Each year in the United States more than a million surgical procedures are performed to repair hernias. Here's what you should know - pre- and post-op.
Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) analysis - spinal tap, or lumbar puncture - is essential in diagnosing and selecting appropriate treatment for meningitis. Learn about other diagnostic tests.
Without the ability to eliminate pain, most surgical procedures could not be performed. Get the facts about the three main types of anesthesia.
Here's what to expect—including a look at the various types of tests that are available.
The ABCs of breathing and lung function and how conditions like asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) affect the lungs.
At-home DNA test kits are available. You may want to read this before you buy one.
A complete blood count (CBC) is used as a general screening test to provide information about the state of your health.
Breathing problems, shortness of breath? Here are tests your doctor may order and what the results mean.