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Addiction

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Lifestyle

Tips for Beating the TV Binge and Getting Quality Sleep

Binge-watching seems fun at first, but it often exacts a price on your mood, health, and wellbeing

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Risk Factors

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.

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Risk Factors

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.

Even Moderate Drinking Is Not Risk Free
Lifestyle

Even Moderate Drinking Is Not Risk Free

Drinking alcohol in limted amounts has been shown to have health benefits, but even moderate drinking isn’t without risks to heart health.

Woman drinking wine.
Symptoms

Is Drinking Alcohol Bad for Your Bones?

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

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Lifestyle

How Internet Addiction Is Harming Your Brain, Your Health, and Your Sleep

Do you find yourself browsing the internet at all hours of the day (and night)? When you get a spare moment or two, do you find yourself reaching for your phone or tablet for a quick online fix? If so, you may be suffering from internet addiction. Th...

A man checking his prescription bottles.
Symptoms

6 Signs That You Might Be Addicted to Opioids

Opioid addiction is a compulsive behavior that can develop even when you're using pain pills for a medical reason. These are the signs you might be addicted.

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Myths about Drug and Alcohol Addiction

How to know what’s normal social behavior and when you might need help.

Fatty foods.
Nutrition

Are Fatty Foods Like Heroin and Cocaine?

Drugs like heroin and cocaine affect the pleasure centers in the brain, causing a drug user over time to want that feeling more often, and to need more of the drug in order to achieve the same “high.” Research seems to suggest that some foods, especi...

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Risk Factors

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.