Medical myths that can kill you

June 2, 2008 12:00:00 AM PDT
One of America's most trusted doctors, Dr. Nancy Snyderman, separates fact from fiction when it comes to medical myths. She is the author of the book, "Medical Myths That Can Kill You: And the 101 Truths That Will Save, Extend, and Improve Your Life."

Myths

  • Vaccinations are just for kids
  • Anti-perspirants cause breast cancer
  • Stress causes gray hairs
  • Cell phones cause cancer

Truths

  • Dessert can be dinner!
  • People with diabetes can eat sweets.
  • Ear wax can be a predictor for breast cancer
  • Medicine cabinets should be kept out of the bathroom

Dr. Nancy Snyderman Events:

June 3
1 PM
Book Passage, Corte Madera
51 Tamal Vista Blvd.
Corte Madera, CA 94925
(415) 927-0960
Talk and signing

June 14
10 AM
Allied Arts Guild, Menlo Park
75 Arbor Rd.
Menlo Park, CA 94025
(650) 322-2405
Talk and signing to benefit Lucile Packard Children's Hospital

June 14
4 PM
Stanford Faculty Club
439 Lagunita Drive, Stanford, CA 94309.
Admittance: $125 (includes autographed copy of the book. Portion of proceeds to benefit Lucile Packard Children's Hospital)
Talk, signing and cocktail reception

For more information, visit: www.bewell.com

Buy the book on Amazon: Medical Myths That Can Kill You: And the 101 Truths That Will Save, Extend, and Improve Your Life

About Dr. Nancy Snyderman, M.D.

Dr. Nancy Snyderman joined NBC News as the Chief Medical Editor in September 2006. Her reports appear on "Today," "NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams," MSNBC and MSNBC.com.

Snyderman has reported on wide-ranging medical topics affecting both men and women and has traveled the world extensively, reporting from many of the world's most troubled areas. She is on staff in the Department of the Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Pennsylvania.

Prior to joining NBC News, Snyderman served as Vice President, Consumer Education for the health care corporation, Johnson & Johnson. There she led the independent educational initiative, Understanding Health, focusing on educating and informing the public about health and medicine. Before that, Snyderman served as the medical correspondent for ABC News for 17 years and was a contributor to "20/20," "Primetime," and "Good Morning America." Prior to leaving ABC she was a frequent substitute co-host on "Good Morning America." Committed to patient education, Dr. Snyderman co-founded Lluminari, Inc. a Wilmington-based company that provides expert content to Fortune 500 companies on health topics.

Snyderman attended medical school at the University of Nebraska and continued with residencies in Pediatrics and Ear, Nose, and Throat Surgery at the University of Pittsburgh. She joined the surgical staff at the University of Arkansas in 1983 and began her broadcasting career shortly after at KATV the ABC affiliates in Little Rock, Arkansas.

Snyderman's medical work has been widely published in peer review journals and she is the recipient of numerous research grants from the American Cancer Society, the Kellogg Foundation, and the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. She has received numerous awards for her broadcasting. She is the author of three books: "Dr Nancy Snyderman's Guide to Good Health for Women Over Forty," "Necessary Journeys," and "Girl in the Mirror: Mothers and Daughters in the Years of Adolescence." Her newest book, Medical Myths That Can Kill You: And The 101 Truths That Will Save, Extend, And Improve Your Life hit bookstores in late May.

Snyderman lives in Princeton, New Jersey, with her husband, Doug, and is the mother of three children, Kate, Rachel and Charlie.


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