More than an annoyance, a chronic cough can significantly affect your quality of life. Find out how it's diagnosed and treated.
Shortness of breath can be frightening. Most of the time, a heart or lung condition is the cause.
Tests and diagnosis
MRI uses a magnetic field and radio waves to create detailed images of the organs and tissues within your body.
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