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Medical Mythbuster: Can Your Eyes Get Sunburned?

Jul 10, 2021 / No Comments

By Dr. Joseph Silva, OD Department of Eye Services  This is false, your eyes can become sunburnt. The eyes are very sensitive and when exposed to ultraviolet (UV) rays …

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Medical Mythbuster: Kids Younger than Four Can’t Learn to Swim

Jun 8, 2021 / No Comments

This is not true. While it’s possible for children as young as infants to learn to swim, the American Association of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends waiting until age one before …

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Medical Mythbuster: Poison Ivy Is Contagious

May 20, 2021 / 1 Comment

This is false. Poison ivy (and other poison plant rashes) cannot be spread from person-to-person after the rash develops. Only contact with the oil urushiol, from the plant’s sap, …

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Medical Mythbuster: Can Wearing a Mask Cause Acne?

Jan 20, 2021 / No Comments

By Dr. Sarita Nori Division of Dermatology Unfortunately, this is true. Many people call it “maskne,” for mask-related acne. Dermatologists know that blocking of the skin surface can cause …

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Medical Mythbuster: Can the Flu Vaccine Give You the Flu?

Oct 10, 2020 / 3 Comments

This is false, despite the rumors that circulate every year around the flu season. Vaccines cannot cause flu illness because they contain an inactive virus or virus particles. Some …

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Medical Mythbuster: Can Your Shower Curtain Make You Sick?

Sep 2, 2020 / No Comments

By Michael Sheehy, MD Chief of Population Health and Analytics Reliant Medical Group  The answer is it’s possible, but you shouldn’t worry too much about it. The truth is …

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Medical Mythbuster: Are Masks 100% Effective in Preventing the Spread of COVID-19?

Jul 14, 2020 / No Comments

This is not true. The only way to avoid infection completely is to self-isolate entirely, which is not practical or mentally helpful. However, wearing a mask does decrease the …

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Medical Mythbuster: Is Yogurt a Healthy Snack?

Feb 27, 2020 / No Comments

When it’s time to reach for a snack, many people like to choose yogurt. But many yogurts contain much more sugar than you think (some over 30 grams). So …

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Medical Mythbuster: Can Going Outside With Wet Hair on a Cold Day Make You Sick?

Feb 2, 2020 / No Comments

Although your mother will likely tell you otherwise, this is a myth. Colds and flu are caused by viruses, not cold or inclement weather. In order to get an …

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Medical Mythbuster: Does Eating Bananas Help Prevent Muscle Cramps While Exercising?

Jan 18, 2020 / 2 Comments

It’s fine to have a banana or two before a big race, but if you are expecting that they will prevent painful muscle cramps you will probably be disappointed. …

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Medical Mythbuster: Is it Dangerous to Eat Tuna While Pregnant?

Oct 6, 2019 / No Comments

By Dr. Michele Sinopoli Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology Most experts agree that it’s safe to consume tuna if you are pregnant, but you do need to be careful …

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Medical Mythbuster: Do Older People Really Smell Different?

Sep 3, 2019 / No Comments

Ever notice that when you walk into an elderly person’s home that things just smell a little bit differently? Well, you’re not alone. In fact, many cultures have noticed …

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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 / 5 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: Do Sit-Ups Make Your Stomach Flat?

May 3, 2018 / 2 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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