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Treatments & Cures

When it comes to treatments for health conditions, it can be tough to tell useful products and services from those that don’t work or aren’t safe. It’s unlikely that a supposed ‘cure-all’ can cure anything.

Three Ways to Avoid Covid-19 Vaccine Scams Infographic

While details for COVID-19 vaccinations are getting worked out, there’s no doubt scammers will be scheming. Here’s what you need to know to avoid a vaccine-related scam.

Four Ways to Avoid Being Cheated by a “Miracle” CBD Cure Infographic

Considering alternative medical treatments containing CBD? 

Understanding Your Prescription Rights for Glasses and Contact Lenses

The Eyeglass Rule and Contact Lens Rule, both enforced by the FTC, give you the right to get a copy of your prescription from your eye care prescriber — whether you ask for it or not — at no extra charge. That lets you shop around for the best deal.

Understanding Crowdfunding

Read this article to understand crowdfunding and get tips on thigs to consider before contributing a fundraising campaign through crowdfunding.

Direct-to-Consumer Genetic Tests

Learn the facts about direct-to-consumer marketing of genetic tests.

Getting the Right Help for Opioid Dependence or Withdrawal

Do you know someone seeking treatment for opioid dependence or withdrawal? If so, it’s important to know this: products that promise miracle cures or fast results can cost precious time and money, lead to relapse, and even be dangerous.

Buying a Hearing Aid

Explains the various types of hearing loss, and what to consider when shopping for a hearing aid.

The Basics of LASIK Eye Surgery

Thinking about LASIK surgery? Here are tips to help you decide whether LASIK is right for you.

Phony Cures for Erectile Dysfunction

Here’s how to spot a phony cure and get real help.

Generic Drugs and Low-Cost Prescriptions

Generic drugs work just as well as brand-name drugs, and they can save you money.

Miracle Health Claims

Cure-alls tend to cure nothing, but that doesn’t mean they’re safe.

Cancer Treatment Scams

If you’re thinking about using products that claim to fight cancer, talk to your doctor first.

Remedies for the Common Cold

There aren't any products that can prevent or cure a cold.