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Consumer Reports Examines Risks of Medical Identity Theft in Today’s Healthcare System
New Article Finds Consumers Must Be Vigilant To Protect Their Health and Financial Information YONKERS, NY – Medical identity theft – when someone steals personal data to get prescription drugs, medical care or surgery – is on the rise, according...

Consumer Reports Investigates the Secrets of Stress Free Flying And Tackles Tricky Travel Sites for Best Prices
JetBlue, Southwest, Virgin America, and Alaska Airlines Top Economy Flyer Rating, First Class Passengers Not Overly Impressed with United Airlines and American Airlines YONKERS, NY — There’s not much to enjoy about airline travel these days, economy seats are cramped,...

Consumers Union Applauds McDonald’s For Meeting Its Pledge to Stop Selling Chicken Raised on Medically Important Antibiotics
Kentucky Fried Chicken Urged to Make the Same Commitment to Protect Public Health YONKERS, NY – Consumers Union, the policy and advocacy division of Consumer Reports, praised McDonald’s today for meeting its pledge ahead of schedule to stop selling chicken...

Consumer Reports Finds Harmful Dietary Supplement Ingredients Widely Accessible To Consumers
Misleading Marketplace Lacks Regulatory Oversight, Putting Consumers’ Health and Well-Being at Risk YONKERS, NY – With the help of an expert group of independent physicians and dietary supplement researchers, Consumer Reports identified 15 supplement ingredients currently on the market that...

Consumer Reports Finds: Nearly One-Third of Americans Experiencing Price Hikes for Meds; Pricey Pills Impacting Retirement Plans, Family Life, Overall Health
Special Investigation from Consumer Reports Best Buy Drugs Explains Rampant Rise in Drug Costs. Plus, What Consumers Can Do YONKERS, NY — As pharma and insurance company behemoths lock horns in a battle over profits, Consumer Reports finds consumers are...

Consumer Reports Finds That Nearly Half Of Sunscreens Tested Did Not Meet Their SPF Claims
Nearly three-quarters of ‘natural’ sunscreens fell short of the SPF on their labels; Two “natural” sunscreens for kids claiming to be SPF 50 tested as SPF 8 YONKERS, NY – While Consumer Reports urges consumers to use sunscreen, the organization’s...

Consumer Reports Survey Show 73 Percent of Consumers Look for ‘Natural’ Labels at Grocery Stores—and Many Are Unwittingly Misled
FDA comment period on ‘natural’ label requirement ends today; CR submits nearly 250,000 signatures demanding change YONKERS, NY—A new survey released by Consumer Reports today shows that the majority of consumers—73 percent—seek out foods labeled as ‘natural’ when they make...

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 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...

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