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Consumer Some foods don't mix with certain prescription drugs Some foods don't mix with certain prescription drugs
As we get older, we often take more drugs. It's not uncommon for someone in their mid to late 60's to be on more than a dozen prescription medications.

That's why it's so important to watch what you eat. Certain foods can interact with these drugs and cause serious problems.
Consumer Watch out for copycat apps Watch out for copycat apps
Before you hit download – stop and check. Make sure you're getting the real deal and not some third-party copycat app that's could be malware or spyware that can collect you personal information.
Consumer Getting Wi-Fi throughout your house Getting Wi-Fi throughout your house
We’re dependent on Wi-Fi to access the Internet in different parts of our homes. But too often service is sluggish or there are dead zones. Consumer Reports has advice to help improve Wi-Fi in your house.
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.