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Wednesday, December 31, 2014 11:00 am

One More Important Reason to Drink (Or Not Drink) Responsibly

It’s New Year’s Eve and the Holidays are nearly over…it’s been a whirlwind of gatherings with friends and family. 
For many, tonight’s schedule of events will include a toast or two, to old and new, as we ring in the new year 2015.
One More Important Reason to Drink (Or Not Drink) Responsibly
Time to toast, choose wisely
(Photo credit: Kathleen Kvilhaug)
Whether you take prescription or non-prescription medication, choose your toasting beverage wisely.

Alcohol can affect the rate at which the body metabolizes or clears medication, as well as increase side effects such as sedation or drowsiness. Be sure to check with your pharmacist or doctor if alcoholic beverages are compatible with your medication therapy.

A Happy and Healthful New Year to you from all of us here at AppaGrapha! 
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