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Consumer Reports Investigates What Causes Pain, What Treats It, What Doesn’t—and How to Prevent It
Also, CR looks at the prescription painkiller epidemic, efforts to curb overuse of opioids, and surprising truths about medical marijuana YONKERS, NY—Persistent and chronic pain can be a frustrating, debilitating and expensive problem. According to the June issue of Consumer...

Consumer Reports Survey: 61 Percent of Recently Married Couples Admit To Exceeding Their Set Wedding Budget
CR’s secret shoppers find that some vendors charge a “wedding surcharge” for products and services; New report reveals money-saving strategies to help couples to save money and still wed in style YONKERS, NY—It’s a day many dream about their whole...

Consumer Reports Investigates: Your Biggest C-Section Risk May Be Which Hospital You Go To
CR releases C-section ratings for more than 1,200 U.S. hospitals YONKERS, NY — A number of factors can increase a woman’s chance of having a C-section—such as being older, heavier or having diabetes. But the single biggest variable may be...

Consumer Reports Finds it’s Too Difficult For Patients To Learn About Physicians’ Disciplinary Records
Thousands of doctors still practice while being disciplined for sexual misconduct, substance abuse, and making careless, sometimes deadly, mistakes CR survey finds that 82 percent of Americans are in favor of requiring doctors to tell their patients if they are...

Subaru & Mazda Keep Pace with Luxury Brands in Consumer Reports 2016 Annual Brand Report Card
Audi, Subaru, Lexus, Porsche, BMW lead the pack YONKERS, NY— Consumers don’t always have to spend top dollar to get a great car. The Consumer Reports 2016 Brand Report Card reveals mainstream brands like Subaruand Mazda can often deliver as...

Consumer Reports’ 2016 Annual Top Picks: Kia Sorento & Lexus RX Are Best SUVs
Ford F-150 named top pickup truck for first time in 17 years YONKERS, NY — Seven new vehicles made Consumer Reports’ 2016 Annual Top Picks list—the Mazda MX-5 Miata, Kia Sorento, Toyota Sienna, Toyota Camry, Lexus RX, Honda Fit, and...

Consumer Reports Drugstore Survey Finds Substantial Price Differences for Commonly Prescribed Drugs
CVS and RITE-AID are among the highest priced drug stores in nationwide price scan; CR finds some drugs can cost as much as 10 times more at one retailer than another, even in the same town or city YONKERS, NY—In...

Consumer Reports Survey Finds Consumers Are More Satisfied Doing Business with Credit Unions, Primarily Online Banks & Smaller Banks
YONKERS, NY—When it comes to banking, bigger isn’t always better. A recent subscriber survey conducted by Consumer Reports found that customers of credit unions, primarily online, and smaller traditional banks were more satisfied with their overall banking experience than those...

Consumer Reports: Meats Produced Without Antibiotics Harbor Fewer “Superbugs”
Beef, shrimp, chicken studies over past three years show lower superbug contamination rates in foods produced without antibiotics compared to conventional products CR Survey finds that more than one-quarter of Americans report that they are buying meat and poultry raised...

Consumer Reports’ 2015 Annual Auto Reliability Survey: New Transmission Technology Problems Emerge
Lexus, Toyota, Audi, Mazda, and Subaru Most Reliable Brands YONKERS, NY—While problematic infotainment systems continue to be among the top issues reported by new car owners, Consumer Reports has identified an emerging trend of increased troubles with new transmission systems...

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