Don't Cross Your Eyes...They'll Get Stuck That Way!

And 75 Other Health Myths Debunked

By Aaron Carroll, MD; Rachel Vreeman, MD
(St. Martin's Griffin, Paperback, 9780312681876, 304pp.)

Publication Date: July 5, 2011

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The ultimate myth-busting collection of quirky and curious facts about your body and health

In 2009, Drs. Aaron E. Carroll and Rachel C. Vreeman explored a wide range of myths and misconceptions about our bodies and health in the media sensation, Don’t Swallow Your Gum!, featured on The Dr. Oz Show, CNN, and in The New York Times, USA Today, and more.

Now, they’re delving into a whole new collection of myths based on the latest scientific research, including:

•           Eggs give you high cholesterol.

•           You should stretch before you exercise.

•           Kids in day care catch more colds.

•           Sit-ups or crunches will flatten your stomach.

•           A glass of warm milk will put you to sleep.

With a perfect balance of authoritative research and breezy humor, Don’t Cross Your Eyes . . . They’ll Get Stuck That Way! exposes the truth behind all of the things you thought you knew about your health, your well-being, and how the body works.




About the Author

DR. AARON E. CARROLL is an associate professor of pediatrics in the Children’s Health Services Research Group at the Indiana University School of Medicine and director of the Center for Health Policy and Professionalism Research at the Indiana University School of Medicine.

DR. RACHEL C. VREEMAN is an assistant professor of pediatrics in the Children’s Health Services Research Group at the Indiana University School of Medicine and co-director of Pediatric Research for the Academic Model Providing Access to Healthcare (AMPATH).

Aaron and Rachel’s research has been featured in The New York Times, USA Today, The Los Angeles Times, Scientific American, Newsweek, and many other national publications. They have appeared on Good Morning America, The Colbert Report, CBS Evening News, and The Dr. Oz Show.




Praise For Don't Cross Your Eyes...They'll Get Stuck That Way!

Praise for Don’t Swallow Your Gum!:

“Breezy and entertaining, yet relevant and scientific…the authors demonstrate clear research and documentation.” —LIBRARY JOURNAL

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