Tag: health

We’ve heard reports that a variation on an old scam is making the rounds. It sounds like this:

<Ring, ring>

Unsuspecting person who answers the phone:  Hello?

Scammer who is calling:  Ma’am, I’m calling from the...

You read the news to get the facts. But what happens when that “newsy” site isn’t news at all?

A company that used fake news sites to push acai berry supplements and other weight loss products has agreed to settle FTC charges. The agency...

New products that make big claims about health benefits seem to pop up all the time — like ads for dietary supplements that claim they can help you lose weight, get allergies under control, or prevent the common cold. But how do you know if those...

Bulk up while partying down.  At least, that’s the message FTC staff was concerned consumers might take from ads for Devotion Vodka.  According to the staff, the beverage was advertised to contain a significant amount of protein and to help build...

Planning to do some painting? If finding paint low in VOCs — volatile organic compounds — is important to you, remember: you need to look for low-VOC or VOC-free base paint and colorant. When stores make different colors, the tints they add may...

Medical discount plans aren't health insurance, and they're not a substitute for it. Some medical discount plans provide legitimate discounts, but some are just flat-out scams.

 

Find reliable sources of information on health topics important to you, whether you’re an older consumer or a family member, caregiver, or friend. You can:

learn how to spot misleading and deceptive claims; find out who you can contact if you...

LASIK is corrective surgery to a very delicate part of the eye. Millions of people have had LASIK surgery to correct their vision, many with great success. But everyone is not a good candidate for the surgery.

LASIK BasicsUnderstanding Your...

Erectile dysfunction (ED) is a medical condition. Treatments are available from health care professionals. But scammers also are out there pushing phony cures. If a product is advertised as effective for treating ED, and no prescription is...

When daily trips to the gym aren’t possible or gym memberships seem a little too expensive, home exercise equipment might seem like a good alternative. But before you spring for new equipment, make sure you’re not buying the fitness fiction of...

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