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