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Acute Bronchitis

Detailed information on acute bronchitis, including symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment

Bacterial Skin Infections

Detailed information on the most common bacterial skin infections, including cellulitis, folliculitis, boils, carbuncles, and staphylococcal scalded skin syndrome

Balance Disorders

Detailed information on balance disorders, including acoustic neurinoma and Ménière's disease

Barium Enema

A barium enema is used to highlight damage or abnormalities in the colon and rectum by creating greater areas of contrast in x-ray film.

Barium Swallow

During this procedure, a mixture of barium and water is swallowed just before an x-ray. The barium is used to highlight damage or abnormalities in the upper gastrointestinal tract, including the pharnyx, esophagus, stomach, and duodenum.

Barium X-Rays (Upper and Lower GI)

Detailed information on barium x-rays, also called upper and lower GI series, including information on how the procedure is performed

Barrett's Esophagus

Detailed information on Barrett's esophagus, including cause, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment

Bartonella Antibody

This blood test screens for exposure to Bartonella henselae, the bacteria that causes cat scratch disease.

Basal Cell Carcinoma

Detailed information on basal cell carcinoma, including risk factors and how the disease develops

Basic Anatomy of the Heart

Located almost in the center of the chest, the adult human heart is about the size of two fists held side-by-side.

Basic Metabolic Panel (Blood)

This blood test gives information about your body’s metabolism. It gives a snapshot of the health of your kidneys, your blood sugar levels, and the levels of key electrolytes, such as potassium and sodium.
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