Health News

Expected health-insurance changes unlikely to affect 2017

Nov. 10, 2016—Change will come to how some consumers buy health insurance—the recent presidential election all but guarantees it—but two experts tell Consumers Digest that any changes likely won’t take effect in 2017. In other words, consumers who are eligible to buy insurance through the Affordable Care Act (ACA) marketplace should act as though nothing has changed.

MyPillow to end health-related claims

Nov. 1, 2016—The makers of MyPillow bedding might be resting a little less easy after reaching a settlement with California over claims that the company violated false-advertising laws.

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Related Department Briefs

Skip the shot

The next time that you’re at the dentist, you might be able to bypass a Novocain injection.

Fitness trackers: Working out the confusion

For many, the start of a new year marks the start of a diet and exercise routine. Among the supplements, workout gear and gym memberships, one might turn to fitness trackers to help to lose weight.

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Health Recalls

Bee International Valentine chocolate lentils might contain undeclared milk

Feb. 22, 2017—Bee International recalled 1.7-ounce plastic-heart tubes that have chocolate lentils inside of them, because they might contain milk that isn’t listed on the label. People who have an allergy or sensitivity to milk might have a serious or a life-threatening reaction when they use the product.

Listeria possible in certain Sargento cheese products

Feb. 15, 2017—Sargento recalled 7 of its cheese products. The products might be contaminated with the bacterium Listeria monocytogenes, which can cause serious and sometimes-fatal infections in people who have a weakened immune system.

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