In-depth

Cough

An occasional cough is normal and healthy. A cough that persists for weeks signals an underlying problem.

CT scan

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

Factor V Leiden

Factor V Leiden is an inherited disorder that results in an increased risk of blood clots. There's no cure, but blood-thinning medication can lower the risk of clotting.

MRI

MRI uses a magnetic field and radio waves to create detailed images of the organs and tissues within your body.

Shortness of breath

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

Ultrasound

Ultrasound imaging uses high-frequency sound waves to create images of structures in your body.

Jan. 02, 2014

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