Today's Medicine

Where to Get Medical Care

Many forms of emergency treatment take place outside the emergency room, and even many surgeries are performed in locations other than a hospital operating room.

Why Doctors Remove Cataracts

A cataract is a clouding of the eye's lens, a clear, soft structure behind the pupil that works much like a camera lens. The top cause of cataracts is aging. In fact, more people over 70 have cataracts than not.

Why the Health Care Provider Asks for a Urine Sample

Few tests can match the routine urine analysis for telling your doctor what's going on inside your body.

Why the Health Care Provider Presses Your Belly

When your health care provider presses on your belly, he or she is feeling to see if any major internal organs are enlarged or tender, making them painful to touch, which could indicate disease.

Why the Health Care Provider Takes a Blood Sample

You probably don't enjoy giving a blood sample, but it's an important part of a physical exam. From a small sample of your blood, your health care provider can order scores of tests.

Your Child's Diabetes Care Team

Having a child with diabetes can be overwhelming. Fortunately, a team of experts can guide you now and in the years to come.

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