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CDC

Tips for College Health and Safety | CDC Features cigarettes  cancer  health  public health  exercise  safety  features  women  tips  school  support  smoke  smoking  vaccines  meningitis  CDC  college  nutrition  alcohol  suicide 

Going to college is an exciting time in a young person’s life. It is a time for gaining new knowledge and experiences, both inside and outside the classroom. Here are a few pointers for college students on staying safe and healthy.

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CDC

The High Cost of Excessive Drinking to States | CDC Features prevention  features  US  states  CDC  study  drinking  economics  alcohol  cost  excessive  CDC Features  Binge Drinking  alcohol use  excessive alcohol  community-based stategies  alcohol consumption  workplace poductivity  economic cost 

The cost of excessive alcohol use in the U.S. rose to almost a quarter trillion dollars in 2010. Implementing effective community-based interventions can reduce excessive drinking and its costs.

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CDC

Alcohol and Pregnancy: Why Take the Risk? | CDC Features features  pregnant  women  pregnancy  risk  CDC  drinking  alcohol  take  CDC Features  fetal alcohol spectrum disorders  fetal alcohol síndrome 

April is Alcohol Awareness Month. How much do you know about alcohol use during pregnancy? Take our quiz to find out.

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CDC

Drowsy Driving: Asleep at the Wheel | CDC Features safety  features  CDC  medication  alcohol  drowsy  driving  asleep  wheel  sleep  fatigue  traffic  sleep disorders  CDC Features  drowsy driving  sleepy driving  drivers  drowsiness  crashes  shift workers 

Drive alert! Learn the risks of drowsy driving and how to protect yourself.

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CDC

Vital Signs: Communication Between Health Professionals andTheir Patients About Alcohol Use - 44 States and the District ofColumbia, 2011 health  signs  states  professionals  between  patients  alcohol  communication  andtheir  district  ofcolumbia 

On January 7, this report was posted as an MMWR Early Release on the MMWR website (http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr).

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CDC

Alcohol Screening and Brief Intervention | CDC Features features  CDC  screening  alcohol  intervention 

Drinking too much alcohol can cause many health problems. There are easy ways health professionals can screen all adults, including pregnant women, and counsel those who drink too much to drink less.

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CDC

Living with FASDs: Sasha's Story | CDC Features features  living  pregnancy  CDC  alcohol  story  fasds  sasha  CDC Features  Birth Defects  Fetal Alcohol Syndrome  fasd  fetal alcohol spectrum disorders  FAS  developmental disabilities  pregnant Q 

September 9th is International Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) Awareness Day. Read about Sasha's experiences with FASDs. Also, learn about new materials on alcohol use during pregnancy and FASDs.

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NCI

Alcohol and Cancer Risk cancer  risk  tobacco  alcohol  carcinogen  3.71  Ethanol  Acetaldehyde  Resveratrol  Red wine 

A fact sheet that summarizes the evidence linking alcohol consumption to the risk of various cancers. Includes information about factors that affect the risk of alcohol-associated cancers.

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NCI

Alcohol y el riesgo de cáncer alcohol  riesgo  tabaco  Resveratrol  3.71s  etanol  acetaldehído  carcinógeno  vino tinto 

Hoja informativa que resume la comprobación de la relación entre el consumo de alcohol y el riesgo de varios cánceres. Incluye información de los factores que afectan el riesgo de cánceres asociados con el alcohol, como son los genes y el uso de tabaco.

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NIH

Drinking to Excess - Recognize and Treat Alcohol Problems drinking  alcohol 

Some people enjoy an occasional glass of wine with dinner. Others might grab a beer while watching a football game. Most people drink alcohol moderately, within their limits. Others overdo it occasionally. But some people find they can’t control their drinking. How do you know when drinking is becoming a problem? And what can you do if it is?

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NIH

Biology of Addiction - Drugs and Alcohol Can Hijack Your Brain addiction  alcohol  nih  drugs  biology 

People with addiction lose control over their actions. They crave and seek out drugs, alcohol, or other substances no matter what the cost—even at the risk of damaging friendships, hurting family, or losing jobs. What is it about addiction that makes people behave in such destructive ways? And why is it so hard to quit?

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