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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.
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 168 categories, from antacids to cough suppressants.

Health & Wellness

Do’s and Don’ts of Home Medical Devices

Think you can play doctor? Follow these guidelines before setting up shop at home. 

Keeping Healthy Connections: Resurrecting the Family Reunion

What kids miss out on when extended family members aren't in the picture. 

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome: the Silent Disorder That Wreaks Havoc on the Body

One in every 10 women has PCOS, but half are undiagnosed.

11 Ways Healthy Community Design is Working

Walkable neighborhoods, protected bike paths boost physical activity where you live.

Getting a Second Opinion May Save More Than Your Breast

When you're diagnosed with cancer, it's often crucial, though you may worry about angering your doctor.

In Defense of High-Impact Exercise

Why you should get out of the pool and off the spin bike, and start embracing high-impact workouts.

Voices With Dementia: When Do We Stop Listening?

The stigma will never disappear if we turn a deaf ear to those living with Alzheimer's and dementia. 

Health History Reconciliation: Why You Need a Pocket Card of Information

Learn what to include, and then tuck it away somewhere safe so you have it when you need it. 

Best Hospitals

What to Do During a Mental Health Crisis

If a loved one is facing a psychiatric crisis, stay calm – and read on.

Which Practitioner Do I See, and When?

Here's a guide to choosing the right doctor for you and your family.

Best Hospitals 2015-16: Guide to the Terms

The following terms appear in the adult hospital rankings.

When Insurance Denies Your Hospital Upgrade

Appealing might get you into the facility you want.

The Honor Roll of Best Hospitals 2015-16

Massachusetts General returns to the top spot in the 26th annual rankings.

Can Your Community Hospital Handle … This?

Experts help you sort out when to choose a major medical center, and when a local facility is just fine.

FAQ: How and Why We Rate and Rank Hospitals

What’s behind our evaluations of hospitals in complex care, common care and pediatric care.