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Botulism in Honey - Brethine

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  • Botulism in Honey
    As this eMedTV Web page explains, children under 12 months old should not be fed honey, due to the risk of botulism. This article addresses the risk that honey presents to infants and explains how common it is for botulism to be transmitted this way.
  • Botulism Transmission
    Botulism transmission does not occur from one person to another. It occurs when the toxin-producing spores are ingested. This page on the eMedTV website describes how botulism transmission occurs in infants, wounds, and food.
  • Botulism Treatment
    Key aspects of botulism treatment include careful observation and supportive care in a hospital. As this eMedTV article explains, an injection of antitoxin -- if the disease is caught early enough -- may also be used to treat botulism poisoning.
  • Botulism Types
    There are three main botulism types: foodborne botulism, wound botulism, and infant botulism. This portion of the eMedTV archives describes these botulism types in detail and also provides information about what is known as "bioterror botulism."
  • Botulisme
    Botulism is a serious illness caused by toxins produced by a certain bacterium. This page on the eMedTV Web site explains how this disease affects people and lists some of its early symptoms. Botulisme is a common misspelling of botulism.
  • Boubonic Plague
    Bubonic plague is a disease that occurs in humans, rodents, and ectoparasites. As this eMedTV resource explains, it is contagious and often mimics the symptoms of other diseases. Boubonic plague is a common misspelling of bubonic plague.
  • Boudreaux's Butt Paste
    Boudreaux's Butt Paste is a non-prescription diaper rash ointment used to treat and prevent rashes. This eMedTV Web page describes how the ointment works, explains how to use the product, and lists some of its potential side effects.
  • Boudreaux's Butt Paste Dosage
    There is no standard recommended "dosage" for Boudreaux's Butt Paste. As this segment from the eMedTV Web site explains, the product is intended to be applied liberally to the skin as often as needed (often at every diaper change).
  • Boudreaux's Butt Paste Drug Interactions
    There are currently no known drug interactions with Boudreaux's Butt Paste. This eMedTV article explains what you should discuss with your child's doctor before using Boudreaux's Butt Paste on your baby and offers general warnings for the product.
  • Boudreaux's Butt Paste Information
    Are you looking for information on Boudreaux's Butt Paste? This page of the eMedTV library presents a brief overview of this product, with information on how it works for diaper rash, how to apply it, and important safety considerations to keep in mind.
  • Boudreaux's Butt Paste Overdose
    An overdose with Boudreaux's Butt Paste may lead to dangerous effects if the ointment is taken by mouth. This eMedTV resource lists possible overdose symptoms and explains what treatment options are available if someone ingests Boudreaux's Butt Paste.
  • Boudreaux's Butt Paste Side Effects
    Potential side effects of Boudreaux's Butt Paste include stinging, tingling, and itching of the skin. This eMedTV page lists other possible side effects and explains what serious problems may occur if the ointment is accidentally ingested.
  • Boudreaux's Butt Paste Uses
    As this eMedTV segment explains, the uses of Boudreaux's Butt Paste include the treatment and prevention of diaper rash. This article covers other approved uses for this product and also explains how the ointment can be used for off-label purposes.
  • Boudreaux's Butt Paste Warnings and Precautions
    Consult your child's doctor before using Boudreaux's Butt Paste if your baby has severe diaper rash. This eMedTV page lists other warnings and precautions for Boudreaux's Butt Paste, and explains what else you should be aware of before using the product.
  • Bowel Injury After C-Section
    It is possible for bowel injury after a c-section to occur; however, this is typically rare. This eMedTV article explains the possible types of injuries that can occur after this procedure, such as a perforation or burn, and how each one is treated.
  • Bowel Injury and Laparoscopic Surgery
    Bowel injury during laparoscopic surgery occurs in about 3 out of every 1,000 surgeries. The information in this eMedTV article further describes bowel injury and laparoscopic surgery, what injuries can occur, why they occur, and treatment.
