Selections from What’s Trending This Week — January 9, 2015
Cover Virginia: Anything is Possible
An affordable health plan doesn’t have to be out of reach. Application assisters around the Commonwealth are ready to support you and answer your questions about the health insurance application.
Alert: Discount Rx Card Mailings on the Rise in Central Virginia
In Central Virginia, pharmacy discount cards from the National Prescription Assistance Network have been appearing in mail boxes, with the promise of huge savings at the drug store. However, experts warn that with this offer, consumer privacy is at risk.
To read WWBT’s original 12 On Your Side consumer watch story, click here. The story first ran this past summer, but it appears that during the current Open Enrollment period, the company has stepped up its direct mail marketing efforts.
Fad or Flawed?: Diets of 2015
Is a new diet on your list of resolutions for the new year? U.S. News & World Report has come out with a ranking of the 35 most popular diets of 2015, citing input from a panel of doctors, nutritionists, and health experts.
For a diet to be top-rated, it was evaluated on the following criteria: relatively easy to follow; nutritious; safe; effective for weight loss; and protective against diabetes and heart disease.