Stuff We Love – Women's Health Magazine

June 1, 2009 in DSYG, News

Why we love it: This book, by Aaron Carroll, M.D. and Rachel Vreeman, M.D., answers all those questions you’ve wondered about since you were a kid…

A great endorsement for Don’t Swallow Your Gum! from Women’s Health Magazine.

Why We Believe Medical Myths

May 30, 2009 in DSYG, News

John M. Grohol, Psyd. writes a fascinating discussion of Sarah Kliff’s piece on Don’t Swallow Your Gum! and medical myths in general.

Common Health And Sex Myths Busted!

May 29, 2009 in DSYG, News

A very well done slideshow of myths written by us and published by Glamour (making us official contributors to the magazine)!

Chewing Gum, Spiders And Jellyfish Stings – All With A Dose Of Skepticism

May 28, 2009 in DSYG, News

Thirst is not a signal that you’re already dehydrated. Dog mouths are not cleaner than human mouths. And spinach doesn’t get extra credit as a strength-enhancer. Ha….

Tami Dennis blogs about  Don’t Swallow Your Gum! in The Los Angeles Times.

When Myth Trumps Science

May 27, 2009 in DSYG, News

Whether it’s thinking that vitamin C can cure a cold, or that you must drink eight glasses of water a day, people cling to outdated medical lore long after it’s been shown to be wrong. Here’s why.

Sarah Kliff reports on Don’t Swallow Your Gum! in a Newsweek web exclusive.


Some Medical Myths Come Straight From The Doctor

May 26, 2009 in DSYG, News

Mom was right about lots of things: eating your vegetables, washing your hands and never running with scissors.  But some of her other medical advice — such as waiting an hour after eating before swimming — just doesn’t hold water, according to the authors of two new books about health myths.

Liz Szabo reports on Don’t Swallow Your Gum! in USA Today.

Don't Swallow Your Gum – Press Release

May 26, 2009 in DSYG, News

Myths, Half-truths, and Outright Lies About Your Body and Health

By Dr. Aaron Carroll and Dr. Rachel Vreeman

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! (Griffin; June 2009; ISBN 0-312-53387-X; Paperback; $13.95) by Dr. Aaron E. Carroll and Dr. Rachel C. Vreeman takes on these myths and misconceptions, and exposes the truth behind some of those weird and worrisome things we think about our bodies.

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Doctors' book debunks medical ‘truths'

May 25, 2009 in DSYG, News

We’ve all heard them, those axioms of possible – usually questionable – medical truths, passed down from generation to generation…


Jennifer Boen reports on Don’t Swallow Your Gum! in The News Sentinel.

Year-End Clearance: All Medical Myths Must Go!

December 31, 2008 in DSYG, News

Drs. Carroll and Vreeman featured in the Freakonomics New York Times blog.

Relax, Sugar Is Sweet

December 28, 2008 in DSYG, News

Drs. Carroll and Vreeman featured in the Sydney Morning Herald.

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