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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.

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Background Facts: Bee Sting Therapy and MS

For centuries, honey, bee pollen, and bee venom have been used to treat a number of ailments. Learn more about the benefits and options if using bee sting therapy in this article.


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?

Euphoria Trial Overview

The EUPHORIA trial was an experimental study to find out if ultrafiltration would work well in heart failure patients with fluid overload and diuretic resistance.

Ultrafiltration

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

Cholesterol tests have become fairly routine and painless, and they’re an important step in maintaining your health. There are a number of tests your doctor might use. Learn what these tests are and what the results mean.

Which women should get MRIs in addition to mammograms?

In March 2007, two different sources released information recommending that MRI be included in the standard breast-cancer testing regimen for certain women.

Will elastography replace biopsies for confirming a cancer diagnosis?

Even with the huge variety of harmless tumors the body can produce, they all have one thing in common: They're a lot softer than cancerous tumors. Elastography puts this trait to good use.

How does an oral HIV test work?

A recently FDA-approved rapid HIV test (one that doesn't have to be sent to a laboratory for processing) can use blood, serum or oral fluids with equal accuracy.

Atrial fibrillation is a serious, but treatable heart disease characterized by arrhythmia. Learn about the many treatment options that relieve symptoms and prevent serious complications.

For centuries, honey, bee pollen, and bee venom have been used to treat a number of ailments. Learn more about the benefits and options if using bee sting therapy in this article.

How can enzyme therapy help with cancer? Learn more about the benefits and options of using enzyme therapy to treat cancer in this article.