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Medical Myths That Can Kill You: And the 101 Truths That Will Save, Extend, and Improve Your Life
Synopses & Reviews
Do you know whats really good for you?
In this age of countless miracle cures, its vital to separate the myths that endanger your health from the medical facts you need.
Unfiltered coffee can clog your arteries.
Donating blood may lower your risk of heart disease.
You dont really need eight glasses of water a day.
Coughing wont help if youre having a heart attack. (But aspirin will!)
Weve become a nation of cyberchondriacs, diagnosing ourselves with false information and half-truths found on sketchy websites. In Medical Myths That Can Kill You, Dr. Nancy Snyderman, chief medical editor for NBC News, provides clear, practical, scientifically proven advice that can lead you to a healthier, happier life.
Discover the simple, everyday things that affect well-being, and get the information you need to revitalize your body, maintain your longevity, manage your care, and possibly even save a life-yours.
From the Hardcover edition.
The chief medical editor for "NBC News" provides clear, practical, scientifically proven advice that can lead to a healthier, happier life. Listeners discover the simple, everyday things that affect well-being and can possibly save their lives.
About the Author
Nancy L. Snyderman, M.D., F.A.C.S., is the chief medical editor for NBC News and reports for Nightly News with Brian Williams, Today, and MSNBC. She also has an academic appointment in the Department of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Pennsylvania. Prior to joining NBC News, Dr. Snyderman served as a medical correspondent for ABC News, then spearheaded a digital project at Johnson & Johnson. She has received numerous broadcasting awards and grants from the American Cancer Society and the Kellogg Foundation.
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