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Wednesday, Jan 4, 2017

Staying Healthy at the Gym

Staying Healthy at the Gym

Exercise equipment at the gym may be a breeding ground for germs that cause skin infections. The steps you should take to make sure you don't take anything but a good workout home with you.

Friday, Dec 30, 2016

When Medication and Alcohol Don't Mix

When Medication and Alcohol Don't Mix

'Tis the season for lots of eating and drinking, but here's a warning: drinking even a little alcohol when you're taking certain prescription and over-the-counter drugs can be a health hazard.

Wednesday, Dec 28, 2016

Is Your Kid Eating Too Much Sugar?

Is Your Kid Eating Too Much Sugar?

Consumer Reports explains how you can monitor your kids' sugar intake and still keep them happy.

Monday, Dec 26, 2016

Holiday Charitable Gifts

Holiday Charitable Gifts

Many of us are still in the giving spirit, but it's important to know how your money is being used when it comes to charitable organizations. So Consumer Reports reveals some of the highest and lowest-rated...

Thursday, Dec 22, 2016

Retail Leasing Holiday Warning

Retail Leasing Holiday Warning

Looking for a bargain on a big gift this holiday season? Lease-to-own programs might sound great. Get that big-screen TV or new living room set in your home the same day without actually buying it.

Wednesday, Dec 21, 2016

Consumer Reports: Best, Worst Stores for Gift Returns

Consumer Reports: Best, Worst Stores for Gift Returns

Consumer Reports checks out the five best and the five worst major retailers for returns.

Tuesday, Dec 20, 2016

Consumer Reports: Holiday TV Buying Advice

Consumer Reports: Holiday TV Buying Advice

If you're shopping for a new TV this holiday season, screen sizes are bigger than ever, and prices keep falling. Consumer Reports points out some helpful TV-buying advice.

Wednesday, Dec 14, 2016

Eating Healthy at the Food Court

Eating Healthy at the Food Court

Many of us will be spending a lot of time shopping at malls for those last minute Christmas gifts. But whatever you do, don't shop on an empty stomach! How to keep both your wallet and your waistline happy this...

Tuesday, Dec 13, 2016

Consumer Reports: High Calorie Holiday Coffee Drinks

Consumer Reports: High Calorie Holiday Coffee Drinks

If you're tempted by those specialty holiday coffee drinks but sick of fighting holiday pounds, nutrition experts have come up with some easy ways to customize your drink so it doesn't pack as big a punch in fat...

Thursday, Dec 8, 2016

Consumer Reports: Staying Safe in the Hospital

Consumer Reports: Staying Safe in the Hospital

We count on hospitals to make us well. But they can also be a breeding ground for serious infections. Consumer reports tracks hospital-infection records and says while some institutions have made good progress...

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