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Cancer patients: don’t make your side effects worse

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If your friend or loved one has cancer, you may have searched online for products to help them manage side effects from treatment. Unfortunately, some products you find online don’t live up to the promises in their sales pitches. Learn about evaluating the claims you see when you shop for health-related products.
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Phishers send fake invoices

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We’ve recently heard that scammers are recycling an old phishing attempt. In this version, scammers, posing as a well-known tech company, email a phony invoice showing that you’ve recently bought music or apps from them. The email tells you to click on a link if you did not authorize the purchase. Stop – do not click on the link. That’s the new twist on an old scam.
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How to Read Your Favorite Blogs Without Needing to Subscribe
When you find a blog that you really enjoy reading, one of the quickest methods for ensuring that you find out about new articles is to subscribe. However, there are other options available for you to view, save, and manage your favorite sites using the blog's RSS feed. In this article, we’ve put together some quick instructions for saving the RSS feed of your favorite blog using an RSS Reader.
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Depression: A Measure for Mothers

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NCQA BlogNCQA Blog - We want to tell you about some work on depression that is brewing with our HEDIS® team and their partners, the California Health Care and Zoma foundations.  The team put together this information to preview their work for you. We’ll keep you up to date on it’s progress and share a story or two about women […]Depression: A Measure for MothersMatt Brock
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Shopping for a VPN app? Read this.

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You probably know by now that using your mobile device on the public Wi-Fi network of your local coffee shop or airport poses some risk. Public networks are not very secure – or, well, private – which makes it easy for others to intercept your data. So, what can you do to keep your mobile data private and secure while out and about? Some consumers have started using Virtual Private Network (VPN) apps to shield the information on their mobile devices from prying eyes on public networks. Before ...
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Stopping scams targeting older consumers

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The FTC has a long history of protecting people from scams.  As part of its ongoing efforts to protect people in every community, the FTC recently took steps to stop two schemes harming older adults: a tech support scam and a sweepstakes scam.
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Less than magical promises of youth

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Once upon a time, a woman drank a potion, magically turned into the young maiden she was 20 years earlier, and lived happily ever after. The End? Maybe in this fairy tale. But for real-life people who believe in — and literally buy into — the unsubstantiated claims of a miracle product, the ending is rarely, if ever, a happy one.
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Western Union refund alert

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The deadline to ask for your money back from the FTC’s settlement with Western Union is now May 31, 2018. That’s the settlement refunding people the money that scammers had them pay using Western Union between January 1, 2004 and January 19, 2017. We have some tips on how to file your claim, answers to questions, and where to start filing your claim online. But, based on some recent questions – and because we’ve heard about some people making promises they can’t deliver – we wanted to give...
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Looking for a web host for your small business?

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Running a small company or a home-based business requires laser-like focus. Of course, you want a web presence, but with everything else you have to do, you may decide to hire a web-hosting company to support your website. Web hosts offer an array of options – email, storage, integrated e-commerce, etc. But according to the FTC, there’s another feature you should factor in when comparison-shopping for web hosting services: security.
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NVLAP Accredits NCQA

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NCQA BlogNCQA Blog - Over the summer, our Chief Information Officer, Rick Moore, posted “Measure Up: Holding Ourselves to a Higher Standard.” In the blog, he detailed our ambitious and innovative plan for performance measurement built on the foundation of our NCQA eMeasure testing program. He explained that our experience with measurement coupled with our rigorous testing program sets […]NVLAP Accredits NCQAAmy Maciejowski
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