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March is finally here and the thought of warmer weather and spring fill us all with hope! The month of March also brings a few days and events to be celebrated. If you are a sports fan there’s March Madness, a college basketball single-elimination tournament, which of course means lots of betting and in many cases binge drinking.  Then who could miss St. Patrick’s Day? Americanized in the USA it is now a day where those who are not Irish claim to be, beer is colored green, and parties can be found everywhere. Finally who isn’t looking forward to Spring Break? For some it is simply a week off of school to enjoy not worrying about standardized tests, homework, or waking up early and hopefully an opportunity to get outside. For others it means new experiences, vacations, parties and drinking galore.

You may be wondering why all the references to drinking in March?

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Matters of the Heart

The month of February is a month that really gets short-changed.  In comparison to its other monthly brethren, it is most often short by 2 days, and even on leap years it is one day shy.  Meteorologically, it is considered the last month of winter, and if we are honest, by that time we are simply waiting for that month to draw to a close.  Popular holidays include Groundhogs day and Valentine’s Day.  Along with that, it is American Heart Month in the United States, and this leads to the real point of this piece.

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