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Health Information, Products & Services

(2 days ago) Get unbiased healthy living and wellness information, including health product Ratings and reviews, from the experts you can trust at Consumer Reports.

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Health News You Can Trust

(4 days ago) Consumer Reports explains why health news is sometimes wrong. Hundreds of health studies are released each year, but when you read about …

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Health Insurance Videos

(Just Now) 1 ‐ 8 of 8 Videos. Date Added. Popularity. Shocking ER Bills. The Way To Save On Your Prescription Drugs: Speak Up. Medical Bills: So Crazy You've Got to Laugh. Understanding Your Health

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The Health Benefits of Garlic

(7 days ago) Today, claims for the health benefits of garlic include lower blood pressure and cholesterol, an anti-inflammatory effect, a reduced risk of cancer, and a …

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Losing Health Insurance

(3 days ago) There are lots of ways to lose your health insurance. You can lose or quit your job, get a divorce, get kicked off your parent’s plan when you turn 26, move out of state, come to the end of your

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What's Our Health Data Worth

(Just Now) Her company is a health-data sharing platform founded in 2004 to make it easier for people with relatively unusual illnesses to get information, and supply data to …

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Best Healthy Butter Substitutes

(Just Now) Trendy coconut-oil spreads contain co­co­nut oil blended with other vegetable oils. They have 3.5 to 5 grams of saturated fat, 50 to 100 calories, and 7 to 11 grams of total fat per tablespoon.

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HEALTH SPECIAL REPORT FOR WASHINGTON RESIDENTS

(8 days ago) certain health insurance plans or large medical groups. In Massachusetts, for example, the data come from physi-cians who belong to the state’s five larg-est commercial health insurance plans. In California, the information is limited to doctors who are affiliated with health maintenance organizations. And in Co-

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How to Get the Biggest Benefits of Walking

(9 days ago) In its 2018 scientific report to the Department of Health and Human Services, the Physical Activity Guidelines Advisory Committee noted that …

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The Trouble With Stem Cell Therapy

(3 days ago) And a Mayo spokesperson reportedly told Health News Review (a nonprofit that subjects health media to peer review) that the web video was meant not as …

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As Colbert lampoons CFLs, a real debate heats up in Washington

(Just Now) Colbert's segment is obviously a send-up, but it's based on a real battle taking place in Washington, D.C. over the 2007 Energy Independence Act …

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Washington Governor Gregoire Signs Hospital Infection

(8 days ago) By December 1, 2009, and every December 1 in future years, the Department of Health will publish a report on its web site that compares the health care associated infection rates at individual hospitals in the state using the date reported in the previous calendar year.

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Is Vinegar Good for You

(1 days ago) Vinegar is sometimes promoted as containing substances linked to digestive health, such as fiber, pectin, and gut-friendly prebiotics, but it doesn’t have any of them, Linsenmeyer says. Some

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What to Do About Fungal Infections

(2 days ago) Her work has been published in Health, Prevention, Reader's Digest, and Parents, among others. She's a mom to three kids and a fat but feisty black Labrador r etriever named Ivry.

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How to Protect Your Health Data

(9 days ago) Health-privacy problems can crop up outside of the digital arena, too. Here are CR’s expert tips for safeguarding your health data. To see our tips, hover your crusor over (or tap, on mobile

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What To Do If Your HealthCare.gov Application Is Stuck

(5 days ago) Health reform countdown: We are doing an article a day on the new health care law until Jan. 1, 2014, when it takes full effect. (Read the previous posts in the series.)To get health insurance

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Integrative medicine

(3 days ago) Integrative health centers are now available throughout the country at places like Scripps Health in San Diego and Beth Israel. It's very important to check qualifications and certifications, as

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6 Foods That Are Good for Gut Health

(2 days ago) For good gut health, experts suggest eating more foods that contain fiber, probiotics, prebiotics, or a combination of the three. Fiber, found in plant foods, helps to …

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Health Insurance Marketplace Scam

(6 days ago) For most people, the last day to enroll in a health plan for 2016 was January 31, 2016. But for scammers looking for a new twist on health insurance fraud, …

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Alternative Health Treatments

(6 days ago) Of alternative treatments used for general health, mainstream vitamins and minerals were the most widely used, with 73 percent of respondents taking them. But 57 percent said they used dietary

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The Healing Power of Nature

(8 days ago) Spending time outdoors has powerful health benefits, according to a growing body of research. Consumer Reports explains how the healing power of nature can boost health

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5 Common Men's Health Problems and How to Fix Them

(3 days ago) A healthy diet—one heavy in colorful fruits and vegetables and light in added sugars, saturated fats, sodium, and simple carbs—is linked to a range of health

