As a member of a learning community, medical students identified a Medical Myth focusing on topics such as vaccination, diet, preventative medicine, or infectious disease. The learning communities searched the literature to find peer-reviewed articles that speak to the myth. They further evaluated the literature to select the strongest evidence against the myth. Using this information, they created a plain-language infographic that debunks the myth for a patient/healthcare consumer audience. This assignment’s goal was to develop an understanding of communicating with patients as part of a physician’s Professional Identity Formation.

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Submissions from 2022

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Debunking Medical Myths: Blue Light Blocking Lenses Prevent Eye Strain, Omar Abbas, Mariam Abdelmesih, Jhonny Lopez, Bhavana Garapati, Shreya Balusu, and Ahmad Khatib

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Debunking Medical Myths: Lunar Lunacy, Rooshan Arshad, Riya Shah, John Lloyd, Mackenzie Howard, Joseph Cavataio, and Emma Streveler

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Debunking Medical Myths: E-cigarettes are not Harmless!, Jacob Baraz, Shehroz Malik, Isaac Goldberg, Amelia Klamen, Rida Farook, and Camera Dockery

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Debunking Medical Myths: Do Blue Light Glasses Protect Your Eyes?, Haya Beydoun, Carolyn Baldwin, Yoshio Wagner, Ethan Ervin, Mahnoor Ayub, and Camila Arellano

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Debunking Medical Myths: Eating Late at Night Causes You to Gain Weight, Alexandra Breves, Brandon Holland, Sydney Colbert, Alexander Wind, Mina Juma, and Coltrane Groves

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Debunking Medical Myths: Does Cracking Your Knuckles Cause Arthritis?, Dawei Chen, Rumyah Rafique, Saiteja Mogasala, Cecilly Kelleher, Arjun Muralidharan, and Eleftherios Halkias

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Debunking Medical Myths: 3 MYTHS Surrounding Coconut Oil, Tabassum Chowdhury, Kia Sweeney, Andrew Rabah, Andrew Gregory, Nicholas Livingston, and Laura Aravena

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Debunking Medical Myths: Vitamin C, Alem Cizmic, Elise Turke, Justin Lee, Rabe Al-Silwadi, Hope Baldwin, and Katya Parker

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Debunking Medical Myths: Do Vaccines Cause Autism?, Jessica Declercq, Rebecca Bilich, Mohamad Bazzi, Sydney Jansen, Nicholas Righi, and Bhargav Ayloo

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Debunking Medical Myths: Getting the Facts about HIV, Andrew Demko, Justin Bennie, Christelle Wharram, Eli Tanenbaum, Jennifer Schmidt, and Amanda Paskavitz

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Debunking Medical Myths: Alcohol Addiction, Daniel Domin, Varsha Kumar, Sarah Bassett, Kristofer Hilliard, Karis Tutuska, and Allen Zhang

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Debunking Medical Myths: Microwave Radiation Cause Cancer?, Bethani Dunlap, Andrew Mizerowski, Andrew Kirmse, Shirley ElFishawy, Nicole Naidoo, and Jacob Sullivan

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Debunking Medical Myths: The Truth about Vaccines, Adam Elder, Zoe Jeffries, Vanessa Drust, Mina Sitto, Melissa Ly, and Veronica Marougail

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Debunking Medical Myths: Addiction Vs Choice, Chayton Fivecoat, Hannah O'Brien, Alexandra Hay, Sofia Howson, Catrina Stephan, and Nicholas Stevenson

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Debunking Medical Myths: Raw Milk Healthy or Medical Myth?, Sreenavya Gandikota, Nicholas Zura, Allison Boland, Alyssa Dsouza, Samuel Grand, and Hassan Ahmad

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Debunking Medical Myths: MSG Safety, Meyer Gershater, Gabriella Shab, Amanda Rodriguez, Ahmad Chouman, and Anthony Mrocko

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Debunking Medical Myths: Stretching Prevents Sports Injuries, Mikaela Grudzien, Sara Kazyak, Joel Drazin, Rachel Feldstein, Matthew Kim, and Anthony Grayson

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Debunking Medical Myths: Using Some Pharmaceutical Drugs After The Expiry Date, Samih Hamadeh, Alexandra Yorks, Janae Martin, Ariana Madson, Karthik Sridasyam, and Aryamaan Gaddam

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Debunking Medical Myths: Vitamin C Prevents the Common Cold, Jacfar Hassan, Vikash Mehan, Sadaf Hashemian, Keinnan Hares, Bria Elrod, and Julia Chase

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Debunking Medical Myths: Vaping Risks, Nada Jaradat, Rubab Imtiaz, Raisa Zahir, Ismail Aijazuddin, Amir Kalantar, and Tristan Papcun

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Debunking Medical Myths: EGGS & Your Heart Health, Sai Dheeraj Reddy Kagithala, Maighdlin Patterson, Anyan Cheng, Nicolas Ceniza, and Alex Duvall

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Debunking Medical Myths: Breakfast is the Most Important Meal of the Day, Arsh Kaiser, Erin Madden, Chelsea Yu, Collin Gustafson, Adlai Nelson, and Matthew Myhand