  • Bowel Injury and Laparoscopy
    Bowel injury from laparoscopy comes in two forms (perforation injuries and burns). This eMedTV segment explains what you need to know about bowel injury and laparoscopy, including causes, treatment, and possible complications.
  • Bowel Injury and Tubal Ligation
    There are two types of bowel injury that can occur during tubal ligation -- perforation and burn. This eMedTV Web resource offers in-depth information on bowel injury and tubal ligation, including possible treatments.
  • Bowel Injury During a Myomectomy
    Bowel injury during a myectomy is a rare but possible complication of the surgery. This eMedTV Web page describes the two types of bowel injuries (perforation and thermal), treatment options, and how often these injuries occur.
  • Bowel Injury From a Laparoscopy for Endometriosis
    During a laparoscopy for endometriosis, a bowel injury can occur due to a burn or a hole in the intestines. This eMedTV page describes what to expect in terms of complications and treatment if you have a bowel injury resulting from this procedure.
  • Bowel Obstruction With Liver Donation Surgery
    A bowel obstruction with liver donation surgery may occur -- sometimes even years later. As this eMedTV article explains, people who have major abdominal surgery, such as liver donation, have a small chance of developing a blockage in the intestines.
  • Bowel Perforation During Colonoscopy
    A bowel perforation during colonoscopy is rare and only occurs in 1 out of 1,700 procedures. This part of the eMedTV site explains the odds of having a bowel perforation during colonoscopy and describes the potential complications that can occur.
  • Bowel Prep
    The process of cleaning out your bowels before a colonoscopy is called a bowel prep. This eMedTV segment describes the steps involved in this procedure, including which medicines are often used and what to expect after taking the drugs.
  • Bowel Prep Using Fleets Phospho-Soda
    There are a few ways to do a bowel prep; using Fleets Phospho-Soda is a popular method. As this eMedTV article explains, using Fleets Phospho-Soda (a laxative) involves taking the drug in 2 separate doses, accompanied by lots of water.
  • Bowel Prep With Colyte
    As part of your bowel prep, you will likely use a laxative such as colyte before your colonoscopy. This eMedTV selection explains why it is necessary to cleanse the bowels and discusses how long it typically takes for colyte to start working.
  • Bowel Prep With GoLYTELY
    People having a colonoscopy are often given a laxative such as GoLYTELY to use as part of their bowel prep. This eMedTV article gives some basic guidelines on how to take GoLYTELY and links to more details on preparing the colon for certain procedures.
  • BPH
    BPH stands for benign prostatic hyperplasia and refers to an enlargement of the prostate gland. This eMedTV article discusses this condition in detail, including possible symptoms, treatment options, and relevant statistics.
  • BPH and Sex
    Learn about sexual problems related to benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) in this video from eMedTV.
  • BPH Diagnosis
    As this eMedTV article explains, your doctor is able to make a benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) diagnosis based on your symptoms, physical exam, and results of certain tests (such as a digital rectal exam). This page discusses the tests in detail.
  • BPH Information
    Are you looking for information on BPH? This eMedTV article is a great place to start. It presents a basic overview of this condition common in older men, including possible symptoms, how the likelihood increases with age, and treatment options.
  • BPH Surgery
    There are several forms of BPH surgery, including minimally-invasive surgeries like TUNA and TUMT. This eMedTV article also covers the potential risks and benefits of other types of BPH surgery, like TURP, TUIP, open prostatectomy, and laser surgery.
  • BPH Symptoms
    As this eMedTV article explains, most BPH symptoms involve changes or problems with urination, such as frequent urination or a weak urine stream. This page outlines common symptoms of this condition, as well as some potential complications.
  • BPH Treatment
    Treatment options for BPH can range from watchful waiting to drug therapy to surgery. This section of the eMedTV library explores the various medications that can be used for BPH treatment, as well as the potential risks and benefits of surgery.
  • Brackston Hicks
    This portion of the eMedTV library explains that Braxton Hicks contractions are the body's way of preparing for true labor. This page also explains how to ease these contractions. Brackston hicks is a common misspelling of Braxton Hicks contractions.
