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  1. Meniscus Tear: Should I Have a Diagnostic Test (MRI or Arthroscopy)? Guides through decision to have a diagnostic test like an MRI or arthroscopy done on a meniscus tear. Describes the two tests. Lists the three types of meniscus tears. Covers benefits and risks. Includes an interactive tool to help you make your decision.
  2. Decision Points for Medical Tests
  3. Prostate Cancer Provides info on an initial diagnosis. Discusses diagnostictests, including PSA test and digital rectal exam. Covers symptoms common to prostate cancer and other conditions. Discusses treatment with active surveillance, surgery, or radiation. Also offers prevention tips.
  4. Diabetic Neuropathy Discusses diabetic neuropathy, nerve disease caused by diabetes. Covers the three types: peripheral, autonomic, and focal. Discusses symptoms of each type. Covers diagnostictests. Includes info on treatment with medicines, physical therapy, and TENS.
  5. Health Screening: Finding Health Problems Early Covers screening tests, diagnostictests, and medical exams used to find a disease or determine risk for certain health problems. Covers well-child visits. Includes links to info on routine tests for men, for women, and at various stages of life.
  6. Heart Failure Describes heart failure (congestive heart failure). Discusses common causes like hypertension and coronary artery disease. Has info on symptoms. Covers diagnostictests and treatments. Discusses heart failure classification system and stages of CHF.
  7. Heart Attack and Unstable Angina Covers causes of heart attack (myocardial infarction) and unstable angina. Discusses symptoms like chest pain or pressure. Explains MI and angina differences. Offers prevention tips. Covers diagnostictests and treatment with medicines and surgery.
  8. Birth Defects Testing
  9. Irritable Bowel Syndrome: Should I Have Tests for IBS Symptoms? Guides you through decision to have tests when you have IBS symptoms. Covers kinds of tests that may be done and what tests results might mean. Lists reasons for and against tests. Includes interactive tool to help you make your decision.
  10. First-Trimester Exams and Tests
  11. Second-Trimester Exams and Tests
  12. Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm: Should I Get a Screening Test? Guides through decision to have screening for abdominal aortic aneurysm. Includes pros such as finding aneurysms so that they can be treated. Also explains the possible harm that could come if the test leads to risky surgery. Includes interactive tool to help you decide.
  13. Why Are Blood Tests Needed With Some Medicines? Find out which types of medicines require a regular blood test and why.
  14. Pregnancy: Should I Have Screening Tests for Birth Defects? Guides you through decision to have triple or quadruple test to look for Down syndrome and birth defects. Discusses what the tests look for. Covers benefits and risks. Includes interactive tool to help you make your decision.
  15. Genetic Testing: Ethical, Legal, and Religious Issues
  16. Heart Tests: When Do You Need Them?
  17. Amniocentesis
  18. Lumbar Puncture
  19. Cancer Provides links to info on cancer. Topics covered include breast cancer, lung cancer, prostate cancer, and cancer pain. Links to info that can help you make a decision on diagnostic or screening tests. Includes info on treatment choices.
  20. Abdominal Ultrasound
  21. Laryngoscopy
  22. Facial X-Ray
  23. Hysteroscopy
  24. Abdominal X-Ray
  25. Skull X-Ray
  26. Hysteroscopy for Abnormal Uterine Bleeding Discusses procedure used to examine uterus to find cause of abnormal uterine bleeding. Explains why and how it is used. Covers possible results and risks.
  27. Angiogram
  28. Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatogram (ERCP)
  29. Doppler Ultrasound
  30. Echocardiogram
  31. Sinus X-Ray for Sinusitis
  32. Pregnancy: Should I Have Amniocentesis? Guides you through the decision to have an amniocentesis test. Explains what amniocentesis is and how it is done. Discusses birth defects. Looks at the risks and benefits of amniocentesis. Includes interactive tool to help you make your decision.
  33. Triple or Quad Screening for Birth Defects
  34. First-Trimester Screening for Birth Defects

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