Health

Which hospital should you go to if you need heart surgery?
Consumer Reports’ first-ever Ratings of more than 400 hospitals can help patients find the right one YONKERS, NY — Consumer Reports’ first-ever Ratings of hospitals for heart surgery finds some top-rated hospitals in surprising places, and that performance can vary...

Consumer Reports Tests Raise Questions About Some Sunscreens Claimed SPF Protection
Many provide excellent protection from UVA and UVB rays; Five common myths about sunscreen debunked YONKERS, NY ― When it comes to sunscreen, SPF (sun protection factor) is the feature that influences consumers’ purchasing decision most. In its tests of...

Consumer Reports Finds Many Hospitals do Too Many C-sections
CR releases most comprehensive info ever on C-section rates for individual U.S. hospitals, covering 1,500 hospitals in 22 states YONKERS, NY — A Consumer Reports analysis of over 1,500 hospitals in 22 U.S. states suggests that some hospitals do a...

Deliberations Begin on Approving Artificial Ingredients in Organic Production: Consumer Reports Survey Show 7 Out Of 10 Americans Want As Few Approved As Possible
CR also fights to end the use of antibiotics on all organic fruits and vegetables; Survey shows that 9 out of 10 don’t believe their use should be allowed SAN ANTONIO, TX — Today, Consumer Reports is releasing a nationally...

Consumer Reports: Potentially Harmful Bacteria Found on 97 Percent Of Chicken Breasts Tested
About half of samples tested had at least one bacteria resistant to three or more classes of antibiotics; bacteria were more resistant to antibiotics approved for use in chicken production YONKERS, NY — In its most comprehensive tests of meat...

Consumer Reports Poll Finds Over One Third of Consumers More Confused on Health Law Since Start of Open Enrollment
Consumer Reports HealthLawHelper.org Cuts Through Opinions to Provide Consumers with the Unbiased Facts They Need to Make Decisions About Their Health Insurance Needs for 2014 YONKERS, NY — One month after the start of open enrollment in the new Health...

Consumer Reports Tests Finds Salmonella Outbreak Strain in Sample of Foster
Organization calls on Foster Farms to recall chicken from associated plants YONKERS, NY — As part of its ongoing testing program of the safety of meat and poultry in the food supply, Consumer Reports found a strain of Salmonella Heidelberg...

Consumer Reports Releases Annual Health Insurance Plan Rankings—Including 114 “Best Value” Plans
Analysis Found Expensive Care Doesn’t Mean Better Care YONKERS, NY — For the fourth year in a row, Consumer Reports published rankings of hundreds of health insurance plans across the United States to help consumers determine which ones may be...

Consumer Reports’ New Ratings Evaluate U.S. Hospitals for Scheduled Surgeries
Ratings Analyze Length of Hospital Stays and Mortality Rates; Includes Ratings for Five Common Surgery Types YONKERS, NY (July 31, 2013) — For the first time, Consumer Reports has rated U.S. hospitals on how patients fare during and after surgery....

Consumer Reports Applauds FDA for Issuing Proposed Apple Juice Guidance
10 ppb action level for arsenic important first step YONKERS, NY — "We are pleased to see the Food and Drug Administration taking this action. Proposing a10 ppb guidance for apple juice—the same level set for water—is a reasonable first...

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