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What Is the Cure for the Bubonic Plague? - Xanax Addiction

This page contains links to eMedTV Articles containing information on subjects from What Is the Cure for the Bubonic Plague? to Xanax Addiction. The information is organized alphabetically; the "Favorite Articles" contains the top articles on this page. Links in the box will take you directly to the articles; those same links are available with a short description further down the page.
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  • What Is the Cure for the Bubonic Plague?
    What is the cure for the bubonic plague? Treatment with antibiotics cures it in the majority of cases. This eMedTV Web page discusses measures used to prevent plague from occurring in the first place, which may be the best cure.
  • What Is the Difference Between Adult ADD and Adult ADHD?
    As this segment of the eMedTV library explains, the terms ADD and ADHD refer to the same condition and are often used interchangeably.
  • What Is the Difference Between Xanax and Niravam?
    As this eMedTV article discusses, Niravam and Xanax contain the same active ingredient, but there are some differences between these two drugs. This page takes a look at the difference between Xanax and Niravam. A link to more details is also included.
  • What Is the Drug Baclofen Used For?
    This eMedTV page explains that the drug baclofen is used for treating spasticity caused by conditions such as MS, cerebral palsy, or spinal cord injury or disease. This page also describes some off-label uses and includes a link to more information.
  • What Is the Drug Lanoxin Used For?
    If you have heart failure or atrial fibrillation, you may need to take Lanoxin. This eMedTV segment describes what the drug is used for, including some of its unapproved uses. A link to more detailed information is also provided.
  • What Is the Ebola Virus?
    The Ebola virus is a type of RNA virus that causes the disease known as Ebola. This segment of the eMedTV library provides a detailed overview of this virus, including the different subtypes, transmission, and possible locations of the virus.
  • What Is the Generic Name for Pimozide?
    As explained in this eMedTV Web page, pimozide is the "generic name" for Orap, but is not a generic version of the drug. This page further explores this topic, explaining why a generic version is not yet available and whether one will be made the future.
  • What Is the Half Life of Phenergan?
    As this page from the eMedTV Web site explains, the half-life of Phenergan is approximately 10 to 19 hours. This means that the medication will be mostly out of your system in two to four days. A link to more information is also included.
  • What Is the Highest Dose of Nicotine Gum in a 24-Hour Period?
    There is a limit to how many pieces of nicotine gum can be used each day. This eMedTV article further describes what the highest dose of nicotine gum is and why you should not exceed that in a 24-hour period. A link to other dosing tips is also provided.
  • What Is the Incubation Period for Impetigo?
    As this eMedTV page discusses, it usually takes about one to three days for the symptoms of impetigo to appear after the infection is transmitted. This page further discusses the incubation period of impetigo and explains how this infection is spread.
  • What Is the Mechanism of Action for Prograf?
    By suppressing the immune system, Prograf can help prevent organ transplant rejection. This eMedTV segment further explores Prograf's mechanism of action and provides a link to more detailed information on this prescription drug.
  • What Is the Most Effective Exercise for Losing Weight?
    As this eMedTV segment explains, the most effective exercise for weight loss is not just one single kind of exercise. Rather, the key is to combine aerobic and nonaerobic activity and eat fewer calories. This page explores this topic in more detail.
  • What Is the Most Effective Medication for Adult ADHD?
    Wondering which medication is most effective for adult ADHD? As this eMedTV Web page explains, there is no single definitive answer. The best, most effective medication is the one that works for you.
  • What Is the Normal Dose for Subutex?
    When taking Subutex, the normal dose typically ranges between 4 mg and 24 mg each day. This eMedTV page discusses dosing guidelines for this drug in more detail and offers a link to more information on how a doctor will determine the right amount for you.
  • What Is the Strongest Strength of Adipex?
    This eMedTV resource addresses the question, "What is the strongest strength of Adipex?" As this article explains, there is only one strength available (37.5 mg tablets and capsules). This article also covers some general dosing guidelines for Adipex.
  • What Is the Strongest Strength of Phentermine?
