Peritoneal Dialysis for Teens
This medical treatment helps people with kidney failure. It can be done at home, often overnight, to take over the kidneys' job of filtering blood. Find out more in this article for teens.
Prenatal Test: Ultrasound for Parents
A prenatal ultrasound is a safe and painless test that shows a baby's shape and position. It can be done in the first, second, or third trimester of pregnancy.
Epilepsy Surgery for Parents
Epilepsy surgery is an operation done on the brain to reduce or stop seizures.
Arthrogram for Parents
An arthrogram is a test done to look inside a joint for injuries or other problems.
Prenatal Test: First Trimester Screening for Parents
The first trimester screening (or first trimester screen) includes a blood test and an ultrasound exam. It's done to see if a fetus is at risk for a chromosomal abnormality or birth defect.
Cesarean Sections (C-Sections) for Parents
Many babies are delivered via cesarean sections. Learn why and how C-sections are done.
Blood Test: Glucose for Parents
The blood glucose test, which measures the amount of sugar in the blood, may be done as part of a routine physical or to help diagnose diabetes.
Prenatal Test: Multiple Marker Test for Parents
The multiple marker test is a blood test done to screen for neural tube defects and chromosomal disorders.
Fetal Echocardiogram for Parents
A fetal echocardiogram (also called a fetal echo) uses sound waves to create pictures of an unborn baby's heart.
Spinal Tap (Lumbar Puncture) for Parents
Find out how and why doctors perform lumbar punctures (spinal taps).