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March 2009

What should baby boomer men do about recent discussions on PSA tests for prostate cancer?

With an increasing number of articles being published questioning the results of prostate-specific antigen tests to diagnose prostate cancer, baby boomer men are facing uncertainty about how much to rely on the test results. Paul Briand, a boomer blogger, thinks the tests may do more harm than good in his... Read more →

Baby boomer alert: Watch out for household products that could injure or kill your child or grandchild

Each year, poisonings from consumer products found in the home kill about 30 children and result in more than two million calls to poison control centers across the nation. More than 90 percent of the calls involve poisonings in the home. Every year an estimated 80,000 children are treated in... Read more →

Photos of 1909 Alaska-Yukon-Pacific-Exposition at Seattle museum are outstanding

The Museum of History and Industry in Seattle is featuring exhibits of the 1909 Alaska-Yukon-Pacific-Exposition to celebrate the centennial of the event. One of the exhibits is a remarkable collection of photographs of the exposition. Called “Photographing the Fair: The A-Y-P Photos of Frank H. Nowell and Others,” the exhibit... Read more →

Credit card companies reducing card limits, dumping customers with balances

Credit card companies, some of the same banks that received huge amounts of federal bailout money, are reducing credit card limits and charging “over-the-limit” fees, while waiting weeks to notify customers. The companies are able to take this action without prior notification because regulations were loosened during the George W.... Read more →

The Survive and Thrive Boomer Guide helps consumer with recalled refrigerator

For more than year now, I've been blogging for baby boomer consumers at The Survive and Thrive Boomer Guide. Recently, I decided to begin writing weekly about a recalled item. Dozens of products are recalled each week, and they receive little publicity. Most consumers aren't aware of the recalls and... Read more →

The Survive and Thrive Boomer Guide Recall of the Week: Maytag, other refrigerators

This week, the recall notices were so interesting I had a difficult time picking one to feature. I finally decided on the big one. About 1.6 million Maytag®, Jenn-Air®, Amana®, Admiral®, Magic Chef®, Performa by Maytag®, and Crosley® brand refrigerators are being recalled due to a possible fire hazard. Manufactured... Read more →

Baby boomers, others working together better during recession

A group or team mentality is developing across generations because of the economic downturn. If the recession continues to worsen, the group mentality is likely to continue, according to the article “Generations Learning How to Communicate at Work” on Sun Cam Marston, a Generation X and author of “Motivating... Read more →