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This year we Americans will spend billions of dollars on products that do nothing for us - or may even harm us And well do it for the same reason people have done it since ancient times We want to believe in miracles We want to find simple solutions and shortcuts to better health Its hard to resist All of us at one time or another have seen or heard about a product - a new and exotic pill a device or potion - that can easily solve our most vexing problem With this product were told we can eat all we want and still lose weight We can grow taller or have bigger breasts Or we can overcome baldness age arthritis even cancer It sounds too good to be true - and it is But were tempted to try the product in spite of all we know about modern medical science - or perhaps because of it After all many treatments we take for granted today were once considered miracles How can we tell the difference Not all advertisements for health products are false of course In fact the vast majority arent So just what is quackery Simply put quackery is the promotion of a medical remedy that doesnt work or hasnt been proven to work In modern times quackery is known as health fraud But call it quackery or call it health fraud the result is the same - unfulfilled wishes wasted dollars endangered health Often quack products are fairly easy to spot like the magic pills you are supposed to take to stay forever young But sometimes the products are vaguely based on some medical report that you may even have heard about in the news In general when looking over ads for medicines and medical devices watch out for those that seem to promise too much too easily Quack cures rob us of more than money They
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