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.
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.
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.
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?
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?
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.