  • Bradyarrhythmia - Slow Heart Rhythm
    This interactive video clip provides an overview of bradyarrhythmia, including what it is and complications.
  • Bradyarrhythmia - Slow Heart Rhythm Overview
    Sometimes, things go wrong in the heart's electrical pathways, which causes the electrical pathway to slow. This is called bradyarrhythmia, and this video clip offers an overview of the problem.
  • Brain Cancer
    A serious disease, brain cancer is characterized by cancerous cell growth in the skull. This selection from the eMedTV Web site takes an in-depth look at cancer of the brain, including information on symptoms, grades, and treatment options.
  • Brain Cancer and Chemotherapy
    As this eMedTV segment explains, chemotherapy is one of the treatment options for brain cancer. This article talks about what chemotherapy is, how it works to treat cancer, and what side effects you can expect with treatment.
  • Brain Cancer in Adults
    Brain cancer in adults occurs when cancer cells begin to grow in the tissues of the brain. This section of the eMedTV library offers a thorough explanation of the condition, including grades, symptoms, and treatment methods.
  • Brain Cancer Prevention
    Brain cancer prevention does not guarantee that someone will not get the disease, but it can decrease the risk. This section of the eMedTV website looks at avoiding risk factors as part of brain cancer prevention.
  • Brain Cancer Prognosis
    Various factors affect a person's brain cancer prognosis (the probable course and outcome of the disease). This eMedTV page lists these factors (such as the cancer stage) and reminds that a brain cancer prognosis is a prediction, not an absolute.
  • Brain Cancer Questions
    Compiling a list of brain cancer questions prior to meeting with a doctor can be beneficial in discovering more about your condition. This eMedTV page offers lists of possible brain cancer questions on diagnosis, treatment, prognosis, and more.
  • Brain Cancer Radiation Treatment
    This section of the eMedTV Web site explains how radiation treatment is used to treat brain cancer, including details on side effects. This article takes an in-depth look at the different types of radiation therapy and provides a link to more information.
  • Brain Cancer Research
    This eMedTV segment discusses the current focus of brain cancer research. For example, research studies are exploring new treatment methods, schedules, and drug combinations. Clinical trials also play a role in learning more about brain cancer.
  • Brain Cancer Screening
    If your doctor recommends brain cancer screening, this does not mean he or she thinks you have cancer. As this eMedTV article explains, brain cancer screening is used to test people for early stages of brain cancer before there are any symptoms.
  • Brain Cancer Statistics
    According to brain cancer statistics from the American Cancer Society, 18,500 people would be diagnosed with brain cancer in 2005. This eMedTV webpage includes more brain cancer statistics on prevalence, survival rates, and more.
  • Brain Cancer Support
    Brain cancer support groups can be a valuable resource for people living with the condition. This portion of the eMedTV library highlights the benefits of brain cancer support groups and offers tips for locating one in your area.
  • Brain Cancer Surgery
    This eMedTV article explains the process by which brain cancer surgery is carried out. After brain cancer surgery, patients may feel tired, uncomfortable, or have changes in mood or personality; these tend to disappear over time.
  • Brain Cancer Survival
    A brain cancer survival rate can only estimate what will happen to any given patient because it is based on large groups of people. This eMedTV article describes factors that affect brain cancer survival rate, such as type and location of tumor.
  • Brain Cancer Treatment
    As this eMedTV segment explains, treating brain cancer may involve several steps, such as surgery, radiation therapy, and chemotherapy. This article discusses these treatment options in detail, including side effects and healthcare providers involved.
  • Brain Stem Glioma
    Brain stem glioma (a tumor in the tissues of the brain stem) is the most common type of childhood cancer. This eMedTV resource discusses this medical condition in detail, with information on symptoms, treatment options, prognosis, and more.
  • Brain Stem Glioma Information
    This page from the eMedTV archives presents some basic information on brain stem gliomas. It explains where this type of cancer develops, who usually gets it, possible symptoms, and treatment options. A link to more information is also included.
