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Posts Tagged ‘drinking’

Binge Drinking Numbers Rising!

Sunday, May 22nd, 2011

Colleges are gearing up for finals, high school prom and graduation season is underway and the incidences of binge drinking continues to climb.  Why put these topics in the same sentence? (more…)

Teen Choice: Alcohol Laced Energy Drink

Friday, October 15th, 2010

I just received information about a new “energy drink” that’s creating quite a stir for many parents and pediatricians.  “Four Loko” is actually an alcoholic beverage and is causing alcohol overdoses in teens who are consuming it in different areas of the country. (more…)

Teaching Your Grad to Make Good Choices

Friday, May 15th, 2009

With proms and graduations all occurring right now, the energy of the season is upon us. At that same time come concerns for celebrations that include alcohol and under-age drinking. It is such an exciting time of year for adolescents and young adults (what is the right term for those under 21, they are still our children), but parties are frequent and safety is paramount. (more…)

Binge Drinking May Damage Teens’ Brains

Saturday, April 25th, 2009

A new MRI-based study shows that when teens go on a binge drinking episode, they may be doing serious damage to the sensitive “white matter” in their brains. This means that damaged caused to the developing brain by bouts of heavy drinking could affect thinking and memory, even lowering school performance. (more…)

Underage Drinking

Sunday, April 19th, 2009

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A look at the facts surrounding underage drinking

Final Episode of 'ER' is True to Life

Friday, April 3rd, 2009

I am like millions of people, writing this and watching the finale of ER. One of the story lines was about a teenager who was admitted with alcohol poisoning. The fifteen-year-old had been participating in a drinking game with vodka and Kool-aid and was brought to the ER in a coma, near death and with a blood alcohol level off the charts! (more…)

Haze the Movie

Monday, October 20th, 2008

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The Kid’s Doctor talks with Leslie Lanahan of the Gordie Foundation about the new movie: Haze the movie.

More Information: Haze the movie (Official Web site)

Binge Drinking

Wednesday, October 15th, 2008

College football is in the air and with the season comes the ritual of pre-game tailgates and post-game celebrations. As a parent of college-aged children one of the biggest concerns of the fall is also binge drinking. Watching televised football games this season only reinforced concerns as every other ad seemed to be alcohol related and really geared to the humor of an adolescent, they were definitely not targeting a middle aged woman. (more…)