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  • Tests and Procedures
    • Gastroenterology
      • Abdominal Angiogram Podcast
        Detailed information on abdominal angiogram, including the reasons and preparation for the procedure, how the procedure is performed, and after care.
      • Abdominal Ultrasound Podcast
        Detailed information on abdominal ultrasound, including the reasons and preparation for the procedure, how the procedure is performed, and after care.
      • Appendectomy Podcast
        Detailed information on appendectomy, including the reasons and preparation for the procedure, how the procedure is performed, after care, anatomical illustration of the digestive system, and an illustration of laparoscopic appendectomy.
      • Barium Enema Podcast
        Detailed information on barium enema, including the reasons and preparation for the procedure, how the procedure is performed, and after care.
      • Barium Swallow Podcast
        Detailed information on barium swallow, including the reasons and preparation for the procedure, how the procedure is performed, after care, and an anatomical illustration of the digestive system.
      • Cholecystectomy Podcast
        Detailed information on cholecystectomy, including the reasons and preparation for the procedure, how the procedure is performed, after care, anatomical illustration of the digestive system, and an illustration of laparoscopic cholecystectomy.
      • Cholecystography Podcast
        Detailed information on cholecystography, including the reasons and preparation for the procedure, how the procedure is performed, after care, and an anatomical illustration of the biliary system.
      • Colonoscopy Podcast
        Detailed information on colonoscopy, including the reasons and preparation for the procedure, how the procedure is performed, after care, an anatomical illustration of the digestive system, and illustrations of colonoscopy and biopsy through colonoscopy.
      • Computed Tomography (CT or CAT) Scan of the Abdomen Podcast
        Detailed information on computed tomography (CT or CAT scan) of the abdomen, including the reasons and preparation for the procedure, how the procedure is performed, and after care.
      • Computed Tomography (CT or CAT) Scan of the Liver and Biliary Tract Podcast
        Detailed information on computed tomography (CT or CAT scan) of the liver and biliary tract, including the reasons and preparation for the procedure, how the procedure is performed, after care, and an anatomical illustration of the liver and biliary system.
      • Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography Podcast
        Detailed information on endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography, including the reasons and preparation for the procedure, how the procedure is performed, after care, and an anatomical illustration of the biliary system.
      • Esophagogastroduodenoscopy Podcast
        Detailed information on esophagogastroduodenoscopy, including the reasons and preparation for the procedure, how the procedure is performed, after care, and an anatomical illustration of the digestive system.
      • Gallbladder Scan Podcast
        Detailed information on gallbladder scan, including the reasons and preparation for the procedure, how the procedure is performed, after care, and an anatomical illustration of the biliary system.
      • Gastric Bypass (Malabsorptive) Surgery Podcast
        Gastric bypass surgery involves bypassing a part of the small intestine that absorbs nutrients. For this reason, these surgeries are referred to as malabsorptive procedures.
      • Gastric Stapling (Restrictive) Surgery Podcast
        Detailed information on gastric stapling surgery, including the reasons and preparation for the procedure, how the procedure is performed, after care, an anatomical illustration of the digestive system, and an illustration of a gastric stapling procedure
      • Laparoscopy Podcast
        Laparoscopy can help detect and treat endometriosis, ovarian cysts, fibroids, or an ectopic pregnancy.
      • Liver Biopsy Podcast
        Detailed information on liver biopsy, including the reasons and preparation for the procedure, how the procedure is performed, after care, and an anatomical illustration of the liver.
      • Sigmoidoscopy Podcast
        Detailed information on sigmoidoscopy, including the reasons and preparation for the procedure, how the procedure is performed, after care, and an anatomical illustration of the digestive system.
      • Upper Gastrointestinal Series Podcast
        Detailed information on upper gastrointestinal series, including the reasons and preparation for the procedure, how the procedure is performed, and after care.
      • Liver Scan Podcast
        Detailed information on liver scan, including the reasons and preparation for the procedure, how the procedure is performed, after care, and an anatomical illustration of the liver.
    • Cardiovascular
      • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair Podcast
        Detailed information on abdominal aortic aneurysm repair and endovascular aortic aneurysm repair, including the reasons and preparation for the procedures, risks of the procedures, how the procedures are performed, after care, an anatomical illustrations of the anatomy of the aorta, an infrarenal abdominal aortic aneurysm, types of aneurysms, and illustrations of abdominal aortic aneurysm open repair and endovascular repair
      • Amputation Podcast
        Detailed information on amputation, including the reasons and preparation for the procedure, risks of the procedure, how the procedure is performed, and after care.
      • Cardiac Catheterization Podcast
        Cardiac catheterization is a specialized procedure in which a long, flexible tube (catheter) is inserted into a vein and guided into the heart, allowing a close look at the structures inside.
      • Carotid Artery Duplex Scan Podcast
        This scan is a type of ultrasound used to assess the blood flow of the carotid arteries and diagnose carotid artery disease. These arteries are the main blood vessels carrying oxygen to the brain.
