All adults should be screened for unhealthy alcohol use, new guidelines say
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The lack of discussion in doctors’ offices continues despite high prevalence of unhealthy drinking.
The negative consequences of too much alcohol include illness, injury, and death — unhealthy alcohol use ranks as the third leading preventable cause of death in the US according to the task force … All adults, including pregnant women, should be screened for unhealthy alcohol use by their primary care physicians, the United States Preventive Services Task Force advises [according to Journal of the American Medical Association].
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