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Amazon’s Prime Day is back — technically Prime Days as the deep discounts run from today through tomorrow, October 14. This is the perfect time to save big with Prime Day Deals on just about everything. We’re busy rounding up the best deals on Prime Day Kitchen Appliances, bedding, and now tools, lawn, and home improvement tools that are the cheapest they’ll be at Amazon all year. Now’s the best time to renovate your home, or simply upgrade your toolbox with the best tools for men. Here are our top 10 picks.
— From $69, was $85
Everyone from first-time homeowners to budding DIYers either needs a new drill now or will very soon. Craftsman’s V20 Cordless Drill/Driver Kit is one of the most versatile, do-anything tools for a wide range of home improvement applications. The 20V of power is plenty for all but the toughest jobs. Shop a variety of add-ons like an extra battery, a circular saw, or an LED task light.
— From $23, was $29
Just like a cordless drill, every homeowner should have a few pairs of work gloves. Whether working on the car, in the yard, or fixing your lawnmower, these are a versatile must-have to protect your hands.
— From $36, was $45
No toolbox is complete without a basic wrench set. This eight-piece ratcheting combination wrench set from Workpro is affordable, well-reviewed, and versatile enough for most, day-to-day home improvement tasks.
— From $69, was $97
Sandblaster guns are a niche tool that most people never think about. But, once you’ve had one, you’ll wonder how
Suppose you or a loved one needed to get cardiac bypass surgery. Wouldn’t it be useful to be able to consult one online tool to find and evaluate a surgeon and hospital as well as a nursing home and home health services for rehabilitation after this surgery?
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is betting the answer is yes.
Last month, CMS unveiled Care Compare, a streamlined redesign of eight existing CMS healthcare compare tools available on Medicare.gov.
Care Compare aims to give Medicare patients and family caregivers a user-friendly online tool to make informed decisions about healthcare based on location, cost, quality of care, volume of services, and other data, and the site is compatible for use on smartphone and tablets.
Patients can find information in eight areas: doctors, hospitals, nursing homes, home health, dialysis centers, long-term care hospitals, inpatient rehabilitation and hospice groups.
“By aggregating all eight of CMS’ quality tools into a single interface, patients can easily research different providers and facilities before they entrust themselves to their care.” said CMS Administrator Seema Verma, in announcing the new tool. The goal, she said is “ensuring the tools are robust and beneficial to patients.”
The consolidation could also boost patient awareness.
Emma Boswell Dean, assistant professor of Health Management and Policy at University of Miami’s Miami Herbert Business School, said before Care Compare, the tools were somewhat underutilized separately. “In talking to Medicare patients, they don’t even know all the tools available. Bringing them together in one tool is a really smart idea.”
Still, Dean and other experts gave Care Compare mixed reviews. While all agreed the amount of information available is important and deep, some said the tool could be easier to manipulate for seniors, while others question aspects of the underlying data. However, they all