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

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