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