In-depth

Alternative medicine

Acupuncture

Find out how acupuncture works, who should avoid it and what conditions it can treat.

Hypnosis

Hypnosis is used for a wide range of medical concerns, including pain, weight control, smoking and stress. See if it's right for you.

Lifestyle and home remedies

Laxatives

Is an over-the-counter laxative right for you? Before you decide, find out how different laxatives relieve constipation and get tips for using them safely.

Symptoms

Abdominal pain

Find out what causes different types of abdominal pain.

Tests and diagnosis

Colonoscopy

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

CT scan

A CT scan is an imaging test that uses X-rays to produce detailed images of the inside of your body.

Flexible sigmoidoscopy

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

Jul. 29, 2011