Consumer Reports June 2019

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Image of human spine - cover of June 2019 issue of consumer reports.One in 5 American adults has some kind of chronic pain, but often find it difficult to get the right kind of care for their condition. “Real Pain Relief, Now!” provides several approaches to managing chronic pain, including treatment plans, drugs, supplements and surgery.

Summer is fast approaching, and with the heat comes the need for air conditioners. Whether you have central air or a window or portable air conditioner, you’ll want to check out the air conditioner information and ratings in this month’s issue.

Most, if not all, of today’s vehicles come with an infotainment system such as Apple CarPlay or Android Auto–including the capability for navigation, audio, texting, and telephone. However, a recent Consumer Reports owner satisfaction survey showed that only around half of those surveyed were satisfied with their vehicle’s infotainment system.  “Choose an Infotainment System You’ll Love” has information on and ratings for these systems, listed by car manufacturer.

Around 48 million Americans suffer from some degree of hearing loss. This is partially due to the growing number of older Americans, and partially due to the use of headphones and earbuds when listening to music. “Sound Advice About Hearing Loss” includes advice from experts on why you should not delay treatment for hearing loss, as well as ratings for hearing aids.

Also included in this issue:

  • Get rid of ants in your home
  • Healthier trail mixes
  • “The Hidden Risks of Used Cars” on safety defects and open recalls on used cars
  • Ratings for the newest midsized SUVs, small luxury SUVs, and luxury compact cars

Consumer Reports magazine is available in print and online to Fauquier County Public Library card holders, providing access to articles, reviews and ratings on over 8,000 products and services. The library has copies of Consumer Reports dating back to 2015.

To access Consumer Reports online free from the library’s website, click on the research tab and browse the alphabetical listing of databases for Consumer Reports Online.

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