Tag: health

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...

If you're uninsured and looking for health care, be aware that offers for medical discount plans are probably scams.

Many companies take advantage of consumers by advertising these plans as health insurance when, in fact, they are not....

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...

If you’re looking to get in shape, a membership at a gym, fitness center, health spa, or sports club could be a good option. But joining a gym often means signing a contract, and not all contracts are the same. To avoid a problem down the road,...

Prescription drugs can be pricey, especially if you’re juggling several prescriptions. Buying generic drugs can be one way to save money. Generics have the same active ingredients as the brand-name drugs they’re based on. They cost 20 percent to...

Whether it’s a pill, patch, or cream, there’s no shortage of ads promising quick and easy weight loss without diet or exercise. But the claims just aren’t true, and some of these products could even hurt your health. The best way to lose weight...

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