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3.13 out of 53.13 out of 53.13 out of 53.13 out of 53.13 out of 5 3.13 (16 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Nancy L. Snyderman, M.D. Nancy L. Snyderman Narrator: Nancy L. Snyderman Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: May 2008 ISBN: 9780739375914
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Do you know what’s really good for you?

In this age of countless miracle cures, it’s vital to separate the myths that endanger your health from the medical facts you need.

FACT:
Unfiltered coffee can clog your arteries.

FACT:
Donating blood may lower your risk of heart disease.

FACT:
You don’t really need eight glasses of water a day.

FACT:
Coughing won’t help if you’re having a heart attack. (But aspirin will!)

We’ve become a nation of cyberchondriacs, diagnosing ourselves with false information and half-truths found on sketchy websites. In Medical Myths That Can Kill You, Dr. Nancy Snyderman, chief medical editor for NBC News, provides clear, practical, scientifically proven advice that can lead you to a healthier, happier life.

Discover the simple, everyday things that affect well-being, and get the information you need to revitalize your body, maintain your longevity, manage your care, and possibly even save a life—yours.

Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • Dr. Nancy Snyderman debunks popular medical myths that are dangerous to your health in this practical book. I recommend it for its sound advice about self-care and intelligent use of medical tests and treatments. Andrew Weil, M.D., author of Healthy Aging
  • Millions of people listen to what Dr. Nancy Snyderman has to say and for very good reason. In Medical Myths That Can Kill You she gives lifesaving advice that cuts through the current medical confusion to tell you what you really need to know today to live a long and healthy tomorrow. Dean Ornish, M.D., author of The Spectrum
  • "In her typical fun yet authoritative fashion, Dr Snyderman saves lives by busting the 7 greatest myths that pierce our health. Mehmet Oz, M.D., bestselling author of YOU: Staying Young and YOU: On A Diet
  • In Medical Myths, Dr. Nancy Snyderman takes you where you have never been--into her heart, her wealth of experience as a pediatrician, surgeon, and medical correspondent, and into her life. This book is unlike any other. Reading it will give you the same information, knowledge, and compassion as if you sat down with your best friend who happened to be a highly experienced, wise, and warm physician. Alice D. Domar, Ph.D., Executive Director Domar Center for Mind/Body Health; Author, Be Happy Without Being Perfect
  • Nancy Snyderman is a skillful surgeon who cuts through the medical myths and guides us to the truths that we can use! Everyone needs this book! Susan Love, M.D., President and Medical Director Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation
  • Truth #102: Medical information doesn't have to be indigestible. When Nancy L. Snyderman, M.D. is dispensing it, her straightforward approach to healthcare is just what the doctor ordered. Meredith Vieira, Co-host Today

Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Cary | 1/19/2014

    " Worthy of a quick skim. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Janet | 12/19/2013

    " Not so impressed by this book or her writing ability. Didn't tell me anything I didn't already know. Did appreciate the nice chart of medical tests and screenings with the frequency recommended. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jennifer | 12/11/2013

    " Very informative. A lot of neat information for anyone who has to visit the doctor regularly. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Susan | 12/7/2013

    " Good reading for your inner hypochondriac from the doctor who's often on The Today Show (although I have switched over to the Diane Sawyer Robin Cook thing on channel 7). As with all these books, one starts to self-diagnose...personally, I feel a coma coming on...oh wait, I'm just sleepy. G'night. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 L | 7/28/2013

    " Not too much that we didn't already know, but she has some interesting factoids that were new to me. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kristie Castellini | 7/20/2013

    " Not much new or surprising information "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Keith | 1/21/2013

    " a very quick read, just a lot of short side bars "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tammy | 4/24/2012

    " ouch! get immunized. Pay attention to your body. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 lynn | 11/3/2011

    " i really enjoy her style of writing. Easy to understand.. lots of interesting tid bits of knowledge she shares. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sarah | 5/11/2011

    " This book was great! She expanded on the knowledge I already had about a lot of medical issues and gave me some new information that I wasn't aware of at the same time. I recommend this book to anyone interested in learning more about how to keep their health in check. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nicole | 4/5/2011

    " Very interesting--stuff I didn't know, or hadn't really thought about before. My very favorite part was the ending. I plan to implement her "this is today's gift" idea in my own life, and with my kids. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Kaye | 3/4/2011

    " I heard the writer on NPR, and she sounded really interesting, but when I got the book, the sections seemed like sidebar articles that you might read in a pop magazine (like Shape, or Women's Day). It wasn't really riveting, or surprising. I felt like I'd seen all this information before. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Susan Haines | 11/26/2010

    " Was great to listen to in the car on a trip. Sensible, research-based ideas conveyed well. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Gerald | 10/27/2010

    " Very informative book that reinforces common sense and sets the record straight on on those myths the author references in the title. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Becca | 7/12/2010

    " I found this book very informative. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Leslie | 9/7/2009

    " Most of the book was things I had learned over the years or read in articles, etc. However, I think she did a good job on explaining mental illness to those who do not suffer from Depression, Anxiety, etc. "

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About the Author
NANCY L. SNYDERMAN, M.D., F.A.C.S., is on staff in the Department of Otolaryngology at the University of Pennsylvania and has received numerous research grants from the American Cancer Society and the Kellogg Foundation. Already known to millions of viewers worldwide as the chief medical editor for NBC News, she appears regularly on Today, Nightly News with Brian Williams, Dateline, and elsewhere.