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Consumer How old is too old for some medical tests? How old is too old for some medical tests?
Screening tests, like mammograms and colonoscopies, save lives. They can detect medical problems in the early stages when they can be successfully treated.

But as we get older, some of these screening tests may no longer be needed.
Consumer Why does my cat scratch the furniture? Why does my cat scratch the furniture?
Cats have claws and they like to use them. This can create real problems in the home.

So why do cats scratch furniture?

Kate Benjamin, co-author of the book Catification: Designing a Stylish Home for Your Cat (and You), says it's instinct.
Consumer Watch out for charity scams Watch out for charity scams
Charity appeals have already started and you can expect lots of mailings and lots of phone calls between now and the end of the year. Most are legit. Some are not. You've got to do your homeworks before you make a donation.
Consumer Consumer Reports rates prepaid debit cards Consumer Reports rates prepaid debit cards
Prepaid debit cards are a popular way for millions of Americans to manage their money. There's no credit check and no link to a bank account. You simply load the cards with cash and use them to pay bills or make purchases.