August 31, 2016 @ 6:53 pm

August 2016 - Alcohol and Alcohol Withdrawal

August = College Students = Alcohol and in preparation for those Friday nights (and sometimes Wednesday mornings), we are discussing too much and too little alcohol. Brian Drummond and Chris Williams drop sake bombs of clinical expertise in discussing who needs a blood alcohol level, who's safe for discharge and what we do with the patient scratching at their non-existent bug bites. Be sure to check out our happy hour menu of evidence-based medicine below and take those opinions with a grain of salt (and a lime) in this month's tall, refreshing pint of AZEMCast.

The AZEMCast team

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