June 2009

New York Report Details Rates for Hospital Acquired Infections Across State
Consumers Union: Reporting Program Serves as Model For Rest Of Nation A new report issued today by the New York Department of Health provides a hospital-by-hospital accounting of how many patients are getting sick from certain infections acquired during treatment...

Recommended Window Air Conditioners - from Consumer Reports
Central Air Conditioning isn't right for every home. Consumer Reports latest tests of window units for the July issue found seven recommended models. CR Podcast

CR Faults Honda Insight for Its Ride, Handling, Noise, and Rear Seat
CR’s engineers say Insight’s 38 mpg overall fuel economy is one of its few highs YONKERS, NY — The new Honda Insight posted a lackluster “Good” overall road-test score in Consumer Reports’ testing for the August issue. The Insight achieved...

Over Half of Homeowners Plan Remodel Projects This Year; 65% Will Do Some of the Work
Top 5 Remodeling Headaches and How to Avoid Them YONKERS, NY ― Consumer Reports latest poll on home remodeling reveals that over the next 12 months, 54 percent of homeowners are planning a remodeling project and nearly two-thirds (65%) plan...

The Best Kitchen and Bath Products
New Ratings Find Top Kitchen and Bath Products at Affordable Prices YONKERS, NY — The August issue of Consumer Reports’ features the top kitchen and bath products ranging from refrigerators, cooking appliances, dishwashers, to flooring, countertops, toilets and showerheads. Consumers...

Athletic Shoes: Men’s And Women’s Asics Gel-150tr Rated Top Overall
Fit is key when choosing the right shoe for working out YONKERS, NY — In its latest tests of athletic shoes, the August issue of Consumer Reports rated the Asics GEL-150TR as the top performing shoe for both men and...

Dramatic price changes in privately-run Medicare drug plans: A strong argument for a public plan option in health reform
Analysis shows many best-priced insurance plans in 2006 among worst deals today A new analysis from Consumers Union, the non-profit publisher of Consumer Reports, shows that many Medicare Part D prescription drug plans – which are administered solely by private...

Cooling Your Home - from Consumer Reports
The most common mistake made when it comes to air conditioners, is getting the wrong size. Some timely advice from Consumer Reports on sizing up an AC. CR Podcast

Consumer Reports Money Adviser — July 2009
Best Ways to Sell Stuff: How to use yard sales, consignment shops, online sales and more to turn unwanted things into cash YONKERS, NY — If you’re trying to build up your cash reserves like many these days, now could...

Aspirin Therapy - from Consumer Reports
For people who have already suffered a heart attack or stroke, the benefits of aspirin therapy almost always outweigh the risks. What about the rest of us? CR Podcast

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