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Don't Cross Your Eyes...They'll Get Stuck That Way!

And 75 Other Health Myths Debunked

St. Martin's Griffin

The ultimate myth-busting collection of quirky and curious facts about your body and health

In 2009, Drs. Aaron E. Carroll and Rachel C. Vreeman explored a wide range of myths and misconceptions about our bodies and health in the media sensation, Don’t Swallow Your Gum!, featured on The Dr. Oz Show, CNN, and in The New York Times, USA Today, and more.

Now, they’re delving into a whole new collection of myths based on the latest scientific research, including:

•           Eggs give you high cholesterol.

•           You should stretch before you exercise.

•           Kids in day care catch more colds.

•           Sit-ups or crunches will flatten your stomach.

•           A glass of warm milk will put you to sleep.

With a perfect balance of authoritative research and breezy humor, Don’t Cross Your Eyes . . . They’ll Get Stuck That Way! exposes the truth behind all of the things you thought you knew about your health, your well-being, and how the body works.

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Acupuncture

You know what’ll really get rid of that cold?… Acupuncture
 

No one likes having a cold. Whether you hate the cough and sore throat the most, or whether it is the sniffling and congestion that wears you out, you want that cold to be finished as soon as possible. Here in the United States, you may be more likely to try vitamin C or echinacea, but in other parts of the world, such as in Japan and China, acupuncture is a more common alternative therapy for cold relief.
In careful studies, acupuncture has been shown to work for a number of medical p

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Praise for Don't Cross Your Eyes...They'll Get Stuck That Way!

Praise for Don’t Swallow Your Gum!:

“Breezy and entertaining, yet relevant and scientific…the authors demonstrate clear research and documentation.” —LIBRARY JOURNAL

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  • DR. AARON E. CARROLL is an associate professor of pediatrics in the Children’s Health Services Research Group at the Indiana University School of Medicine and director of the Center for Health Policy and Professionalism Research at the Indiana University School of Medicine.

    DR. RACHEL C. VREEMAN is an assistant professor of pediatrics in the Children’s Health Services Research Group at the Indiana University School of Medicine and co-director of Pediatric Research for the Academic Model Providing Access to Healthcare (AMPATH).

    Aaron and Rachel’s research has been featured in The New York Times, USA Today, The Los Angeles Times, Scientific American, Newsweek, and many other national publications. They have appeared on Good Morning America, The Colbert Report, CBS Evening News, and The Dr. Oz Show.

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Don't Cross Your Eyes...They'll Get Stuck That Way!

And 75 Other Health Myths Debunked

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