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Don't Swallow Your Gum!: Myths, Half-Truths, and Outright Lies about Your Body and Health / Edition 1
     

Don't Swallow Your Gum!: Myths, Half-Truths, and Outright Lies about Your Body and Health / Edition 1

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by Aaron E. Carroll, Rachel C. Vreeman
 

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ISBN-10: 031253387X

ISBN-13: 9780312533878

Pub. Date: 05/26/2009

Publisher: St. Martin's Press


People have more access to medical information than ever before, and yet we still believe "facts" about our bodies and health that are just plain wrong. DON'T SWALLOW YOUR GUM! takes on these myths and misconceptions, and exposes the truth behind some of those weird and worrisome things we think about our bodies. Entries dispel the following myths and

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People have more access to medical information than ever before, and yet we still believe "facts" about our bodies and health that are just plain wrong. DON'T SWALLOW YOUR GUM! takes on these myths and misconceptions, and exposes the truth behind some of those weird and worrisome things we think about our bodies. Entries dispel the following myths and more:

- You need to drink 8 glasses of water a day
- Chewing gum stays in your stomach for seven years
- You can catch poison ivy from someone who has it
- If you drop food on the floor and pick it up within five seconds, it's safe to eat
- Strangers have poisoned kids' Halloween candy

With the perfect blend of authoritative research and a breezy, accessible tone, DON'T SWALLOW YOUR GUM is full of enlightening, practical, and quirky facts that will debunk some of the most perennial misconceptions we believe about our health and well-being.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780312533878
Publisher:
St. Martin's Press
Publication date:
05/26/2009
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
240
Sales rank:
914,353
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.14(h) x 0.63(d)

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Don't Swallow Your Gum!: Myths, Half-Truths, and Outright Lies about Your Body and Health 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Dinia More than 1 year ago
This is an easy-to-read book which busts medical myths that I previously thought unshakeable. I was truly surprised at many of the "facts" that were proven to be otherwise. The book gives background in many cases and debunks each myth in an easy-to-understand manner with a mix of light humor. It makes this book as entertaining as it is informative.
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