  • Brain Stem Glioma Treatment
    Cerebrospinal fluid diversion, surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation therapy are all used in brain stem glioma treatment. This eMedTV article provides information on these methods, as well as on factors that affect brain stem glioma treatment.
  • Brain Stem Glioma Treatment by Type
    This eMedTV article offers an in-depth explanation of brain stem glioma treatment by type. Methods used in brain stem glioma treatment by type include chemotherapy, radiation therapy, surgery, or a combination of these.
  • Brain Tumor Diagnosis
    This eMedTV page explains the procedure doctors use when making a brain tumor diagnosis. For example, a physical exam, questions about the patient's medical history, and tests such as a CT scan are often used to make a brain tumor diagnosis.
  • Brain Tumor Early Symptoms
    This eMedTV page looks at possible signs of a brain tumor. Early symptoms may be vague, and can include headaches. Because these are common, it should not be concluded it's a brain tumor; early symptoms like these are also common in other conditions.
  • Brain Tumor Information
    This article from the eMedTV site provides some basic information on brain tumors. It lists the different types, explains how they affect adults and children, and describes possible risk factors. A link to more detailed information is also included.
  • Brain Tumor Symptoms
    Symptoms of a brain tumor typically occur when the tumor presses on a nerve or damages a certain area of the brain. This page from the eMedTV Web site provides an in-depth explanation of brain tumor symptoms, such as headaches, visual changes, and nausea.
  • Brain Tumor Symptons
    Brain tumor symptoms, such as dizziness and memory problems, may be caused by a tumor pressing on a nerve. This eMedTV segment examines possible brain tumor symptoms in detail. Brain tumor symptons is a common misspelling of brain tumor symptoms.
  • Brain Tumor Symtoms
    Common brain tumor symptoms include dizziness, headaches, and problems with memory. This page of the eMedTV website explains possible brain tumor symptoms in more detail. Brain tumor symtoms is a common misspelling of brain tumor symptoms.
  • Brain Tumor Treatments
    Several different options are available to treat a brain tumor, such as surgery and chemotherapy. This eMedTV page describes the factors that will affect a person's treatment decision, the members of the healthcare team, and when to get a second opinion.
  • Brain Tumors in Children
    Brain tumors don't just occur in adults; children can have them, too. This eMedTV article discusses children and brain tumors in more detail, including types and grades, symptoms, and treatment options.
  • Brain Tumour Symptoms
    The size and location of a tumor affect whether a person experiences brain tumor symptoms. This eMedTV article lists possible symptoms, such as headaches and nausea. Brain tumour symptoms is a common alternate spelling of brain tumor symptoms.
  • Bramday
    Bromday is used to minimize eye inflammation and pain caused by cataract surgery. This eMedTV page explains what your doctor needs to know before you can use these eye drops and offers some dosing tips. Bramday is a common misspelling of Bromday.
  • Brand Name for Dantrolene
    As this eMedTV segment explains, brand-name dantrolene is sold under the name Dantrium. This article take a closer look at this prescription drug, including what it is used for, whether there are generics, and a link to more details.
  • Brand Name for Sofosbuvir
    As this eMedTV article explains, sofosbuvir is sold under the brand name of Sovaldi and is prescribed to treat chronic hepatitis C in adults. This page discusses why only a brand-name version of the drug is available and offers a link to more details.
  • Brand-Name Proleukin
    As this eMedTV segment explains, Proleukin comes as a brand-name product only and is available in one strength. This page explains what this chemotherapy medication is prescribed for, covers some dosing information, and links to more details.
  • Bravana
    Brovana is a medication that can be prescribed for treating chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. This eMedTV resource explains how Brovana is used and lists side effects that may occur with the drug. Bravana is a common misspelling of Brovana.
  • Braxton Hicks Causes
    As this eMedTV page explains, the cause of Braxton Hicks contractions are irregular spasms of the uterus that occur in the last months of pregnancy. These Braxton Hicks causes are the body's way of practicing for the actual delivery of the baby.
