LSU Health New Orleans Newsroom
Myth: Alcohol Kills Brain Cells
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Did your Mama ever tell you that drinking would kill your brain cells? Despite what your Mom 'n 'em said, alcohol does not actually kill brain cells. Dr. Benjamin Springgate, Associate Professor in LSU Health New Orleans schools of Medicine and Public Health, explains what it can do. Watch
Myth: Starve a Cold
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With so many respiratory viruses circulating in the community, Dr. Benjamin Springgate, LSU Health New Orleans Internal Medicine and Public Health, takes on the old "Starve a Cold" adage. Watch
Myth: The flu shot can give you the flu
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Each year, we hear the same excuse for not getting a flu shot -- "the flu shot will give me the flu." That is absolutely not true. Watch
Myth: Spicy foods cause ulcers
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For years, hot foods were linked to ulcers. Dr. Benjamin Springgate, Associate Professor in LSU Health New Orleans schools of Medicine and Public Health sets the record straight. Watch