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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.

Are There Cures for Hangovers?

After the last drops of New Year's Eve champagne have been drunk, some revelers may be in a less-than-happy mood when they wake up with a hangover. Unfortunately, there is no magic cure for hangovers — it's really just about not drinking too much and staying hydrated.

Beware the Binge: Drinking May Slow Immune System

You may want to take it slow at that New Year's Eve party. Turning that New Year's drink or two into too many in a short time may lead to injuries and sabotage the body's ability to heal.

Teen Substance Abuse Rates Dropped

Parents may breathe a little easier — fewer teens may be lighting up, getting high and binge drinking.

Bath Salts and Beyond: Poison Centers Save Lives

From bath salts to laundry pods, many items can pose poisoning risks. Calls to poison control centers around the US have not only saved many people's lives, they've also identified new trends in toxic substance exposure.