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How Supplements Interact With Prescription Drugs

pills Last week we featured a story about grapefruit interacting negatively with various drugs. Now the WSJ says that some herbal dietary supplements can alter the potency of prescription drugs, and cause side effects.

Rejuvenate Your Old Laptop Free

laptop Many of us buy a new laptop when the old one becomes maddeningly slow. Now there is a free way to bring these old machines (up to 10 years old) back to life by running a Google Chrome-based operating system on them. And the software is free from Neverware!

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Top 10 Consumer Complaints

complaints Just in time for National Consumer Protection Week, the Federal Trade Commission released its annual list of top consumer complaints for the past year. Debt collection complaints nudged out ID theft as the new number one gripe. The full report lists top complaints in each state separately.


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Mouse Print* -- New Rebate Requirement Easy to Overlook, Hard to Swallow

mouse print A few weeks ago, we promoted a deal whereby PC Mover software was free after a $30 rebate. If you didn't pay close attention to the rebate form, you may have missed one of the most obnoxious rebate requirements ever demanded. That story is this week in Mouse Print*.


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Free Pancakes at IHOP on 3/8

It is National Pancake Day again at IHOP on Tuesday. Get a free short stack of buttermilk pancakes 7 AM to 7 PM at participating locations.

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New Infection Flourishes at Top Teaching Hospitals

Now, another thing to worry about if you are hospitalized. A sometimes deadly bacterial infection called "C. diff" sickened over 100,000 patients in 2014. And an analysis from Consumer Reports shows that some top teaching hospitals around the country score low in preventing the spread of this infection.


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