Medical Myths That Can Kill You: And the 101 Truths That Will Save, Extend, and Improve Your Life

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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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About the Author:

NANCY L. SNYDERMAN, M.D., F.A.C.S., is on staff in the Department of Otolaryngology at the University of Pennsylvania and has received numerous research grants from the American Cancer Society and the Kellogg Foundation. Already known to millions of viewers worldwide as the chief medical editor for NBC News, she appears regularly on Today, Nightly News with Brian Williams, Dateline, and elsewhere.

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MEDICAL MYTHS THAT CAN KILL YOU is more of a lecture than an audiobook. That's not necessarily a bad thing, but by reading it herself, Snyderman loses the extra zing that a more experienced audiobook performer could have given it. Once again, it's a case of "reading" versus "performing." Snyderman, chief medical editor for NBC News, sounds stiff reading her own work. Because the huge amount of good information contained--for example, it's good to feed a cold but bad to starve a fever--is valuable and too much to remember, it might be better to buy the book in print and keep it on hand for reference. M.S. AudioFile 2009, Portland, Maine

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