  • Braxton Hicks Contractions
    Braxton Hicks are a sign that your body is preparing for childbirth, not a sign of actual labor. This eMedTV article explains Braxton Hicks contractions and offers suggestions for alleviating them.
  • Breads
    Unfortunately, most commercially available bread products and many homemade ones contain milk or milk-based products. If you're having trouble finding lactose-free bread, look for French bread (or breads based on the basic French bread recipe, like baguettes). Traditional French bread contains only four ingredients: flour, salt, water, and yeast. Of course, always check the ingredient list to make sure, but you'll have the best luck with French-based breads.
  • Breast Anatomy
    Aspects of breast anatomy include the fact that the breasts are made up of lobes and ducts. This eMedTV segment discusses the anatomy of this part of the body, including information about the lymphatic system and its role within the body.
  • Breast Cancer
    When abnormal cell growth occurs in the breast, this results in breast cancer. This eMedTV article discusses breast cancer in detail and provides information about risk factors, staging, treatment options, and the possibility of recurrence.
  • Breast Cancer Alternative Treatment
    This eMedTV page lists various alternative breast cancer treatments and offers questions to ask your doctor before beginning any alternative therapy. This page also emphasizes that alternative treatment should never take the place of medical treatment.
  • Breast Cancer and Antiperspirants
    No research has yet proven that there is a link between antiperspirants and breast cancer. As this eMedTV segment explains, two studies even had conflicting results. This page takes an in-depth look at studies done in 2002, 2003, and 2004.
  • Breast Cancer and Genetics
    It's understandable to be concerned if you have a family history of breast cancer. However, as this eMedTV page explains, family history is not the only reason people get cancer. This resource looks at the link between genetics and breast cancer.
  • Breast Cancer and Pregnancy
    Women have special concerns regarding breast cancer, and pregnancy can make detection and treatment difficult. This eMedTV article discusses breast cancer and pregnancy in detail, including how pregnancy can affect prognosis and treatment.
  • Breast Cancer Causes
    In the majority of cases, the breast cancer causes are not known. As this eMedTV article explains, there are certain factors (such as dense breast tissue) that, while not breast cancer causes, do increase the chances of developing the disease.
  • Breast Cancer Diagnosis
    Tests used in making a breast cancer diagnosis include mammograms, MRI tests, and fine-needle aspiration. This eMedTV Web segment discusses these and other tests in detail and explains how they relate to a person's treatment plan.
  • Breast Cancer Emotional Health
    When dealing with breast cancer, emotional health is an important consideration. This eMedTV segment addresses the emotional problems caused by breast cancer. Emotional health can be bolstered by support groups, therapy, or friends and family.
  • Breast Cancer Follow-Up
    As this eMedTV article explains, follow-up care is an important part of the overall breast cancer treatment plan. This resource explains various aspects of follow-up care, such as regular checkups, and discusses support groups for those with the disease.
  • Breast Cancer Gene
    Alterations in a so-called breast cancer gene may increase the risk of cancer. However, as this eMedTV article explains, they do not cause the disease in and of themselves. This article discusses this gene in more detail and links to more information.
  • Breast Cancer Hormone Treatment
    As this eMedTV page explains, your doctor may recommend hormone treatment if your breast cancer tumor depends on natural hormones to grow. This article explains the different types of hormone treatment, including their side effects, such as hot flashes.
  • Breast Cancer Implant Information
    Women considering breast reconstruction surgery need accurate, reliable facts on implants. This eMedTV article offers detailed information on breast cancer implants, including details about possible risks associated with implants.
  • Breast Cancer in Males
    If you think breast cancer only affects women, think again. This eMedTV page explains that, in rare cases, the disease can occur in men, too. This article gives a brief overview of breast cancer in males and includes a link to learn more.