      • Carotid Endarterectomy / Carotid Angioplasty with Stenting Podcast
        These procedures are used to treat carotid artery disease. One removes plaque that has built up in an artery. The other inflates a tiny balloon in an artery to compress the plaque.
      • Chest X-ray Podcast
        A chest X-ray is used to examine the chest and the organs and structures located in the chest. Chest x-rays may be used to assess the lungs and the heart.
      • Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgery (CABG) Podcast
        One way to treat blocked or narrowed arteries is to bypass the blocked portion of the coronary artery with another piece of blood vessel.
      • Dobutamine Stress Echocardiogram Podcast
        This procedure may be used to assess the heart muscle under stress. Dobutamine is a medication that causes the heart to beat faster and will mimic the effects of exercise on the heart.
      • Echocardiogram Podcast
        An echocardiogram can measure heart structures, such as the heart's pumping chambers, the size of the heart itself, and the thickness of the heart walls.
      • Electrocardiogram Podcast
        Electrodes are placed on the chest, arms, and legs. When the electrodes are connected to an ECG machine, the electrical activity of the heart is measured and interpreted.
      • Electrophysiological Studies Podcast
        An electrophysiological study tests the heart's electrical system. A small, plastic catheter is inserted through a vein in the groin and is threaded into the heart.
      • Exercise Echocardiogram Podcast
        Detailed information on exercise echocardiogram, including the reasons and preparation for the procedure, how the procedure is performed, and after care
      • Exercise Electrocardiogram Podcast
        An exercise ECG can assess the heart's response to stress or exercise. The ECG is monitored while a person is exercising on a treadmill or stationary bike.
      • Femoral Popliteal Bypass Surgery Podcast
        Detailed information on femoral popliteal bypass surgery and percutaneous transluminal angioplasty of the femoral artery, including the reasons and preparation for the procedures, risks of the procedures, how the procedures are performed, after care, and anatomical illustrations of the circulation of the legs and femoral popliteal occlusion.
      • Heart Transplantation Podcast
        Detailed information on heart transplantation, including the reasons and preparation for the procedure, how the procedure is performed, after care, and an anatomical illustration of the anatomy of the heart, anterior view.
      • Heart Valve Repair or Replacement Surgery Podcast
        Detailed information on heart valve repair or replacement surgery, including the reasons and preparation for the procedure, how the procedure is performed, after care, and an anatomic illustration of the valves of the heart.
      • Holter Monitor Podcast
        The Holter monitor is a type of electrocardiogram (ECG) used to monitor the ECG tracing continuously for a period of 24 hours or longer.
      • Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) Insertion Podcast
        An ICD monitors the heart's electrical activity and responds with either anti-tachycardia pacing or shock therapy to prevent sudden cardiac arrest.
      • Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) of the Heart Podcast
        Detailed information on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the heart, including the reasons and preparation for the procedure, how the procedure is performed, and after care.
      • Resting Myocardial Perfusion Scan Podcast
        A resting myocardial perfusion scan is used to assess the blood flow to the heart muscle (myocardium) and to determine what areas of the myocardium have decreased blood flow.
      • Pacemaker Insertion Podcast
        A pacemaker is a small electronic device implanted in the chest to help regulate electrical problems with the heart.
      • Percutaneous Transluminal Coronary Angioplasty (PTCA) and Stent Placement Podcast
        This procedure is performed to open blocked coronary arteries caused by coronary artery disease and to restore blood flow to the heart tissue without open-heart surgery.
      • Signal-Averaged Electrocardiogram Podcast
        Signal-averaged ECG is one of several procedures used to assess the potential for irregular heart rhythms in certain medical situations.
      • Tilt Table Procedure Podcast
        A tilt table procedure may be used to evaluate a person who has symptoms of syncope (fainting). Syncope may occur rarely to frequently, depending on the cause.
      • Transesophageal Echocardiogram Podcast
        During this procedure, a transducer is inserted down the esophagus. This provides a clearer image of the heart because the sound waves do not have to pass through skin, muscle, or bone.
      • Ultrafast Computed Tomography (Ultrafast CT Scan) Podcast
        Ultrafast CT scans can take multiple images of the heart within the time of a single heartbeat, thus providing much more detail about the heart's function and structures.
      • Valvuloplasty Podcast
        In valvuloplasty, a catheter is placed in a heart valve, and a large balloon at the tip of the catheter is inflated until the flaps of the valve are opened.
      • Vascular Studies Podcast
        Detailed information on vascular studies, including the reasons and preparation for the procedure, how the procedure is performed, after care, an anatomical illustration of a normal and diseased artery, and an illustration of a carotid artery duplex scan
      • Venogram Podcast
        Detailed information on venogram, reasons and preparation for the procedure, risks of the procedure, how the procedure is performed, after care, and anatomical illustrations of the circulation of the legs and deep vein thrombosis.
