Wonder if your child is getting enough iron? Get the facts about iron deficiency in children.
Fatigue can signal many things. Here are some tips to help you decipher why you're wiped out and to regain your energy.
Most headaches aren't caused by a serious illness, but some could be a sign of a life-threatening condition.
Shortness of breath can be frightening. Most of the time, a heart or lung condition is the cause.
Tachycardia, a rapid heart rate, is caused by an abnormality in your heart's electrical impulses. Tachycardia can cause serious complications, including sudden cardiac arrest.
Tests and diagnosis
Has your doctor recommended a colonoscopy? Here's what you need to know about preparation and the exam itself.
A hematocrit test shows what proportion of your blood is made up of red blood cells. Results may help your doctor diagnose certain diseases.
A hemoglobin test measures your blood's ability to deliver oxygen to organs and tissues. The test can help diagnose anemia and polycythemia, among other disorders.
Ultrasound imaging uses high-frequency sound waves to create images of structures in your body.
Find out what to expect during your endoscopy exam.
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