Health

Consumer Reports’ Health Insurance Tool Helps Consumers Navigate Open Enrollment
HealthLawHelper.org Can Help People Understand Their Options and Take Advantage of Tax Benefits; Open Enrollment starts November 15 YONKERS, NY — With the open enrollment period for health coverage beginning on Saturday, November 15, Consumer Reports has a web-based tool...

Going Your Way: Consumer Reports Publishes Comprehensive Guide to End-Of-Life Choices
Survey Finds 86% of Americans Would Want to Spend Their Final Days at Home; Only 47% of those 65+ Have a Living Will Y ONKERS, NY — A good death can be hard to achieve without advance planning according to...

Consumer Reports Poll: Overwhelming Majority of Doctors Concerned About Use of Antibiotics in Healthy Livestock; Events Taking Place in Eight Cities Nationwide to Call for Action
Over 2,000 Medical Professionals Call on Trader Joe’s to Stop Selling Meat Raised on Antibiotics The overwhelming majority of doctors— 93 percent—are concerned about the common meat industry practice of using antibiotics on healthy animals for growth promotion and disease...

Consumers Unwittingly Equate “Natural” With No GMOs
Survey Finds 64 Percent of People Think “Natural” Means No GMOs; Virtually All Samples of Tested Products with Only “Natural” Label Contained Substantial Levels of GMOs Organization Calls for Mandatory Labeling of GMOs in Food, and a Ban on the...

Consumer Reports Releases Annual Health Insurance Plan Rankings—Identifies Plans That Avoid Overuse of Healthcare Services
Analysis Found only 86 Plans Meet CR Criteria YONKERS, NY — For the fifth 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 Warns Against the Risks of Prescription and Over-The-Counter Painkillers
CR urges U.S. Food and Drug Administration to take stronger steps to reduce the dangers of pain-relief medications YONKERS, NY — Some pain relief medications can be as addictive as heroin and are rife with deadly side effects. Every day,...

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...

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