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

By Jill Ferguson

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.

By Neil Stone

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

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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

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.

By Julia Layton

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.

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.

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

By Scott Fishman, M.D.

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

By DiscoveryHealth.com writers

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.

By DiscoveryHealth.com writers

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.

By DiscoveryHealth.com writers

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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.