  • Breast Cancer in Men
    It is rare for men to acquire breast cancer. This eMedTV page explains that there were an estimated 1,690 new cases of breast cancer in men in the United States in 2005. This article also describes how the disease is quite similar between men and women.
  • Breast Cancer Info
    Are you looking for info on breast cancer? This page of the eMedTV Web site is a good place to start. This segment provides a brief overview of this topic, with information on the different types, how many women are affected, and risk factors.
  • Breast Cancer Information
    Knowing a few key pieces of breast cancer information can help you take a proactive role in your healthcare. This eMedTV resource contains information regarding this disease and its risk factors, prognosis, and recurrence.
  • Breast Cancer Medication
    Chemotherapy, hormone therapy, and biological therapy are the three types of breast cancer medications. This eMedTV page provides a complete overview of this topic, including specific examples of these drugs and how they work to kill cancer cells.
  • Breast Cancer Nutrition
    Eating right can be challenging during and after breast cancer treatment. As this eMedTV page explains, healthy eating is a special concern for people battling this disease. This article discusses breast cancer, nutrition, and the benefits of exercise.
  • Breast Cancer Pain
    This eMedTV page explores the options for treating pain related to breast cancer. As this article explains, treatment may involve medications, alternative treatments, or other options. This resource also explains why it's important to seek help for pain.
  • Breast Cancer Prevention
    By being aware of the risk factors for breast cancer, you may be able to prevent it. As this eMedTV article explains, breast cancer prevention may involve lifestyle changes (such as exercising more), medications (such as tamoxifen), or surgery.
  • Breast Cancer Prognosis
    As this eMedTV segment explains, a prognosis for breast cancer will be based on research and statistics, but it's impossible to predict the outcome of an individual case. This article examines the factors that influence a person's prognosis.
  • Breast Cancer Questions
    When you have breast cancer, it's important to ask questions about your diagnosis, treatment, and more. This eMedTV archives provides several lists of detailed breast cancer questions you may want to ask your healthcare providers.
  • Breast Cancer Radiation
    As this eMedTV selection explains, radiation therapy may be given before or after (or even in place of) breast cancer surgery. This article explains how radiation is administered and discusses side effects associated with the treatment.
  • Breast Cancer Reconstruction
    As this eMedTV segment explains, reconstructive breast cancer surgery is a viable option for many women -- either during a mastectomy or later. This article covers reconstruction in detail and provides a list of questions you can ask your doctor.
  • Breast Cancer Research
    Scientists involved in breast cancer research are looking for new ways to prevent, detect, and treat it. This eMedTV article discusses various research areas in detail, such as studies examining the use of raloxifene to prevent breast cancer.
  • Breast Cancer Risk Factors
    As this eMedTV article explains, several risk factors can increase a woman's chances of getting breast cancer. Risk factors include having a family history or personal history of the disease and being overweight or obese after menopause.
  • Breast Cancer Screening
    Common breast cancer screening tools include mammograms, breast examinations, and ultrasound tests. This eMedTV resource discusses these tools in detail, including information on the benefits and risks associated with screening.
  • Breast Cancer Stages
    In women with breast cancer, stages are used to describe the extent of the disease. This eMedTV segment discusses the characteristics of each of these stages, which include stages 0 through 4 and recurrent cases of breast cancer.
  • Breast Cancer Statistics
    More than 2 million women alive today have been diagnosed with breast cancer. This eMedTV article contains an in-depth collection of breast cancer statistics, such as mortality rates, survival rates, and age-at-diagnosis data.
  • Breast Cancer Support
    As this eMedTV Web page explains, supportive resources for breast cancer may include support groups, the healthcare team, and other counselors. This article looks at the benefits that support groups offer for people who are coping with the disease.
  • Breast Cancer Surgery
    Most women considering surgery for breast cancer can elect to have breast-sparing surgery or a mastectomy. This eMedTV resource takes an in-depth look at the various surgical options and includes a list of questions to ask.
  • Breast Cancer Survival Rate
    The overall 5-year relative breast cancer survival rate for 1995-2002 was 88.5 percent. This eMedTV resource describes how the survival rate is calculated and provides statistics about survival rates, based on the stage of breast cancer.
