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Alcohol and Health: A Double-Edged Sword
CME credit is no longer available for this conference.
James H. O'Keefe, M.D., and John H. Lee, M.D.

Dr. O'Keefe is Professor of Medicine, University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine, and Director, Preventive Cardiology Fellowship Program, Mid America Heart Institute, and Dr. Lee is Fellow, Preventive Cardiology, Mid America Heart Institute, Kansas City, MO.

Within the past 12 months, Drs. O'Keefe and Lee report no conflicts of interest.

Release Date: 01/22/2008
Termination Date: 01/22/2011

Estimated time to complete: 1 hour(s).

Albert Einstein College of Medicine – Montefiore Medical Center designates this enduring material activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Albert Einstein College of Medicine-Montefiore Medical Center and InterMDnet. Albert Einstein College of Medicine – Montefiore Medical Center is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
Learning Objectives
Upon completion of this Cyberounds®, you should be able to:
  • Discuss the health benefits and liabilities of alcohol consumption
  • Discuss the ideal quantities and drinking patterns for conferring health benefits
  • Describe the mechanisms of action whereby light to moderate alcohol consumption improves long-term cardiovascular health.

This conference may include discussion of commercial products and services.

The opinions expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the views of the sponsor or its publisher. Please review complete prescribing information of specific drugs or combination of drugs, including indications, contraindications, warnings and adverse effects before administering pharmacologic therapy to patients.
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