On TV: Blocking Spam And Sales Calls

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Monday, Feb. 19, 2007

LEAVE CONSUMERS ALONE!


In 2003, the Federal Trade Commission set up a "Do Not Call" list for consumers, to finally block tele-marketers from bothering us at home.

And ever since, consumers have been consumed with finding other ways to stop the onslaught from other direct marketers, be it through e-mail or the post office.

CBS News Science and Technology correspondent Daniel Sieberg shared some ways you can do just that.

To watch Sieberg's report, .

For more information:

To get on the Do Not Call List, you can go to DoNotCall.gov or call (888)382-1222

To get help blocking spam, e-mail spam@uce.gov, or go to BugMeNot.com or DMAConsumers.org

To block unwanted solicitations for credit cards, go to OptOutPreScreen.com or call (888) 5 OPTOUT

Friday, Feb. 9, 2007

CHILDBIRTH-RELATED DEPRESSION


Having a baby is supposed to be the happiest time in a woman's life.

But in part one of a two-part series Thursday, The Early Show reported that a significant number of pregnant women get depressed. To watch that report, .

So do roughly 15 percent of new mothers.

In part two of the series, Early Show national correspondent Tracy Smith has the story of a mother whose postpartum depression, the kind that hits woman after they give birth, was so severe, it nearly killed her. Thanks in part to an important new medical test, she got through it.

To watch Smith's report, .

For more on pregnancy and depression, visit the Web sites of:
The Mayo Clinic
Mommies Cry Too
Postpartum Support International
The Postpartum Resource Center of New York
CBS Cares.
  • Ellen Crean

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