5 Popular Health Myths: Fiction Vs. Fact

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(BlackDoctor.org) — Warm milk will help you sleep, right? Don’t sit so close to that TV screen if you want to save your eyes, right? Not necessarily.

In their new book, Don’t Cross Your Eyes…They’ll Get Stuck That Way, Aaron Carroll, MD, and Rachel Vreeman, MD, both from the Indiana University School of Medicine, use science to dispel health myths that have been passed down through generations.

Here are the surprising tales and truths about popular health habits:

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