CNN HEALTH: Are you a heavy drinker? You May Be Surprised, 9/22/2014

September 22, 2014

Are you a heavy drinker? You May Be Surprised

How many drinks are too many drinks? Women are considered “heavy drinkers” if they have eight or more drinks a week, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Men have a larger amount of 15 drinks to put themselves in the “heavy drinkers” category. The definition is different for women because their bodies are typically smaller than men’s. They also metabolize less alcohol in the stomach, meaning more ends up in their blood stream.

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REAL SIMPLE: 3 Stress “Relievers” That May Be Keeping You Up at Night, 08/08/2014

August 08, 2014

3 Stress “Relievers” That May Be Keeping You Up at Night

How do you cope when things get too stressful? Curl up in front of the TV? Drink a few glasses of wine? Simply ignoring the problem? Turns out, all three of these tactics can have serious impacts on your ability to get a restful night’s sleep in the short term, and are associated with an increased risk for chronic insomnia–not being able to fall asleep. These findings were recently published in the journal Sleep, …

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