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Medical Myths, Lies, and Half-Truths: What We Think We Know May Be Hurting Us

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Overview

<p>Strengthen your skills at assessing the truth behind medical information and discover evidence-based guidelines for good health, led by a Yale University School professor.</p>

Topics Covered:
  • 1: Medical Knowledge versus Misinformation
  • 2: Myths about Water and Hydration
  • 3: Vitamin and Nutrition Myths
  • 4: Dieting-Separating Myths from Facts
  • 5: The Fallacy That Natural Is Always Better
  • 6: Probiotics and Our Bacterial Friends
  • 7: Sugar and Hyperactivity
  • 8: Antioxidants-Hype versus Reality
  • 9: The Common Cold
  • 10: Vaccination Benefits-How Well Vaccines Work
  • 11: Vaccination Risks-Real and Imagined
  • 12: Antibiotics, Germs, and Hygiene
  • 13: Vague Symptoms and Fuzzy Diagnoses
  • 14: Herbalism and Herbal Medicines
  • 15: Homeopathy-One Giant Myth
  • 16: Facts about Toxins and Myths about Detox
  • 17: Myths about Acupuncture's Past and Benefits
  • 18: Myths about Magnets, Microwaves, Cell Phones
  • 19: All about Hypnosis
  • 20: Myths about Coma and Consciousness
  • 21: What Placebos Can and Cannot Do
  • 22: Myths about Pregnancy
  • 23: Medical Myths from around the World
  • 24: Roundup-Decluttering Our Mental Closet

Taught by

Steven Novella, M.D.

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