CT scans have up to 1000x the radiation of x-rays.
Ticks can't jump onto you or drop from a tree.
Don't stuff things into your nose to stop a nosebleed. Try pinching your nose instead.
If you recognize the brand of yogurt from your childhood, it's likely full of sugar.
MRIs and CT scans often 'find' problems that won't harm you. Their precision creates 'overdiagnosis'.
If you soak a splinter, make sure to get it all out. The wood could break apart if waterlogged.
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.
Skim milk is very overrated. The milk sugar can spike your blood sugar.
Sit-ups are possibly the most overrated exercise ever. Planks rule!
Most Americans use far too much toothpaste...but don't brush long enough.
Antibiotics are no longer recommended for most kids' ear aches.
Benadryl (or the 115 OTC drugs containing it) should not be used nightly as a sleep aid.
The #1 ingredient in a Clif Bar, "organic brown rice syrup," is sugar.
Don't ice sports injuries (except to reduce pain). That slows recovery.
Taking Prevacid, Nexium or Prilosec for more than 8 weeks can lead to serious harms.
80% of antibiotics prescribed by dentists are unneeded.
Granola bars are candy. Protein bars are somewhat healthier.
Whole milk is a healthier choice for most people than skim milk.
While you always think you're in the other 10%, 90% of back pain resolves on its own, within months.
To heal a sprained ankle a bit faster, stay off it, elevate it and wiggle it.
About 60 synonyms for sugar get hidden in ingredients labels.
Checking your own credit score often can catch identify theft early. Some credit cards do that for you, free.
When working at a computer, look 20 feet away for 20 seconds every 20 minutes.
Many stents for stable angina are unnecessary.
Bottled eyedrops have harmful preservatives. Try those little vials instead.
Trouble sleeping? Replace your bedside curlicue lightbulb with an old-fashioned one.
The word 'concentrate' after 'grape juice' or 'apple juice' on an ingredients label means sugar.
Taken nightly, harmless-sounding sleep aids labeled 'PM' can lead to dementia.
Annual pelvic exams are unnecessary for most women.
Immediately run a burn under cool water for at least 10 minutes.
Younger adults with no existing health problems don't need annual checkups.
Sugarless gum is good for you.
You won't get sick if you dip a chip after someone has double-dipped.
Sugar-free gum is an excellent choice for dental health if you can't brush.
Ibuprofen for sports injuries slows recovery.
The addiction process starts on your third day of taking opioids.
Your iPhone has a 'night shift' setting that avoids stimulating 'blue light'.