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Medical Screening Tests You Do and Don't Need

WEBConsumers in the U.S. spent $15 million on DTC lab and genetic tests in 2010, a figure projected to climb to $350 million by 2020, according to the market …

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Health Screening Tests: Which to Get, Which to Skip

WEBIf results are normal, rescreen in 15 years. For moderate to severe osteopenia (low bone density), go every two years. Who can skip it: Women under age …

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Men's Health Checklist for Every Age

WEBTetanus booster, every 10 years. Shingrix (shingles) vaccine at age 50. Screening Tests. Sexually transmitted disease : The CDC recommends that sexually …

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8 Simple Steps to a Healthier Lifestyle

WEBThe 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 jogging, …

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The Pros and Cons of Medicare Advantage

WEBAdvantage plans (also called Part C), on the other hand, provide the benefits of Parts A, B, and often D, usually for about the same amount, with lower copays, so …

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Best Checkup for Your Heart

WEBCholesterol The National Institutes of Health says all adults over age 65 should have an annual blood test to measure their cholesterol, and possibly more often …

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Consumer Reports applauds CFPB’s proposed ban on medical …

WEBConsumer Reports praised the CFPB’s proposed ban on medical debt on credit reports, which will help 15 million Americans who have an estimated $49 billion in …

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Vitamins & Supplements

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

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The Truth About Taking Vitamins

WEBIn a summer 2022 nationally representative Consumer Reports survey (PDF) of 3,070 U.S. adults, about half of people said they take multivitamins and 42 percent …

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What Does SPF Mean

WEBThe SPF number is usually explained as the amount of time it takes for skin to turn red while wearing sunscreen. For instance, if you burn in 15 minutes, an SPF 30 …

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How to Take Care of Your Liver

WEB4. Move your body. It’s helpful for weight loss, and exercise has a direct impact on liver function. “Increasing your heart rate through exercise is like a mini …

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Best Home Blood Pressure Monitors of 2024

WEBOmron Platinum BP5450 (Amazon) Omron Silver BP5250 (Amazon) Omron Evolv BP7000. A&D Medical UA767F. Research suggests that self-monitoring can even …

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Feeling Unsteady

WEBToe Raises: Stand facing a kitchen countertop (hold on to it if necessary) and lift the toes of both feet as high as is comfortable. Then lower them. Repeat 10 to 15 …

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Your Guide to Healthy Seafood Choices

WEBOmega-3 fatty acids also appear to help prevent other problems that can come with growing older, such as muscle and bone loss—and possibly even cognitive …

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What to Do About Fungal Infections

WEBAlthough this yeast is rare in the U.S., new cases continue to be reported. Best steps: If you (or a family member) are in one of the risk groups noted above, make …

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Health Insurance News & Advice

WEBHealth Insurance News & Advice. From surprise medical bills to the intricacies of Medicare Part D, CR untangles and helps navigate the complexities you …

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Best Blood Pressure Monitors for $50 or Less

WEBEquate (Walmart) 4500 Series bp3kc1-3ewm. The Equate wrist monitor has a one-size-fits-most (5.3 to 7.7 inches) cuff that testers found was easy to wrap around …

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How Plastic Can Harm Your Health

WEBIn the areas near plastic production facilities, researchers have documented increased risk for leukemia and lymphoma, lung cancer, asthma, stroke, premature birth, …

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What Is Collagen, and Does It Help Your Skin

WEBPhoto: Yulia Lisitsa/Getty Images. Collagen is the most abundant protein in our bodies. It’s used to make all our connective tissues—including skin, bones, blood …

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Is Cheese Good for You

WEBYour Body on Cheese. So cheese might not be a cholesterol worry, it offers important nutrients, and it can promote gut health. But wait, there’s more good news: …

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Protect Yourself From Healthcare Rip-Offs

WEBIn fact, scams like this cost the system about $52 billion in 2017, driving up prices for everyone. The caller might also steal your medical identity, using the info you …

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