    • Gynecology
      • Amniocentesis Podcast
        Amniocentesis is a procedure used to obtain a small sample of the amniotic fluid that surrounds the fetus during pregnancy.
      • Breast Biopsy Podcast
        Detailed information on breast biopsy, including the reasons and preparation for the procedure, how the procedure is performed, and after care.
      • Breast Scan Podcast
        Detailed information on breast scan, including the reasons and preparation for the procedure, how the procedure is performed, after care, and anatomical illustrations of the female breast
      • Breast Ultrasound Podcast
        Detailed information on breast ultrasonography, including the reasons and preparation for the procedure, how the procedure is performed, and after care.
      • Cervical Biopsy Podcast
        Detailed information on cervical biopsy, including the reasons and preparation for the procedure, how the procedure is performed, after care, an anatomical illustration of the female pelvic organs, and an illustration of a cervical biopsy procedure.
      • Cesarean Delivery Podcast
        Cesarean delivery (also called a cesarean section or C-section) is the surgical delivery of a baby by an incision through the mother's abdomen and uterus.
      • Chorionic Villus Sampling (CVS) Podcast
        The chorionic villi are tiny projections of placental tissue that look like fingers and contain the same genetic material as the fetus. Testing may be available for other genetic defects and disorders depending on the family history and availability of lab testing at the time of the procedure.
      • Colposcopy Podcast
        Detailed information on colposcopy, including the reasons and preparation for the procedure, how the procedure is performed, after care, an anatomical illustration of the female pelvic organs, and an illustration of a colposcopy procedure.
      • Dilation and Curettage (D and C) Podcast
        A dilation and curettage is a surgical procedure in which the cervix is dilated so that the cervical canal and uterine lining can be scraped with a curette to remove abnormal tissues.
      • Endometrial Ablation Podcast
        Detailed information on endometrial ablation, including the reasons and preparation for the procedure, how the procedure is performed, after care, an anatomical illustration of the female pelvic organs, an illustration of the menstrual cycle, and an illustration of an endometrial ablation procedure.
      • Endometrial Biopsy Podcast
        An endometrial biopsy is used to obtain a small tissue sample from the lining of the uterus. The tissue is examined under a microscope to identify the presence of abnormal cells.
      • External and Internal Heart Rate Monitoring of the Fetus Podcast
        Fetal heart rate monitoring is a procedure used to evaluate the well-being of the fetus by assessing the rate and rhythm of the fetal heartbeat. The fetal heart rate may change as the fetus responds to conditions in the uterus. An abnormal fetal heart rate or pattern may indicate that the fetus is not getting enough oxygen.
      • Fetal Ultrasound Podcast
        Detailed information on fetal ultrasound, including the reasons and preparation for the procedure, how the procedure is performed, after care, and anatomical illustrations of the female pelvis and equipment.
      • Hysterectomy Podcast
        Detailed information on hysterectomy, including the reasons and preparation for the procedure, how the procedure is performed, after care, and an anatomical illustration of the female pelvic organs.
      • Hysteroscopy Podcast
        Hysteroscopy is a procedure that allows your doctor to see inside your uterus. This procedure can help find the causes of problems in the uterus.
      • Loop Electrosurgical Excision Procedure (LEEP) Podcast
        Detailed information on loop electrosurgical excision procedure (LEEP), including the reasons and preparation for the procedure, how the procedure is performed, after care, an anatomical illustration of the female pelvic organs, and an illustration of a LEEP procedure .
      • Breast-Conserving Surgery Podcast
        Breast-conserving surgery is also called a lumpectomy. It may be used as part of a treatment plan for breast cancer. During the surgery, the cancerous lump and a portion of breast tissue is removed, but the breast itself remains intact..
      • Mammogram Podcast
        Detailed information on mammogram, including the reasons and preparation for the procedure, how the procedure is performed, and after care.
      • Mastectomy Podcast
        Detailed information on mastectomy, including the reasons and preparation for the procedure, how the procedure is performed, after care, anatomical illustrations of the female breast, and illustrations of mastectomy procedures.
      • Pap Test Podcast
        Detailed information on PAP test, including the reasons and preparation for the procedure, how the procedure is performed, and after care.
      • Pelvic Ultrasound Podcast
        A pelvic ultrasound allows a doctor to quickly see the female pelvic organs and structures, including the uterus, cervix, vagina, fallopian tubes, and ovaries.
      • Uterine Artery Embolization Podcast
        Detailed information about uterine artery embolization, including reasons and preparation for the procedure, how the procedure is performed, after care, an anatomical illustration and a procedure illustration.
    • Neurology
      • Cerebral Arteriogram Podcast
        A cerebral arteriogram is an X-ray image of the blood vessels of the brain. It can help diagnose a number of conditions, including aneurysms and thrombosis – a blood clot within a blood vessel.
