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  • Alcoholism: Coping and support

    Mayo Clinic

    Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) can help you cope with alcohol addiction, remaining sober, and handling relapses. It is a free, 12 step, self-help program where you meet as a group and share/learn from one another. If you are affected by someone with alcoholism and need support, there are also peer-groups called Al-Anon and Alateen (for teenagers). Ask your doctor or check your local listings to find a support group near you.

  • Is it true that sleep deprivation can cause high blood pressure?

    Mayo Clinic

    You could be at a greater risk of high blood pressure if you sleep less than six hours per night. Try to get at least seven hours per night, as this may help prevent or treat high blood pressure. Talk to your doctor about ways to sleep better, or if you feel tired even after having slept for more than seven hours.

  • A visual guide to low testosterone

    WebMD

    A slow drop in testosterone is a normal part of aging. But low testosterone can cause visible changes to the body, osteoporosis, reduced sex drive, mood changes, or poor concentration. Talk to your doctor to learn more about the causes, risks, and testing and treatment options for low testosterone.

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