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