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Friday, Jan 30, 2015 at 05:34 PM PST

Snacking Healthy: What You Need to Know

Snacking Healthy: What You Need to Know

Today there are a lot of snack-sized cheeses and yogurts that might hit the spot, but are they as good as we think they are? NBC 7's Consumer Bob has some answers.

Friday, Jan 30, 2015 at 08:00 AM PST

Food Fads: Adding Crickets To Your Diet

Food Fads: Adding Crickets To Your Diet

Making food out of cricket flour may be gaining in popularity.

Tuesday, Jan 27, 2015 at 05:27 PM PST

Are We Overusing CT Scans?

Are We Overusing CT Scans?

Consumer Reports says we are getting too many CT scans.

Monday, Jan 26, 2015 at 08:18 PM PST

With Lower Gas Prices, Should Companies Drop Surcharges?

With Lower Gas Prices, Should Companies Drop Surcharges?

When gas prices skyrocketed a few years ago, many businesses came up with a fuel surcharge to make up for their jump in cost. But with prices plummeting, should they get rid of them? NBC 7's Consumer Bob takes a...

Thursday, Jan 22, 2015 at 10:06 PM PST

How Healthy Are Energy Bars?

How Healthy Are Energy Bars?

Consumer Reports looks at energy bars.

Thursday, Jan 15, 2015 at 08:45 PM PST

Acetaminophen Overdose: What Is Too Much?

Acetaminophen Overdose: What Is Too Much?

Acetaminophen is common in over-the-counter flu and cold medications, and without realizing it, people can overdose on it. NBC 7's Consumer Bob has the warning and how to prevent it.

Thursday, Jan 15, 2015 at 07:57 PM PST

Arsenic In Your Rice? New Guidelines Issued

Arsenic In Your Rice? New Guidelines Issued

Why consumers need to know about arsenic levels in their food.

Thursday, Jan 15, 2015 at 05:57 PM PST

New Guidelines to Avoid Arsenic Intake From Food

New Guidelines to Avoid Arsenic Intake From Food

It's very possible that there are levels are arsenic in the food you eat every day; much of it found in rice and other grains. In fact, some is eaten by children. While some is unavoidable, there are new...

Wednesday, Jan 14, 2015 at 06:30 PM PST

San Diego Cable Companies Offering WiFi Hotspots

San Diego Cable Companies Offering WiFi Hotspots

The average home has six devices connected to the internet, but what if you're not at home? NBC 7's Consumer Bob says local companies are covering San Diego with easy access.

Monday, Jan 12, 2015 at 05:21 PM PST

Companies to Face Deadlines in Security Breach Notification Standards

Companies to Face Deadlines in Security Breach Notification Standards

The Obama administration is looking to set a deadline for companies to inform their customers when there has been a breach in security. NBC 7's Consumer Bob has more on the proposed changes in this report.

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