Keck Medicine of USC Blog | Breaking Myths and Misconceptions

4 Weight-Loss Surgery Myths, Debunked by a Bariatric Surgeon

Get the facts on bariatric surgery from our experts. Bariatric surgery can be a lifesaving solution for people wh...
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What Is a Plant-Based Diet? Facts and Myths You Should Know

Brittany Gurney, RD, a registered dietitian who specializes in clinical nutrition at Keck Medicine of USC, explai...
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Why Do I Have So Much Earwax?

A buildup of earwax can not only be embarrassing but also can cause more health problems. Here’s how to deal wi...
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4 Weight-Loss Surgery Myths, Debunked by a Bariatric Surgeon

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What Is a Plant-Based Diet? Facts and Myths You Should Know

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Why Do I Have So Much Earwax?

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Why Is Colorectal Cancer on the Rise for Younger People?

Doctors are working to uncover why colon cancer numbers are increasing in people under 50. Here’s what you need...
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10 Blood Pressure Myths and Facts You Need to Know

Does drinking alcohol raise blood pressure? What are the signs of high blood pressure? Find out the answers — a...
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What Is a Normal Body Temperature?

It’s 98.6 degrees Fahrenheit, right? Not necessarily, and here’s why that matters. If you’ve ever taken you...
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6 Things to Know About Lung Cancer

Whether you’re a current or former smoker — or if you’ve never smoked at all — here are essential lung ca...
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5 Helpful Mammogram Facts Everyone Should Know

Misinformation surrounding mammograms can lead to anxiety. Get the facts about this important part of preventive ...
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6 Myths About Urinary Incontinence in Women

There are several misconceptions about urinary incontinence in women, including that it’s a condition without e...
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How Long Does the Flu Last and Other Flu FAQs

Find out the truth about some common myths and misconceptions about influenza. If you feel like you’re coming d...
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7 Things to Know About Prostate Cancer

From warning signs of prostate cancer to how your diet influences your risk, find out some fast facts about this ...
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