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5 Costly Fibs We Tell Doctors | Care2 Healthy Living

5 Costly Fibs We Tell Doctors | Care2 Healthy Living

By Annie Tucker Morgan, DivineCaroline It starts harmlessly enough: you’re sitting in a doctor’s examining room, reflecting on how well you’ve taken care of your body since your last visit a year ago. Sure, you might have hit the bars more and the gym less than you meant to, but you think you’ve been pretty good overall. Not so fast—on second thought, those habits also mean that you’ve put on a few pounds and bummed too many cigarettes off strangers when you’re two martinis deep, and even your skin is paying the price. As you enter this shame spiral, you hear a brisk knock on the door. Oh no, it’s the doctor! She’s going to take one look at you and see right through the shell of a person you’ve become to the multitude of sins you’ve committed. And here’s where the lies begin—you’re not hurting anyone by stretching the truth a bit, right? Wrong. You’re actually hurting your...

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