      • Computed Tomography (CT or CAT) Scan of the Spine Podcast
        In computed tomography, the X-ray beam moves in a circle around the body. This allows many different views of the spine. The X-ray information is sent to a computer that interprets the data and displays it in a two-dimensional form on a monitor.
      • Craniotomy Podcast
        A craniotomy is the surgical removal of part of the bone from the skull to expose the brain. This procedure is done so that brain surgery or diagnostic tests can be performed.
      • Electroencephalogram (EEG) Podcast
        An electroencephalogram detects abnormalities in the brain waves or electrical activity of the brain. During the procedure, electrodes pasted on the scalp detect tiny electrical charges that result from the activity of the brain cells.
      • Electromyography (EMG) Podcast
        Electromyography measures muscle response or electrical activity in response to a nerve’s stimulation of the muscle. The test is used to help detect neuromuscular abnormalities.
      • Electronystagmography (ENG) Podcast
        Electronystagmography is used to evaluate people with vertigo, or a false sense of spinning or motion that can cause dizziness, and certain other disorders that affect hearing and vision.
      • Endovascular Coiling Podcast
        Endovascular coiling is a procedure performed to block blood flow into a brain aneurysm, a weakened area in the wall of an artery.
      • Evoked Potentials Studies Podcast
        Evoked potentials studies involve three major tests that measure response to visual, auditory, and electrical stimuli. The studies may be used to assess hearing or sight, especially in infants and children, to diagnose disorders of the optic nerve, and to detect tumors or other problems affecting the brain and spinal cord.
      • Gamma Knife Podcast
        Gamma Knife radiosurgery doesn’t involve actual surgery, nor is the Gamma Knife an actual knife. This procedure uses beams of highly focused gamma rays to treat small- to medium-sized lesions, usually in the brain.
      • Lumbar Puncture (LP) Podcast
        A lumbar puncture is also known as a spinal tap. The most common reason for a lumbar puncture is to remove a small amount of cerebrospinal fluid to help diagnose various disorders, such as meningitis or encephalitis.
      • Myelogram Podcast
        A myelogram is used to evaluate abnormalities of the spinal canal, including the spinal cord, nerve roots, and other tissues.
      • Nerve Conduction Velocity (NCV) Podcast
        This test measures how quickly electrical impulses are sent through a nerve. NCV can determine nerve damage and destruction.
      • Positron Emission Tomography (PET Scan) Podcast
        PET is a type of nuclear medicine procedure. A tiny amount of a radioactive substance is used to help examine a particular tissue.
      • X-rays of the Skull Podcast
        Your doctor may order an X-ray of the skull to diagnose a fracture of a skull bone, a pituitary tumor, or certain metabolic and endocrine disorders that cause bone defects of the skull.
    • Orthopedics
      • Arthrography Podcast
        In arthrography, a series of X-rays is taken with the joint in various positions after contrast dye is placed in the joint. Find out more about this procedure and what you should do if your doctor orders this test.
      • Arthroplasty Podcast
        Detailed information on arthroplasty, including the reasons and preparation for the procedure, how the procedure is performed, after care, and an anatomical illustration of the anatomy of the knee, hip, and types of joints.
      • Arthroscopy Podcast
        Orthopedic surgeons use arthroscopy to diagnose and treat joint problems. An arthroscope is a small, tube shaped instrument that is used to look inside a joint.
      • Bone Biopsy Podcast
        A bone biopsy is a procedure in which bone samples are removed with a special biopsy needle or during surgery to determine if cancer or other abnormal cells are present.
      • Bone Densitometry Podcast
        Bone densitometry is used primarily to diagnose osteoporosis and to determine fracture risk. The testing procedure measures the bone density of the bones of the spine, pelvis, lower arm, and thigh.
      • Bone Marrow Biopsy Podcast
        A biopsy is a procedure performed to remove tissue or cells from the body for examination under a microscope.
      • Bunion Surgery Podcast
        A bunion is an enlargement of the bone or tissue around a joint at the base of the big toe or at the base of the little toe. The goal of surgery is to relieve pain and correct as much deformity as possible.
      • Hip Replacement Surgery Podcast
        Hip replacement is a surgical procedure to replace a damaged hip with an artificial joint. This surgery may be considered for someone with a hip fracture or severe arthritis.
      • Joint Aspiration Podcast
        Joint aspiration is usually performed under a local anesthetic to either relieve swelling or to obtain fluid for analysis to diagnose a joint disorder and/or problem.
      • Knee Ligament Repair Podcast
        Surgery to correct a torn knee ligament involves replacing the ligament with a piece of healthy tendon. A tendon from the kneecap or hamstring, for example, is grafted into place to hold the knee joint together.
      • Knee Replacement Surgery Podcast
        Detailed information on knee replacement surgery, including the reasons and preparation for the procedure, how the procedure is performed, after care, and an anatomical illustration of the anatomy of the knee
      • Laminectomy Podcast
        Laminectomy is a type of surgery in which a physician removes part or all of the vertebral bone to relieve compression of the spinal cord or the nerve roots that may be caused by injury, herniated disk, spinal stenosis, or tumors. A laminectomy is considered only after medical treatments have proven to be ineffective.
      • Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) of the Bones, Joints, and Soft Tissues Podcast
        In orthopedics, an MRI may be used to examine bones, joints, and soft tissues such as cartilage, muscles, and tendons for injuries or the presence of structural abnormalities or certain other conditions, such as tumors, inflammatory disease, or muscle fatigue. MRI may be used to assess the results of corrective procedures.
      • Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) of the Spine and Brain Podcast
        MRI may be used to examine the brain and/or spinal cord for injuries or the presence of structural abnormalities or certain other conditions, including tumors or aneurysms.
      • Muscle Biopsy Podcast
        In a muscle biopsy, tissue and cells from muscle are removed and viewed microscopically. The procedure is used to diagnose diseases involving muscle tissue.
      • Rotator Cuff Repair Podcast
        If the rotator cuff is injured, it may need to be repaired surgically. This may include shaving off bone spurs that are pinching the shoulder, or repairing torn tendons or muscles.
      • X-rays of the Spine, Neck, or Back Podcast
        An X-ray of the spine, neck, or back can help diagnose a range of problems, from back or neck pain to abnormalities in the alignment of the spine, such as kyphosis or scoliosis.
    • Pulmonary
      • Bronchoscopy Podcast
        Detailed information on bronchoscopy, including the reasons and preparation for the procedure, how the procedure is performed, and after care.
      • Computed Tomography (CT or CAT) Scan of the Chest Podcast
        Detailed information on computed tomography (CT or CAT scan) of the chest, including the reasons and preparation for the procedure, how the procedure is performed, and after care
      • Lobectomy Podcast
        A lobectomy is a surgical procedure that removes one of the lobes of the lungs.
      • Lung Biopsy Podcast
        Detailed information on lung biopsy, including the reasons and preparation for the procedure, how the procedure is performed, and after care.
      • Lung Scan Podcast
        Two types of lung scans are available: ventilation scans and perfusion scans. Both use a tiny amount of a radioactive substance.
      • Mediastinoscopy Podcast
        Detailed information on mediastinoscopy, including the reasons and preparation for the procedure, how the procedure is performed, after care, an anatomical illustration of the lungs and respiratory tract, and an illustration of the mediastinoscopy procedure.
      • Oximetry Podcast
        For the oximetry test, a clip-like probe is placed on one of your fingers or on an ear lobe to measure the amount of blood that's saturated with oxygen. Your health care provider uses this test to find out if you need supplemental oxygen.
      • Peak Flow Measurement Podcast
        Peak flow measurement is a procedure that records the amount of air flowing out of your lungs. Peak flow can be measured with either a spirometer or a peak flow meter.
      • Pleural Biopsy Podcast
        Detailed information on pleural biopsy, including the reasons and preparation for the procedure, how the procedure is performed, after care, and an anatomical illustration of the lungs and respiratory tract.
      • Pulmonary Function Tests Podcast
        These tests assess lung volumes, capacities, rates of flow, and gas exchange. Different procedures measure lung function in different ways.
      • Sinus X-ray Podcast
        Detailed information on sinus x-ray, including the reasons and preparation for the procedure, how the procedure is performed, after care, and an anatomical illustration of the sinuses.
      • Sleep Study Podcast
        A sleep study measures specific sleep characteristics to help diagnose sleep disorders. It usually takes place in a sleep lab during a person’s normal sleeping hours.
      • Thoracentesis Podcast
        Detailed information on thoracentesis, including the reasons and preparation for the procedure, how the procedure is performed, after care, an anatomical illustration of the lungs and respiratory tract, and an illustration of a thoracentesis procedure.
    • Urology
      • 24-Hour Urine Collection Podcast
        Detailed information on 24 hour urine collection, including the reasons and preparation for the procedure, how the procedure is performed, after care, and anatomical illustrations of the kidney and urinary system.
      • Computed Tomography (CT or CAT) Scan of the Kidney Podcast
        Detailed information on computed tomography (CT or CAT scan) of the kidney, including the reasons and preparation for the procedure, how the procedure is performed, after care, and an anatomical illustration of the kidney.
      • Cryotherapy for Prostate Conditions Podcast
        Detailed information on cryotherapy for prostate conditions, including the reasons and preparation for the procedure, how the procedure is performed, after care, an anatomical illustration of the male reproductive tract, and an illustration of the procedure
      • Cystography Podcast
        Detailed information on cystography, including the reasons and preparation for the procedure, how the procedure is performed, after care, and an anatomical illustration of the urinary tract.
      • Cystometry Podcast
        Detailed information on cystometry, including the reasons and preparation for the procedure, how the procedure is performed, after care, and an anatomical illustration of the urinary tract
      • Cystoscopy Podcast
        Detailed information on cystoscopy, including the reasons and preparation for the procedure, how the procedure is performed, after care, and an anatomical illustration of the urinary tract.
