Popcorn is one of the healthiest snacks...easy on the salt and butter.
Most Americans use far too much toothpaste...but don't brush long enough.
Trouble sleeping? Replace your bedside curlicue lightbulb with an old-fashioned one.
Don't ice sports injuries (except to reduce pain). That slows recovery.
Bottled eyedrops have harmful preservatives. Try those little vials instead.
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.
To heal a sprained ankle a bit faster, stay off it, elevate it and wiggle it.
Many stents for stable angina are unnecessary.
The #1 ingredient in a Clif Bar, "organic brown rice syrup," is sugar.
Sit-ups are possibly the most overrated exercise ever. Planks rule!
Taken nightly, harmless-sounding sleep aids labeled 'PM' can lead to dementia.
About 60 synonyms for sugar get hidden in ingredients labels.
While you always think you're in the other 10%, 90% of back pain resolves on its own, within months.
80% of antibiotics prescribed by dentists are unneeded.
Younger adults with no existing health problems don't need annual checkups.
Taking Prevacid, Nexium or Prilosec for more than 8 weeks can lead to serious harms.
Checking your own credit score often can catch identify theft early. Some credit cards do that for you, free.
Granola bars are candy. Protein bars are somewhat healthier.
Whole milk is a healthier choice for most people than skim milk.
Annual pelvic exams are unnecessary for most women.
When working at a computer, look 20 feet away for 20 seconds every 20 minutes.
Sugarless gum is good for you.
Skim milk is very overrated. The milk sugar can spike your blood sugar.
Antibiotics are no longer recommended for most kids' ear aches.
Your iPhone has a 'night shift' setting that avoids stimulating 'blue light'.
You won't get sick if you dip a chip after someone has double-dipped.
Don't automatically agree to wisdom teeth extraction without doing your own research first.
The addiction process starts on your third day of taking opioids.
Ibuprofen for sports injuries slows recovery.
Benadryl (or the 115 OTC drugs containing it) should not be used nightly as a sleep aid.
MRIs and CT scans often 'find' problems that won't harm you. Their precision creates 'overdiagnosis'.
If you recognize the brand of yogurt from your childhood, it's likely full of sugar.
Ticks can't jump onto you or drop from a tree.