While you always think you're in the other 10%, 90% of back pain resolves on its own, within months.
Most Americans use far too much toothpaste...but don't brush long enough.
Taken nightly, harmless-sounding sleep aids labeled 'PM' can lead to dementia.
The #1 ingredient in a Clif Bar, "organic brown rice syrup," is sugar.
Annual pelvic exams are unnecessary for most women.
Antibiotics are no longer recommended for most kids' ear aches.
Checking your own credit score often can catch identify theft early. Some credit cards do that for you, free.
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.
Bottled eyedrops have harmful preservatives. Try those little vials instead.
You won't get sick if you dip a chip after someone has double-dipped.
Don't ice sports injuries (except to reduce pain). That slows recovery.
Your iPhone has a 'night shift' setting that avoids stimulating 'blue light'.
Trouble sleeping? Replace your bedside curlicue lightbulb with an old-fashioned one.
To heal a sprained ankle a bit faster, stay off it, elevate it and wiggle it.
Don't automatically agree to wisdom teeth extraction without doing your own research first.
Popcorn is one of the healthiest snacks...easy on the salt and butter.
When working at a computer, look 20 feet away for 20 seconds every 20 minutes.
Whole milk is a healthier choice for most people than skim milk.
CT scans have up to 1000x the radiation of x-rays.
The word 'concentrate' after 'grape juice' or 'apple juice' on an ingredients label means sugar.
Sit-ups are possibly the most overrated exercise ever. Planks rule!
Younger adults with no existing health problems don't need annual checkups.
Granola bars are candy. Protein bars are somewhat healthier.
80% of antibiotics prescribed by dentists are unneeded.
Benadryl (or the 115 OTC drugs containing it) should not be used nightly as a sleep aid.
Ticks can't jump onto you or drop from a tree.
The addiction process starts on your third day of taking opioids.
Taking Prevacid, Nexium or Prilosec for more than 8 weeks can lead to serious harms.
Skim milk is very overrated. The milk sugar can spike your blood sugar.
Ibuprofen for sports injuries slows recovery.
Many stents for stable angina are unnecessary.
Sugarless gum is good for you.
MRIs and CT scans often 'find' problems that won't harm you. Their precision creates 'overdiagnosis'.