      • Kidney Biopsy Podcast
        Detailed information on kidney biopsy, including the reasons and preparation for the procedure, how the procedure is performed, after care, and an anatomical illustration of the kidney.
      • Kidney Scan Podcast
        Detailed information on kidney scan, including the reasons and preparation for the procedure, how the procedure is performed, after care, and an anatomical illustration of the kidney
      • Kidney Transplantation Podcast
        Detailed information on kidney transplantation, including the reasons and preparation for the procedure, how the procedure is performed, after care, and an anatomical illustration of the kidney.
      • Kidney Ultrasound Podcast
        Detailed information on kidney ultrasound, including the reasons and preparation for the procedure, how the procedure is performed, and after care.
      • Kidney, Ureter, and Bladder X-ray Podcast
        Detailed information on kidney, ureter, and bladder x-ray, including the reasons and preparation for the procedure, how the procedure is performed, after care, and an anatomical illustration of the urinary tract.
      • Lithotripsy Podcast
        Detailed information on lithotripsy, including the reasons and preparation for the procedure, how the procedure is performed, after care, an anatomical illustration of the kidney, and an illustration of lithotripsy.
      • Prostate Biopsy Podcast
        A prostate biopsy is a procedure in which prostate gland tissue samples are removed with a special biopsy needle or during surgery to determine if cancer or other abnormal cells are present.
      • Prostate/Rectal Sonogram Podcast
        This procedure, which uses ultrasound technology, can assess the size, shape, and location of the prostate gland and also assess the rectum.
      • Renal Angiogram Podcast
        Detailed information on renal angiogram, including the reasons and preparation for the procedure, how the procedure is performed, after care, and an anatomical illustration of the kidney.
      • Renal Venogram Podcast
        Detailed information on renal venogram, including the reasons and preparation for the procedure, how the procedure is performed, after care, and an anatomical illustration of the kidney.
      • Retrograde Pyelogram Podcast
        Detailed information on retrograde pyelogram, including the reasons and preparation for the procedure, how the procedure is performed, after care, and an anatomical illustration of the urinary tract.
      • Transurethral Resection of the Prostate (TURP) Podcast
        A TURP procedure removes part of the prostate gland without any external incision. It is performed through the penis with an endoscope, a small, flexible tube with a light and a lens on the end.
      • Uroflowmetry Podcast
        Detailed information on uroflowmetry, including the reasons and preparation for the procedure, how the procedure is performed, after care, and an anatomical illustration of the urinary tract.
  • e-Health News
    • Focus on Health
      • Podcast: 4 Nutrients for a Healthy Colon
        Mom’s chicken soup, cheese tamales, bread pudding – we all have our favorite foods. Unfortunately, what we like to eat isn’t always good for our bodies. Consider colorectal cancer. Certain risk factors for the disease, such as being older than age 50
      • Podcast: Say 'No' to Foodborne Illness
        You probably wouldn’t consider a fresh spinach salad bad for your health. After all, spinach is packed with nutrients like fiber and potassium. But a recent government report found that such leafy green vegetables are the most common culprits of food
      • Podcast: No Time for Exercise? An Active Lifestyle May Be the Solution
        Life can certainly be hectic. So much so, that many of us can’t seem to fit in exercise. As a result, we’re missing out on some valuable health benefits, such as a stronger heart.
      • Podcast: Enjoying Nature May Give Your Brain a Break
        We live in a hectic world. The constant demands of technology and life's many responsibilities can become overwhelming. Looking for a much-needed reprieve? Visit Mother Nature. Ongoing research suggests that the natural world may benefit your brain.
      • Podcast: Stay Safe on the Water This Summer
        The tug of the tow line, the rush of the water beneath you. If you’ve ever tried water tubing, you probably agree that it can certainly be fun. It can also be hazardous.
    • Breast Health
    • Child's Health
      • Podcast: Start Sun Protection Young
        Sunscreen may already be a family staple for a trip to the beach or an afternoon by the pool. But protecting your child from skin cancer requires more than a dab of sun defense.
      • Podcast: Family Focus: Less Sodium for All
        Your child probably loves pizza. And how about hot dogs, lunch meat, or cheese? In addition to being many children's favorites, these foods are high in sodium. They contribute to a startling fact: Many children eat as much sodium as adults in the U.S
      • Podcast: Children Can Suffer ACL Injuries, Too
        Parents of young athletes may expect the occasional bruise, scrape, or pulled muscle. But an injury to the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) may seem a more likely concern for a professional running back or a slam-dunking hoop star.
      • Podcast: Energy Drinks: Not a Good Choice for Children
        They're labeled with compelling names, such as Monster Energy and Rockstar. X-Game athletes sport their brands on jackets and hats. Energy drinks exude an ethos that attracts many children and young adults. Although these beverages may be considered
      • Podcast: Give Your Child an Academic Boost—Exercise!
