Medical Myths That Can Kill You

  • by Nancy L. Snyderman
  • Narrated by Nancy L. Snyderman
  • 4 hrs and 38 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Do you know what's really good for you?In this age of countless miracle cures, it's vital to separate the myths that endanger your health from the medical facts you need.FACT: Unfiltered coffee can clog your arteries.
FACT: Donating blood may lower your risk of heart disease.
FACT: You don't really need eight glasses of water a day.
FACT: Coughing won't help if you're having a heart attack. (But aspirin will!)We've become a nation of cyberchondriacs, diagnosing ourselves with false information and half-truths found on sketchy websites. In Medical Myths That Can Kill You, Dr. Nancy Snyderman, chief medical editor for NBC News, provides clear, practical, scientifically proven advice that can lead you to a healthier, happier life.Discover the simple, everyday things that affect well-being, and get the information you need to revitalize your body, maintain your longevity, manage your care, and possibly even save a life - yours.


What the Critics Say

"Dr. Nancy Snyderman debunks popular medical myths that are dangerous to your health in this practical book. I recommend it for its sound advice about self-care and intelligent use of medical tests and treatments." (Andrew Weil)
"In her typical fun yet authoritative fashion, Dr Snyderman saves lives by busting the 7 greatest myths that pierce our health." (Mehmet Oz)
"Truth #102: Medical information doesn't have to be indigestible. When Nancy L. Snyderman, M.D. is dispensing it, her straightforward approach to healthcare is just what the doctor ordered." (Meredith Vieira)


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Customer Reviews

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Great Info!

Thought the audio book was great....lot of great info and love the fact that she mentions integrative medicine, etc. Was disappointed she didnt mention anything about "unfiltered coffee can clog your arteries" which is mentioned in the ad.
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- keith

Book Details

  • Release Date: 08-29-2008
  • Publisher: Random House Audio