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Don't Overdo the Gameday Drinking

A once-in-a-lifetime play or winning touchdown during the Super Bowl is enough to make any fan celebrate. Many fans may channel that excitement into celebratory drinking, which can quickly get out of hand.

Drinking in Middle Age: Keep It Light

While drinking isn't all bad when it comes to your health, going overboard can be a problem. Too much alcohol in middle age may have some serious health effects.

What Your TV Habits May Say About Your Mental Health

Watching TV can be a great way to unwind after a hard day — but only in moderation. Watching too much TV may be a sign of depression.

Kicking Cancer by Kicking the Habit

Quitting smoking may benefit more than just the lungs of prostate cancer patients. It may improve the course of their treatment.

How Your Drinking Patterns May Affect Your Liver

Drinking too much can be unhealthy for the liver, but taking a break may help. Daily drinking may increase cirrhosis risk, and for those who do drink, wine may be the least damaging option.

What a Daily Drink Might Do for Your Heart

That nightcap or glass of wine with dinner may be doing more than just relaxing you at the end of a long day. It could be boosting your heart health.

How Overtime Can Affect Your Drinking Habits

Logging extra long hours at work might frustrate friends and family and limit free time, but can it also drive some people to drink?

Even Lighting Up Occasionally May Spark Health Concerns

Teens may have a tendency to think they're bulletproof, but even an occasional cigarette can be harmful to their health.

The Healing Power of Quitting Smoking

One more entry on the list of reasons to quit smoking: quitting may help your body heal its wounds. Many doctors, however, may not be talking about this benefit with their patients who smoke.

Communities Could Curb Binge Drinking

Just after the revelry of New Year's Eve, some sobering news came to light about alcohol consumption in the US. Experts are stressing the importance of community efforts to curb binge drinking.