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.
Few tests can match the routine urine analysis for telling your doctor what's going on inside your body.
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.
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.
Having a child with diabetes can be overwhelming. Fortunately, a team of experts can guide you now and in the years to come.