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

Measuring Quality of Health Care Matters
Myth -- Family Germs Are Safe
Massaging Away Your Cold
Diet and Diverticulitis
The Unexpected Benefits of 'Bad' Habits
Organs With Plenty To Spare
Can Coffee Really Stunt Your Growth?
Praying for Health
Medical Myth -- Modern Medicine Is Wiping Out Disability
'I'm Such a Klutz!'
Twelve Myths About Pregnancy
Should You Avoid Dairy Foods When You're Sick?
Medical Myths Die Hard
Don't Fall for These Skin Myths
A Handful of Fingernail Myths
Calling in the Replacements
Milk Myths
Do Presidents Age Faster?
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?
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
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 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
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
Myths About Vision
Does Diet Play a Role in Arthritis?
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
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?
The Real Dangers of Lightning
How Does a Myth Get Started?
What It Means To Be 'Double-Jointed'
Can You Wear Out Your Joints?
Radiation and Your Health
Getting a Flu Shot -- Will it Cause the Flu?
The Top 10 Things That Don't Cause Arthritis
Circumspection for Circumcision
Will a Beer Really Quench That Summer Thirst?
Arthritis -- From Myth to Fact
Nutrients: Can You Have Too Much of a Good Thing?
Age and Arthritis -- Facts and Fiction
Is Exercise Always Good for You?
Whether Weather Matters For Arthritis
The Myth of Bags Under the Eyes
Does Nighttime Noshing Make You Fat?
Putting the Apple-a-Day Adage to the Test
Lifting the Myth Off Hernias
Cancer's Fine Line
Sleep: What's Going on Behind That Shut-Eye?
In Search of the Elusive Aphrodisiac: Sex, Food and Myth
Facts and Myths About Anemia
Can You Really Throw Your Back Out?
Anatomy 101: Know Your Body Parts
The Myth and Mystery of Hiccups
10 Flu Myths
Taking Baby Out and About
Stomach Growling and Other Bodily Noises: Embarrassing, But a Sign of Health
Choosing Your Six-Pack: Abdominal Muscles and Pot Bellies
'Whole-Body' MRI — A Good Stocking Stuffer This Holiday?
10 Osteoporosis Myths
Real-Time Medical Care
Is Kissing Dangerous?
Old Age: It's Tough, But It Won't Kill You
His and Her Vitamins -- Smart Medicine or Marketing Ploy?
Are Beer and Wine Less Strong Than Liquor?
Cramps: What They Are, What To Do
Worried Gray?
Baby Boomers and Hearing Loss
Why Timing Is Important in Medicine
Myths About Snoring
Advice You Can Safely Ignore About Getting Pregnant
The Lie of Lie Detectors
Exercise and Your Menstrual Cycle: Does Time of the Month Matter?
The Quick and Dirty on Tetanus
Do Big Voices Need Big Bodies?
Power Lines and Your Health
The Truth About Premarital Blood Testing
Growing Pains
Computer Use and Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
From Ulcers To Deodorant -- Dispelling Teen Myths
No Match for Tick Removal
Does a Sneeze Mean Disease?
Licking Your Wounds
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Names and Claims
CPR: Less Effective Than You Might Think
Breaking Down Bone Myths
Can You Become Immune to Medications?
Yikes, Lice!
Poinsettia, Mistletoe and Other Holiday 'Dangers'
Menstrual Synchrony
How Inhaling Helium Affects Your Voice
Coffee -- Grounds for Concern?
Mixing Antibiotics and Alcohol
Gender Matters in Health
The Little Things We Do
The Organic Advantage
'Expired' Medicines -- Are They Safe?
How Helpful Are Birthing Classes?
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