Most Americans use far too much toothpaste...but don't brush long enough.
Sugarless gum is good for you.
The #1 ingredient in a Clif Bar, "organic brown rice syrup," is sugar.
Immediately run a burn under cool water for at least 10 minutes.
If you soak a splinter, make sure to get it all out. The wood could break apart if waterlogged.
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.
Bottled eyedrops have harmful preservatives. Try those little vials instead.
Antibiotics are no longer recommended for most kids' ear aches.
The addiction process starts on your third day of taking opioids.
Your iPhone has a 'night shift' setting that avoids stimulating 'blue light'.
Ticks can't jump onto you or drop from a tree.
About 60 synonyms for sugar get hidden in ingredients labels.
Benadryl (or the 115 OTC drugs containing it) should not be used nightly as a sleep aid.
If you recognize the brand of yogurt from your childhood, it's likely full of sugar.
Sit-ups are possibly the most overrated exercise ever. Planks rule!
Taking Prevacid, Nexium or Prilosec for more than 8 weeks can lead to serious harms.
80% of antibiotics prescribed by dentists are unneeded.
CT scans have up to 1000x the radiation of x-rays.
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.
Many stents for stable angina are unnecessary.
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.
Checking your own credit score often can catch identify theft early. Some credit cards do that for you, free.
Whole milk is a healthier choice for most people than skim milk.
Annual pelvic exams are unnecessary for most women.
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.
The word 'concentrate' after 'grape juice' or 'apple juice' on an ingredients label means sugar.
You won't get sick if you dip a chip after someone has double-dipped.
Don't stuff things into your nose to stop a nosebleed. Try pinching your nose instead.
Ibuprofen for sports injuries slows recovery.
Skim milk is very overrated. The milk sugar can spike your blood sugar.
Trouble sleeping? Replace your bedside curlicue lightbulb with an old-fashioned one.
Taken nightly, harmless-sounding sleep aids labeled 'PM' can lead to dementia.
When working at a computer, look 20 feet away for 20 seconds every 20 minutes.
Younger adults with no existing health problems don't need annual checkups.