May 2008

Consumer Reports and Dartmouth Launch Web Tool to Rank Hospitals for Chronic Care
How patients and family members dealing with chronic life-threatening illnesses can increase their chances of getting the best care, no matter where YONKERS, NY — Consumer Reports, working with the Dartmouth Atlas Project, is launching a new free Web tool...

Consumer Reports Announces New Health Ratings Center
YONKERS, NY — Today Consumer Reports announced the formation of the Consumer Reports Health Ratings Center and the addition of Dr. John Santa, M.D., M.P.H, to direct the new center. Consumer Reports seeks to add ratings for hospitals and other...

How to Save on Practically Anything
ShopSmart reveals tips on how to talk down any price YONKERS, NY – People will go out of their way to find a cheaper gallon of gas and clip coupons to lower grocery bills, but they often miss out on...

ShopSmart Poll: Women Spend $100 a Year on Disposable Food Storage and Wrapping Items
ShopSmart Names the 11 Worst Food Storage Mistakes YONKERS, NY – According to a new poll featured in the July 2008 issue of ShopSmart, from the publisher of Consumer Reports, American women spend about $100 per year on disposable food...

Consumer Reports Health News - June 2008
Welcome to Consumer Reports Health News for health and medical journalists. Consumer Reports and ConsumerReportsHealth.org cover issues pertaining to the efficacy and safety of prescription and non-prescription drugs (including natural medicines), mental health, diet and nutrition, food safety, and fitness....

How to Spend Less on Everything in Tough Times
Money saving tips for groceries, cars, utilities, personal finance, healthcare and more These days consumers are being squeezed on both ends: By higher food and gas prices on one end and by dropping interest rates on savings, disappointing stock-market performance,...

Rushing into a Smaller Car Too Soon May Not Save Money
CR’s exclusive owner-cost analysis shows overall vehicle costs can offset any savings at the pump. YONKERS, NY – With national average fuel prices approaching $4 a gallon, many consumers are clamoring to trade in their current vehicles for smaller, more...

Reformulated Greener Paints May Not Wear the Same as Earlier Versions
Smaller brands California and Kelly-Moore top CR’s latest exterior paint ratings Opaque stains save time and money in the long run YONKERS, NY — Consumer Reports’ tests of more than 40 exterior paints and stains for the June issue reveal...

Garmin, TomTom and Magellan Dominate Latest GPS Ratings
Garmin Nuvi 760 scored best overall; High price tag doesn’t always mean better in Consumer Reports largest GPS test group YONKERS, NY — Despite the influx of several new brands and models, longtime GPS brands—Garmin, TomTom and Magellan―are still making...

Poll: Americans Love Their Grills
Consumer Reports Ratings of 37 Gas Grills; Advice on How to Choose the Right Grill YONKERS, NY — Americans love their grills! A new poll from the Consumer Reports National Research Center indicates that 41 percent of outdoor chefs nationwide...

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