Show: April 21, 2013:
- The Family and Medical Leave Act turns 20
- Should health insurance exchanges be regulated by the federal government?
- Zapping addiction
- Doc chat: Are boys more susceptible to autism?
- Consumer Reports and health care
- How does gastric bypass surgery work?
- Should the sun be our primary source of vitamin D?
- Can food replace medicine?
- Could your pets be at risk for dementia?
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Consumer Reports and health care
Interview: John Santa, Ph.D., director, Consumer Reports Health Ratings Center.
Consumer Reports has been providing fair, unbiased reviews of products and services since 1936. Most recently, Consumer Reports has provided consumers with extensive health and wellness coverage, including ratings of sunscreen and other products, information about the best cardiovascular surgeons and safety ratings of hospitals. The March cover story profiled cancer screenings and found that some tests may be unnecessary, with risks often outweighing the benefits. John Santa, Ph.D., spoke with “Sound Medicine” about their recent health and wellness coverage. Consumer Reports is participating in the “Choosing Wisely” program, which was profiled on last week’s edition of "Sound Medicine."