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