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