    What is the strongest strength of phentermine? As this article from the eMedTV site explains, the strongest available strength of is 37.5 mg for both tablets and capsules. The usual recommended dosage is one tablet or capsule daily in the morning.
  • What Is the Treatment for Addison Disease?
    As explained in this eMedTV resource, treatment for Addison disease usually involves medications that replace cortisol or aldosterone. An addisonian crisis, however, may involve more drastic measures because the situation is life-threatening.
  • What Is Tizanidine?
    Short-term spasticity is often treated with tizanidine. This portion of the eMedTV Web site takes a closer look at what tizanidine is used for, including a discussion on important safety precautions and possible side effects seen with the drug.
  • What Is Topamax Used For?
    Topamax is known to have effects on the nervous system, but what is Topamax used for, exactly? As this eMedTV Web page explains, this medication is used to prevent migraines and treat epilepsy (it can be used alone or with other seizure medicines).
  • What Is Topical Pimecrolimus?
    Pimecrolimus is a prescription skin cream licensed to treat mild-to-moderate atopic dermatitis (eczema). This eMedTV page discusses what pimecrolimus topical cream is used for and what to discuss with your doctor prior to beginning treatment.
  • What Is Tradjenta?
    A doctor may prescribe Tradjenta to treat type 2 diabetes. This page of the eMedTV Web site offers a brief description of what Tradjenta is prescribed for, including details on how the drug works. A link to more information is also included.
  • What Is Tramadol Used For?
    If you have moderate to moderately severe pain, your doctor may prescribe tramadol. This page of the eMedTV Web library further discusses what tramadol is used for, whether it is safe for children, and how it works to relieve pain in adults.
  • What Is Tramadol?
    Tramadol is approved for the treatment of moderate to moderately severe pain. This eMedTV resource further explains what tramadol is, with information on how the drug works, its potential for abuse, and links to in-depth articles on specific topics.
  • What Is Triamcinolone Acetonide Cream Used For?
    As this eMedTV article explains, triamcinolone acetonide cream is used for treating eczema, psoriasis, dermatitis, and certain other inflammatory skin conditions. This page describes how this prescription drug works and explores unapproved uses.
  • What Is Triamcinolone Acetonide Cream?
    If you have eczema, psoriasis, or other skin conditions, you may benefit from triamcinolone acetonide cream. This eMedTV segment takes a look at what triamcinolone acetonide cream is used for and how it works. A link to more details is also included.
  • What Is Triamcinolone Acetonide Ointment Used For?
    As this eMedTV page discusses, triamcinolone acetonide ointment is used for treating inflammation and itching of the skin. This article explains how this prescription drug works, covers specific uses, and discusses whether it has "off-label" uses.
  • What Is Triamcinolone Acetonide Ointment?
    A doctor may prescribe triamcinolone acetonide ointment to treat skin conditions like eczema and psoriasis. This eMedTV page offers a brief description of what triamcinolone acetonide ointment is used for. A link to more details is also provided.
  • What Is Triamterene Used For?
    As this article from the eMedTV Web site explains, the most common use for triamterene is the treatment of fluid retention. This article also explains whether the drug can be given to children and lists possible "off-label" uses.
  • What Is Trichomoniasis?
    It is one of the most common STDs, but many people still wonder what trichomoniasis is. This eMedTV resource answers this question by providing an explanation of the causes of the disease, possible symptoms, and treatment options.
  • What Is TriLyte?
    This eMedTV Web page explains what TriLyte is. It gives a brief overview of the laxative, explaining how it works and how it is typically taken. A link to more detailed information on this product is also included.
  • What Is Typhoid Fever?
    Typhoid fever is a life-threatening illness caused by the bacterium Salmonella typhi. This eMedTV article takes a closer look at what typhoid fever is -- including information on its causes, symptoms, and how it's spread.
  • What Is Typhoid?
    "Typhoid" is short for typhoid fever, a life-threatening illness. This eMedTV segment offers some basic information on what typhoid is, who can contract it, and what to expect. Also included is a link to more details.
  • What Is Unstable Angina?
