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Health mistakes smart people make

POSTED: 10:15 AM PST Dec 19, 2012    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PDT Jun 25, 2013 

Think you know it all? Even smart people can make big health mistakes.

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Sure, a drink a day is considered a good thing these days. But tossing back your week's quota in a weekend just once a month triples your risk for heart disease, especially among women, according to Dr. Suzanne Thomas of the Medical University of South Carolina's Charleston Alcohol Research Center.

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