Stories Related to Study Says Too Many Americans Still Drink Too Much


On any given day in the United States, 18 percent of men and 11 percent of women drink more alcohol than federal guidelines recommend, according to a study that also found that 8 percent of men and 3 percent of women are full-fledged "heavy drinkers."

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  • US suicide rate rose sharply among middle-aged
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    Come January, millions of low-income adults will gain health insurance coverage through Medicaid in one of the farthest-reaching provisions of the Obama health care law. More
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  • The Health 202: Operation Warp Speed chief predicts coronavirus vaccines for all Americans by June
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    The U.S. reported more than 4.4M coronavirus cases in November, far more than double any other month, a USA TODAY analysis shows. Latest COVID news.
    12/1/2020 - 9:01 am | View Link
  • CDC: A Few Americans Caught COVID-19 in December and Early January
    When the pandemic really shut down U.S. daily life in March, lots of Americans described getting either a bad cold or what they thought was the flu the previous winter and speculated that they may ...
    12/1/2020 - 5:26 am | View Link
  • The Covid Pandemic Is Worse Than 2008 Crisis for a Majority of Americans, Study Says
    A majority of U.S. adults say the Covid-19 economy is worse than the 2008 Great Recession, according to a Edelman Financial Engines 2020 Financial Insights study.
    12/1/2020 - 4:36 am | View Link
  • Nearly 87 Million Americans Already Stockpiling For Potential Coronavirus Winter Wave
    With another deadly wave of the coronavirus outbreak likely to take grip this winter, more than a third of consumers — or 86.7 million Americans — have already started stockpiling household supplies.
    12/1/2020 - 3:42 am | View Link
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