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Matters of the Heart: How Alcohol Affects Your Cardiovascular System
Feb 19, 2024

Did you know that heavy drinking over time—or even too much on one occasion—can damage your heart? Alcohol misuse can lead to strokes even in people without pre-existing heart disease. It can also contribute to high blood pressure, impact heart rate, and cause alcohol-associated cardiomyopathy, a disease of the heart muscle that makes it harder […]

Why Alcohol Causes Hangover Anxiety (i.e., Hangxiety)
Mar 3, 2023

Anxiety is a feeling of worry, unease, and/or fear that’s often accompanied by physical feelings such as nausea and chest tightness. “Hangxiety” (i.e., hangover anxiety), on the other hand, involves anxiety-like feelings that occur after drinking alcohol, most often following a night of drinking. Studies have found that alcohol can cause anxiety, especially when consumed […]

Are Ride-Sharing Services a Convenient Excuse to Binge Drink?
Mar 9, 2021

For the last decade, the popularity of ride-sharing apps, such as Uber and Lift, has grown exponentially. According to Pew Research, roughly 36% of American adults had used a ride-hailing app by 2019, compared to only 15% in 2015. The apps are also uniquely popular among young people. The same study noted that over 50% […]

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