New Blood Test Could Predict Kidney Cancer Risk

KIM-1 testing could double the accuracy of current screening tests used to measure kidney disease markers and diagnose kidney cancer earlier.

By Diane Domina

Which STI Tests Do You Need?

You may want to get tested for everything, but most of the time, that's not necessary. Here's what you should be tested for and when.

By Eileen Bailey

Blood Test Detects Heart Attacks and False Alarms Faster

A highly-sensitive blood test to detect heart attack was faster and more accurate than conventional diagnostic methods in a study conducted in Texas.

By Diane Domina

Understanding Eosinophils: The White Blood Cell Quiet Giants

Eosinophils are associated with so many different conditions. Learn how this type of white blood cell has become a crucial marker in medicine.

By Eli Hendel, M.D.

My TSH Says I’m Fine – Now What?

Sometimes, your TSH, and even your T3 and T4 tests don’t always give the full picture. If your tests come back “normal,” and you still feel like something is off, you may want to ask your doctor to consider these tests as well.

By Ask HealthCentral

Thyroid Nodules: Should They Stay or Should They Go?

When a thyroid nodule is not cancerous and is benign, is it necessary to remove it anyway? No, not always. In fact, thyroid nodules are quite common. However, even aside from cancer, there are some reasons that thyroid nodules must go — like when they’re large and in charge.

By Ask HealthCentral

Nasal Brushing: An Emerging Asthma Diagnostic Technique

Nasal brush tests may help diagnose asthma by identifying a specific set of genes. Read about the research behind this test and how it may affect future treatments.

By Eli Hendel, M.D.

Blood Test May Raise Advanced Prostate Cancer Survival Rates

A blood test can help predict how men with advanced prostate cancer will respond to specific treatments, say an international group of researchers.

By Diane Domina

Facts About a Rheumatoid Arthritis Diagnosis

The process of getting an answer about the symptoms you’ve been having is not always straightforward. These are the tests and assessments that are taken into consideration when diagnosing RA.

By Lene Andersen, MSW

Benefits of Careful Blood Sugar Management

Learn about the many health benefits of careful blood sugar management. Find out about optimal blood sugar target levels and how to achieve them.

By Mary Shomon