Feature Articles: Diet, Health & Fitness
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- Beware Of Fraud When Buying Health Insurance [PDF]
Explains that medical discount plans are not health insurance, and warns about dishonest marketers who might make you think you’re buying affordable health insurance when it’s really a medical discount plan.Curious About Cancer Treatments? Talk To Your Doctor First [PDF]
Encourages consumers to talk to their doctor first, if they are interested in cancer treatments sold online. Gives resources for patients and families and tips for how to spot and report a scam.
- Health Spas: Exercise Your Rights [PDF]
Although most consumers who join health clubs are pleased with their choices, others are not. To avoid the problems of high-pressure sales tactics, misrepresentation of facilities and services, broken promises about cancellations and refunds, here are some suggestions from experts at the Federal Trade Commission.
- Serving Alcohol to Teens: It's Unsafe, Illegal, and Irresponsible [PDF]
A new national campaign to reduce underage drinking focuses on the social source that may provide teens with access to alcohol.
- Staying Safe By Reducing Sun Exposure [PDF]
Overexposure to the sun's invisible rays-ultraviolet A (UVA) and ultraviolet B (UVB)-can cause skin damage that ranges from sunburn and rashes to premature wrinkling and skin cancer. Knowing the answers to a few questions may help save your skin.
- Middle School: It’s Not Too Early To Talk To Kids About Underage Drinking [PDF]
Promotes the national Don't Serve Teens campaign. Advises parents to talk early, talk often and get others involved to protect kids from alcohol-related injury.