Medical Misconceptions

Who hasn’t heard that swallowed gum stays in the stomach for 7 years or cracking your knuckles can lead to arthritis? We’re here to set the record straight.

Each month, a health care professional will weigh in on a health and wellness myth and will explain the real cause behind the malady.

Medical Misconception: Swallowing Chewing Gum

Each month we set the facts straight regarding a popular health and wellness myth. This month’s misconception: It takes 7 ...
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Medical Misconception: Storing Medications

Each month we set the facts straight regarding a popular health and wellness myth. This month’s misconception: The bathroom medicine ...
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Medical Misconception: Stomach Ulcers

Each month we set the facts straight regarding a popular health and wellness myth. This month’s misconception: Stomach ulcers are ...
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Medical Misconception: Poisonous Poinsettias

Each month we set the facts straight regarding a popular health and wellness myth. This month’s misconception: Poinsettias are poisonous. Holiday ...
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Medical Misconception: Allergies in Winter

Each month we set the facts straight regarding a popular health and wellness myth. This month’s misconception: Allergies only exist in ...
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Medical Misconception: Midwifery

Each month we set the facts straight regarding a popular health and wellness myth. Using a certified nurse midwife for ...
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Medical Misconception: Handwashing

Each month we set the facts straight regarding a popular health and wellness myth. This month’s misconception: Warm or hot ...
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Medical Misconception: Poison Ivy

Each month we set the facts straight regarding a popular health and wellness myth. This month’s misconception: How poison ivy ...
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Medical Misconception: Sun & Tanning Myths

Each month, we set the facts straight regarding common health and wellness myths. This month’s misconception: Sun & Tanning Myths ...
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Medical Misconception: Waiting After Eating to Swim

Each month, we weigh in on a health and wellness myth and explain the real cause behind the malady. This ...
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