Tests and Treatment

Get information about the types of tests done to diagnose diseases and medical conditions, as well as the treatments that are available today, in this section.

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Unload Study Overview

Diuretics stop working for many people with advanced heart failure, so scientists developed a procedure known as ultrafiltration. The UNLOAD study compared the safety and efficacy of ultrafiltration with that of diuretic drugs. What did they find?


How Personality Tests Work

There's a good chance you've taken a personality test, and can now officially claim your type. But how valid are these assessments, and why do we even take them in the first place?

10 Uses for Botox That Aren't Wrinkle-Related

Although Botox made its name as a wrinkle-filler, it was actually first approved to treat crossed eyes — and since then, doctors have found many other uses for it.

Is That Prostate Cancer I Smell in Your Urine?

A new urine test can sniff out prostate cancer — and it's more accurate and less invasive than the traditional test.

Diagnosing Disease Before It Begins, With a Little Help From Your T-cells

Sometimes doctors are just too late. What if diseases could be identified before symptoms strike?

What is involved in hCG diet treatments?

In pregnant women, hCG causes the body to use up stored fat to provide calories to the fetus. What is involved in hCG diet treatments in this article.

X-ray Pictures

Wonder what the inside of your body looks like? Take a look at x-ray pictures to see parts of the body and medical conditions under x-ray.

How can acupressure relieve sinus congestion?

Acupressure is a simple and safe method of relieving sinus congestion. Learn how acupressure can relieve sinus congestion from this article.

5 Things to Know About X-Ray Radiation

X-rays are used in a variety of places, from doctors' offices to airport checkpoints. Although the medical scans help doctors and patients around the world, they're not without risks. Here are five things to know about X-ray radiation.

Would an ultrasound help detect fluid in the lungs?

A pleural effusion is the condition where there is excess fluid around the lungs; it can be diagnosed using ultrasound. Learn more about how ultrasound helps detect fluid in the lungs in this article.

Where can you get a pulmonary function test?

Pulmonary function tests measure how well your lungs are working; they are performed in an outpatient setting, usually in a special lab. Learn where you can get a pulmonary function test from this article.