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