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  • CT Head Scan

    A CT (computed tomography) or CAT (computerized axial tomography) head scan looks inside your head and neck. CT and CAT… room. In those types of health emergencies, timing is critical. An emergency room doctor may need to do a head scan in order to diagnose,…

  • Bipolar Disorder

    Bipolar disorder is a mental illness that causes extreme mood swings between happy and sad. People of all ages and… a physical exam and mental assessment. Usually, bipolar disorder is first diagnosed in a person when he or she is a young adult. People who…

  • Schizophrenia

    Schizophrenia is a mental illness that interferes with the way you think, feel, and behave… born. You have brain chemistry issues, especially with some neurotransmitters. You took mind-altering drugs when you were a teenager or young adult. Psychosocial factors (loneliness, job issues, relationship status, etc.)…

  • Infant CPR/Choking

    Anyone who is spends time with babies should know how to perform infant CPR—and when it’s appropriate to perform CPR… the infant alone. You can call 911 yourself after 2 minutes of CPR. CPR for an infant differs from CPR for an adult. CPR consists…

  • Osteochondritis Dissecans

    Osteochondritis dissecans is a joint problem. It occurs when an area of bone under a piece of cartilage in the… pain. These could include fractures, sprains, damage to cartilage or ligaments, and osteochondritis dissecans. If osteochondritis dissecans is suspected, your doctor will order X-rays to…

  • Kidney Stones

    Your body removes waste through urine that’s made in your kidneys. When waste doesn’t properly leave your kidneys, it can… stone, your doctor will ask you about your symptoms. He or she will take a sample of your urine. Your doctor will order images of…

  • ACL Injury

    An ACL injury is the overstretching or tearing of the anterior cruciate ligament in your knee. It is a common… attention. Your doctor will perform a knee exam to check your range of motion and the extent of the injury. They may order an X-ray…

  • Gallstones

    Gallstones are hard deposits that can form in the gallbladder. Some people have them but don’t have symptoms. For others,… for signs of gallstones. This will include looking for yellowing of the skin and tenderness in the abdomen. He or she may order blood tests…

  • Teen Suicide

    Teen suicide is when a child ends his or her life. However, not all suicide attempts end in death. In… or mental disorder could make it harder to detect warning signs in your teen. Also, children tend to model the behavior of adults they know…

  • Postpartum Depression (PPD)

    It is normal to feel the “baby blues” for a few weeks after giving birth, but postpartum depression can have… ask you how long you have been feeling depressed. Your doctor may ask you to complete a questionnaire about your depression or order a blood…

  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

    COPD is a progressive disease that makes it hard for you to breathe. The two main types of COPD are… many candles (or knock down as many bricks) as you can. You may be asked to repeat the test multiple times in order to get…

  • Lung Cancer

    Lung cancer is abnormal growth of cells in the lungs. It is one of the most common forms of cancer… will also ask if you’ve been exposed to other things that can cause cancer, such as asbestos. Your doctor will probably order tests that can…

  • Constipation

    Constipation is a common condition that makes it difficult to have a bowel movement. People of all ages experience constipation… The doctor will insert his or her finger (while wearing rubber gloves) into your rectum to feel for blockages. Your doctor may order additional tests,…

  • Abdominal Ultrasound

    An abdominal ultrasound is an imaging test to examine the inside of your stomach… stomach or urine in your bladder makes it difficult for the technician to see inside your abdomen. Other reasons your doctor may order this test include: To locate the cause of…

  • Lupus

    Lupus is a disease that causes your immune system to become overactive and attack healthy cells and tissue. Lupus can… eyes. Severe headaches. Dizziness. Stroke. Depression. Hallucinations. Repeated miscarriages or other infertility problems. Children can have the same symptoms of lupus as adults. The most…

  • Hypopituitarism

    Hypopituitarism is a disorder in which your body doesn’t make enough pituitary hormones. When that happens, your body functions are… other cases, the cause of hypopituitarism may be unknown. How is hypopituitarism diagnosed? If you have symptoms of hypopituitarism, your doctor may order blood tests…

  • Male Breast Cancer

    Breast cancer is a type of cancer that begins in the breast. Men can get breast cancer even though it… will perform a physical exam and review your history. If your doctor thinks you may have breast cancer, he or she may order more tests…

  • Planning for the Future After a Diagnosis of Dementia

    After a diagnosis of dementia, it’s important for family members to talk about plans for care and support, and to… the disease progresses. Talk with family members about how you'll handle these needs. Community services: Find out whether services such as adult day care, home…