    This eMedTV article explains how unstable angina is a dangerous heart condition that could be a sign of an upcoming heart attack. This page gives an introduction to what unstable angina is, and also describes common symptoms associated with the condition.
  • What Is Used to Treat Giardia?
    What is used to treat Giardia? Treatment usually includes medicines and hydration. This page of the eMedTV Web site further describes Giardia treatment options, explains the effectiveness of medications, and provides a link to more information.
  • What Is Valium Used For?
    Many people wonder what Valium is used for. As this eMedTV Web page explains, Valium is used for treating anxiety, muscle spasms, seizures, and alcohol withdrawal. It is also used off-label for treating insomnia and other conditions.
  • What Is Vemurafenib?
    If you have a certain type of melanoma, vemurafenib may be able to slow the progression of the cancer. This eMedTV page offers a brief overview of what vemurafenib is used for and how it works. A link to more information is also included.
  • What Is Voltaren Gel Used For?
    Common uses of Voltaren Gel include the treatment of osteoarthritis of the hands, feet, and wrists. This eMedTV Web article provides an in-depth look at other uses of this product, including possible off-label uses and information on how the gel works.
  • What Is Warfarin Used For?
    As this eMedTV article explains, warfarin is used to prevent or treat blood clots in the veins, in the lungs, and in people with atrial fibrillation or artificial heart valves. This article also lists off-label uses and discusses its use in children.
  • What Is Wild Yam Used For?
    As this article from the eMedTV site explains, people use wild yam supplements for a number of reasons, such as breast enlargement, relieving menopause symptoms, and increasing energy. This article takes a closer look at what this product is used for.
  • What Is Xanax?
    Xanax is a prescription medication licensed for the treatment of panic disorder and anxiety. This eMedTV segment takes a closer look at what Xanax is, how it works, how it should be taken, and why it's important to take it as prescribed.
  • What Is Zinc Oxide Used For?
    Zinc oxide is primarily found in many non-prescription diaper rash creams, sunscreens, and vitamins. This eMedTV Web article takes an in-depth look at other zinc oxide uses, including its use in several medicinal and non-medicinal products.
  • What Is Zofran?
    If you are about to have surgery, your healthcare provider may have you take Zofran beforehand. This eMedTV article explores what Zofran is used for specifically, and includes details on side effects. A link to more information is also included.
  • What Is Zoloft Used For?
    Zoloft is commonly used to treat depression and anxiety disorders. This eMedTV Web page covers conditions that Zoloft may be used for, such as obsessive-compulsive disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, and panic disorder.
  • What Is Zymar Used For?
    As a prescription eye drop, Zymar is used to treat conjunctivitis ("pink eye"). This segment from the eMedTV Web site takes a look at what Zymar is used for and provides a brief description of how this medication works.
  • What Is Zyprexa Used For?
    As this eMedTV segment explains, Zyprexa is used for treating schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. This article takes a closer look at what the drug is used for, including how, in some cases, Zyprexa can also be used for treatment-resistant depression.
  • What Is Zyrtec Prescribed For?
    This eMedTV page addresses the question, "What is Zyrtec prescribed for?" As this article explains, Zyrtec is actually no longer available in prescription form. The over-the-counter drug is used for treating allergy symptoms and itching due to hives.
  • What Is Zyrtec Used For?
    Many people have heard of the drug name Zyrtec, but what is Zyrtec used for? As this article on the eMedTV Web site explains, Zyrtec is used for treating allergy symptoms and itching due to hives (which may or may not be caused by allergies).
  • What Kind of Acne Does Acanya Treat?
    Available by prescription only, Acanya is used for acne treatment. This page of the eMedTV site further explores this medicated skin gel, including what kind of acne it treats and how Acanya works. A link to more detailed information is also included.
  • What Kind of Exercise Is Most Beneficial for Those With Psoriatic Arthritis?
    Just because a person has psoriatic arthritis, it doesn't mean he or she can't exercise. In fact, as this eMedTV segment explains, exercise can have several benefits for people with this condition, provided they are the right kinds of exercises.
  • What Kinds of Doctors Diagnose Adult ADHD?
