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Harvard Commentaries
Harvard Commentaries
Reviewed by the Faculty of Harvard Medical School

Ditch the Gluten, Improve Your Health?
Measuring Quality of Health Care Matters
Myth -- Family Germs Are Safe
Massaging Away Your Cold
Praying for Health
Medical Myth -- Modern Medicine Is Wiping Out Disability
Diet and Diverticulitis
The Unexpected Benefits of 'Bad' Habits
Organs With Plenty To Spare
Can Coffee Really Stunt Your Growth?
The Mercury Myth
The Hair-Raising Myth About Shaving
What Makes a Good Doctor?
Useless Organs
Leaving a Mark -- How and Why We Scar
Does Metabolism Matter in Weight Loss?
Do Presidents Age Faster?
'I'm Such a Klutz!'
Twelve Myths About Pregnancy
Medical Myths Die Hard
Don't Fall for These Skin Myths
A Handful of Fingernail Myths
Calling in the Replacements
Should You Avoid Dairy Foods When You're Sick?
Milk Myths
Which Hangover Cures Work?
Can You Be Overweight and Healthy?
How Useful Are Consumer Drug Ads?
Testosterone -- What It Does And Doesn't Do
Three Myths About Hospital Stays
The Upside of Genetic Mutations
Health Statistics -- View Them with Caution
Needles -- Separating Fact from Fiction
Forget What You Heard About Amnesia
A Dangerous Myth: If It's Over The Counter, It Must Be Safe
The '8 Glasses Per Day' Rule
Medical Myth Prevention -- Understanding Medical News
The Myth of Multitasking
Myths about Your Incredible Head
Busting Myths About Your Stomach
Does Food Cause Ulcers?
Common Conditions with Misleading Symptoms
The Myth of 98.6
Does Milk Cause Prostate Cancer?
Toads and Frogs -- Friend or Foe?
Are You Worried Well?
Will a Routine Physical Uncover Every Problem?
Acne and the Role of Diet
Cherries for Gout -- Myth or Marvel?
What Your Doctor Doesn't Know
Sugar's Role in Diabetes
Does Diet Play a Role in Arthritis?
Myths About Vision
The Hazards of Bathroom Seats
Can Sex Be a Health Hazard?
Vitamin Supplements: Are They for Everyone?
Airing Out a Lung Cancer Myth
The 'Ripening' of Cataracts
The Right Way To Handle a Seizure
Are All Steroids Bad?
Eating and Swimming
The Influence of Sugar on Childhood Behavior
The Promise and Pitfalls of Patient Empowerment
The Limits of Willpower
Nosebleeds -- Separating Fact From Fiction
I Can't Take It! -- Side Effects, Intolerance and Allergic Reactions to Medicines
Four Common Myths About Allergies
Does Bad Posture Cause Scoliosis?
What Makes a Disease Real?
Nearing a Cancer Cure?
The Seeds of Worry
The Best Ways To Deal With a Fever
Doctor, How Long Have I Got?
The Turkey Coma -- Fact or Fiction?
Groin Injuries and Your Voice
Is Splitting Pills Okay?
Boy or Girl? Determining a Baby's Gender
Is Gout a Rich Person's Disease?
The Pros and Cons of Medical Tests
How Diseases Come and Go
Can We Predict Height?
Sleep -- Can You Get Too Much of a Good Thing?
Does Being a 'Lefty' Affect Your Health?
What Are You Yawning About?
Natural Disasters -- Sources of Disease?
How Much of the Brain Do We Really Use?
The Ups and Downs of Body Temperature
Do Alternative Treatments and Vitamin Supplements Work?
Cramps: What They Are, What To Do
Getting a Flu Shot -- Will it Cause the Flu?
The Top 10 Things That Don't Cause Arthritis
Arthritis -- From Myth to Fact
How Does a Myth Get Started?
Age and Arthritis -- Facts and Fiction
Whether Weather Matters For Arthritis
Radiation and Your Health
Does Nighttime Noshing Make You Fat?
Circumspection for Circumcision
Will a Beer Really Quench That Summer Thirst?
Lifting the Myth Off Hernias
Nutrients: Can You Have Too Much of a Good Thing?
Is Exercise Always Good for You?
Sleep: What's Going on Behind That Shut-Eye?
The Myth of Bags Under the Eyes
In Search of the Elusive Aphrodisiac: Sex, Food and Myth
Putting the Apple-a-Day Adage to the Test
Anatomy 101: Know Your Body Parts
Cancer's Fine Line
Taking Baby Out and About
Choosing Your Six-Pack: Abdominal Muscles and Pot Bellies
Real-Time Medical Care
Facts and Myths About Anemia
Can You Really Throw Your Back Out?
Old Age: It's Tough, But It Won't Kill You
The Myth and Mystery of Hiccups
10 Flu Myths
Are Beer and Wine Less Strong Than Liquor?
Stomach Growling and Other Bodily Noises: Embarrassing, But a Sign of Health
'Whole-Body' MRI — A Good Stocking Stuffer This Holiday?
The Real Dangers of Lightning
10 Osteoporosis Myths
Is Kissing Dangerous?
What It Means To Be 'Double-Jointed'
His and Her Vitamins -- Smart Medicine or Marketing Ploy?
Can You Wear Out Your Joints?
Worried Gray?
Baby Boomers and Hearing Loss
Why Timing Is Important in Medicine
Myths About Snoring
How Inhaling Helium Affects Your Voice
Power Lines and Your Health
Advice You Can Safely Ignore About Getting Pregnant
Growing Pains
The Lie of Lie Detectors
Exercise and Your Menstrual Cycle: Does Time of the Month Matter?
The Quick and Dirty on Tetanus
No Match for Tick Removal
Do Big Voices Need Big Bodies?
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Names and Claims
The Truth About Premarital Blood Testing
Computer Use and Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
From Ulcers To Deodorant -- Dispelling Teen Myths
Does a Sneeze Mean Disease?
Licking Your Wounds
CPR: Less Effective Than You Might Think
Breaking Down Bone Myths
Can You Become Immune to Medications?
Coffee -- Grounds for Concern?
Yikes, Lice!
Poinsettia, Mistletoe and Other Holiday 'Dangers'
Menstrual Synchrony
Mixing Antibiotics and Alcohol
The Little Things We Do
Gender Matters in Health
The Organic Advantage
'Expired' Medicines -- Are They Safe?
How Helpful Are Birthing Classes?
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