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Vitamins & Supplements Natural Health

Get unbiased natural health news and articles, including vitamins and supplements information, from the experts you can trust at Consumer Reports.

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Health Insurance Videos

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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Health News You Can Trust

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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Best Health and Fitness Deals

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

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The Health Benefits of Garlic

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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Coronavirus & COVID-19 Updates

With coronavirus and COVID-19 posing a public health crisis, Consumer Reports keeps you up to date on the virus and shares advice on how to …

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Community Speaks Out Against Possible Closure Of Nonprofit

French provides important health services to the community and is the only provider for certain services such as inpatient psychiatric care and dental surgeries for the developmentally disabled. It also maintains the county’s only helipad. Supervisor Shirley Bianchi, also a member of the San Luis Obispo Mental Health Board questioned the fate

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Public Health that a˜ect health along with their monitoring and reporting requirements, and water treatment requirements. “Drinking water, including bottled water, may reasonably be expected to contain at least small amounts of some contaminants. The presence of contaminants does not necessarily indicate that the water poses a health risk.”

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Hazardous health plans

Out-of-pocket maximum: $5,000, includes deductible, co-insurance, and all co-payments. Exclusions and limits: Cap of 24 mental-health visits,$3,000 cap on equipment. Lifetime benefits: Unlimited

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One Health Certified

Overview: One Health Certified is a label developed primarily by meat and poultry industry experts and currently used only on packages of chicken and turkey meat. It's meant to demonstrate a

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Introducing the Health Law Helper

The new health care law is bringing big changes to how Americans get health care starting next week.Though this day has been coming for more than three years, surveys show that most Americans don

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How to Protect Your Health Data

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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The Healing Power of Nature

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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The Many Health Effects of Noise

“The prevailing thought is if you’re living in a noisy community, noise, of course, disrupts sleep,” according to Richard Neitzel, Ph.D., associate professor of environmental health sciences

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

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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How to Navigate a Health Emergency

Health emergencies are rarely anticipated, and in the panic of the moment—when seconds matter—it can be difficult to know the right action …

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Is Alcohol Really Good for Your Health

Benefits and Risks. More than 100 studies have found that a drink or two per day is linked to a 25 to 40 percent reduced risk of heart attack, stroke, and death from cardiac-related problems

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Health Insurance Deductible

Second, the real value of health insurance is the protection it gives you against catastrophic medical expenses. Care for an unexpected accident or serious illness can hit $100,000 before you know it.

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Vacuum for Your Health

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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Avoid the Health Effects of Air Pollution

And this could damage your health. It's long been known that for people with asthma, pollutants in the air can trigger wheezing, coughing, and chest discomfort. Fine …

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5 Questions to Ask About Any Health App

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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Consumer Reports Examines High-Deductible Health Insurance

CR’s Health Ratings Center studied 21 insurance plans and found that only 13 percent of people used the tools on their insurer’s site, even though 75% said they were concerned about cost and

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Buying Your Own Health Insurance

Buying Your Own Health Insurance. 02:38. Health reform has made it easier for people to buy health insurance on their own. Consumer Reports Health tells you what you need to know. Healthy Living

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What You Must Know About GMOs and Your Health

Studies in animals suggest that GMOs may cause damage to the immune system, liver, and kidneys. Animal studies commonly are used to help assess potential human health

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Healthy Yogurts That Taste Good, Too

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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What's Behind The Health Insurance Rankings

Health insurance plans that people buy on their own aren't represented as often in the NCQA rankings as plans offered through an employer, Medicare, or Medicaid. And the private-plan rankings

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Health Benefits of Wine

The image below shows you just what 5 ounces of wine looks like in a variety of glass sizes. If you stick to those amounts, the evidence is pretty clear that alcohol can boost your heart health

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The Benefits of Breathing Exercises

Breathing deeply can improve blood pressure, reduce stress, and help with chronic conditions. Consumer Reports explains the benefits of breathing exercises.

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Women's Healthcare Checklist for Every Age

“The things we put into our bodies do impact our long-term health, and they do impact what we look and feel like 10 years, 20 years, 30 years down the road,” says Barbara Levy, M.D., vice

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Does Milk Chocolate Have Health Benefits

A 1.55-ounce bar of milk chocolate has 235 calories, 13 grams of fat, and 22 grams of sugars. The same amount of 70 percent dark chocolate has …

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Ease Winter Health Woes

January 24, 2021. iStock-1220711255. Chilly weather can cause more than just discomforts such as chills and dry skin. From your mouth to your feet, cold can exacerbate existing health problems

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Should You Bite on Energy Bar Health Claims

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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Health Claims on Food Labels

Sally Wadyka is a freelance writer who contributes to Consumer Reports, Real Simple, Martha Stewart Living, Yoga Journal, and the Food Network on topics such as health

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The High Cost of Cheap Health Insurance

The problem, though, is that while the groups use the language and structure of health insurance—including terms like deductibles, monthly premiums, networks, …

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Mental Health Apps and User Privacy

HIPAA, the federal health data law, doesn’t apply to all the information collected by the apps. CR's testers observed apps sharing unique IDs, specific to a particular smartphone, with several

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Home Health Agency Ratings

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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Do I Need to Worry About Radiation from Wifi and Bluetooth

In fact, Kheifets and CR’s health and safety experts say that one way to reduce potential risk from cell phones is to use Bluetooth headphones rather than …

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Should we sign up for a ‘health-care sharing ministry’

Health insurance is an actuarial contract,” says James Lansberry, Samaritan’s executive vice president and also president of the Alliance of Health Care Sharing Ministries, a trade

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Transgender People Face Huge Barriers to Healthcare

Along with a high risk of suicide, transgender people face a higher risk for infection, substance abuse, mental health issues, and even some cancers, says Joshua Safer, MD, …

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4 Common Kids' Health Concerns

When it comes to kids’ health, many people think a course of antibiotics is best for bacterial pink eye. In fact, a University of Michigan study published recently in the journal Ophthalmology

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How to Take Care of Your Liver

Lori Ioannou is an award-winning journalist who writes on health, consumer affairs, careers, small business, investing, and technology. She was the senior editor for …

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