Consumer Reports Magazine

March 2018
March 2018

Cover Story

Is a Bed-in-a-Box Right for You?
CR investigates the pros and cons of ordering a new mattress from an online retailer

Special Report

Will You See an Actual Doctor the Next Time You Go to the Doctor?
It’s getting harder to see a doctor, but you can still get quality care from a host of other professionals if you know who’s who

When Do You Need a Specialist Doctor?
While your primary care doctor plays a key role in your care, sometimes you need extra expertise
The [Physician Assistant, Registered Nurse, Medical Doctor, Nurse Practitioner, Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine] Will See You Now
Everyone should have a primary-care provider, but the right one depends on your particular needs
The [Physician Assistant, Registered Nurse, Medical Doctor, Nurse Practitioner, Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine] Will See You Now
Searching for a new one can be a daunting task. Make it simpler with our step-by-step guide.
How 'Natural' Doctors Can Hurt You
Naturopathic doctors promise more ‘natural’ care than M.D.s. But critics say their treatments are often unproven.


The Trouble With Stem Cell Therapy
A new industry is booming. But critics worry that the treatments are ineffective and dangerous. Here's how to protect yourself.
Planning for a Secure Retirement
Whether you're in your 50s, 60s, or 70s, these savvy steps can help you live comfortably after you stop working

How to Afford Healthcare During Retirement
Strategies to cover what may be your biggest expense
The Unexpected Retirement
4 steps to take if you stop working sooner than you planned

Product Updates

How to Buy a Drone of Your Own
Thanks to user-friendly design changes, drones are poised to go mainstream. CR puts the latest models to the test.

How to Shoot Great Drone Video
Five experts explain how to get dramatic footage without losing your craft in a crash

Road Report

How Rain-Sensing Windshield Wipers Work
These wipers provide a convenient, automatic way to keep the windshield clear in foul weather
2018 Buick Enclave Review: Room for Improvement
It delivers qualities that SUV buyers want, but some features are missing for the price

2018 Range Rover Velar Review: Wading Into New Waters
The all-new SUV ditches the brand's off-road ruggedness for sporty driving dynamics, sleek styling, and a high-tech cabin
2018 BMW X3 Review: Doubling Down on Excellence
With a spot-on combination of handling, comfort, and a spiffy cabin, this redesign is a joy to drive
2018 GMC Terrain Review: A Luxury Misfire
The Terrain lacks the premium features and driving acumen to compete with the best compact SUVs


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From Our President: Your Saving Grace
Consumer Reports' experts examine new mattresses and innovative retailing methods, such as 'bed-in-a-box' concepts
Selling It
Goofs, glitches, and gotchas spotted by our readers

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