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