In-depth

Complications

Osteoarthritis

The wear and tear of aging may take a toll on your joints. Find out how to manage osteoarthritis.

Retinal detachment

Retinal detachment is a medical emergency. Without prompt treatment, this condition can lead to permanent loss of vision.

Scoliosis

Scoliosis is an abnormal curvature of the spine. Most cases are mild, but severe cases may require treatment with braces or surgery.

Tests and diagnosis

Eye exam

Eye exam — Overview covers definition, what to expect and results of vision testing.

Genetic testing

Genetic testing is used to detect altered genes that may cause illness or disease. Although genetic testing can offer important health information, it has limitations.

X-ray

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

Treatments and drugs

Cataracts

A cataract occurs when the normally clear lens in your eye becomes cloudy, often impairing vision. Fortunately, cataract surgery is safe and effective.

Ear tubes

Ear tubes surgically placed in the eardrums may prevent the accumulation of fluids in the middle ears and decrease the frequency of ear infections.

Hip replacement surgery

Learn how to prepare for your hip replacement. Find out what happens during surgery.

Knee replacement

Find out what to expect before, during and after knee replacement surgery.

Jan. 28, 2014