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Consumer June is Alzheimer's and Brain Awareness Month June is Alzheimer's and Brain Awareness Month
About five million Americans suffer from Alzheimer's Disease or some other form of dementia. And that number is expected to rise rapidly as baby boomers age.
Consumer Customers rate local roofing companies Customers rate local roofing companies (Video)
Anyone can claim they know how to install a roof. But the proof is in what happens long after the contractors move on. That might explain why some local roofers stay so busy while others can't nail down a customer. For the Spring-Summer issue of Checkbook Magazine, local consumers weighed in on nearly 50 roofers and rated them based on timeliness, knowledge, quality, overall performance and what they charge.
Consumer Getting a new pet after your dog or cat passes away Getting a new pet after your dog or cat passes away
The loss of a loved one always causes sadness and pain.

When the dearly departed is the family pet, there often comes a time when you ask yourself if you want to get another dog or cat?

Moira Anderson Allen is a trained counselor who she runs the Pet Loss Support website.
Consumer Pocket Hose Ultra: Does it work any better? Pocket Hose Ultra: Does it work any better?(Video)
When expanding garden hoses first hit the market they seemed like the perfect alternative to traditional hoses, which can be heavy and cumbersome. The light- weight hoses expand when you turn on the water, then contract when you turn the water off. But after complaints about leaks, the makers of Pocket Hose- touted as the top selling expanding hose brand- are offering a new and improved version called Pocket Hose Ultra.
Consumer Why you can forget about Ginkgo Why you can forget about Ginkgo
Ginkgo Biloba is one of the best-known and most widely-used herbal supplements. It's supposed to do all sorts of things, but most people who take it hope to sharpen their memory and concentration.
Consumer Help for getting passwords under control Help for getting passwords under control(Video)
Cyber thieves are always looking for a new scam to steal your personal data. One of the best ways to protect yourself online is using strong passwords. But who can remember all of those passwords?
Consumer Temporary tattoos not necessarily harmless Temporary tattoos not necessarily harmless(Video)
When a local boy got a $5, temporary tattoo in April- he never dreamed he'd end up at the doctor's office with what might end up bring a permanent scar. Now, he and his mother want other families to know that henna tattoos are not necessarily risk- free.
Consumer Bug repellent safety Bug repellent safety(Video)
Summer is around the corner, and so are swarms of insects. Consumer Reports has some important advice on how to avoid bug bites and at the same time limit exposure to potentially dangerous chemicals in insect repellents.
Consumer Products that promise to spruce up your car Products that promise to spruce up your car(Video)
Warmer weather usually means spring-cleaning, and that goes for your car as well. Washing is easy, but if the trim is dull or the paint is scratched, it won't look great. Consumer Reports tested products meant to keep your trim looking new.