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October 2008

Three questions baby boomers can ask to help prevent medical mistakes

Despite the "wonders" of modern medicine, being misdiagnosed isn't rare. About 15 percent of patients experience an incorrect diagnosis, according to the article "Why Doctors Make Mistakes," in the September and October issue of The AARP Magazine. Serious harm or death could befall half of these patients. The article explains... Read more →


Is your cable company raising prices in the confusion about the switch to digital TV?

Complaints from throughout the U.S. are being received by Consumers Union, publishers of Consumer Reports, as cable companies transfer channels to digital-only operation. Cable companies are using confusion about the upcoming digital TV transition – which applies to TVs with antennas, but doesn’t apply to TVs with cable – as... Read more →