Travel safer with your dog

With fall and winter holidays right around the corner, you might be planning a trip – family pets included. But before you hit the road with…

Gender and Heart Health

The number one killer of men and women in the United States continues to be heart disease, but the most obvious expression of the disease – …

Do you need overdraft protection?

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is out with a new study finding consumers who opt for debit card and ATM overdraft protection are s…

Pick a healthy breakfast cereal

Cereal – that old, familiar breakfast staple – gets a bad rap as being too low in protein, too high in sugars, and too processed to be healt…

Tasty Whole-Milk Yogurt

For years, you’ve probably heard that low-fat dairy products are healthier. But new research suggests that foods like whole milk yogurt may …

Tips for fighting robocalls

Consumers are being bombarded by these calls straight to their cell phones. For calls that aren’t bypassing the ring, phone carriers offer d…

Overdue for a credit card makeover

Cash back cards have changed in recent years, but many people aren’t reaping the benefits because they’re still using the same old credit ca…

Pill nation: Too many meds

Are we hooked on pills? Americans are taking more prescription pills than ever before and more than people in any other country.

The best used cars

Buying a used car is a great way to save money on a big purchase, but those savings can go away if the car isn’t reliable or if you don’t en…

How much mortgage can you afford?

You fell in love with a house at first sight and your bank approved the loan, but before you sign on the dotted line, Consumer Reports says …

Should you get a shingles vaccine early?

Nearly one in three Americans will experience a painful and debilitating outbreak of shingles — a rash caused by the same virus that is res…

How to watch the eclipse safely

For two minutes and 43 seconds on Monday, many Americans will have the chance to take in one nature’s greatest shows. But with all of the ex…

New ‘Wood’ Flooring

There are now options that not only look just like the real thing, but can be installed in rooms where wood can’t.

Take care of your sunburn

While there’s nothing that can undo the damage of a sunburn, Consumer Reports suggests some steps you can take to make the sunburn look and …

Organize your Rx and OTC pills

More than half of Americans take four prescription medications on average. It’s easy and dangerous to miss taking one of your medications. D…

Watch your way with new cable options

Think you’re spending too much for cable TV? Close to 800,000 Americans dropped their traditional pay TV package in the first three months o…

Garlic for your health

Many foods are said to have healing properties, and claims surrounding the health benefits of garlic have swirled for centuries. It has been…