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What You Don't Know About Your Doctor Could Hurt You
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What You Don't Know About Your Doctor Could Hurt You
Thousands of working physicians are currently being disciplined by their respective state medical boards for findings that patients may want to know about–things such as sexual misconduct, their own addiction problems, overprescribing controlled substances, and all sorts of other documented examples of unprofessional or dangerous doctoring. Though the odds are quite good that your doctor isn't one of them, it's important to know for sure. Read more about when and how to file a complaint, smart ways to choose a doctor, and what makes a great doctor.
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Samsung Galaxy S7 Smartphones Top Consumer Reports' Ratings
Samsung Galaxy S7 Smartphones Top Consumer Reports' Ratings
The new Galaxy S7 and S7 edge bring back water-resistance and expandable memory. They earn Excellent battery life scores, and turn in top-notch performance in other areas. These new models aren't just Samsung's best smartphones, but, perhaps, the best smartphones. And they now sit atop our Ratings.
2017 Tesla Model 3 Electric Car Unveiled
2017 Tesla Model 3 Electric Car Unveiled
Tesla has unveiled the most affordable car in its electric vehicle portfolio. With a starting price of $35,000, before federal and state tax incentives, the Model 3 is predicted to have an EPA-rated range of at least 215 miles, plus 0-60 mph times for the base-model, and single-motor car of under six seconds.
4 Products on Deep Discount in April
4 Products on Deep Discount in April
We track the prices of products all year long, so we know when they go on deep discount. These products should be available at their lowest annual price in April. Just keep our usual caveat in mind: Great discounts often occur at the end of a season when inventory is low, so you may not have a huge selection.
FDA Proposes Limit on Arsenic in Infant Rice Cereal
FDA Proposes Limit on Arsenic in Infant Rice Cereal
The FDA has proposed limiting the amount of arsenic that is allowed to be present in infant rice cereals. The FDA is asking food manufacturers to limit the amount of inorganic arsenic to 100 parts per billion (ppb). That's close to the 90 ppb limit we called on the agency to set more than three years ago for infant rice cereals.
Answers to Your Searing Grill Questions
Answers to Your Searing Grill Questions
The backyard barbecue is an essential part of the American landscape. And while you may take great care in selecting and preparing the foods you serve, the success of your meal often comes down to the quality of your gas grill.
Car Defect Information to Become More Readily Available to Consumers
Car Defect Information to Become More Readily Available to Consumers
The Department of Transportation (DOT) will post online all vehicle Technical Service Bulletins (TSB) and any other automaker communications to dealers about defects in vehicles, regardless of whether the defects are the subject of a safety recall.
Is Pet Insurance Worth the Cost?
Is Pet Insurance Worth the Cost?
Two years ago, Elizabeth Newsom-Stewart's cat Fawkes ate part of a lily plant leaf. Newsom-Stewart, then a veterinary student at Cornell University, immediately knew the danger he was in, and rushed him to an animal hospital.
Get the Best Cell Phone Plan for You
Get the Best Cell Phone Plan for You
The Big Four carriers' shell-game-like pricing practices have become so convoluted, you need an accounting degree to decipher them. They continually shift prices up or down according to the number of phone lines you need and the amount of data you're purchasing.
Find the Best Lawn Mower or Tractor for Your Yard
Find the Best Lawn Mower or Tractor for Your Yard
Whether you've got acres of lawn or a tiny patch of grass, you'll want a capable mower that gets the job done. Read our latest Lawn Mower Buying Guide to find the best mower or tractor for your yard.

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