Tests & 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.

Myofascial Release

Myofascial release (MFR), though not widely recognized, has stood the test of time as a powerful healing tool. Learn how myofascial release works.

Physical therapists use a variety of techniques to improve a patient's weakness, deficient balance or coordination, lack of range of motion or other factors. Learn about physical therapy modalities.

Treating back and neck pain with spinal traction is a practice that has evolved with technology, but the rationale and the effects remain the same. Learn about the effectiveness of spinal traction.

5 Cool Things About EKGs

What pops into your head when you hear EKGS? Learn more about the surprising truths behind EKGS in this article.

Shock Therapy, or Convulsive Therapy, the use of drugs or electricity to treat certain forms of mental illness by causing convulsive seizures.

Can we treat mental illness with hallucinogens?

Hallucinogens have a reputation for expanding your mind. Is it warranted? Science says that a little psilocybin (or mescaline or MDMA) might be able to cure what ails you -- even addiction to drugs like heroin and meth.

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.

Fluid Overload Treatments

Treatment for fluid overload -- formerly known as "dropsy" -- has evolved quite a bit since ancient times.

What is the cost of heart failure?

The American Heart Association estimates that about 5 million people nationwide have heart failure and the cost of treatment in 2008 rose to $35 billion. Why does a disease with no cure cost so much money?

RAPID-CHF Study Overview

Researchers designed a clinical study to compare the safety and efficacy of ultrafiltration with that of diuretic drugs. The study was nicknamed the RAPID-CHF study. What were the results.