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New medical devices provide innovative treatments for diabetes, heart disease and obesity. Drugmakers introduced medications to treat a variety of ailments.
Forty states now allow for treatment that derives from the marijuana plant, but the federal government still considers it to be illegal.
Consumers don’t know whether their food contains genetically modified ingredients, but almost all scientists say GMOs are safe.
Manufacturers add connectivity options to their products.
New tests for diseases make it likely that a treatment will be right for you.
There's little to no benefit in treating moderate depression.
Experts disagree on what constitutes success.
The safety of long-term testosterone use is unclear.
This standard examination has come under fire.
Regulation of the industry has stagnated.
Accuracy and how information is used are concerns.
Many experts say e-cigs are less harmful than tobacco cigarettes are, but no independent research has studied the issue.
Food allergies should be taken seriously, even if few people are affected.
In the midst of more incentives, choose carefully.
More often than not, new genetic tests for sick children leave parents with few answers and hefty out-of-pocket expenses.
Will the Affordable Care Act work, or is it doomed to fail?
Consumers ought to be wary of the possible misdiagnoses that are associated with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.
Innovations in massage-chair technology are bound to hit the spot for consumers.
Don't rely on marketing claims that the facilities tout.
It’s difficult to know what you might face in a hospital.
Medicare beneficiaries might not have access to the latest technological advancements.
Drugmakers want more freedom to market the use of so-called off-label prescriptions.
Consumers aren’t any closer to understanding what exactly is in energy drinks.
Some medical mobile applications do what they claim to do, but others just siphon bucks from your pocket.
As technologies change in hearing-aids, consumers still must navigate a maze of confusion when it’s purchase time.
No independent research indicates whether artificial sweeteners are better for your health.
You can negotiate with health-care providers and debt collectors to reduce your debt or develop a payment plan for medical bills.
Innovations that are saving lives.
Although the Supreme Court upheld nearly all provisions of the landmark Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, the law’s goal to dramatically increase health-care access for uninsured individuals still might suffer.
Equipment said to minimize incidents is being criticized.
The jury is still out on effectiveness.
How Doctors Are Courted By Drugmakers
Performance-apparel companies claim that their garments will improve your performance, but no independent data back that up.
Dental services and alternatives: alluring but suspicious.
False promises of “miracle” arthritis cures persist.
No one regulates what goes into hair-care products.
The shortage of primary-care doctors is growing worse.
Evidence doesn't support claims that because premium infant formula includes supplements, it's an improved product.
The government and others question weight-loss drugs’ efficacy and their potential side effects.
As retail clinics expand services, many doctors cry foul.
It’s increasingly difficult to get financial help to cover the cost of mobility products.
The number of unnecessary surgeries is rising.
Storing information electronically is a double-edged sword.
Doctors’ new claims of safety are questionable.
Expensive treatments provide only temporary solutions.
Changes bring higher prices that might not be obvious.
The lack of regulation and transparency on ingredients means that you could be applying dangerous materials to your face.
Breakfast cereal has too much sugar and far fewer nutritional benefits than what cereal companies brazenly imply.
When you combine elusive manufacturer claims with no government regulation, it’s easy to see that you might get burned.
Over-the-counter treatments are not your best options.
It’s easy to go online to find free medical advice, but many sites use outdated information or use sources that contradict each other.
New guidelines from FDA and FTC for dietary supplements will do little to remove the uncertainty about ingredients and efficacy.
There is no link between autism and vaccines. Harmful preservatives are no longer used. But some groups still propagate parents’ fears.
Many medical spas and day spas that perform cosmetic medical procedures operate with little regulation. Don’t take the qualifications of people treating you for granted.
Caesarean section surgeries are at an all-time high. Why?
Increased awareness about celiac disease has the gluten-free marketplace soaring, but misconceptions about the general benefits of steering clear of gluten abound.
Researchers are devising ways to make rehabilitation more affordable and accessible, and doctors and therapists are striving to prove it saves money and lives.
More consumers must shop for health care, but unfortunately, resources to help you make sound decisions are limited.
Influence by frame makers decreases the medical focus for this product.
More Americans are turning to joint replacement as a pain remedy, but it’s uncertain whether the latest procedures are worth braving the surgeon’s knife.
New methods for treating drug and alcohol abusers have created confusion and sometimes flawed choices for consumers.
While the number of nail salons grew tremendously in the last few years, the incidence of infection and disease related to their use rose as well.