CR Digital Archive

January 2019

Cover Story

Medical Screening Tests You Do and Don't Need
Some may be life-saving, but others can waste time and money—and pose risks

Pros and Cons of 18 Medical Tests
Considering any of these screenings? Know their purpose and effectiveness—and whether you're a good candidate

Special Report

Want to Save Hundreds of Dollars Each Year? Choose the Right Medicare Part D Drug Plan.
A Consumer Reports investigation found that drug costs can vary substantially, even at the same pharmacy

Special Section

Does Car Buying Make Your Head Spin?
Changes are coming to make the process faster, more transparent, and less painful

What’s in a (Car Safety System) Name?
Key safety features can carry confusing names, but we're working to fix that
Know When to Walk Away From the Car Dealership
4 tips to steer you toward a better car-buying experience
10 New Car Models Consumer Reports Has Its Eyes On
And you should, too
Don’t Want to Own a Car? Try ‘Subscribing’
Here's how subscribing to a car works
What CR’s Pros Know About Online Car Buying
Tips on how you can get a great deal with limited stress


Find the Right Exercise Equipment During Holiday Sales
How to choose between treadmills and ellipticals, what to know about buying used, and three product picks
5 Smart Money Moves for 2019
A few simple steps can increase your savings, protect you from fraud, and help you prosper
Run for Your Life: The Major Health Benefits of Even Modest Exercise
No matter your age, our advice, plus tips on the best treadmills and ellipticals, will help you get—and stay—more active
How to Stay Safe on a Treadmill
An accident involving the Peloton Tread+ underscores that all treadmills pose safety risks

New Tech Is Changing How We Exercise
Can apps and fitness trackers make exercise more fun or more frequent? There's not a simple answer.

Lab Tests

Find a Tasty, Healthy Pasta Sauce
Perk up your noodles with one of the top tomato sauces from CR's tests

Pasta Dinners by the Numbers
What you pair with your noodles makes a big nutritional difference


From Our President: On Medical Tests, the Results Are In
Consumer Reports' expert information can help you navigate the complex world of medical tests and procedures
Building a Better World, Together
Join with us to make a safer, fairer, healthier marketplace
Selling It
Goofs, glitches, and gotchas spotted by our readers

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