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


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

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