Medical Misconception: Over-the Counter Medications and Supplements

Each month, we set the facts straight on a health and wellness myth.

This month’s myth: All over-the-counter medications and supplements are safe.

It is a common assumption that over-the-counter medicines and supplements aren’t true medications and, since they can be purchased without a prescription, that they are safe. However, that is a dangerous and incorrect assumption.

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Medical Misconception: Food Preparation

Each month we set the facts straight regarding a popular health and wellness myth.

This month’s myth: Thawing food on the counter is safe.

There’s at least one generation of us who remember the primary meal preparer in our family grabbing a package of chicken or ground beef from the freezer and leaving it out on the counter to thaw for that night’s meal.

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Medical Misconception: Shaving

Each month we set the facts straight regarding a popular health and wellness myth.

This month’s myth: Shaving makes hair grow back faster and thicker.

Many of us have heard that shaving causes our hair to grow back more quickly, and the hair that returns is darker and thicker than before. But no matter how much anecdotal evidence we have, this ongoing belief is just a myth.

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Medical Misconceptions: Sun Protection

Each month we set the facts straight regarding a popular health and wellness myth.

This month’s misconception: Sun protection practices

Today is the first day of summer and, for many, it’s a season filled with outdoor activities. Whether you’re heading to the shore or staying close to home, sun protection is vital for outdoor summer fun. This month, we’re clarifying four sun protection myths:

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