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Prostrate Medication For Slow Growth Tumors Shows Progress

January 24, 2012
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Prostrate Medication For Slow Growth Tumors Shows Progress

Possible good news for men who take the risk of active surveillance once diagnosed with slow growing prostate cancer as a new study suggests that a drug can shrink tumors. prostates. The New York Times, in a story by GINA KOLATA, focuses on dutasteride and finasteride, two similar drugs that appear to shrink prostates....

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Your Private Email Could Be Hacked For $400 Or Less

January 23, 2012
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Your Private Email Could Be Hacked For $400 Or Less

A sobering story in today’s Wall Street Journal about the vulnerability of what we think is our secure email. It turns out that for $400 or less, a thief, a business competitor, an inquisitive spouse, can hire someone on the Internet to break into our email accounts. The story by CASSELL BRYAN-LOW   about two...

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Key West’s Hemingway House, A Treasure Worth Seeing

January 22, 2012
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Key West’s Hemingway House, A Treasure Worth Seeing

Key West Florida is filled with tourist traps, eager to help relieve the tens of thousands of American as well as visitors from European and Asian who arrive on cruise boats, of their dollars. The Key West of today is a movie-set version of what it must have been like when Ernest Hemingway fell...

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Islamorada Fish Company Restaurant: A Delightful Florida Keys Day Trip

January 19, 2012
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Islamorada Fish Company Restaurant: A Delightful Florida Keys Day Trip

Every time we go to Key Largo we make at least one stop at the Islamorada Fish Company Restaurant for lunch or just a drink. No matter how often we go, I never tire of this beautiful harbor area with its incredible scenery, boats, fresh fish, and its lagoon where several times a week...

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Medco Worry Free Refills Rip Off Consumers As Lipitor Goes Generic Today

November 30, 2011
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Consumers will save money MOST of the time when they order their medicine through mail from firms like Medco. However, Steve from Connecticut is one of many who got burnt from these automatic refills as Lipitor became a generic drug today and is now available for a few pennies each instead of dollars. “I...

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From Now Until Dec. 7 Make Medicare Changes

October 20, 2011
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Medicare’s open enrollment season is here and Consumer Reports has a free guide to help seniors get the most out of changes to the program and new benefits available for Medicare participants. Free copies of “Medicare: 6 Things You Need to Know Now” are available for download at www.ConsumerReportsHealth.org/Medicare. The guide is also available in...

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Massachusetts Man Smashes Dealership Vehicles After Being Sold A Lemon

July 24, 2011
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Massachusetts Man Smashes Dealership Vehicles After Being Sold A Lemon

A Massachusetts man, who damaged six cars at a New Hampshire dealership, is getting support around the country from those sympathetic to the plight of the consumer who believed he was sold a lemon. A defense fund has been launched for David Cross 42, of Salisbury, Mass., who is facing six counts of criminal...

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Illegal Downloading Movies Can Cost You

July 23, 2011
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Illegal Downloading Movies Can Cost You

Claudette, a nurse in Eastern Connecticut, faces an unenviable choice: Pay as much as $3,000 in an out of court settlement to a Miami lawfirm or take a chance that her full identify is revealed if a porn company files a lawsuit against her for illegally downloading pirated pornographic movies from the Internet. Claudette...

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Safely Dump An Unwanted Time Share

July 20, 2011
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Time share salesmen can be incredibly persuasive. They will show you on paper how you will save big bucks on your vacations by staying in their lovely condos for next to nothing. But what do you do when you discover that after a couple of years you no longer want to go to the...

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Save Money At The Best Internet Coupon Sites

July 11, 2011
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There are more than 500 Internet sites that offer coupons and discount codes, but most are not worth your time. Thanks to Kelli B. Grant’s SmartMoney column, you now have a list of the best to work with to save lots of money. Coupon Network by Catalina DealNews DropDownDeals  RetailMeNot Coupons.com  Coupon Cabin And...

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