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