Benadryl (or the 115 OTC drugs containing it) should not be used nightly as a sleep aid.
Annual pelvic exams are unnecessary for most women.
Don't automatically agree to wisdom teeth extraction without doing your own research first.
MRIs and CT scans often 'find' problems that won't harm you. Their precision creates 'overdiagnosis'.
Sugarless gum is good for you.
To heal a sprained ankle a bit faster, stay off it, elevate it and wiggle it.
Taken nightly, harmless-sounding sleep aids labeled 'PM' can lead to dementia.
Taking Prevacid, Nexium or Prilosec for more than 8 weeks can lead to serious harms.
Bottled eyedrops have harmful preservatives. Try those little vials instead.
Sugar-free gum is an excellent choice for dental health if you can't brush.
About 60 synonyms for sugar get hidden in ingredients labels.
While you always think you're in the other 10%, 90% of back pain resolves on its own, within months.
The #1 ingredient in a Clif Bar, "organic brown rice syrup," is sugar.
Trouble sleeping? Replace your bedside curlicue lightbulb with an old-fashioned one.
Granola bars are candy. Protein bars are somewhat healthier.
You won't get sick if you dip a chip after someone has double-dipped.
Don't stuff things into your nose to stop a nosebleed. Try pinching your nose instead.
If you soak a splinter, make sure to get it all out. The wood could break apart if waterlogged.
CT scans have up to 1000x the radiation of x-rays.
Ibuprofen for sports injuries slows recovery.
Sit-ups are possibly the most overrated exercise ever. Planks rule!
If you recognize the brand of yogurt from your childhood, it's likely full of sugar.
Don't ice sports injuries (except to reduce pain). That slows recovery.
Whole milk is a healthier choice for most people than skim milk.
Younger adults with no existing health problems don't need annual checkups.
Immediately run a burn under cool water for at least 10 minutes.
Antibiotics are no longer recommended for most kids' ear aches.
The addiction process starts on your third day of taking opioids.
The word 'concentrate' after 'grape juice' or 'apple juice' on an ingredients label means sugar.
When working at a computer, look 20 feet away for 20 seconds every 20 minutes.
Ticks can't jump onto you or drop from a tree.
Popcorn is one of the healthiest snacks...easy on the salt and butter.
Checking your own credit score often can catch identify theft early. Some credit cards do that for you, free.
Skim milk is very overrated. The milk sugar can spike your blood sugar.
Your iPhone has a 'night shift' setting that avoids stimulating 'blue light'.
80% of antibiotics prescribed by dentists are unneeded.
Many stents for stable angina are unnecessary.
Most Americans use far too much toothpaste...but don't brush long enough.