With the Fourth of July weekend coming up, we felt this article regarding myths on alcohol would be appropriate. As always, if you plan on consuming any alcohol, please remember to drink safely and responsibly and have a designated driver.
Myths about alcohol are as abundant as the substance itself, with widely touted rumors on everything from ways to instantly sober up, craftily beat a Breathalyzer test or magically cure a hangover. It can be hard to separate fact from fiction.While alcohol companies churn out often ads promising rebellion, excitement and sex appeal with your next swig, urban legends circulate on the other extreme, linking alcohol with everything from brain cell damage to beer bellies—even when liquor isn’t the culprit.
Here’s a look at seven common alcohol myths.
Headaches and migraines can be real pain (quite literally), especially when they are chronic or frequent. While the exact cause of migraines is still up for debate, there are some ways to help prevent them:
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According to the Centers for Disease Control, heart disease is the leading cause of death in men in the United States. The scariest part is that half of the men who die from heart disease have no previous symptoms, the site adds.
The term refers to several types of heart conditions including, but not limited to, coronary artery disease and an enlarged heart.
High blood pressure, high cholesterol and blood vessel inflammation are all potential factors in this diagnosis; but the good news is there are ways to prevent heart disease from happening. Here are a few:
Making the decision to breastfeed your baby is not only extremely beneficial for your baby but can also provide benefits to you! You should feel proud of your decision and know that your Gatti staff is here for support. You can find a variety of nursing bras, breastfeeding pumps and supplies at Gatti Pharmacy where our staff can assist in finding the best products for you.
We love hanging in the sun, but as with everything, too much sun is not a good thing. According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, your risk of melanoma—the deadliest form of skin cancer—doubles after just five sunburns.
So, which sunscreen is best for you? There are more choices than ever. And the bottles are a mishmash of government-regulated terms and unregulated—and downright sketchy—marketing claims, which can confuse even the most conscientious consumer.
Listed below are just a few key terms to look out for and how to ensure that you’re giving your skin the best protection:
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