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Avoiding an unnecessary C-section

Consumer Reports’ latest study finds that the number of cesarean deliveries remains very high in the U.S., despite the desire of many women to have a nonsurgical birth.  303 more words

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Consumer Reports: Cutting Wedding Costs Without Sacrificing Celebration

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – The median cost for a wedding is about $15,000, according to the industry’s Wedding Report. However, many people shell out much more. 253 more words


Flowers for Mother's Day

If you’re planning to send a Mother’s Day bouquet, you want it petal-perfect. Holiday orders put a strain on florists. To see what you get, Consumer Reports ordered a variety of colored roses near another high-stress time for florists—Valentine’s Day. 353 more words

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Doctors on Probation

Thousands of doctors are being disciplined by state medical boards for serious wrongdoing. But finding out who those doctors are can be very difficult.

Consumer Reports was able to obtain a list of the California doctors currently on probation. 287 more words

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4 Tips From Contractors To Keep Your Home Remodel From Spiraling Out Of Control

When preparing to give your home a little facelift — inside, outside, or otherwise — most of us will probably seek out the assistance of a professional. 563 more words

How does Samsung's S7 stack up?

Samsung is promoting its new Galaxy S7 with a celebrity-filled ad campaign. The commercials tout that its new S7 phones have a long battery life and a camera that takes great pictures in low light, and that they’re water resistant. 214 more words

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5 Things We Learned About The $300 Billion Painkiller Industry

Relieving pain isn’t a simple issue of taking a pill and feeling better. It’s a complicated cornucopia of treatments ranging from over-the-counter remedies to holistic healing to prescription medications, with some $300 billion a year spent each year on painkillers in the U.S. 522 more words