Is Alcoholism Genetic? A Look at Hereditary Factors and Predisposition
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Is Alcoholism Genetic? A Look at Hereditary Factors and Predisposition

Many people drink alcohol, but only some develop alcohol use disorder. For example, in a 2020 National Study, half of Americans ages 12 and older reported using alcohol within the past month of completing the study survey. Around 10% met the criteria for alcohol use disorder within the past year. This difference has led many experts and researchers to wonder why some people who drink alcohol develop an addiction, while others don’t. Read more

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Aricept vs. Adlarity for Alzheimer’s-Related Dementia
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Aricept vs. Adlarity for Alzheimer’s-Related Dementia

• Donepezil (Aricept, Adlarity) is a first-line treatment for dementia caused by Alzheimer's disease. It can help those who have mild, moderate, or severe disease. • Aricept is a brand of donepezil that is taken orally. It comes in two forms: a traditional tablet and an orally disintegrating tablet (ODT). Donepezil is available as a transdermal patch called Adlarity. • Aricept has been on the market for nearly three decades. Adlarity is a novel alternative that might be better suitable for some people or their caregivers. Read more

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How to Avoid Weight Gain After Quitting Smoking

Quitting smoking is one of the best things you can do for your health. If you’re like many people, you may worry about gaining weight after you quit. This concern may even be preventing you from trying to quit. It’s an understandable concern because many people who quit smoking experience some weight gain after quitting. Read more

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