In-depth

Alternative medicine

Pet therapy

Therapy animals can provide comfort during illness and help speed recovery.

Complications

Paraneoplastic syndromes of the nervous system

Paraneoplastic syndromes of the nervous system are cancer-related disorders that can cause a broad spectrum of neurological impairments.

Coping and support

Adult day service

Is an adult day service right for your loved one? Get the facts about adult day services.

Caregiver stress

So busy caring for a loved one that you fail to care for yourself? Try these tips for preserving your own health and well-being.

Long-distance caregiving

Long-distance caregiving requires careful planning. Understand what you can do to help your loved one from afar.

Palliative care

If you or a loved one has a serious illness, palliative care might be an option. Understand the benefits of palliative care.

Prevention

Home safety tips for Alzheimer's caregivers

Are you caring for a loved one who has Alzheimer's disease in your home? Find out how to help your loved one avoid accidents.

Tests and diagnosis

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.

CT scan

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

EEG (electroencephalogram)

Here's what to expect if you're scheduled for an EEG (electroencephalogram) — a common diagnostic test for many brain disorders, especially epilepsy.

MRI

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

Urinalysis

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

Apr. 16, 2013