Drinking in moderation it not always good for your health as some press reports may lead you to believe. A lot of people enjoy a little wine or beer now and than and feel this is perfectly safe for them. Some research has implied moderate drinking may lower your risk of developing and dying from heart disease. However, new research shows stroke mortality may be increased with moderate alcohol consumption.
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A blood thinner such as warfarin reduces blood's ability to clot and lowers the risk of stroke, heart attack, and even death. However if you are taking certain antibiotics or antifungal medication you could be endangering your health if not closely monitored.
Smoking remains a major killer. Even with the flood of research to confirm how dangerous smoking really is, far too many people continue to smoke. Clearly, it helps to have health care professionals set a good example by not smoking themselves. Recent research shows there may be some progress in this area as less health care professionals smoke.
Heart disease and stroke are killing off Americans faster than bullets in overseas wars. We would like to think that with all of the media hype surrounding the need for healthier lifestyles and better nutrition to fight heart disease and stroke that we would be seeing dramatic improvements in dealing with these conditions