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A Blood Test Could Detect Newborn Risk for Fetal Alcohol Syndrome

Soon, a blood test could help physicians determine if a newborn is at high risk of developing fetal alcohol syndrome. The findings could facilitate early intervention to improve the health of infants and children prenatally exposed to alcohol. It’s estimated that each year in the United States, 1 in every 750 babies is born with a . . . . Continue Reading


It’s Official – Women Now Drink as Much as Men

Drinking “like a man” is no longer a thing. More women than ever are “keeping up with the guys” when it comes to alcohol consumption. A recent study revealed women are drinking just as much alcohol as men.  The increase of alcohol consumption is doing increasing amounts of damage to their health as a result. . . . . Continue Reading


How Mixing Alcohol And Energy Drinks Harm the Brain

A new study finds that mixing energy drinks and alcohol may cause very unhealthy changes to the adolescent brain.  Researchers at Purdue University studied the effects of alcohol and highly caffeinated drinks on adolescent mice. They found that together, the effects of alcohol and caffeine were very similar to morphine or cocaine. “It seems the two . . . . Continue Reading


The Royal Trio: William, Kate and Harry Weigh In On Mental Health

Mental health stigmas are not something that affects only the general population; it affects royalty too. In fact, the royal trio—Prince William, Princess Kate and Prince Harry marked World Mental Health Day by celebrating with charities under the Heads Together coalition. Kate, along with William and Harry joined others for an exclusive party at Country Hall, . . . . Continue Reading


Anne Hathaway Battles Alcoholism and a Giant Monster In ‘Colossal’ Movie

Attention Hathahaters: Anne Hathaway is not going anywhere. In fact, Hathaway stars in ‘Colossal,’ a movie about a big, Godzilla-style beast that is destroying Seoul, South Korea. However, there is a much fiercer monster Hathaway’s character is battling at home: her alcoholism. At first, many will hear about Colossal and think it is another blockbuster . . . . Continue Reading


How Ads Affect Youth Alcohol Consumption

How much do ads affect kids? It turns out; it affects them quite a bit. A recent study found that the more advertising kids see for a particular brand of alcohol, the more likely they are to consume those brands. The evidence revealed that advertisements geared to underage drinking teens really do affect the amount of . . . . Continue Reading


6 Reasons You Are Tired All the Time

Do you feel like you are tired all the time? If you do, you are not alone.  Shilpi Agarwal, MD, a board-certified family medicine and integrative and holistic medicine physician, revealed in an article in Psychology Today, that close to half her female patients in their late 20s through their 40s report some degree of . . . . Continue Reading


Do Alcoholics Lack a Key Enzyme in Their Brain?

A new study suggests that alcoholics may lack an essential enzyme in the brain that inhibits impulse control. Researchers in Sweden say the lack of a critical enzyme may result in a person being more vulnerable to alcoholism. Regardless of whether you drink or not, most of us are aware of how alcohol dulls our . . . . Continue Reading


Blood Alcohol Testing with Temporary Tattoos

Over the last several years there have been increased efforts to develop technology for blood alcohol testing, breathalyzing for drugs, and other innovations related to keeping people safe and helping keep drunk drivers and party-goers from engaging in risk behavior. There are cups that test drinks for being drugged. There are wrist-bands that monitor movement . . . . Continue Reading


The Story of The Orchid: 12 Years with Woman in Recovery

Hi my name is Loren Seaman and many of you I have never met ….but I have been blessed to have had the opportunity helping start THE ORCHID “WHERE WOMEN HEAL” I was introduced to a woman named Julie Queler in April of 2004. Julie Queler and I became friends while I had been working admissions and . . . . Continue Reading