    Do you know what kinds of doctors treat adult ADHD? This page of the eMedTV site has the answer.
  • What Medications Are Used to Treat Chronic Pain?
    As this eMedTV page explains, several different medications are available to treat chronic pain. This segment lists them by category, provides examples of such drugs, and explains when one type of drug might be considered over another.
  • What Online Organizations Can I Trust for Info on Adult ADHD?
    Looking for information on the Web about adult ADHD that you can trust? Obviously, we think the eMedTV site is a great place to start, but CHADD is also a good resource. Read on to learn more about how to assess the trustworthiness of sites.
  • What Prescription Weight Loss Medications Are Available?
    As this eMedTV page explains, prescription weight loss medicines are only appropriate for certain situations. This page lists the drugs available, explains how they performed in clinical trials, and discusses some of the risks associated with their use.
  • What Tests Are Done for Hepatitis C?
    This eMedTV resource describes in detail the primary tests doctors use to test for hepatitis C. It also briefly explains what the results mean and why it's not a good idea to skip the screening test.
  • What Tests Are Offered for Early Cancer Detection?
    Looking for info on cancer screening? This eMedTV Web page tells you what you need to know about the tests offered for early cancer detection. It covers topics like talking to your doctor, making sure you're undergoing the right tests, and more.
  • What Time to Take Zoloft
    This eMedTV page takes a look at what time to take Zoloft. For example, if Zoloft causes insomnia, try taking it in the morning; if it causes drowsiness, try taking it before bedtime. This page also provides other dosing tips for this medication.
  • What to Do for a Sore Throat?
    Over-the-counter medications such as Tylenol or Advil can help treat a sore throat. This page from the eMedTV Web site discusses other things you can do for a sore throat, such as using humidifiers, throat lozenges, and warm drinks.
  • What to Do for a Teething Baby
    Many new parents are not sure what to do for a baby who is teething. This Web page from the eMedTV site provides some general tips on relieving pain associated with teething and explains what medicines are available for pain relief in young children.
  • What to Do for Constapation
    Constipation treatment can involve lifestyle changes, laxatives, and enemas, among other things. This eMedTV page covers these and other treatment options. "What to do for constapation" is a common misspelling and variation of constipation treatment.
  • What to Do for Gout
    This eMedTV page explains that what you do for gout will depend on your unique situation; however, treatment involves relieving symptoms and preventing future attacks. This page discusses these aspects of treatment and links to more information.
  • What to Eat and Not to Eat With Interstitial Cystitis
    By figuring out what to eat and not to eat with interstitial cystitis, you can help control symptoms. This eMedTV resource offers a list of common foods to avoid in order to help prevent symptoms from worsening.
  • What to Expect From TriLyte
    People taking TriLyte for the first time may not know what to expect. Fortunately, this eMedTV article sheds some light on this medication, including why bowel prep is necessary and what side effects may occur while taking TriLyte.
  • What to Expect When Using Iressa?
    As explained in this eMedTV resource, chemotherapy treatment with Iressa is reserved for use in people who have used this drug before. This article contains details on what to expect during treatment with Iressa.
  • What to Expect With Emergency Contraception
    Using emergency contraception to prevent pregnancy may cause nausea and vomiting. This eMedTV page offers more detail on what to expect with emergency contraception, including possible side effects and whether it will affect your menstrual cycle.
  • What to Look for in Teething
    In this article from the eMedTV Web site, you will find information on what to look for in a baby who is teething and understand the potential severity of certain symptoms. A link to learn more about teething is also included.
  • What Type of Antibiotic Is Cipro?
    Your healthcare provider may prescribe Cipro to treat various bacterial infections. This eMedTV Web selection provides more information on Cipro, including what type of antibiotic it is and how it works to prevent bacteria from multiplying.
  • What Type of Drug Is Ciprofloxacin HCL?
    If you have a bacterial infection, you may be prescribed medications that contain ciprofloxacin HCl. This eMedTV Web selection provides more information on what ciprofloxacin HCL is, including how this drug works and general safety precautions.
