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How Safe is Your Hospital?
Updated: 7:13 AM
- We trust hospitals to help make us well. What we don't expect is to get sick in a hospital. But every year about 648,000 hospital patients develop infections during their stay and about 75,000 die. Consumer Reports latest research finds that while some hospitals have been successful at cutting their infection rates, many have not.
Safety Alert: Laundry Pods
- Young children put just about anything in their mouths. And when it's a liquid laundry pod, it can cause serious injuries.
Government pressure has spurred manufactures to make the pods safer. Several companies recently announced new designs, and new voluntary safety standards are under discussion.
In the meantime, Consumer Reports says liquid pods pose such a risk that it has stopped recommending them.
Safety Alert: Dangers Of TVs Tipping Over
- You might not realize that your TV and the furniture it rests on can be a serious hazard.
Beware of Phone Scams
- Criminals are finding all sorts of ways to steal your money, posing on the phone as debt collectors or phony IRS agent, or pretending to protect you from credit-card fraud.
New Study Looks At How Effective Your Sunscreen Is
- Consumer Reports tested 34 lotions and sprays to see whether they deliver what they claim.
Safe and Effective Inspect Repellents
- New tests by Consumer Reports reveal some insect repellents that work without harsh chemicals.
Stopping Annoying Robocalls
- In a new study, Consumer Reports looks at ways to block unwanted calls from scammers.
Protecting Your Privacy At Home
- Consumer Reports finds there are many connected devices that collect your personal information and send it over the Internet.
Get Your Free Flights
- Consumer Reports did some exhaustive research and has insider tips on how to get airlines to give you the free travel you have earned.
New Report Looks At Potential Hidden Dangers In Shrimp
- Consumer Reports tested 342 packages of shrimp, farmed and wild, raw and cooked, and found some surprising results.
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