Don't automatically agree to wisdom teeth extraction without doing your own research first.
The #1 ingredient in a Clif Bar, "organic brown rice syrup," is sugar.
Taking Prevacid, Nexium or Prilosec for more than 8 weeks can lead to serious harms.
About 60 synonyms for sugar get hidden in ingredients labels.
Bottled eyedrops have harmful preservatives. Try those little vials instead.
While you always think you're in the other 10%, 90% of back pain resolves on its own, within months.
Annual pelvic exams are unnecessary for most women.
80% of antibiotics prescribed by dentists are unneeded.
Skim milk is very overrated. The milk sugar can spike your blood sugar.
Sugar-free gum is an excellent choice for dental health if you can't brush.
Sit-ups are possibly the most overrated exercise ever. Planks rule!
Benadryl (or the 115 OTC drugs containing it) should not be used nightly as a sleep aid.
Sugarless gum is good for you.
Ticks can't jump onto you or drop from a tree.
When working at a computer, look 20 feet away for 20 seconds every 20 minutes.
Immediately run a burn under cool water for at least 10 minutes.
Don't ice sports injuries (except to reduce pain). That slows recovery.
Granola bars are candy. Protein bars are somewhat healthier.
Checking your own credit score often can catch identify theft early. Some credit cards do that for you, free.
You won't get sick if you dip a chip after someone has double-dipped.
Trouble sleeping? Replace your bedside curlicue lightbulb with an old-fashioned one.
The addiction process starts on your third day of taking opioids.
Ibuprofen for sports injuries slows recovery.
Many stents for stable angina are unnecessary.
Most Americans use far too much toothpaste...but don't brush long enough.
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'.
Don't stuff things into your nose to stop a nosebleed. Try pinching your nose instead.
Younger adults with no existing health problems don't need annual checkups.
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.
Your iPhone has a 'night shift' setting that avoids stimulating 'blue light'.
CT scans have up to 1000x the radiation of x-rays.
If you recognize the brand of yogurt from your childhood, it's likely full of sugar.
Popcorn is one of the healthiest snacks...easy on the salt and butter.
Antibiotics are no longer recommended for most kids' ear aches.
If you soak a splinter, make sure to get it all out. The wood could break apart if waterlogged.
Whole milk is a healthier choice for most people than skim milk.
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