The main medicine for reducing bad cholesterol is statins, but some patients cannot tolerate it or do not get enough help from the drug. The study involved both Praulent and a similar medication, Repatha, manufactured by Amgen. But Repatha works in a different way and lowers cholesterol much more. The study on Praulent took a longer time and involved patients at a higher risk of heart events.
Drunk driving accidents are all too common in California, and throughout the U.S. The California Highway Patrol reported that there were more than 1,000 fatal accidents, and more than 16,000 injury collisions, involving alcohol consumption in 2013 alone. Such crashes occur despite most people understanding the dangers of driving under the influence. This is because drunk drivers often think that they have not had too much to drive safely, or they incorrectly believe they are better drivers after having a couple of drinks. According to a recent study, however, any amount of alcohol consumption is dangerous for drivers.
Drunk driving seems to be a black spot of our civilization. An average of 17,000 individuals die each year in drunk driving related accidents, and drunk driving continues to be an enormously important public safety issue (MADD). With lowering this drinking age we can only expect more cases of drunk driving and more lives are put in danger. The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration estimates that about 900 lives are saved annually due to fewer alcohol-related traffic crashes involving underage drivers. Surely, it should be a priority for the society to minimize the death toll from drunk driving.
According to the CDC, underage drinking is responsible for more than 4,300 deaths per year, but why? Most teenagers are uneducated and unsupervised when it comes to consuming alcohol and its effects. If one doesn’t teach about the effects of alcohol, then it could become disastrous for not only the user but others too. Most teenagers may only know a fraction of the effects based on experience or from seeing it in movies or television. I believe that if the drinking age was lowered, teenagers could be better educated to drink more
They incurred that people who actively used MDMA preformed worse on tasks over a three-day period then alcohol users. One of the effects that they tested was mood. They presented the data they collected in a “Mood Rating Scale.” In the study that lasted a period of 3 days, it was shown that 11 of the 16 who were using MDMA, the applicants in the first day were happier and more overjoyed to be around people than the applicants that we ingesting alcohol. But as time went on to the next day they were becoming bored, sad and discontent.
Eldercare and Eating Safely The National Institute of Health reports that nearly 48 million Americans get sick each year from eating contaminated food. The illness is seldom fatal, but seniors are not only at greater risk of becoming ill from contaminated foods, but they are at greater risk of severe complications. The two best-known causes of the illnesses are the E.coli and salmonella bacteria. One of the reasons seniors are at greater risk for food poisoning is that their stomachs do not produce as much stomach acid as they did when they were younger.
Taking a medication or medications everyday of one’s life is not always an easy task. According to Benjamin (2012), “Seventy-five percent of Americans have trouble taking their medicine as directed” (p.2). Lack of adherence can cause a person their health as well as the health care system billions of dollars. An approximation of 125,000 deaths a year in the United States (U.S.) is due to medication non adherence (p.2). Benjamin (2012) stated, “nearly half of all the Americans-133million-people suffer from at least one ongoing or chronic health condition” (p.2)
To put it simply, College students, on average, tend to sleep less, eat more, exercise less, and drink more than the average adult. These can cause health problems which can cause missed classes, depression, and a vast number of medical conditions and disorders. Overdrinking alone has injured 600,000 college students this year alone! So watching out for health habits can help save on unexpected expenses (in addition to the obvious…) Clothing – (the concepts of clothing and socializing are very similar, Social Life – I know that, at some point, you were expecting me to say “the cost of beer” and so I hate to disappoint, so I’ll say it: “The cost of beer.”
Today drinking isn't something that is uncommon in today's world. People from the ages of sixteen to eighty are drinking every single day. The only problem with drinking is alcoholism, people get addicted and do rash things that hurt them but also hurt their families. Some people use it as a gateway to step away from reality, so use it to ease the pain. I don't know if you are trying to relieve pain or step away from reality but drinking can cause cancer, it not only affects you, mixing smoking and drinking isn't good, and there are other alternatives to drinking.
NABA Club I attended an open AA meeting at the NABA Club located in Atlanta. Upon observation, I noticed that majority of the people attending were in their early forties to late fifties consisting mostly of men. As I walked in, I felt so welcomed at the meeting because of the positive energy surrounding the room. This is one of those places where everyone is and will always be welcome, regardless of their race, religion, or background.
I was interested in hearing stories and experiences of those who struggled with drug addiction. I wondered if I would receive any insight regarding my family members who have suffered from drug addiction. Going into the meeting, I was prepared to introduce myself if necessary and did not hold feelings of anxiety regarding the potential necessity for introduction. Upon arrival, I noticed a big church with various entrances. I was unsure where to enter and did not want to enter into the wrong door.
An AA meeting may take one of several forms, typically at any meeting you will find alcoholics talking about what drinking did to their lives and personalities. Individuals might also divulge what actions they took to help themselves, and how they are living their lives today. A.A. groups have both open and closed meetings. Closed meetings are for A.A. members only, or for those who have a drinking problem and desire to stop drinking. Open meetings are available to anyone interested in the Alcoholics Anonymous program.
When long-term sobriety is a challenge, for support and guidance, many people turn to 12-step programs by Alcoholics Anonymous and other organizations. Although there are numerous reasons to embrace the principles for 12-step recovery in St. George and throughout the world, there are still many lingering rumors and misunderstandings that surround this effective program. The original 12-step program was established in the 1930's by a physician wanting to recover from alcoholism. Even though this distinguished program has a long history of helping millions of people with the battle against addiction, many people still struggle with the guiding principles, especially in the early days of their participation.
As previously mentioned above, Narcotics Anonymous is a support group where individuals who are addicted to drug using can go into recovery with the help of others to cleanse themselves mentally, physically, and emotionally from drugs. The support group accepts individuals who are looking to stop their use of any illegal drugs, substance use, and alcohol consumption. An individual(s) with a problem with alcohol and substance use is viewed as an illness, based on the severity of use, and its affects it does to an individual. Alcohol and substance use can start at any age from adolescent to older adult age. An onset of alcohol and substance use can be known when/if there is an indication of it from an individual’s family history, and/or family