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September 14, 2011

Older Women Lack Important Information about Sexual Health

A study in the new special issue of the Journal of Consumer Affairs on older consumers found a critical need for improving communication between older women and their physicians about sexual health and for providing these women with tools on how to negotiate with partners about safe sex practices.

March 02, 2011

An Appeal to the Caregiving Values of Rural Women for Breast Cancer Prevention

KNOXVILLE, TN —March 2, 2011 — In an effort to develop strategies for breast health awareness in rural populations researchers asked the question, “What message strategies will motivate Appalachian women to attend to breast health issues and become actively involved in their own breast health?” A new study published in the Journal of Consumer Affairs finds that two types of reasons motivate rural Appalachian women to perform breast health self-examinations, get mammograms, and to talk with doctors about their breast health.

September 08, 2010

Reading Food Labels, Combined with Exercise, Can Lead to Weight Loss

A new study published in the Journal of Consumer Affairs suggests that observing food labels may lead to weight loss in women entering their middle years

June 02, 2010

Financial Literacy Bailout for the Younger Generation

In the aftermath of the global financial crisis, financial literacy is still low among young adults. According to a new study published in the Journal of Consumer Affairs, only twenty-seven percent of people aged 23-28 can answer three basic questions about interest rates, inflation, and risk diversification, and other basic financial concepts.

March 08, 2010

Unhappy Customers: Everyone Has A Right to Complain, and Does

Customer Satisfaction and the Better Businses Bureau

September 21, 2009

Consumers Dictate Their Own “Rules of Engagement” with Retailers Online

Consumers take control of their personal data