Vaccine administration is the injection of small amounts of dead or weakened germs into the body to build immunity. By giving the vaccine to a healthy person, the body builds memory on how to fight against a specific disease.
Joint fluid sampling is a diagnostic and therapeutic procedure in which fluid is removed from a joint through a needle. The joint fluid is examined in the laboratory to determine the cause of fluid accumulation. Occasionally medications are injected into the joint after fluid is sampled to treat or reduce symptoms.
An electrocardiogram (EKG or ECG) is a diagnostic test that measures the electrical activity of the heart. It records the heart's electrical activity and gives information about the heart rhythm and health of the heart muscle. The test is used for screening and also to help diagnose certain heart conditions (e.g. heart attack, arrhythmia).
A breathing test or lung function test is a procedure performed to evaluate how well the lung works. The test can measure severity of a lung problem, diagnose certain lung disease and check for response to treatment. It is commonly done for conditions like asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
Skin tags are common skin growths that often appear in adulthood. There are several methods to remove a skin tag, such as excision, freezing (using liquid nitrogen), and burning (using medical electric cautery).