In-depth

Antinuclear antibody (ANA) test

Complete blood count

A complete blood count can be used to evaluate your overall health, detect a wide range of disorders, or monitor a medical condition or treatment.

Echocardiogram

Echocardiogram allows your doctor to see your heart in motion. Here's what you need to know about the test.

Fatigue

Fatigue can signal many things. Here are some tips to help you decipher why you're wiped out and to regain your energy.

Headache

Most headaches aren't caused by a serious illness, but some could be a sign of a life-threatening condition.

Joint pain

Joint pain can have many causes and can often be treated at home.

Liver function tests

Find out how this battery of blood tests helps your doctor diagnose and monitor liver disease.

Prednisone risks, benefits

Corticosteroids, such as prednisone and cortisone, are used to successfully treat a variety of conditions. But these medications can also cause unwanted side effects. Get the facts here.

Raynaud's disease

Sed rate (erythrocyte sedimentation rate)

Sed rate (erythrocyte sedimentation rate) is a simple blood test that can help detect or monitor certain inflammatory diseases.

Shortness of breath

Shortness of breath can be frightening. Most of the time, a heart or lung condition is the cause.

Urinalysis

Urinalysis can be used to assess your overall health, detect a wide range of disorders, or monitor a medical condition or treatment.

X-ray

X-rays are a form of radiation that can make images of your bones and internal organs.

Nov. 18, 2014

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