Don't Swallow Your Gum! Myths, Half-Truths, and Outright Lies about Your Body and Health

ISBN-10: 031253387X
ISBN-13: 9780312533878
Edition: 2009
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List price: $15.99
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Publication date: 5/26/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 240
Size: 5.00" wide x 7.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.374

The truth behind all those weird and worrisome things you think about your body---EXPOSED!Face it---you have more access to medical information than ever before, and yet you still believe "facts" about your body and health that are just plain wrong.Don't Swallow Your Gum!takes on these myths and misconceptions and exposes them for what they are. Inside these pages, the following myths (and many more!) are dispelled:You need to drink eight glasses of water a day Chewing gum stays in your stomach for seven years A dog's mouth is cleaner than a human's Dr. Carroll and Dr. Vreeman blend authoritative research with a breezy sense of humor, providing the ultimate myth-busting collection of more than eighty enlightening, practical, and quirky facts about your health and well-being.

Aaron E. Carroll, MD, MS, is an associate professor of Pediatrics in the Children's Health Services Research Program at the Indiana University School of Medicine, and the Director of the Center for Health Policy and Professionalism Research. Dr. Carroll's current research interest include the use of information technology in pediatric health care, decision analysis and cost-effectiveness analysis, and health policy and professionalism. Aaron Carroll and Rachel Vreeman'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, CBS Evening News, and ABC News NOW.

Dr. Rachel C. Vreeman is an assistant professor of Pediatrics in Children's Health Services Research at the Indiana University School of Medicine and co-director of Pediatric Research for the Academic Model for the Prevention and Treatment of HIV/AIDS (AMPATH). Together with Dr. Aaron Carroll, their 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, CBS Evening News, and ABC News NOW. They are the author of Myths About Sex and Pregnancy, Don't Swallow Your Gum, and Don't Cross Your Eyes...They'll Get Stuck That Way!.

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