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.
Is Your Hospital Diverting Ambulances Because of COVID-19?
How Ambulances Work
Despite Common Myth, Ambulance Companies Can't Avoid Certain Neighborhoods
Womanikin: Overcoming the Stigma of Breasts and CPR
Women Less Likely to Receive CPR in Public, Study Finds
Should You Pee on a Jellyfish Sting?
Mark Cuban Wants to Solve the U.S. Prescription Drug Price Crisis
World AIDS Day: Lessons of the Past Can Help Safeguard the Future
Epidemiologists Are the 'Disease Detectives' Protecting Public Health
Why Are Potassium Iodide Pills Selling Like Crazy?
Why Are Some Shots Given in the Arm and Some in the Bum?
FDA Approves New Alzheimer's Drug Against Expert Panel Advice
Compression Wear Is Key to Sports and Surgical Recovery
Hearing Aids Are About to Get Much More Affordable
Will mRNA Technology Transform Medicine Beyond COVID-19?
Anesthesia Awareness: When You're 'Awake and Aware' During Surgery
Prehab Could Make Your Recovery From Surgery a Bit Easier
Placebo Surgeries Are Effective, But Are They Ethical?
Are Army medics and doctors on the front lines?
Can civilians become doctors in the U.S. Army?
Do Army doctors and medics carry weapons?
If your child swallows a button battery, you need to take them to hospital immediately. But on the way, grab your honey bear. Here's why.
By Dave Roos
Having blood drawn is a piece of cake for some people and a traumatic experience for others. Either way, being armed with information can only help make the process easier.
It may sound counterintuitive, but hallucinogenic drugs could be useful for treating a host of disorders, including addiction.
By Diana Brown
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.
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.
In March 2007, two different sources released information recommending that MRI be included in the standard breast-cancer testing regimen for certain women.
By Julia Layton
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.
By Julia Layton