        Keeping your child active may not always be easy. Children may be more interested in video games, YouTube videos, or the latest episode of American Idol.
      • Podcast: Preventing Teen Dating Abuse
        The teen years can be an exciting and anxious time for your child – and you. One of the more nerve-wracking moments may be your child’s dating. It’s natural for a parent to worry. You want to keep your child safe.
      • Podcast: Flame Retardants May Affect Kids' Development
        The family's well-worn couch. Grandpa's favorite old chair. Of all the things parents may worry about, these items probably don’t make the list. But according to a new study, maybe they should, particularly if they contain flame retardants.
      • Podcast: FDA Bans Chemical from Infant Bottles and Cups
        The FDA has officially banned bisphenol A (BPA) from baby bottles and sippy cups, which should help ease parents’ worries about the controversial chemical.
      • Podcast: Lasting Effects of Parents' Squabbles
        Kindergarteners whose parents fight with each other frequently and harshly are more likely to struggle with depression, anxiety, and behavior issues by middle school, a new study says.
    • Diabetes Care
      • Podcast: Could You Have Prediabetes?
        Most people have heard of diabetes – and may even know someone who has it. But what about prediabetes? If you aren't aware of it, you’re not the only one. A recent government report found that many Americans aren't familiar with the condition, even t
      • Podcast: Good Skin Care Essential if You Have Diabetes
        As your body's largest organ, your skin is a master multitasker. It keeps fluids in, preventing dehydration. It regulates body temperature. It senses external stimuli, such as pain. It produces vitamin D from sunlight.
      • Podcast: For Diabetes: Go Mediterranean
        Eating a nutritious diet is important when you have diabetes. Piling your plate with certain foods—such as fruits and vegetables, beans, and whole grains—can help you better control blood sugar levels. Enter the Mediterranean diet.
      • Podcast: Diabetes and Depression: A Troubling Connection
        How you feel physically can certainly influence how you feel mentally – and vice-versa. A prime example of that connection is diabetes and depression. Ongoing research suggests that people with either health condition are at higher risk of developing
      • Podcast: Diabetes Prevention: It’s All in the Family
        Every family passes something down – your grandmother’s wedding band, Uncle Joe’s lucky tackle box, an older brother’s clothes. Did you know you can even pass down a tendency to develop diabetes?
      • Podcast: 3 Potential New Tactics for Preventing Diabetes
        If you like to follow the latest trends, here's one you should skip: More Americans are being diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. This serious disease already affects nearly 26 million people in the U.S. Fortunately, you can do a lot to protect yourself.
      • Podcast: Obesity Epidemic Drives Dramatic Rise in Diabetes
        More and more Americans are becoming obese. A wider waist increases their risk for heart disease, stroke, and certain cancers. A new government report found this obesity epidemic is also tied to another troubling health trend.
      • Podcast: Weighing the Benefits of New Diabetes Technology
        Newfangled devices make it easier than ever to monitor blood sugar, but an analysis of more than 30 studies suggests that newer isn’t necessarily better in terms of blood sugar control.
      • Podcast: Diabetes Prevention: Aggressively Treat Prediabetes
        About 70 percent of people with prediabetes will go on to develop type 2 diabetes. But researchers say that making lifestyle changes and taking medication can do a lot to stop that progression.
    • Heart Care
    • Men's Health
      • Podcast: Bison: Give It a Grill
        To many people, grilling signifies summer. Favored spoils of the season: steaks, hamburgers, hot dogs, and ribs. You may also want to toss some bison on those grates.
      • Podcast: How Safe Is Your Home?
        A home should be a haven—a place where you rest and enjoy time with family—a place of safety and security. But that isn't always the case.
      • Podcast: Bone Health Isn’t Just a Woman's Concern
        Many men may rank heart disease as a top health concern. Focused on their tickers, they may ignore or not realize how important bone health is, too. Osteoporosis—a disease that weakens and breaks bones—affects upward of 9 million men in the U.S.
      • Podcast: Easing Your Concerns About a Prostate Exam
        Visiting your doctor may not always be the most pleasant experience, especially if you need to have a digital rectal exam, or DRE. Like the Pap test for women, a DRE makes many men feel uncomfortable or embarrassed.
      • Podcast: A Healthy Heart Can Help Prevent Erectile Dysfunction
        Since the commercial success of drugs such as Viagra and Cialis, more men feel comfortable talking with their doctors about erectile dysfunction (ED). That’s particularly good news for their hearts.
      • Podcast: Defeat the Pattern of Male-Pattern Baldness
        Hair loss is a topic most men don’t want to discuss. Yet it affects more than two-thirds of them by age 35. Nearly 85 percent of men will have thinning hair by age 50.
