Monday, September 1 2014 1:31 PM EDT2014-09-01 17:31:17 GMT
The South Carolina Highway Patrol says a man on a motorcycle was killed in a crash Monday morning.Troopers say the crash occurred on Bookman Rd. about three miles west of Elgin at about 6 a.m. The motorcycleMore >>
The South Carolina Highway Patrol says a man on a motorcycle was killed in a crash Monday morningMore >>
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CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) -
If you can't get by without that morning jolt or afternoon pick-me-up from either a cup of coffee or a soda, you could have a caffeine addiction.
"If I don't have a dollar to buy a coke in the vending machine I go directly to these coffee machines and get a cup of coffee," said Christine Nelson.
"I would say there is not a morning goes by that I do not have coffee," added John Carter.
Some of us need refills as the day progresses.
"I keep a pot of coffee on the set," said John.
"It's out of sight and throughout the show I continue to drink this coffee."
You might not realize it, but caffeine is the most common mood-altering drug in the world.
"Caffeine is a substitute for an important amino acid that your body makes naturally," said Dr. Rhett Brown the Medical Director of Presbyterian Family Medicine Midtown.
It can make you more alert and keep you from snoozing when you need to stay awake.
"You're going to get a 45 minute to an hour burst of energy," added Dr. Brown.
Just ask any java junkie how they feel when they don't get their dose.
"John Carter usually feels the wrath," said Christine.
Although it's not bad for your health too much caffeine can borderline on troublesome.
"They can develop problems with anxiety, they feel like they have to use caffeine to make up for their lack of sleep or to stay focused," said Dr. Brown.
"And so then we end up talking about people who are overdosing on caffeine a little bit."
And drinking coffee is not to the only way to get your caffeine fix.
"I've never had a cup of coffee in my life," said Al Conklin.
"I've had a silent protest around here for a long time for the non coffee drinkers."
"Why does a company supply coffee for everyone who drinks coffee but not Diet Coke, Diet Doctor Pepper, Diet Pepsi or Diet Mountain Dew.
It's probably for good reason.
New research from National Institutes of Health in Research Triangle Park in North Carolina claims that sweetened beverages increase the risk of depression in older adults, while coffee slightly lowers the chances.
People who drank more than four cans or cups of soda per day were 30 percent more likely to be depressed than those who did not drink sweetened drinks.
Experts recommend to skip the diet soda and pick up a cup of joe, in moderation of course.
Sunday, August 31 2014 4:12 PM EDT2014-08-31 20:12:10 GMT
CONWAY, SC (WMBF) – Dozens of videos are all over Twitter from parties held at Coastal Carolina University. Many of the posts lead back to a group called I'm Shmacked. It makes videos at universitiesMore >>
Dozens of videos are all over social media from parties held at Coastal Carolina University.More >>
Friday, August 29 2014 12:21 PM EDT2014-08-29 16:21:29 GMT
An Alexander County woman is facing charges after deputies say she molested a four-year-old at a church while services were happening. According to the Alexander County Sheriff's Office, 52-year-old CarolMore >>
According to the Alexander County Sheriff's Office, 52-year-old Carol Diane Britto, of Taylorsville, was charged with one count of first degree statutory sex offense and one count of indecent liberties with a child.More >>
Monday, September 1 2014 8:58 PM EDT2014-09-02 00:58:33 GMT
You've likely noticed a spike in gas prices across the Midlands. They have jumped almost 15 cents after a steady drop nationwide.Prices are about $3.11 in the area on Labor Day, which, when compared toMore >>
You've likely noticed a spike in gas prices across the Midlands. They have jumped almost 15 cents after a steady drop nationwide.More >>
Monday, September 1 2014 8:32 PM EDT2014-09-02 00:32:26 GMT
With a severe thunderstorm moving its way through the Midlands, customers across Richland and Lexington counties currently find themselves without power. South Carolina Electric & Gas is reporting overMore >>
Over 4,000 outages have been reported across the Midlands according to SCE&G.More >>
Monday, September 1 2014 7:54 PM EDT2014-09-01 23:54:12 GMT
Whitney Hempsey remembered what doctors told her before she gave birth to her second child years ago. "It's like, 'Hey, are you tired of being pregnant?" Hempsey recalled. "'We can give you this and youMore >>
Mothers come together at Improving Birth Rally in an effort to stop rushed births.More >>
Monday, September 1 2014 6:18 PM EDT2014-09-01 22:18:34 GMT
Under a bright Carolina sun, citizens across the state enjoy going out and making a few waves on the lakes. Some like Johnathan Crossland enjoy fishing as a method of recreation and relaxation for a while.More >>
Boaters and law enforcement officials provide safety advice when making waves on the lakes.More >>
Monday, September 1 2014 3:55 PM EDT2014-09-01 19:55:16 GMT
As America's population of World War II veterans continues to shrink, respect for their role in history appears to be growing. Among those heroes are the thousands of troops who brought Hitler's EuropeMore >>
As America's population of World War II veterans continues to shrink, respect for their role in history appears to be growing.More >>