  • What Type of Drug Is Naproxen?
    Naproxen belongs to a class of drugs called nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). This eMedTV selection explains in more detail what type of drug naproxen is and provides some basic information to be aware of before taking it.
  • What Types of Cancers Are Gliadel Wafers Used For?
    Available as a small wafer, Gliadel is implanted in place of a brain tumor that has been surgically removed. This eMedTV Web selection discusses the types of cancerous brain tumors this drug is used to treat and explains how Gliadel wafers work.
  • What Will Happen If I Take Niravam With Alcohol?
    You should not drink alcohol while taking Niravam. This page of the eMedTV Web site takes a closer look at what will happen if you take Niravam with alcohol, with information on potentially serious complications that may occur.
  • What's the Cost of the Morning-After Pill for Emergency Contraception
    If you are considering the morning-after pill, you may be wondering how much it costs. This eMedTV article answers some common questions regarding costs for this form of emergency contraception, including where to obtain it and age limitations.
  • When Do Babies Begin Eating Solids?
    At some point, your baby will switch from a full liquid diet to one that includes solid foods. This eMedTV resource lists some of the things to look for (besides age) that may indicate that your child is ready to begin eating solid foods.
  • When Do Babies Get All Their Teeth?
    Most babies begin teething by 6 to 10 months of age, but when do babies get all their teeth? As this eMedTV page explains, all of a child's teeth usually come in by 30 months of age. However, the timing and sequence of tooth eruption can vary.
  • When Do Infants Begin Teething?
    As this page from the eMedTV Web library explains, infants typically begin teething between 6 and 10 months of age, although some may start earlier or later. This page lists the order and ages in which teeth appear and offers a link to more information.
  • When Does Colic Start?
    Colic generally starts when a baby is around three weeks old and usually lasts until month three or four. This eMedTV Web page takes a closer look at colic and explains how this condition is different from normal crying in babies.
  • When Does Prozac Start Working?
    This eMedTV page answers the question, "When does Prozac start working?" As this page explains, it may take several weeks or longer to feel the full, beneficial effects of Prozac. This page also provides other tips for when and how to take Prozac.
  • When Is MMR Given?
    The first dose of MMR vaccine is typically administered between 12 and 15 months of age. This article from the eMedTV site describes when MMR is given, discusses the standard dosing schedule, and provides a link to more detailed information.
  • When Should You Take Cialis?
    Cialis can be taken at any time during the day; however, it should not be taken more than once a day. This eMedTV Web article offers more details on how and when you should take Cialis. A link to more in-depth information is also provided.
  • When Should You Take Levitra?
    This selection from the eMedTV Web site explains that Levitra should be taken an hour before sexual activity. This page also provides some general information on ensuring a safe, effective treatment process with this erectile dysfunction medication.
  • When Should You Take Viagra?
    Viagra can be taken at any time during the day and is usually taken one hour before sexual activity. This eMedTV Web resource offers more detail on how and when you should take Viagra. A link to more in-depth information is also provided.
  • When to Seek Advice on Sore Throat?
    Seek medical attention if you have a sore throat that lasts longer than one week. This eMedTV segment takes a closer look at when to seek advice on a sore throat, including a list of symptoms that may indicate a potentially serious problem.
  • When to Start Baby Food
    Most babies are ready to start eating baby food between four to six months of age. This article from the eMedTV Web site includes a list of some of the other indicators that can help you figure out when baby food should be started.
  • When to Take Abilify
    You should take Abilify at the same time each day to maintain an even level of medicine in the blood. This eMedTV article offers more information on when to take Abilify and explains what your doctor may consider before making a dosing recommendation.
  • When to Take Celebrex
    This eMedTV resource explains that when taking Celebrex, it should be taken at the same time each day. This page also lists factors that affect the amount prescribed, provides a brief overview of dosing for arthritis, and links to more information.
  • When to Take Horny Goat Weed
    There is no standard recommendation on when to take horny goat weed. As this eMedTV page explains, since dietary supplements are not required to seek approval from the FDA, studies to find the safest and most effective dosages are rarely performed.
