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Harvard Health Ad Watch: When marketing puts your health at risk

By: Robert H. Shmerling, MD, Faculty Editor, Harvard Health Publishing The goal of advertising is, of course, to catch your attention and sell you a product. But when it comes to health-related products, inaccuracies in advertising can be detrimental to your health. Perhaps you’ve seen a Vitamin Water ad recently that touts the health benefits of Vitamin Water while seeming to discourage getting a flu shot as out of fashion. It originally appeared in 2011…

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