershey.netreturns.biz/HealthInfo/Story.aspx?StoryId=8d4bcd2a-1a8c-4b25-985d-4e0c24e09db1#.WsIwZFw-dBw “All things in moderation” might not be the best approach to alcohol. A new study shows that even moderate alcohol consumption could increase the risk of brain damage.      

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