Truth or Tale: Old Wives’ Tales Put to the Test!

Mom is always full of tips to keep you safe, happy and healthy – and many of her recommendations have been passed down for generations. But some of these health adages are nothing more than urban legends. Dr. Oz put the most common old wives’ tales under the microscope to find out if they’re fact or fiction. From stress causing graying hair to not swimming after you eat to the link between spicy foods and ulcers and more – learn the truth about the advice you’ve grown up with!


Feed a Cold...

Feed a Cold...
...and starve a fever? Forget this old adage; there’s no truth to it. Whether you have a cold or a fever, you should continue to eat normally and push your fluid intake. It’s crucial to stay hydrated, and fluids help your whole body flush out infection. For an extra boost to your immune system, serve up some chicken soup – there’s truth behind this dish’s healing power. Studies have found that it can help to decrease the length of the common cold. As a bonus, inhaling the soup vapor can help clear your sinuses.

Could you imagine making 4.6 billion calls in a month?

That's how many robocalls Americans received in February this year. And when your phone is ringing endlessly with scammers asking about your car's warranty, a free cruise, or even a scary warning about your insurance coverage, it can definitely seem like all the calls are going to you. So what do you do when you get one of these fake calls and how do you protect your personal information and money from cons? Here are the important steps to take.

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