Topic: Consumer Reports
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 best for them.
This marks the first time the organization took additional steps to identify plans that both provide high-quality care and avoid costly care.
The rankings data and the “Best Value” designation come from the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA), a respected non-profit health care quality measurement group. «Read the rest of this article»
Simple tips for staying safe and preventing injuries
Yonkers, NY – Absent-minded mistakes in the kitchen cause many cuts, burns, and other injuries. The October 2013 issue of ShopSmart, from Consumer Reports, identifies the kitchen products that cause the most harm and simple ways to avoid them.
“It’s easy to make a mistake in the kitchen when you’re in a rush or in a post-workday haze,” said Lisa Lee Freeman, editor-in-chief of ShopSmart. “But there are simple things you can do to avoid landing in the hospital.” «Read the rest of this article»
Washington, D.C. – At a press conference today, Senator Richard Blumenthal (CT) and Representatives Frank Pallone (NJ) and Rosa DeLauro (CT) announced new legislation aimed at updating the requirements for food labels in order to give consumers more information when choosing what to feed their families.
The Food Labeling Modernization Act of 2013 would give consumers more of the health information they need to better compare and evaluate products by strengthening the standards for nutritional labels on food and by eliminating vague or unclear claims that can mislead consumers. «Read the rest of this article»
Consumer Reports road test scores lists Chevrolet Silverado the Top Truck, but Ram 1500 Makes For a Better Daily Driver
Showdown between the Silverado 1500 & Ram 1500 was neck-and-neck
Yonkers, NY - In a heavy-metal duel between two top pickup trucks, the Chevrolet Silverado 1500’s “Excellent” road-test score makes it Consumer Reports’ top-rated truck. But testers point out that the second-place Ram 1500 may be a better daily driver.
Each model won skirmishes along the way, and they finished one-two in a competitive pickup truck category— separated by only three points. Both trucks outscored the previously-tested Ford’s F-150 XLT, which 3.5-liter EcoBoost turbo V6 and 5.0-liter V8 versions rank third and fourth respectively.
Not all TV gadgets solve fashion jams. One gadget worth a go; four products to skip.
Yonkers, NY – Many TV products claim to be quick-fix solutions for wardrobe malfunctions – but will they really bail shoppers out of last-minute fashion jams?
The October 2013 issue of ShopSmart, from Consumer Reports, highlights findings from its test of five fast clothing fixes – finding only one worth a try – and other pro tricks to try in a pinch that can combat lint, blouse gaps, hems and more. «Read the rest of this article»
Tips that will make vehicles shine inside and out; plus, the best cleaning tools
Yonkers, NY – Summer road trips can be taxing on a vehicle’s interior – cup holders and crevices are likely soiled with dust and dirt.
The September 2013 issue of ShopSmart, from Consumer Reports, identifies five ways consumers can give their car a makeover without spending a fortune and the best tools for making it shine. «Read the rest of this article»
How to score apparel, accessories, and more at the best prices; plus, bargain hot spots
Yonkers, NY - Shoppers are bound to get a good deal at a discount store, but having a strategy can save them even more.
The October 2013 issue of ShopSmart, from Consumer Reports, shares secrets for getting the best deals on clothing, accessories and more at Kohl’s, JCPenney, H&M, Target, T.J.Maxx and Marshalls and reveals six bargain hot spots and the best things to buy there. «Read the rest of this article»
What those health claims on food and beverage really mean; plus, those consumers can trust
Yonkers, NY – The package says “heart healthy,” “reduces cholesterol,” or “maintains digestive health.” But what do these food labels really mean? The full report on tricky food labels is available in the September 2013 issue of ShopSmart.
“Promises of better health, weight-loss and more can be enticing, but claims can be misleading and you may not be doing yourself any favors buying foods that make these types of promises,” said Lisa Lee Freeman, editor-in-chief of ShopSmart. «Read the rest of this article»
Consumer Reports’ Tests of Fiber-Rich Cereals gives Walmart and Target Store Brands High Marks for Taste
Bear Naked Fruit and Nut granola only cereal deemed “excellent” for taste; Four offerings from Kellogg’s and Post were both tasty and nutritious
Yonkers, NY – In Consumer Reports’ latest tests of cereals, two store brands, Market Pantry Frosted Shredded Wheat (Target) and Great Value Raisin Bran (Walmart), tasted Very Good and were deemed CR Best Buys, beating out name-brand products from Kellogg’s and Post. Of the 26 cereals tested, most of them rich in fiber, more than two-thirds were Very Good or Excellent in taste. «Read the rest of this article»
Appliances that are most likely to start a fire; Plus, ways consumers can protect themselves
Yonkers, NY – An alarming number of appliance fires are caused by the units themselves as opposed to human error.
The September 2013 issue of ShopSmart magazine, from Consumer Reports, identifies six appliances that cause the most fires and tips on how to minimize the risk. «Read the rest of this article»
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