Methodology Updated for Ratings in Procedures and Conditions


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Methodology Updated for Ratings in Procedures and Conditions
Year 2 brings more Best Hospitals ratings and analytical improvements to the table.

Reducing the Risk of Having a Low Birth Weight Baby
Expectant parents can take steps to tip the scales in favor of a newborn’s long-term health.

Are Medical Guidelines Harming Your Health Care?
As currently designed, guidelines may well stand in the way of you getting the care that is right for you.

Circumcision: Why it May Be as Important as Vaccines to Your Child’s Health
Here’s what parents should know to make an informed, safe call.

Healthy Eating Habits from Around the World
Dietitians dish on their favorite international culinary traditions.

Legionnaires’ Disease Making a Comeback
Older Americans are at higher risk for the bacterial pneumonia.

The 5 Best Supplements to Treat Candida
Grapefruit seed extract and bentonite clay are among the top choices.

How Hospitals Prepare for the Worst
Having a plan to deal with mass casualties can save lives.

7 Ways Height Affects Health
Tall and short people have different likelihoods of cancer, injury and even longevity.

Scoliosis Screening: Should it Be Universal?
One expert argues for regular screening for all children – here’s why.

5 Beach-Friendly, Healthy Snacks
Jerky and trail mix top the list.

Processed Foods: Addressed and Assessed
Are they all as bad as we think?

How Fast You Need to Walk to Stay Ahead of the Grim Reaper
Investing in comfortable walking shoes may be a good way to cheat death.

Mosquitos 101: What to Know to Stay Healthy
The insects are responsible for 1 in every 6 infections worldwide and kill up to 725,000 people annually.

How to Succeed in the Face of a Life-Altering Disease
First-hand advice on how to keep pushing through a chronic illness.

Please Give Me Your Kidney: How to Crowdsource for an Organ
Family and friends make ideal organ donors, but asking them can be easier said than done.

Identifying and Treating Inflammation
There are three types of inflammation: acute, chronic and life-threatening.

Danger in the Water: Swim Safely This Summer
How to ensure this age-old pastime doesn’t end in illness or tragedy.

Best Bites From the 2016 Summer Fancy Food Show
Try these tasty and unusual items in the coming year.

The 7 Worst Choices at Every Fourth of July Barbecue
If health is your goal, steer clear.

Coping With Childhood Constipation
Pediatricians’ advice on solving those tummy woes.

Upcoming Changes to the U.S. News Patient Safety Score
Rankings will curtail use of PSIs, increase weight of risk-adjusted survival

10 Reasons to Savor Watermelon This Summer
It helps your skin glow, soothes sore muscles and more surprising benefits.

How Americans Feel About GMOs
A new survey provides insight.

The Man’s Guide to Becoming Healthy
Advice for June’s Men’s Health Month – and the entire year.

In Defense of Meatless Monday
Threats against the practice for members of U.S. military are based on misinformation. Here are the facts.

The Problem With Foods That Are ‘Free Of’
Products praised for their lack of sugar, gluten and other ingredients may miss the bigger picture.

Doubts About HAC Measures’ Validity May Be Misplaced
U.S. News study challenges concerns over sensitivity and specificity—but doesn’t exonerate CMS rankings

How to Travel With Asthma and Allergies
This planning timetable will help achieve healthy travels.

Zika and the Olympics: Why We Should All Take the Threat Seriously
One expert argues that the closing ceremonies of this summer’s Olympics could be the start of a worldwide crisis.

5 Ways Becoming a Mom Changes the Way You Eat
It’s rarely for the better, but you can change your unhealthy new habits.

I Lost My Legs and Fingers to Meningitis, and This Is What I Learned
Lessons from a gold medalist at the 2011 U.S. Paralympic Games.

Dietitians’ Favorite Creative Uses for Summer Fruit
Ever consider using fruit as salad dressing?

Small Swap, Big Difference: Eating More Whole Grains Linked to Longer Life
Two new, large studies paint a promising picture for whole grains and longevity.

When an Alzheimer’s Patient Wanders
Mentally fragile seniors need safer ways to stay physically active.

7 Questions to Ask About Your Breast Cancer Diagnosis
You’re overwhelmed and confused. Take a deep breath and ask these questions.

How Sleep Helps Manage Diabetes
Eat healthy, be active and sleep well.

10 Questions Every Woman Must Ask Herself Before Freezing Her Eggs
To start: Are you here for the right reasons?

8 Foods to Boost Summer Weight Loss
Ditch those pounds via apples, broccoli, beans and more.

Reducing the Burden of Migraine
The World Health Organization considers it the third most common and eighth most burdensome disease in the world.

Infographic: Why Do Kids Even Get Cancer?
We don’t know for sure, but here are some theories.

Proton Beam Radiation: a Family Decision
Parents share journey with kids treated for life-threatening tumors.

The Promise (and Limits) of Pediatric Proton Radiation
Proton beams aren’t magic wands, but kids with cancer may have fewer side effects.

Infographic: Cancer in Our Children – By the Numbers
A look at how many young lives are touched by the disease.

I Survived Childhood Cancer. Now What?
More kids are outliving their diagnosis; but many still face ill effects from treatment later.

How Children’s Hospitals Are Helping Kids With Cancer Be Kids
These innovative programs bring normalcy and fun to a medical experience that’s usually anything but.

The Honor Roll of Best Children’s Hospitals 2016-17
The best of the best that help parents find the right care for the sickest children.

3 Facts About Weight Control
Maintaining a healthy weight isn’t easy, but it’s certainly possible.

How Not to Be Intimidated at the Gym
Remember: Comparison is the thief of joy.

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