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.


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

Cholesterol Tests

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.

How do you treat atrial fibrillation?

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.

Enzyme Therapy: Killing Cancer Naturally

Pancreatic cancer strikes nearly 30,000 Americans each year, with most people living approximately six months after diagnosis. Learn more about this type of cancer and how it is treated in this article.

The Power of Biofeedback

Are looking for answers to your pain questions? Let this questions and answers article with Dr. Scott Fishman help you with your pain symptoms.

Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation: Magnets for Depression

What is transcranial magnetic stimulation and how does it help depression? Find out the answer to this question and more in this article.

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.

Enzyme Therapy and Cancer

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

Magnet Therapy and Diabetic Neuropathy

Magnets have been used for centuries in China, India, and Egypt for their alleged healing powers. Learn more about the benefits magnet therapy can do for your ailment in this article.

Bee Sting Therapy: Healing from the Hive

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a disabling illness that affects well over one million adults worldwide. Learn more about this disease with the information inside this article.

Pet Therapy: Huggable Healthcare Workers

The comforting effects of animals have been noticed through the years, and volunteer animal-assisted therapy programs are becoming increasingly common in hospitals, rehabilitation centers, and nursing homes.

24-hour pH, or Stomach Acid, Monitoring

If you suffer from GERD your doctor can help your find treatment that's right for you. Check out more facts about acid reflux, GERD and ways to treat your illness.

Barium Swallow

A barium swallow is a test used to detect strictures, or scar tissue, around the bottom of your esophagus. Learn what to expect from a barium swallow test.

What to Expect During ECT

ECT, or electroconvulsive shock therapy, involves electric current stimulation in the brain. Learn more about what happens during ECT.

Blood Chemistry Tests

Blood chemistry tests can help identify what variables are causing a patient's illness. Learn more about blood chemistry tests with the help of the information in this article.