Interactive Health Library
Detailed information on acute bronchitis, including symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment
Detailed information on the most common bacterial skin infections, including cellulitis, folliculitis, boils, carbuncles, and staphylococcal scalded skin syndrome
Detailed information on balance disorders, including acoustic neurinoma and Ménière's disease
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.
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.
Detailed information on barium x-rays, also called upper and lower GI series, including information on how the procedure is performed
Detailed information on Barrett's esophagus, including cause, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment
This blood test screens for exposure to Bartonella henselae, the bacteria that causes cat scratch disease.
Detailed information on basal cell carcinoma, including risk factors and how the disease develops
Located almost in the center of the chest, the adult human heart is about the size of two fists held side-by-side.
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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