Tag: health

Say someone searched your name online. What do you think they’d find? What if some clicking brought them to things like your medical history, notes from psychiatric sessions or kids’ medical exams, or your Social Security and driver’s license number...

There’s so much to look forward to in the spring — warmer weather, cherry blossoms, March madness, spring break, and… privacy seminars. That’s right: nothing says spring quite like the FTC’s upcoming Spring Privacy Series. These two-hour seminars...

You read the news to get the facts. But what happens when that “newsy” site isn’t news at all?A company that used fake news sites to push acai berry supplements and other weight loss products has agreed to settle FTC charges. The...

Recently, I had the opportunity to speak at a Mobile Devices Roundtable organized by the HHS Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) and the HHS Office for Civil Rights (OCR).  The Roundtable was part of HHS’ initiative to...

It’s some pitch – lose lots of weight quickly with products you can try out for free. Even better when the products seem to be endorsed by trusted news site and satisfied “reporters” can attest to all the unwanted pounds they...

The web is convenient for comparing prescription drug prices, researching health products and services, and preparing for your next medical appointment. Use these tips to be smart and safe when researching health products and services online...

We use mobile apps to order dinner, organize our to-do lists, check the forecast, and relax with a quick game. Could an app that treats acne be the next step?Not likely. Marketers who advertised that their apps – AcneApp and Acne Pwner...

Products that claim to cure all kinds of serious health conditions usually don’t work, and they could be dangerous. The Bait: Messages often claim that a product is a "miracle cure," a "scientific breakthrough," an...

Match wits with an opponent and an array of guest stars answering questions about health products and information online.