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Medical Myths That Can Kill You : And the 101 Truths That Will Save, Extend, and Improve Your Life
by Nancy L. Snyderman


Overview - MEDICAL NEWS THIS Doctor WANTS YOU TO KNOW
MYTH: Vaccinations are just for kids.
FACT: More than 500,000 adults get shingles each year. It is a painful rash that results from a childhood chicken pox infection and can be prevented by getting a shingles vaccine in adulthood.
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More About Medical Myths That Can Kill You by Nancy L. Snyderman
 
 
 
Overview
MEDICAL NEWS THIS Doctor WANTS YOU TO KNOW
MYTH: Vaccinations are just for kids.
FACT: More than 500,000 adults get shingles each year. It is a painful rash that results from a childhood chicken pox infection and can be prevented by getting a shingles vaccine in adulthood.
MYTH: Vitamin C prevents colds.
FACT: It can actually be harmful when taken in large doses over long periods of time.
MYTH: If I'm not overweight, I'm not at risk of heart attack.
FACT: Thin people die of heart attacks every day. The real culprits are smoking, cholesterol, and triglycerides.
Stop diagnosing yourself with false information and half-truths found on sketchy websites. In "Medical Myths That Can Kill You, Dr. Nancy L. Snyderman, chief medical editor for NBC News, provides clear, practical, scientifically proven advice that can lead you to a healthier, happier life.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780307406149
  • ISBN-10: 0307406148
  • Publisher: Three Rivers Press (CA)
  • Publish Date: February 2009
  • Page Count: 286


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