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Debunking Medical Myths: How Face Masks Affect The Ability To Breathe, Minisha Kanakarajan, David Greiver, Kathy Lu, Johan Harris, Noor Sulieman, and Alex Rodriguez

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Debunking Medical Myths: Is Starving Yourself an Effective Way to Lose Weight?, Anuj Kavi, Alexander Buendia, Adrienne-Denise Bilbao, Lana Zalt, Rachel Puentes, and Mark Gregory

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Debunking Medical Myths: Lung Damage Is Permanent. The Irreversible Damage of Smoking, Daniel Kim, Parker Marsh, Jacob Katzman, Liana De La Torre, Mariam Samir, and Pragathi Pathanjeli

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Debunking Medical Myths: Does Knuckle-Cracking Cause Osteoarthritis?, John Knapp, Shahrin Khan, James Mo, George Kidess, Nili Modi, and Rebecca Adams

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Debunking Medical Myths: Is MSG Unhealthy, Sadie Knill, Alejandro Ponce Sepulveda, Doo Hee Kim, Enoch Kim, Lauren Larson, and Shagane Kotcharian

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Debunking Medical Myths: Sunscreen Use is Only Required on Bright sunny Days, Andrew Kohrman, Koushik Tuppil, Jordan Reid, Annie Tonnu, Stefanie Hilton, and Andrea Prenkocevic

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Debunking Medical Myths: Can Blue Light Glasses Save Your Eyesight?, Sara Lehua Ma, Jad Baki, Lara Zraik, Tulsi Sadasivan, Wouter Ritsema, and Nicolas Baroni

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Debunking Medical Myths: Cracking Knuckles Leads to Arthritis., Erika Lopez, Jack Considine, Madeline Simone, Andranig Adjemian, Younes Motii, and Jordan Akins

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Debunking Medical Myths: Impacts Bone Development In Children & Adolescents, Abdullah Mahmood, Molly Wilson, Lucas Edgren, Laial Baltaji, Karthek Ramchander, and Lyndsay Archer

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Debunking Medical Myths: Does Cold Weather Make You Sick?, Jack Mcconnell, Hanna Simmons, Jordan Tall, Eleanor Lasch, and Sarah Chung

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Debunking Medical Myths: BMI Reliably Measures Body Fat, Michael Melhem, Lillian Baumann, Victoria Kelley, Michael Escobar, Nicholas Pryde, and Quynh Liu

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Debunking Medical Myths: Building Wellness Without Breaking Down Joints, Devin Mendez, Abhijay Kumar, Hannah Adams, Justin Padron, Bridget Croniger, and Abrielle Holleran

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Debunking Medical Myths: Flu Vaccine and Pregnancy, Chase Morrison, Saranya Madan, Erin Bybee, Mehrnoosh Ghafouri Abbasabadi, Madison Graifman, and Isaiah Hough

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Debunking Medical Myths: Knuckle Cracking Causes Arthritis, Ehsan Noori, Rana Elhamzawy, Neil Patel, Benjamin Sliwinski, Logan Nguyen, and Alexis Malecki

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Debunking Medical Myths: Black Patients and Pain Tolerance, Aarti Patel, Husain Al-Saffar, Sabrina Montemayor, Kathleen Young, Shobi Mathew, and Matthew Brennan

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Debunking Medical Myths: Tanning Beds, Samantha Pfiffner, Haniyeh Zamani, Catherine Bogolawski, Logan Thayer, Matthew Corsi, and Joshua Kirschner

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Debunking Medical Myths: Microwaving Food, Sanjana Rao, Megan Rasaiah, Min Yi Wu, Jonathan Lutchka, and Francis Lauzier

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Debunking Medical Myths: Vitamins and Supplements always make you Healthier, Bijan Sagman, Gokturk Tepe, Siena Snyder, Elena Carrillo, Itzick Nahmoud, and William Crouch

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Debunking Medical Myths: The Truth Behind Sunscreen, Daniel Settecerri, Unie Gu, Elsa Nylund, Ajith Dupati, and Leah Warren

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Debunking Medical Myths: Should I get Vaccinated after COVID-19 Infection?, Priya Sharma, Taichi Suzuki, Megan Seyerle, Jason Liu, Aliaa Bahzad, and Jonathan Richards

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Debunking Medical Myths: The Biotin Hype, Rajaa Shoukfeh, Kevin Kim, Michael Brennan, Ruth Amoakohene, Kavitha Mohanarajan, and Dhruva Kadiyala

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Debunking Medical Myths: Not As Healthy As You Think, Jodene Takahashi, Huda Warsame, Caleb Richard, Janice Gibbons, Hadi El Ammar, and Ahmad Kofahi

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Debunking Medical Myths: Low Fat or Low Carbs?, Simon Yacoub, Katherine Heeres, Liam Browning, Nikhil Patel, Giulia Santangelo, and Nabta Laz

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Debunking Medical Myths: Consuming Spicy Food Causes Peptic Ulcers, Matthew Zabat, Kayvon Sanjasaz, Zeynoire Anderson, Rana Khamis, Soham Desai, and Crisshy Auguste

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Debunking Medical Myths: The Facts About the Flu, Kaitlin Ziadeh, Bashir Kaspo, Kyla Kosidowski, Mohamed Al-Hassan, Ahmed Elashmawy, and Arielle Wenokur