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Ultrafiltration

Ultrafiltration is a medical therapy that removes excess salt and water from the bodies of patients who have a condition called fluid overload.


 Spinal Traction

Spinal traction is a practice used to treat back and neck pain. Learn about the evolution and effectiveness of spinal traction. See more »

5 Cool Things About EKGs

 5 Cool Things About EKGs

These 5 cool things about EKGs will surprise you. Learn all about EKGs from HowStuffWorks. See more »

 Shock Therapy

Shock therapy is a term used in the study and practice of psychology. Visit HowStuffWorks to learn all about the term shock therapy. See more »

Can we treat mental illness with hallucinogens?

 Can we treat mental illness with hallucinogens?

Hallucinogens have a reputation for expanding the mind. Is it deserved? Learn why hallucinogens like LSD may be the key to treating mental illness. See more »

MRI Pictures

 MRI Pictures

Take a look at MRI pictures to explore MRI technology and see what the body looks like on the inside. Explore MRI pictures and learn how MRI works. See more »

The Ultimate MRI Quiz

 The Ultimate MRI Quiz

An MRI machine is more than just a big, claustrophobia-inducing tube. How much do you know about what's going on inside? See more »

Fluid Overload Treatments

 Fluid Overload Treatments

Fluid overload treatment has evolved through the years, from bloodletting to ultrafiltration. Learn more about fluid overload treatment. See more »

What is the cost of heart failure?

 What is the cost of heart failure?

Heart failure costs are estimated to be close to $35 billion in 2008. Learn why heart failure costs are so much money. See more »

RAPID-CHF Study Overview

 RAPID-CHF Study Overview

The Rapid-CHF study was designed to compare the safety of ultrafiltration with that of diuretic drugs. Find out how the Rapid-CHF study worked. See more »

Unload Study Overview

 Unload Study Overview

The UNLOAD study compared the safety and efficacy of ultrafiltration with that of diuretic drugs. Learn more about the UNLOAD study. See more »