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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

When Your Insurer Pulls Your Drug Coverage

What should you do if you show up at the pharmacy and discover your prescription is no longer covered?

In Defense of Fat: Learning to Love My 'Big, Fat Body'

Fat is not a four-letter word, yet it's flung around like profanity. 

Asexuality: the Invisible Orientation?

People who don’t experience sexual attraction are often missing from discussions about sexual orientation. 

Vaccines: Why There Is Really No Debate At All

As states continue to clarify laws about exemptions, here's what we must remember. 

Mining Patients’ Wisdom for Safer Care

Health care will be safer, and patients’ goals will more often be met, if doctors partner with patients and their loved ones.

What Generosity Does to Your Brain and Life Expectancy

Research gives new meaning to 'it's better to give than receive.'

Obesogens: the Environmental Link to Obesity

Environmental pollutants may alter the body’s metabolism and predispose some individuals to weight gain.

9 Things to Consider Before You Try E-Cigarettes to Stop Smoking

A recent study suggests they might lower smokers’ ability to quit.

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.