Top Doctors: Medical Myths

Does an apple a day really keep the doctor away? We talked to Family Practice Physician Kristopher Kaufmann D.O. of Citizens Memorial Hospital in Bolivar, who is a top doctor with a specialty in family practice, to learn the truth behind some common medical myths. See this feature’s sidebars for the myths.

DISCLAIMER: The information in this article was fact checked and accurate at press time, but 417 Magazine cannot guarantee its accuracy indefinitely.

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MYTH: An apple a day keeps the doctor away.

There is definitely some truth to this, says Dr. Kaufmann. Good nutrition is key to staying healthy, and getting the daily recommended five to seven servings of fruits and veggies can help keep you well. But apples specifically? There’s nothing that makes them healthier than any other fruit.—S.W.

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