alcohol

Pancreatitis: How drinking too much may affect you

Pancreatitis is inflammation of the pancreas. Your pancreas is a fleshy organ located in the center of your gut. The pancreas’s job is to make digestive chemicals to turn whatever you eat into something that can be absorbed. Your pancreas also produces insulin. Dawn Sears, MD, Gastroenterologist at Scott & White Healthcare, discusses pancreatitis and …

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National Recreational Water Illness and Injury Prevention Week

“People always hear ‘Don’t Drink and Drive’, but drinking and boating can be just as dangerous,” says Dr. Laura Petrey on the medical staff in the trauma center at Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has designated the week before Memorial Day as National Recreational Water Illness and Injury (RWII) Prevention Week. …

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Alcoholism and drug addiction don’t discriminate

Alcoholism is not a condition that just goes away on its own; it’s a disease that destroys marriages, careers and lives. This is a problem people have faced for centuries, affecting young and old, rich and poor, people from all races and ethnicities around the globe. So why haven’t future generations learned from the mistakes …

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