Items Tagged ‘underage drinking’

February 21, 2012

Recent study shows hefty price tag from underage drinking

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The Mayo Clinic says it’s a $755 million price tag every year for hospitals in this country.  That figure comes from the cost to treat injuries that result from underage drinking. Brien Gleeson, Addictions Therapist for the Mayo Clinic Health System Eau Claire says, “Just about anything that can happen to humans that’s bad, ends […]

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Tags: Addictions Therapist, Brien Gleeson, Mayo Clinic Health System Eau Claire, underage drinking


February 17, 2012

The (Partial) Cost of Underage Drinking

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Six-packs of beer come cheap, but the cost of underage drinking can add up. An analysis by researchers at the Mayo Clinic estimates hospitalization charges alone for incidents related to underage drinking at $755 million in 2008…While men made up the majority of cases, there’s a “cultural shift” going on that includes more women engaging […]

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Tags: binge drinking, hospitalization charges, Schneekloth, underage drinking


February 17, 2012

Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights

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February 17, 2012 Mayo Clinic in the News is a weekly highlights summary of major media coverage. If you would like to be added to the weekly distribution list, send a note to Whitney Benedett with this subject line: SUBSCRIBE to Mayo Clinic in the News. Thank you. Karl Oestreich, manager enterprise media relations oestreich.karl@mayo.edu Woman’s […]

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Tags: American Academy of Neurology, Dr. Robert Spinner, Dr. Sharonne Hayes, Dr. Terry Schneekloth, Dr. Yonas E. Geda, Florida Times-Union, Fox News, Fox Sports Southwest, Huffington Post, Journal of Adolescent Health, Mat McBriar, Mayo Clinic in the News


February 16, 2012

Underage Drinking On The Rise, With Hospitalization Costs Up To $755 Million Per Year

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It’s no surprise that underage drinking is common in the U.S…But what some might find shocking is the high cost of drinking-related hospitalizations…A Mayo Clinic study published today found that the total cost of hospitalizations for underage drinking is an estimated $755 million per year…”Alcohol use necessitating acute-care hospitalization represents one of the most serious […]

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Tags: addiction expert, Dr. Terry Schneekloth, high cost of drinking-related hospitalizations, underage drinking


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