Improved screening methods have helped reduce deaths from colon cancer in recent years. Here's what you should know about colonoscopy.
Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) analysis - spinal tap, or lumbar puncture - is essential in diagnosing and selecting appropriate treatment for meningitis. Learn about other diagnostic tests.
From a colonoscopy to an upper GI series or barium enema—learn about diagnostic tests to find out what's going on with your digestive tract.
A number of imaging procedures are available to create images of the inside of the human body.
Although not performed as often as it once was, tonsillectomy is still the one of the most common surgeries in the U.S.
Without the ability to eliminate pain, most surgical procedures could not be performed. Get the facts about the three main types of anesthesia.
If you've been told by your doctor that you need a heart and blood vessel examination, here's what you can expect.
Ask your doctor about your diabetes risk and 3 blood tests used to diagnose the condition.
A complete blood count (CBC) is used as a general screening test to provide information about the state of your health.