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One beer, two beers, three beers – what’s the harm in one more?
Energy drinks mixed with alcohol are becoming a popular choice for underage drinkers. With a high alcohol content mixed with caffeine, the drinks are considered to be more dangerous than alcohol alone. Due to the effects, the Food and Drug Administration has cracked down on drink manufacturers, requiring them to remove the high caffeine content. Companies such as Phusion Projects, the maker of the popular drink Four Loko, seen above, was one of those warned by the FDA. Even with the changes being made, energy drinks remain popular among teen drinkers.
The dangers of teen drinking are endless, especially when something goes wrong. The alcohol slows down the entire body, and the ability to make good decisions is lost. If someone passes out, or there is an emergency, no one knows what to do, said a representative from the Northwest Fire District.
The medicine cabinet is quickly becoming the local drug dealer, according to law enforcement officials. Besides experimenting with binge drinking, teenagers are also taking prescription drugs at an increasingly high rate.
Students in Arizona State University residence halls arrived to see posters urging them to call 911 if they see someone who is unconscious. Other posters ask, “Who is the designated driver tonight?”
Drunk driving continues to be a major public safety hazard nationwide. And when inexperienced teen drivers are behind the wheel, the problem is magnified.
I'm a dietitian. People come to me for help losing weight. It's not uncommon for my clients to report that they "binged" on all their favorite foods the day before coming to see me, in anticipation of being told they are never "allowed" to have them again.
(StatePoint) The biggest hurdles to sticking to a new diet are convenience and flavor. Who wants to eat food that doesn't taste good or is hard to make? You and your family are more likely to stick to your commitments if the changes you make suit your schedule and your palate.
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Trying to avoid the dreaded "Freshman 15" weight gain? While college is an adjustment, it doesn't have to mean an adjustment in your pants size.
(StatePoint) Losing weight to look good may be a great motivator. An even better motivator is to get healthier, as excess fat tissue breeds inflammation, which can contribute to many debilitating and deadly diseases. And according to many doctors, even just a modest amount of extra weight can be damaging to your health.
(BPT) - Fun, family, food – the holidays are packed with enjoyable activities. But hectic schedules, holiday stress, and tasty indulgences at every turn can lead to a few extra pounds by the year’s end. Fortunately, with a few smart strategies, joyful eating doesn’t have to result in holiday weight gain.
It’s no secret that our teenage daughters are under stress to look a certain way, dress a certain way, wear a certain amount of makeup and given societal pressures, be obsessed with weight.
The scenario seems straight out a J.A. Jance mystery novel. A twenty-something wife waits at home for her oppressive, alcoholic husband, who eventually is dropped off at their home after a drinking binge. "Don't you worry about your wife being at home alone at night?" the driver, a stranger the husband meets at a bar, asks as the wayward spouse exits his car. "No," says the husband, "we have dogs." Days later, the police contacts the couple. That night's driver was a serial killer suspected in the murder of several women.
April 12, 2006 - There are several names that will always resonate throughout the cultural pantheon that is modern day sports. Wayne Gretzky. Bill Russell. Babe Ruth. But Takero Kobayashi?