  • When to Take Lithium
    Lithium is usually taken two to four times a day; your doctor can tell you exactly when to take lithium. As this eMedTV segment explains, you should take your lithium doses at the same times each day to maintain even drug levels in your blood.
  • When to Take Nitroglycerin
    The dosing instructions for nitroglycerin will vary, depending on the particular product you are using. This eMedTV resource provides some general dosing guidelines on when to take each nitroglycerin product. A link to more details is also included.
  • When to Take Seroquel
    If you are only taking Seroquel once a day, it is usually best to take it at bedtime. This eMedTV page offers more details on when to take Seroquel and explains what the usual starting doses are for the treatment of schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.
  • When to Take Valium
    Valium is a prescription drug taken by mouth, typically taken three or four times a day. This eMedTV resource offers information on when to take Valium and includes dosing guidelines for the treatment of alcohol withdrawal, anxiety, and muscle spasms.
  • When to Take Xanax
    Xanax is a prescription anxiety medication that is usually taken two or three times a day. This eMedTV page offers more detailed information on when to take Xanax and provides specific dosing guidelines for the treatment of anxiety and panic disorder.
  • When to Take Zyprexa
    This eMedTV Web segment takes a look at when Zyprexa should be taken. As this article discusses, you can take Zyprexa in the morning or at night, as long as you take it at the same time everyday. This page also links to more detailed information.
  • When Will Generic Plavix Be Available?
    The first patent for Plavix doesn't expire until 2011 -- will generic Plavix be available after this date? This eMedTV article explains when a generic version could appear and provides a link to more detailed information on this topic.
  • Where Can I Buy Hydrocodone Online?
    Where can I buy hydrocodone online? As this eMedTV Web page explains, you can buy hydrocodone from any legitimate internet pharmacy that sells controlled substances (as long as you have a valid prescription from a legitimate prescriber).
  • Where Can I Buy Oxycodone Online? Information
    It is legal to buy oxycodone from a licensed Internet pharmacy using a legitimate prescription. This eMedTV Web article addresses the question, "Where can I buy oxycodone online?" This page also offers tips on how to find a legitimate online pharmacy.
  • Whey Protein
    Whey protein is a protein from cow's milk that may have several beneficial uses, such as controlling weight. This eMedTV article provides an overview of whey protein, including how it is thought to work, possible side effects, safety concerns, and more.
  • Whey Protein Powder Information
    This eMedTV article provides some basic information on whey protein powder, listing some of its uses and possible side effects. Also included in this resource is a link to more in-depth information.
  • More About Whey Protein Side Effects
    If you are taking whey protein, you may experience things such as fatigue, headaches, and thirst. This eMedTV Web segment takes an in-depth look at other possible whey protein side effects, including those that may require medical attention.
  • Whiplash
    Whiplash is a neck injury that can result in symptoms such as neck pain, stiffness, and headache. This eMedTV selection offers an overview of whiplash, including information on its treatment, prognosis, and other symptoms.
  • White-Coat Hypertension
    People who only experience high blood pressure at the doctor's office have "white-coat hypertension." As this eMedTV article explains, this condition doesn't require treatment other than self-monitoring at home.
  • Who Makes Aldara?
    Brand-name Aldara is made by Graceway Pharmaceuticals, but several companies make generic versions. This eMedTV segment takes a brief look at who makes Aldara, as well as details on whether the generic versions are as good as the brand-name drug.
  • Who Makes Celebrex?
    This segment from the eMedTV archives provides information on who makes Celebrex, conditions it can treat, and a few side effects. This page also explains what to tell your doctor before taking it and offers a link to a full-length article on this drug.
  • Who Makes Cialis?
    For men who are deciding whether to take Cialis, this eMedTV selection offers some basic information. This article explains who makes Cialis, what it is used for, and what to discuss with a healthcare provider before beginning treatment.
  • Who Makes Pentasa?
    If you have mild-to-moderately active ulcerative colitis, your healthcare provider may recommend Pentasa. This eMedTV page gives a brief overview of Pentasa, explaining who makes it, how to take it, and more, with a link to more information.
