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Monday, July 2, 2012

HHS HealthBeat (June 29, 2012) Binge drinking and burns

From the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, I’m Nicholas Garlow with HHS HealthBeat.

Binge drink, and you can expect big trouble – a study says getting burned can be one of those troubles. Researchers at Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine in Chicago looked at hospital admissions for burns. Nearly 50 percent of adult burn patients they observed had been binge drinking before being injured.

Elizabeth Kovacs is director of the Alcohol Research Program at Loyola University. > > > > Read More