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

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