Speaking of Wellness: Incidentally Speaking …

Your doctor orders an imaging test because you have unexplained back pain, but the results come back showing a “spot” on your kidney—an unexpected finding totally unrelated to the reason you had the test in the first place. Should your doctor now order follow-up testing to see what that spot might be? Or is this […]

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