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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

Financial Worries Linked to Rising Suicide Rate Among Baby Boomers

New research finds that suicide rates for adults ages 40 to 64 are often tied to economic factors.

Crucial Questions to Ask When You’re Choosing a Nursing Home

Speak to all sorts of staff members  and residents – before making your decision. 

Why One Woman Feels 'Blessed' To Live in a Nursing Home

This 84-year-old likens life in a nursing home to being on vacation or on a 'mission trip.'

Nursing Home Ombudsman Speaks Up for Residents' Rights

As a nursing home inspector, Sondra Everhart spotted violations in facilities. She became a state ombudsman to help fix them.

7 Red Flags to Watch for When Choosing a Nursing Home

Visiting the prospects can help you make a decision. Here's what you don't want to find. 

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. 

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.