      • Podcast: Gene Raises Risk for Pancreatitis in Men Who Drink
        Genetics can play a role in whether you develop certain diseases. Think heart disease. Your risk for this condition is higher if you have a family history of it. A new study suggests that genetics may also up the risk for chronic pancreatitis in some
      • Podcast: PSA Test May Help Some Men
        An expert panel says that men with a life expectancy of more than 10 years should talk with their doctor about getting a PSA test for prostate cancer. This recommendation comes in response to a federal group’s recent advice against PSA screening.
      • Podcast: Treating Sleep Apnea May Help Men's Sex Life
        Younger men who have sleep apnea often also have erectile dysfunction. But researchers say that treating the sleep disorder has a side benefit: It may boost sexual performance.
    • Mind and Body
      • Podcast: Be Smart About Sleep Aids
        Sleep can be elusive. On some nights, we easily cozy up with it. On others, it may linger frustratingly out of reach. Struggling for some shuteye may entice you to try a sleep aid. Used properly, sleep aids can help. But they aren’t without risks.
      • Podcast: Do Ultrasonic Bug Repellent Devices Work?
        Many people detest bugs, especially when they find them in their homes. Keeping bugs at bay may prompt you to try just about anything—maybe even ultrasonic bug repellent devices. But do they work?
      • Podcast: Are Multivitamins Worth the Cost?
        A pill packed with lots of nutrients—a multivitamin—may seem like the perfect shortcut to healthy living. Chances are, though, you’re already getting all the vitamins and minerals you need from the foods you eat.
      • Podcast: The Total-Body Toll of Obesity
        Many Americans realize that obesity is more than a cosmetic concern. A recent poll found that 78 percent knew that obesity can raise the risk for heart disease. Seventy percent recognized a link with diabetes. But what about high blood pressure? Canc
      • Podcast: E-Cigarettes: A Safer Source of Nicotine?
        Anyone who has tried to quit smoking knows it can entail herculean efforts. Withdrawal symptoms from nicotine and constant cravings for a cigarette cause many smokers to quit on quitting.
      • Podcast: Protecting Older Family Members from Financial Abuse
        It can be hard to discuss money matters with older family members. Many of us may prefer to avoid such a sticky subject entirely. This reluctance can make it easy to overlook a potentially serious problem: financial abuse.
      • Podcast: Americans Need to Learn More about Antibiotics
        Do antibiotics cure the common cold? If you answered yes, you've got good company. A recent poll found that many Americans don’t know enough about antibiotics and their proper use.
      • Podcast: Cancer Risk Higher with Mental Illness
        People who have schizophrenia or bipolar disorder appear to have more than a two-fold higher risk for cancer.
      • Podcast: Large Jump in Imaging Scans Since 1996
        Many more CT and MRI scans are done these days, greatly boosting the amount of radiation that patients receive and raising questions about overuse of these imaging methods, a new analysis concludes.
    • Women's Health
      • Podcast: Do Toxic Metals Lurk in Your Lipstick?
        Many women pucker up with shades like Ripened Red, Plum Luck, and Instant Mocha. Coloring the lips has been a beauty basic for centuries. A recent study, though, questions whether a daily dab of lipstick or gloss is a harmless habit.
      • Podcast: Considering Birth Control? Know Your Options
        Women today have more birth control options than ever before. The condom, the pill, the patch—to name just a few. In fact, more than three-quarters of sexually active women in the U.S. have tried at least three different methods of contraception.
      • Podcast: Java and Pregnancy: An OK Combo?
        Finding out you are pregnant may prompt you to make some lifestyle changes, particularly in your diet. You may decide to eat more fruits and vegetables and less high-fat foods. Another change you may want to consider: cutting back on coffee.
      • Podcast: Binge Drinking: A Woman’s Health Concern
        Many women drink alcohol – whether it’s to celebrate a special event or maybe to relax with friends. An occasional drink usually isn’t a concern. Moderate amounts of alcohol may even protect against coronary heart disease.
      • Podcast: More Women Face Mental Illness
        You may pay more attention to your physical health than how you feel mentally. Like any physical ailment, though, conditions such as depression, anxiety, and substance abuse can tax your body.
      • Podcast: Beyond Bone Health: The Power of Vitamin D
        A simple glass of milk can do a lot for your health. Thanks to the "Got Milk" campaign, many women know that it packs a healthy punch of calcium and vitamin D – two nutrients critical for strong bones.
      • Podcast: Respiratory Symptoms Wax and Wane with Period
        You're likely familiar with the changes your body goes through each menstrual cycle. Estrogen levels rise as your body prepares for ovulation. Then they fall before your period. This flux in hormones can trigger fatigue, breast tenderness, and other
      • Podcast: Mixed Reviews on Alcohol Use by Women
        Alcohol can be both a benefit and a danger to women, according to two recent studies. The key seems to be in knowing when it’s appropriate to drink and how much alcohol is considered safe.
      • Podcast: Panel Nixes Supplements for Bone Health
        The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) says that older women should not take low doses of calcium and vitamin D supplements to help prevent fractures. The panel is still weighing what to recommend on higher supplement doses.
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