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Consumer Reports Magazine | June

Published: June 2016
June 2016

Cover Story

Pain Relief: What You Need to Know 125 million people are in pain, spending some $300 billion on pills, pot, procedures, and natural ‘cures’ to find relief, but are they worth it?
Pain Management: Which Treatment Is Right For You? An array of pills and practices are available to pain sufferers today. But be sure you understand the limitations—and risks—of each.
How to Get Rid of Lower Back Pain If you don't feel better after four weeks, see a doctor because it could be another condition, like osteoporosis.
Best Ways To Treat Joint Pain Stiff or swollen joints can result in pain, especially first thing in the morning and after resting. Here's what you can do to ease it.
Tension Headache Treatment and Prevention A few simple steps like drinking water and doing neck exercises can relieve your pain.
Migraine Treatment, Prevention & Relief Tips on how to treat—and even prevent—this common type of pain.
Try This Instead of Drugs to Treat Neck and Shoulder Pain Strengthening weak neck muscles with exercise and applying heat can alleviate the pain.
Up in Smoke: Does Medical Marijuana Work? Medical marijuana is gaining a foothold in more and more states, but doctors aren't sure it can cure what ails you.
Addictive Pain Medication: How to Protect Yourself Why pain medication can be addictive and tips on how to avoid becoming hooked on pain-killers.

Features

Home Renovation Without Aggravation Our survey of 300 contractors revealed shady pro practices, common and costly homeowner mistakes, and how to combat them.
Pros and Cons of Taking a Contractor Loan What you need to know before saying "Show me the money!"
Can You Find a Good Contractor Online? 5 User review websites where you can find remodeling professionals, design ideas, and price guidance.
Assembling the Right Home Remodeling Team Know what key players you need—and when you’ll need them.
Know What Type of Remodeling Contract You're Signing Most renovations are covered by one of these two types of contracts. Choose wisely.
Get More Wedding for Your Money Whether you’re tying the knot or just footing the bill, use our savvy guide to save money, skirt scams, and plan a wedding in style.
Can You Spot the $10,000 Wedding Gown? Our test suggests guests at your nuptials won't guess what you spent.
How to Avoid Wedding Shopping Gotchas Be on the lookout for these come-ons, caveats, and outright cons.
Should You Spring for a Wedding Planner? The service's value depends on your available time and money.
Cheap Wedding: 31 Ways to Save on the Festivities Weddings are expensive, so we asked planners, bridal industry insiders, and newlyweds for their best strategies on how to keep costs down.
How Much Should a Wedding Guest Give? A Consumer Reports survey says people give differently depending on region, income, and gender.

Insights

5 Things to Know Before Buying a Toilet Glow-in-the-dark seats, throne height, and built-in bidets are three reasons you may want to upgrade.

Product Updates

Veggie Burgers Let You Say, 'Make Mine Meatless' The best ‘burgers’ at your summer barbecue might not have a shred of beef in them.
Cold Brewed Coffee for Hot Days You’ll be singing “bye bye bitter” once you try cold-brew coffee, claim fans who say it’s smoother than the traditional stuff.
Cool Ways to Make Cold Brew Coffee Results depend on a lot of variables including the quality of the beans and the water.

Road Report

In Pursuit of Used Car Happiness Opting for an almost new car allows you to upgrade your aspirations.
Why Haggling for Your Next Car Really Pays Our national Used Car Buying Survey shows that shoppers can save big when they negotiate.
When an Extended Car Warranty Is Worth It In our survey, only about half of people who bought an extended warranty for a used car filed a claim.
2016 Kia Optima Review The redesigned Optima should tempt many Accord and Camry buyers away from their familiar favorites.
2016 Toyota Tacoma Review The popular, bare-bones work truck wins for reliability, if not much else.
2016 Toyota Avalon Review The redesigned Toyota Avalon gets better gas mileage than you might expect for a large sedan.

Departments

From Our President: Easing Your Pain Consumers need unbiased information on safe and effective pain management and treatment options.
Building a Better World, Together Join with us to make a safer, healthier marketplace.
Selling It Goofs, glitches, and gotchas spotted by our readers.

 

The June 2016 issue of Consumer Reports provides recommendations, expert buying advice, and Ratings on hundreds of consumer products. Consumer Reports is one of the most trusted sources for information and advice on consumer products and services, with more than 7 million print and online subscribers. It conducts the most comprehensive testing programs of any U.S. publication or website, and the company's experts have decades of experience in testing and reporting.

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