Don't Cross Your Eyes...They'll Get Stuck That Way! (Paperback)
And 75 Other Health Myths Debunked
St. Martin's Griffin, 9780312681876, 304pp.
Publication Date: July 5, 2011
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. Rachel C. Vreeman is an assistant professor of Pediatrics in Children’s Health Services Research at the Indiana University School of Medicine and co-director of Pediatric Research for the Academic Model for the Prevention and Treatment of HIV/AIDS (AMPATH). Together with Dr. Aaron Carroll, their 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, CBS Evening News, and ABC News NOW. They are the author of Myths About Sex and Pregnancy, Don't Swallow Your Gum, and Don't Cross Your Eyes...They'll Get Stuck That Way!.