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Medical Mythbuster: Will Swimming in the Ocean During Your Period Attract Sharks?

Aug 5, 2019 / No Comments

While it’s true that a shark’s sense of smell is powerful and that menstrual fluid contains blood, there’s no scientific evidence that women swimming in the ocean while having …

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Medical Mythbuster: Should You Wait to Go Swimming After Eating?

Jul 26, 2019 / No Comments

There’s a good chance that when you were growing up you were told to wait at least 30-60 minutes after eating as a safety precaution before hopping back into …

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Medical Mythbuster: Do You Need to Drink 8 Glasses of Water Per Day?

Jun 2, 2019 / 1 Comment

Well, despite what you may have read or heard, the answer is probably no. It’s not that hydration isn’t important, it is. It’s just that your body does a …

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Medical Mythbuster: Can Common Plants Be Dangerous to Kids and Pets?

May 2, 2019 / 2 Comments

While plants and flowers can be a joy to look at, they can also be much more hazardous than people think – especially to pets and children. So whether …

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Medical Mythbuster: Can You Get Sunburned Through a Car Window?

Apr 3, 2019 / No Comments

Most people don’t apply sunscreen before they get into their car each day. However, if you do a lot of driving maybe you should. While it’s true that you …

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Medical Mythbuster: Does Shaving Make Your Hair Grow Back Thicker and Darker?

Mar 21, 2019 / 3 Comments

This is a myth that has been around a long time…perhaps as long as people have been shaving. However, the answer is no; shaving doesn’t change the thickness, rate …

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Medical Mythbuster: I Keep Losing My Car Keys, is it a Sign of Alzheimer’s Disease?

Feb 22, 2019 / No Comments

By David B. Sommer, MD MPH Reliant Medical Group Neurology To forget is human. Our brains are not perfect machines, and we all forget important things sometimes. Most of …

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Medical Mythbuster: Can Grape Juice Help Prevent Me From Getting a Stomach Bug?

Jan 15, 2019 / No Comments

The idea that drinking some grape juice could help you ward off an annoying stomach virus would be great if it were true. However, there doesn’t seem to be …

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Medical Mythbuster: Is Sparkling Water as Hydrating as Regular Water?

Dec 1, 2018 / 2 Comments

Yes indeed, sparkling water is just as hydrating as regular water. In fact, the CDC actually recommends sparkling water as an excellent alternative to sugary drinks and a good …

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Medical Mythbuster: Can Wearing Flip-Flops Protect Against Athlete’s Foot?

Sep 24, 2018 / No Comments

By Russell Cournoyer, DPM Reliant Medical Group Podiatry We all know that public showers, locker rooms and swimming pools can be breeding grounds for athlete’s foot. That’s because the …

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Medical Mythbuster: Can Drinking Cranberry Juice Stop Urinary Tract Infections?

Aug 21, 2018 / No Comments

Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are one of the most common reasons why women have to visit a doctor. Many people believe that drinking cranberry juice or taking cranberry supplements …

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Medical Mythbuster: Can a Used Bar of Soap Transmit Infection?

Jul 18, 2018 / 1 Comment

If you’ve used a public shower, you’ve probably wondered about that bar of soap that’s conveniently sitting in the soap stand. Is it really safe to use? Fortunately, scientists …

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Medical Mythbuster: Are Sunscreens with Higher SPFs Really More Effective?

Jun 10, 2018 / 2 Comments

It’s true that sunscreens that have a higher SPF (Sun Protection Factor) are more protective of your skin. But there are some important points about sunscreens that you should …

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Medical Mythbuster: Do Sit-Ups Make Your Stomach Flat?

May 3, 2018 / No Comments

Who hasn’t come home and done some sit-ups after an indulgent meal? Unfortunately, doing dozens of sit-up every night isn’t going to give you a flat stomach. The only …

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Medical Mythbuster: Are Indoor Plants Good For Your Health?

Apr 4, 2018 / 2 Comments

There’s no doubt that houseplants can help purify the air around you, but evidence of concrete health benefits is hard to measure. Plants naturally remove toxic compounds from the …

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Medical Mythbuster: Does Toothpaste Help Get Rid of Pimples?

Mar 21, 2018 / No Comments

People find pimples so annoying that they will reach for almost any solution to deal with them – including toothpaste. Although typical white toothpaste does contain some ingredients that …

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Medical Mythbuster: Is Drinking Milk With a Cold Okay?

Feb 13, 2018 / No Comments

The belief that milk might increase the production of mucus has been around for centuries. However, this seems to be more myth than fact. Experts believe that although drinking milk may make …

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Medical Mythbuster: Does Alcohol Make You Warm if You Are Freezing?

Jan 5, 2018 / No Comments

Perhaps this myth started with the image of a Saint Bernard carrying a flask of brandy around his neck when rescuing people buried by snow in the French Alps. …

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Medical Mythbuster: Does an Apple a Day Really Keep the Doctor Away?

Oct 15, 2017 / No Comments

By Barbara Casaceli, RD, LDN Nutrition Education Specialist By itself, probably not but when added to other healthy habits i.e., eating well, staying active, and following your doctor’s orders, …

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Medical Mythbuster: Can You Cure a Hangover?

Sep 10, 2017 / 2 Comments

By Karen Flemming, NP Internal Medicine For centuries people have tried to alleviate the headache, dry mouth, and other unpleasant symptoms of a hangover. Unfortunately, no one has discovered …

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Medical Mythbuster: Can You Really Catch a Disease From a Toilet Seat?

Aug 22, 2017 / 5 Comments

Not surprisingly, many of us can feel uneasy using a public restroom. Even if it looks clean, we wonder about all the germs that could be lurking there. Fortunately, …

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Medical Mythbuster: Does Air Conditioning Cause Sinus Problems?

Jul 9, 2017 / No Comments

Yes, air conditioning can affect people’s sinuses for a couple reasons. The first being that cold, dry rooms trigger runny noses the same way going outside in the winter …

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Medical Mythbuster: Is Yawning Really Contagious?

Jun 10, 2017 / 1 Comment

Yes, yawning really is contagious – both among people and animals. Even viewing a photo of someone yawning can make people more likely to yawn. However, scientists are still …

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Medical Mythbuster: Does Eating Chocolate Cause Acne?

May 2, 2017 / No Comments

Chocolate lovers can rejoice. Contrary to popular belief, there is no known connection between food and acne. Scientists have found that acne is caused by a person’s genetics, oil …

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Medical Mythbuster: Is Eating Chicken Soup Good for a Cold?

Apr 1, 2017 / No Comments

Grandmothers throughout America will be glad to know that chicken soup really can help you deal with a cold. In fact, medical researchers have put more than a few …

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