You can get the flu – or worse -- from a vaccine. Only old folks get strokes and heart attacks. Calories in, calories out. X-rays cause cancer. Sleep eight hours a night and drink eight glasses of water a day. Skip the sunscreen on a cloudy day. Take a multivitamin every day – just to be on the safe side. An apple a day keeps the doctor away.
You’ve heard these before – maybe even one or two from your own doctor. They’re myths and sayings that just won’t go away, and knowing the truth about them makes a big difference about how you approach preventive care.
What are the most popular health myths, and how do they spread? Does social media spread scams, or help dispel them? How can doctors help patients practice the best steps for prevention – and still keep up on current research themselves? Join our next live online event as we out the most popular and damaging tall tales and find out the truth once and for all.