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Opioids: Physical Dependence vs. Addiction

The terms "addiction" and "physical dependence" are not interchangeable, even though they're often used that way. Learn the difference.

By Stephanie Stephens
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Gaming Addiction: Understanding This Modern Diagnosis

Gaming addiction is real and troubling. So why isn’t it included in the DSM-V? Learn more about the disorder: its history, symptoms, and treatment options.

By Amy Hendel, P.A.
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Think Twice Before You Drink

You may have heard that moderate alcohol consumption can improve heart health. But there’s a fine line between healthy and hazardous drinking. Here’s what you need to know before you raise a glass.

By Pete Kelly
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Retirees and Alcohol: Who's at Risk

The stress of adapting to a major life transition like retirement may trigger people to drink more. Here’s what you can do about it.

By HealthAfter50
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Is Drinking Alcohol Bad for Your Bones?

Here’s what you need to know about alcohol consumption and osteoporosis.

By HealthAfter50
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Alcohol Abuse Tied to Heart Risks

Even low-to-moderate alcohol consumption can increase the risk for atrial fibrillation and other heart-related problems. Here’s what to know.

By Diane Domina
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How Alcohol Addiction Can Sneak Up On You

Alcohol affects us differently as we get older. It takes longer for alcohol to metabolize, so it remains in the body longer.

By HealthAfter50