Wednesday, August 17, 2011 3:00 am
One beer, two beers, three beers – what’s the harm in one
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.
Tuesday, May 26, 2009 11:00 pm
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
Tuesday, May 7, 2013 10:00 pm
(BPT) - Warm weather offers many sweet delights, from trips to the beach and more free time, to seasonal foods and soirees with family and friends. Unfortunately, many of the foods we commonly associate with spring and summer are high in added sugars. Hidden sugar in summer foods can make it a challenge to regulate calories and stay on track with your health goals.
Wednesday, January 16, 2013 4:00 am
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.
Thursday, February 3, 2011 6:00 am
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
Sunday, April 14, 2013 10:00 pm
(BPT) - The number of people living with type 2 diabetes continues to grow. In the United States, it is estimated that approximately 23 million Americans are currently living with the disease. Type 2 diabetes is the most common form of the disease and is a progressive and chronic condition. Patients should work with a health care professional to manage and monitor their disease.
Tuesday, April 11, 2006 11:00 pm
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
Friday, January 11, 2013 11:00 am
Thursday, January 10, 2013 3:50 pm