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