Ask Dr. Rupie- Medical Mythbusting

Ask Dr. Rupie

Honolulu (KHON2) – Is there any truth to the 5-second rule or how about the saying that it takes 7 years to digest swallowed gum? We asked Dr. Rupie.

Topics she included in her Medical Mythbusting:

– Going out with wet hair will cause a cold or cold weather causes a cold
– We only use 10% of our brains
– It takes 7 years to digest swallowed gum
– Cracking knuckles will cause arthritis
– Starve a cold, Feed a fever
-5 second rule
Sitting close to the tv can ruin your eyesight


Social Media: @dr.rupie

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