Checking your own credit score often can catch identify theft early. Some credit cards do that for you, free.
CT scans have up to 1000x the radiation of x-rays.
Ticks can't jump onto you or drop from a tree.
MRIs and CT scans often 'find' problems that won't harm you. Their precision creates 'overdiagnosis'.
Sit-ups are possibly the most overrated exercise ever. Planks rule!
Skim milk is very overrated. The milk sugar can spike your blood sugar.
To heal a sprained ankle a bit faster, stay off it, elevate it and wiggle it.
Benadryl (or the 115 OTC drugs containing it) should not be used nightly as a sleep aid.
Sugarless gum is good for you.
80% of antibiotics prescribed by dentists are unneeded.
Most Americans use far too much toothpaste...but don't brush long enough.
About 60 synonyms for sugar get hidden in ingredients labels.
The word 'concentrate' after 'grape juice' or 'apple juice' on an ingredients label means sugar.
Granola bars are candy. Protein bars are somewhat healthier.
Younger adults with no existing health problems don't need annual checkups.
Annual pelvic exams are unnecessary for most women.
Many stents for stable angina are unnecessary.
You won't get sick if you dip a chip after someone has double-dipped.
When working at a computer, look 20 feet away for 20 seconds every 20 minutes.
Popcorn is one of the healthiest snacks...easy on the salt and butter.
Your iPhone has a 'night shift' setting that avoids stimulating 'blue light'.
While you always think you're in the other 10%, 90% of back pain resolves on its own, within months.
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.
Don't ice sports injuries (except to reduce pain). That slows recovery.
Ibuprofen for sports injuries slows recovery.
Antibiotics are no longer recommended for most kids' ear aches.
The #1 ingredient in a Clif Bar, "organic brown rice syrup," is sugar.
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.
Whole milk is a healthier choice for most people than skim milk.
Taken nightly, harmless-sounding sleep aids labeled 'PM' can lead to dementia.
Don't automatically agree to wisdom teeth extraction without doing your own research first.
Trouble sleeping? Replace your bedside curlicue lightbulb with an old-fashioned one.