In-depth

Alternative medicine

Acupuncture

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

Complications

Dehydration

You normally lose about 10 cups (2.4 liters) of water every day — much more during exercise or illness. Learn how to stay hydrated.

Proctitis

Proctitis is an inflammation of the lining of the rectum.

Lifestyle and home remedies

Dietary fiber

Eat more fiber. You've probably heard it before. But do you know why fiber is so good for your health?

Meditation

Stressed out? Try meditation. Learn easy, quick techniques that you can use at work, waiting in line or virtually anywhere.

Symptoms

Abdominal pain

Find out what causes different types of abdominal pain.

Fatigue

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

Rectal bleeding

Finding blood in your stool can be alarming. While the cause of rectal bleeding often isn't serious, see a doctor to have this symptom evaluated.

Unexplained weight loss

Unexplained weight loss: Symptom — Overview covers possible causes of unexplained weight loss.

Tests and diagnosis

Has your doctor recommended a flexible sigmoidoscopy exam? 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.

X-ray

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

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