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Old 03-19-2014, 10:55 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi, I work as a medical transcriptionist and just had to share this from a letter about a female patient written by a cardiologist I work for to her GP.

In this lady's diagnostic list was:

"Excess alcohol use".

In the body of the letter he wrote "Her alcohol intake is excessive, up to a bottle of wine two to three times a week".

What did that make my 1 bottle a night and more on the weekend, if 2 to 3 bottles a week is excessive?! If that isn't a wake up call to me I don't know what is!
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Old 03-28-2014, 07:07 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I'm about the same as you and I'm seeing the same wake up call. Thanks.
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GCG, that's why total abstinence is the only way for me. I couldn't drink at the recommended levels, ever; I like it too much.

BTW - I was a bottle a night.
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I guess 3 bottles for breakfast is out, then?
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I appreciate you haven't given any details about the lady in question, but I'm concerned about the ethics of this...
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Wow - that does put things into perspective.
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Old 03-28-2014, 12:28 PM   #7 (permalink)
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A bottle of wine two times a week is 8 glasses. I think it is quite an exaggeration to say that 8 glasses a week is excessive. But that is just my opinion. Still anyone who can and does finish a full bottle of wine in one sitting/incident on a semi-regular basis is probably headed down a destructive path.
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There's evidence that more than 5 ounces a day is harmful to women, who metabolize alcohol differently than men.

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