Treatments & Cures

When it comes to treatments for health conditions, it can be tough to tell useful products and services from those that don’t work or aren’t safe. It’s unlikely that a supposed ‘cure-all’ can cure anything.

Drugs and Prescriptions

Generic Drugs and Low-Cost Prescriptions

Generic drugs work just as well as brand-name drugs, and they can save you money.

Phony Cures for Erectile Dysfunction

Here’s how to spot a phony cure and get real help.

Prescriptions for Eye Glasses and Contact Lenses

Your eye care provider has to give you your prescription for glasses or contacts so that you can buy them where you want.


The Basics of LASIK Eye Surgery

Thinking about LASIK surgery? Here are tips to help you decide whether LASIK is right for you.

Other Treatments

At-Home Genetic Tests

Experts recommend genetic testing be done in a specialized lab and that a doctor or trained counselor interpret your results.

Buying a Hearing Aid

Products to enhance your hearing include hearing aids and personal sound amplification devices.

Cancer Treatment Scams

If you’re thinking about using products that claim to fight cancer, talk to your doctor first.

Miracle Health Claims

Cure-alls tend to cure nothing, but that doesn’t mean they’re safe.

Remedies for the Common Cold

There aren't any products that can prevent or cure a cold.