Personal Safety

Personal Safety

Beware of Self-Checkout Snafus

You use the self-checkout kiosk at a local store. As you head to your car, a security officer stops you…

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These Companies Are Watching You

The “Big 3” credit bureaus—Equifax, Experian and TransUnion—aren’t the only consumer-­reporting agencies keeping track of you. There are dozens of…

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Fighting the Tripledemic

Does it seem like everyone you know has been struggling with a respiratory illness in recent months? The medical community…

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Don’t Get Sued By a Loved One’s Nursing Home

It is playing out across the country—people are being sued by nursing homes for thousands in bills owed by a…

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Protect Yourself From Anesthesia Errors

If you’ve ever had a biopsy, colonoscopy, joint replacement or heart procedure, you’ve experienced the miracle of anesthesia firsthand. Medication…

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What is Long COVID?

COVID is no longer the top story on the nightly news, but it continues to take a daily toll on…

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You Are Being Watched

No, you are not paranoid. Your apps and gadgets really are ­quietly monitoring what you do and say and where…

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Are You Taking Too Many Meds?

Mrs. George, a 74-year-old patient,* was taken to the hospital after suffering several falls. In addition to her recently diagnosed…

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Are You Prepared for A Russian Cyberattack?

President Biden has warned Americans to lock their “digital doors” over the potential for Russian cyberattacks in retaliation for US…

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Beware of Zelle Scams

The money-payment service Zelle is a popular way to make free, near-instantaneous digital transfers between your bank account and someone…

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Be Ready To Shelter In Place During The Next Disaster

Rolling blackouts, winter storms and hurricanes left millions of Americans without power for extended stretches these past few years. A…

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Scammers Never Sleep!

The past few years have brought more than their share of challenges, but throughout it all, one group has refused…

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The Right Way to Be Prepared: What The Pandemic Taught Us

Difficult as the pandemic and lockdowns have been, we have learned a lot about being prepared for the future. Here are the lessons from a rational-preparedness expert.

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Protect Yourself Online With a Burner Identity

In the movies, spies often use “burners”— disposable cell phones—to protect their identities and information. The same concept can help…

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Are You Ready For the Next Disaster?

Beyond what to pack in your emergency bag, how should you prepare for a tornado, forest fire or other disaster in your area?