Most doctors don’t talk to their patients about alcohol use even though drinking is responsible for almost 90,000 deaths each year.
New Year’s celebrations mean that drunk drivers will be on the road. Wear seat belts and do what you can to avoid becoming a statistic.
The BAC Alcohol Calculator will let you input the drinks you’ve had and estimate your blood alcohol content – as well as when that will reach zero.
Hung-over? There’s an app for that…
Dram shop laws, the much stricter laws that apply to bars and others that make money off the alcohol they sell, can result in huge liability to those serving it up.
Problems caused by heavy drinking may linger well after the hangover has come and gone.
Binge drinking is an under-recognized problem among women and girls, according to a new report from federal health officials. 3 On Your Side Health Reporter Stephanie Stahl has more on the danger.
Alcohol abuse has become a major issue on college campuses. A group called the National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Association is trying to help because over 1700 college students die each year from alcohol-related injuries.
What is it with actors and drunk driving? Don’t they know the legal limits? And don’t they have enough money to hire a driver?
There is disturbing new research which finds teens are using the internet to buy alcohol. According to the report, verifying underage buyers failed almost half the time making it easy to obtain alcohol.
Chris discusses the debate about private equity firms and the impact they will have in the election and a lawsuit that could charge people that send texts to drivers as accessories. He talks to Phillies Play-by-Play Announcer Scott Franzke about their recent struggles and the Editor of Philadelphia Magazine, Tom McGrath, about the latest issue of the magazine and Ed Rendell’s new book.
Now a report in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism finds that people who drink too much have increased odds of developing metabolic syndrome.
In 2001, it was estimated that about 600,000 full time students at four year universities were injured in alcohol related incidents. 97,000 were victims of alcohol related sexual assault or rape.
Binge drinking, defined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, is drinking 5 or more drinks for men and for women, drinking 4 or more drinks during a short period of time.