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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

LGBT Health Care: What to Consider

You deserve equal, respectful and knowledgeable care.

Could You Have a Drinking Problem and Not Know It?

How to tell where you land on the alcohol spectrum.

Evaluate Health Screenings Before Undergoing Your Next Test

While some screening tests may improve outcomes, others aren't warranted by evidence.

Allergies, Sinuses and Asthma: Can Sinus Surgery Help?

Doctors may start recommending surgery and immunotherapy early on, rather than as a last resort.

Your Health When the Power Goes Out

Power outages pose health risks, but you can prepare – even if your life depends on electricity.

8 Ways to Vacation Right and Recharge Your Health

Not taking a break from work could hurt your health. Here's how to use a vacation to rejuvenate.

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. 

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.