Medical Myths That Can Kill You (Abridged): And the 101 Truths That Will Save, Extend, and Improve Your Life Audiobook, by Nancy L. Snyderman Play Audiobook Sample

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Author: Nancy L. Snyderman Narrator: Nancy L. Snyderman Publisher: Random House Audio Audio Length: Release Date: May 2008 Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download 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.

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  • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " Worthy of a quick skim. "

    - Cary, 1/19/2014
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    " 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. "

    - Janet, 12/19/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

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

    - Jennifer, 12/11/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " 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. "

    - Susan, 12/7/2013
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

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

    - L, 7/28/2013
  • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " Not much new or surprising information "

    - Kristie, 7/20/2013
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    " a very quick read, just a lot of short side bars "

    - Keith, 1/21/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

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

    - Tammy, 4/24/2012
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    " i really enjoy her style of writing. Easy to understand.. lots of interesting tid bits of knowledge she shares. "

    - lynn, 11/3/2011
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " 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. "

    - Sarah, 5/11/2011
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " 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. "

    - Nicole, 4/5/2011
  • Overall Performance: 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5

    " 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. "

    - Kaye, 3/4/2011
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

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

    - Susan, 11/26/2010
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

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

    - Gerald, 10/27/2010
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    " I found this book very informative. "

    - Becca, 7/12/2010
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    " 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. "

    - Leslie, 9/7/2009

About the Author

Nancy L. Snyderman, MD, FACS, is the chief medical editor for NBC News and reports for Nightly News with Brian Williams, Today, and MSNBC. She also has an academic appointment in the Department of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Pennsylvania. Prior to joining NBC News, Dr. Snyderman served as a medical correspondent for ABC News, then spearheaded a digital project at Johnson & Johnson. She has received numerous broadcasting awards and grants from the American Cancer Society and the Kellogg Foundation. She lives on the East Coast with her family.