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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 Kids Are Hitting Puberty Earlier Than Ever

Your child could be experiencing precocious puberty.

Can Drinking Milk Prevent Alzheimer's Disease?

Milk and other dairy appears to raise your body’s levels of an Alzheimer’s-fighting antioxidant.

Assist for Congestive Heart Failure

Heart pumps can be a bridge to transplant – or the destination.

How Mental Illness is Misrepresented in the Media

Insidious portrayals on TV shape perceptions about real-life people with psychological disorders.

When Men Get the Baby Blues

Postpartum depression can affect both men and women, but new dads’ symptoms are often overlooked.

Knee Replacements, Obesity and Weight Loss

Extra pounds boost the risk of complications, but heavier patients can still do well.

Is the House Call Doctor Coming Back?

While uncommon, house calls can be appealing to doctors, patients and the health care system. 

Medical Marijuana: the Myths and Realities

Marijuana has been used for medicinal purposes for more than 3,000 years.

Spring Survival Guide

How to Spring Clean Your Budget: Start With Your Health

How getting – and staying – fit and healthy can help get your budget on track for the long run.

6 Ways to Spring Clean Your Health

Freshen up with color, de-clutter your diet and more ways to spring clean your health habits.

12 Spring Superfoods, From Leeks to Beets

Cauliflower, beets and pistachios all make the list. Here's why.

How to Prepare Spring Produce

Tasty suggestions for strawberries, rhubarb, apricots, mangoes and more

Should You Spring Clean Your Colon?

Clean eating, not cleansing, will help you keep the pounds off for good.

Revamp Your Spring Workout Routine

Stuck in an fitness rut? Break free with new routines for spring.

How to Exercise Outside With Spring Allergies

Don't use allergy symptoms as an excuse to miss out on spring weather.

A Survival Guide to Spring Allergy Season

Expect this allergy season to be one of the worst. Here are some unconventional coping strategies.