Alcohol Abuse: How to Recognize Problem Drinking What is considered a “drink” One drink is one 12-ounce bottle of beer (4.5 percent alcohol), or one 5-ounce glass of wine (12.9 percent alcohol), or 1.5 ounces of 80-proof distilled spirit, like whiskey or gin. How much alcohol is too much? You are drinking too much if you are: A woman who has more than seven drinks per week or more than three drinks per occasion. A man who has more than 14 drinks per week or more than four drinks per occasion. Older than 65 years and having more than seven drinks per week or more than three drinks per occasion. Am I taking risks with alcohol? You are taking serious risks with alcohol if you: Drink any amount of alcohol and drive or…
What is a nurse practitioner? Sue Carmody, ARNP, Stanwood.
What is a nurse practitioner? Sue Carmody, ARNP, explains the partnership between physician and practitioner and the ways their treatment is the same and dif...
How to Improve (and Increase) Your Sleep
If you do not get enough sleep, it can lead to a cascade of negative events. You achieve less at work, skip regular exercise, and eat poorly. Here are a few small tricks to improve your odds of a good night's sleep.
Health Watch: Why Sleep Disorders Can Be Problematic
Many people – both adults and children – suffer from sleep disorders, but don’t even realize it. However, if undiagnosed or untreated, sleep disorders can lead to serious health problems like heart disease, depression or diabetes. It can also make any preexisting psychological condition worse.
12 Lazy-Girl Beauty Tips
Would you rather snooze a few extra minutes in the morning or spend the time fussing with your hair? Yeah, we thought so. Here are our favorite low- to no-effort beauty tricks that will get you out the door fast -- and looking flawless.
Restaurant customer expresses gratitude with a $2,000 tip
A regular customer at a Washington, D.C. restaurant ate an order of gumbo and fried chicken — then left a $2,000 tip.
Six Amazing Health Benefits Of Magnesium
Poor dietary habits, pharmaceutical drug use, and nutrient-depleted growing soils are among the most common reasons why many people today are dangerously deficient in the mineral magnesium, a neces...
How Drinking Water Helps Weight Loss / Fitness / Weight Loss
Drinking water is one of the easiest efforts you can incorporate into your weight loss or weight maintenance plan. Think about it: unlike saying no to eating that delicious pastry at work or going to kickboxing class once or twice a week, making sure you are drinking enough water requires little to no will power There's no excuse for not drinking enough water, and if you're having trouble finding a way to fit your recommended 8 glasses a day into your schedule, it's an easy fix. Let's talk more about how drinking water helps with weight loss. Drinking Water Fills You Up Did you know that often when you feel hungry, you're really just thirsty? Our mind tends to confuse hunger and thirst. When you find yourself hungry at odd times of the…
What's Causing My Knee Pain?
The bones, tendons, ligaments, and muscles of your knee joint are all capable of being injured, which can trigger knee pain. This guide to knee injuries explains the common causes.
Why Don’t Teachers Get Training On Mental Health Disorders?
Teachers develop deep knowledge about their students through every interaction, yet when it comes to identifying mental health issues troubling their students, teachers are often unprepared.