In-depth

Lifestyle and home remedies

Dietary fiber

Symptoms

Symptom Checker

Foot pain? Headache? Sore throat? Skin rash? Use the Symptom Checker to find out what's causing your symptom.

Tests and diagnosis

Colonoscopy

Flexible sigmoidoscopy

Has your doctor recommended a flexible sigmoidoscopy exam? Here's what you need to know about preparation and the exam itself.

Treatments and drugs

Botox injections

Botox is used not only for wrinkles but for other conditions, as well. Here are the pros and cons of this popular treatment.

Dec. 30, 2015
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