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