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Are Herbs Good for Your Health

(8 days ago) She has been covering health, fitness, and nutrition for the past 25 years as a writer and editor. She's certified by the National Academy of Sports Medicine and Yoga Alliance, and is a trained

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What to Drink for Better Health

(9 days ago) Jennifer Cook is an award-winning freelance writer who contributes to Consumer Reports on health, wellness, mind-body, and environmental topics. She lives in New York's Hudson Valley in a

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Women's Health, Men's Health: Why Gender Matters

(Just Now) Hallie Levine is an award-winning magazine and freelance writer who contributes to Consumer Reports on health and fitness topics. Her work has been published in Health, Prevention, Reader's Digest

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Will Your Health Insurance Cover You Overseas

(Just Now) Shop wisely for travel health insurance. Compare policies and premiums on sites that specialize in travel insurance, such as InsureMyTrip (800 …

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Choose the Healthiest Noodles

(7 days ago) Pasta is a long-standing staple of the American diet: Thomas Jefferson brought a pasta maker back from France to the fledgling U.S. in 1789, according to the National Pasta Association.

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5 Questions to Ask About Any Health App

(2 days ago) Some health apps can be valuable tools for patients and doctors, but it’s hard to figure out which ones are effective and safe—and which might put your health or privacy at risk.

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Is Chili Good for You

(9 days ago) But for health purposes, you don’t want to skip them—whether you’re using them in place of or in addition to meat. Adding just 1 cup of beans to your recipe adds about 15 grams of protein

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Best Health and Fitness Deals

(1 days ago) Best Health and Fitness Deals. Step into self-care with discounts on top-rated treadmills, fitness trackers, and more

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Healthy Yogurts That Taste Good, Too

(6 days ago) In fact, eating yogurt and fruit may offer extra health benefits because fruit has prebiotics, which help healthy bacteria flourish. Second best is a flavored yogurt with few added sugars or none

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Home Health Agency Ratings

(9 days ago) The new, free ratings, called Home Health Compare, hosted by the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, judges about 9,300 private and public home health

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The Health Benefits of Winter Squash

(Just Now) “Vitamin A is an essential nutrient important for many processes within the body, including a strong immune system and eye health,” Feller says. More on Healthy Eating Healthy Yogurts That

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Should You Bite on Energy Bar Health Claims

(1 days ago) In this report on energy bar health claims, Consumer Reports counted 31 different types of assertions on the labels of our tested energy bars that had to do with health, eating styles (such as

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Is Pasta Healthy

(3 days ago) True, white pasta is a refined grain product because the germ and bran of the wheat—where much of the fiber and nutrients are—are removed. Still, it …

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Are Tortillas Good for You

(4 days ago) One Whole Foods’ 365 7½-inch regular flour tortilla has 150 calories, 25 grams carbs, 1 gram fiber, and 220 mg sodium. The whole-wheat variety has 130 calories, 21 …

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Is Hummus Good for You

(Just Now) The chickpeas are likely mostly responsible for hummus' health benefits. Also called garbanzo beans, they—along with dried beans, dried peas, and …

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Are Peanuts Good for You

(2 days ago) Maybe. Beneficial antioxidants and phytochemicals are most concentrated in the peanut’s thin, papery skin, so eating them with their skins intact can be better for health. “The skins contain a

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Health Insurance Through Work

(6 days ago) Today is day 7 of our 100-day Health Reform Countdown. We're getting ready for Jan.1, 2014, when the new health law takes full effect. See our previous posts:

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The Truth About Protein Drinks

(8 days ago) Consumer Reports outlines the pros and cons of protein drinks and shakes. Protein is a key nutrient, but you probably don't need as much as you think. And these products carry risks.

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8 Simple Steps to a Healthier Lifestyle

(6 days ago) The ideal amount for health, the CDC says, is 5 hours per week of moderate activity, such as brisk walking, or 2.5 hours of vigorous movement, such as …

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Vacuum for Your Health

(4 days ago) Vacuuming regularly with a well-maintained appliance can benefit your health. For example, the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology recommends that people who have allergies or asthma

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Electronic Medical Records and You

(2 days ago) Electronic health records and patient portals “break down the hierarchical doctor-­patient relationship, where the patient’s health information goes to the doctor and the doctor controls when

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Is Cottage Cheese Good for You

(8 days ago) “But the health benefit comes in the simplicity itself.” Its unglamorous image probably helps to keep the cost down. While prices vary widely depending on …

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Is Ghee Good For You

(8 days ago) Lately there has been some controversy around the health hazards of saturated fats, after a few studies failed to find a link between saturated fat …

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