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Rankings & Research

Rankings & Research

U.S. News reviewed hospitals, nursing homes, health plans, diets, and doctors to help you make informed health decisions for yourself and your family.
Best Hospitals

Best Hospitals

We've evaluated nearly 5,000 hospitals in 16 adult and 10 pediatric specialties to help you choose.
Doctor Finder

Doctor Finder

We have comprehensive listings of doctors and specialists throughout the country. Find the best one for you.
Best Health Plans

Best Health Plans

Find a top-rated individual or family plan.
Best Medicare Plans

Best Medicare Plans

Find information on Medicare, Medicare Advantage plans, Part D plans, and how to save money on your health care.
Best Diets

Best Diets

Find out which diets fit with your lifestyle and may work best for you.
Top Recommended Health Products

Top Recommended Health Products

Pharmacist recommendations for 151 categories, from antacids to cough suppressants.

Health & Wellness

Why Women Are Moody

In a new book, psychiatrist Julie Holland argues we’re underappreciating and overmedicating women’s natural emotions.

What the New Dietary Guidelines Mean for You

Plant foods prevail; sugar suffers and eggs catch a break. 

Why Do People Talk in Their Sleep?

If your bed partner starts spewing expletives – while sleeping – don't panic. 

How to Talk So Your Doctor Will Listen

Ensure your voice is heard and concerns addressed during those 15 minutes.

Hair Loss: Not Just a Man's Issue

About 40 percent of people with hair loss are women, but their diagnoses and treatment lag behind. 

How to Weigh Yourself the Right Way

Souped-up scales not required.

Are You a Helicopter Child?

Keeping a close watch on aging parents is natural and necessary, but hovering too closely can cause problems too.

Having a Hysterectomy? Why You Might Not Need One

Alternatives to this common procedure are underutilized, research finds.

Healthy Resolutions

5 Things to Do When Healthy Resolutions Fail

You had such high hopes for those resolutions – until now. Here’s how to revive them.

Why You Should Start Your New Year's Resolution Today

There's no reason to wait until January for a better you.

The 1 Resolution That Will Save You Money and Improve Your Health

Kill two birds with one stone and resolve to reduce waste with these five steps. 

How to Make Realistic New Year's Resolutions

Some research suggests only 8 percent of people achieve their New Year’s resolutions. Make yours stick.

Already Struggling With Your New Year's Resolution?

What your new year's resolution has in common with a jumping spinning hook kick

Diet Resolutions Worth Making

Enjoying your food, cooking, and other diet resolutions that will actually work.

Improve Your New Year's Resolutions

Instead of a quick-fix diet, make long-term investment in yourself.

Should You Make New Year's Resolutions?

One registered dietitian never makes resolutions. Here’s why.