  • Who Makes Viagra?
    If you are considering taking Viagra, this eMedTV segment offers some basic information. This article explains who makes Viagra, what it is used for, possible side effects, and some general dosing guidelines for when and how to take it.
  • Who Should Get a Pneumonia Shot?
    Prevnar 13 can be used in children and older adults, and Pneumovax is typically used in adults over age 65. This eMedTV resource explains who should get a pneumonia shot, including more information on what the pneumonia vaccine is used for.
  • Whooping Cough
    Characterized by severe coughing spells, whooping cough is a respiratory system illness caused by bacteria. This eMedTV article provides an overview of whooping cough, including information about its symptoms, complications, and treatment options.
  • Whooping Cough (Pertussis)
    This part of the eMedTV site discusses whooping cough (pertussis), a type of respiratory infection. Symptoms and treatment are covered in this quick overview, and a link to more information is also provided.
  • Whooping Cough Disease
    A highly contagious disease, whooping cough is a type of bacterial infection of the respiratory system. This eMedTV selection takes a quick look at this condition, with information on characteristic symptoms, how it is spread, and more.
  • Whooping Cough in Adults
    Cases of whooping cough in adults have increased dramatically in recent years. This eMedTV article looks at some of the differences between how whooping cough affects children and adults. Symptoms of the infection tend to be less severe in adults.
  • Whooping Cough Statistics
    This eMedTV page offers some statistics on whooping cough; for example, a total of 25,827 cases of the illness were reported in 2004. This article also explains how the number of cases in the post-vaccine era compares to the number in the pre-vaccine era.
  • Whooping Cough Symptoms
    With whooping cough, symptoms range from those seen with a cold or flu to severe episodes of coughing. This eMedTV segment explores the three general stages of symptoms associated with whooping cough and defines the incubation period for the illness.
  • Whooping Cough Treatment
    As this eMedTV Web page explains, the treatment of whooping cough usually involves antibiotics along with supportive care to relieve symptoms of the illness. This article takes a detailed look at aspects of treating this condition.
  • Why High Blood Pressure Is a Health Concern
    One reason why high blood pressure is a health concern is because it increases the risk for conditions such as heart attack and stroke. This eMedTV article explains in detail why high blood pressure is a health concern.
  • Why Take Statins in the Evening?
    This eMedTV resource explains why some statin medications (primarily short-acting statins) must be taken at night. The importance of taking the medication, whether short-acting or long-acting, at the same time each day is also stressed.
  • Wild Yam
    Wild yam is often used medicinally as an herbal remedy for treating various conditions. This page on the eMedTV site explains how it works, explores its effectiveness, and offers safety warnings and precautions for this product.
  • Wild Yam and Fertility
    Wild yam supplements are claimed to be useful for treating numerous conditions. As this eMedTV article explains, some people believe there is a link between fertility and wild yam. However, there is no real evidence that wild yam works for most uses.
  • Wild Yam Benefits
    Wild yam is claimed to be useful for breast enlargement and relieving menopause symptoms. This eMedTV Web page lists other claimed benefits of wild yam, explains how the product works, and explores the effectiveness of this herbal supplement.
  • Wild Yam Cream
    When used as an herbal supplement, wild yam is claimed to provide numerous health benefits. This eMedTV resource explains what wild yam is used for, describes how it works, and explores how the cream version of wild yam performed in a clinical study.
  • Wild Yam for Menopause
    Wild yam is often promoted as a natural alternative to hormone replacement therapy for menopause. This eMedTV segment offers more information about treating menopause with wild yam and explores the effectiveness of this supplement.
  • Wild Yam Side Effects
    Wild yam does not appear to be likely to cause side effects. As this eMedTV page explains, although few side effects of wild yam have been reported, it does not mean that side effects aren't possible (it could simply reflect a lack of clinical studies).
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  • Withdrawal From Zyprexa
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    There are many myths regarding women and heart disease. This eMedTV resource debunks such myths and provides statistics on how heart disease affects women, including the fact that heart disease kills more American women than breast cancer.
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