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Why you should keep tabs on your drinking

December 2, 2016

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Julie Corliss, Executive Editor, Harvard Heart Letter

Julie Corliss is the executive editor of the Harvard Heart Letter. Before working at Harvard, she was a medical writer and editor at HealthNews, a consumer newsletter affiliated with The New England Journal of Medicine. She … See Full Bio
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Alfred Jennings
December 9, 2016

One must control the habit of drinking alcohol. It will be dangerous in many aspects if one is crossing the permissible limit. Some countries banned it totally in their nation, but it is not possible because habitual people don’t ready to quit this bad habit. In many nations it is compulsory to take alcohol because of the weather conditions like freezing cold etc. but the limit is important there also.

December 5, 2016

As new year is round the corner may your pockets be heavy and your heart be light your health be wealth, may good luck pursue you each morning and night. Advance Happy New Year 2017

E Garner
December 2, 2016

FIVE ounces of distilled spirits in one standard drink? A typo, I’m sure.

Julie Corliss
December 3, 2016

You are correct, that is a typo!
It should by 1.5 ounces, not 5 ounces.
Thank you for pointing out the mistake.

Katherine G Levine
December 2, 2016

More and more doctors are posting safe drinking rules in the examination rooms. When one cannot abide by them or your suggestions, they are addicted to alcohol or on the road to it. Sharing this on Facebook.

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