  • Breast Cancer Symptoms
    As this eMedTV resource explains, breast cancer symptoms include changes in the look, feel, size, and shape of the breast; however, many women with the disease do not experience early signs and symptoms -- that's why screening is so important.
  • Breast Cancer Treatment
    Current treatments for breast cancer include surgery, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, and hormone therapy. This eMedTV article discusses breast cancer treatment in detail and provides links to other several other articles about breast cancer.
  • Breast Cancer Treatment by Stage
    Breast cancer treatment by stage is dependent on the tumor, whether it has spread, and other factors. This eMedTV segment offers an in-depth look at breast cancer treatment by stage, from stage 0 through stage IV, and discusses recurrent cancer.
  • Breast Cancer Treatment Team
    No one doctor can handle all aspects of cancer care, so a breast cancer treatment team is necessary. This eMedTV article lists the types of specialists who may be on your breast cancer treatment team and explains what each contributes to your care.
  • Breast Cancer Treatments
    Surgery, chemotherapy, and biological therapy are among the treatment options for breast cancer. This eMedTV Web page discusses this topic in some detail, describing the various factors that affect a person's treatment plan and the different types.
  • Breast Cancer Type
    As this eMedTV article explains, the main types of breast cancer are invasive and non-invasive. This Web page discusses how your healthcare provider will determine which type you have, and also discusses the secondary types of the disease.
  • Breast Cancer Types
    When a woman has breast cancer, it will be one of two types. This selection from the eMedTV library explains what these two types are and gives some specific examples. A link to more detailed information on this topic is also included.
  • Breast Canser
    This eMedTV Web page offers an overview of breast cancer -- a condition in which abnormal cell growth occurs in the breast. A few risk factors are listed, as are symptoms and treatment options. Breast canser is a common misspelling of breast cancer.
  • Breast Care While Nursing
    Taking care of your breasts is an important -- and often forgotten -- part of breastfeeding. This eMedTV article tells you everything you need to know about caring for your breasts while nursing, including what you can do to prevent mastitis.
  • Breast Cellulitis
    Breast cellulitis is a bacterial skin infection that occurs on the breast. As this eMedTV article explains, skin affected by cellulitis will commonly be red, swollen, and warm and painful to the touch. Breast cellulitis is treated with antibiotics.
  • Breast Engorgement
    Many women may experience breast engorgement (extreme filling and swelling of breasts) after giving birth. This eMedTV segment explains what causes this condition, lists possible symptoms, and offers tips on treatment and prevention.
  • Breast Engorgement Remedies
    Several over-the-counter (OTC) pain medications are useful remedies for breast engorgement pain or swelling. This eMedTV resource also discusses the importance of expressing breast milk (or breastfeeding) frequently and massaging the breasts.
  • Breast Engorgement Treatment
    You can treat breast engorgement by breastfeeding frequently and massaging the breasts. This eMedTV Web page offers more suggestions on relieving breast engorgement and explains what over-the-counter medications you can use to help minimize the pain.
  • Breast Milk Composition
    Breast milk has three distinct stages: colostrum, transitional milk, and mature milk. This page from the eMedTV library describes the composition of breast milk in more detail and explains how mature milk is further broken down into two types.
  • Breastfeeding a Premature Baby
    Hoping to breastfeed your preemie? This eMedTV article tells you everything you need to know about providing your premature infant with breast milk -- and debunks a few myths along the way.
  • Breastfeeding Advantages and Disadvantages
    Breastfeeding not only provides benefits to the baby; it can also be good for the mother. This eMedTV article offers information on how you can make your choice about feeding options and explores the advantages and disadvantages of breastfeeding.
  • Breastfeeding and Alcohol
    Can you drink alcohol while breastfeeding? In this eMedTV article, we discuss the topic in detail, with info from both sides of the debate. We talk about "pumping and dumping," the results of research studies, and more.
  • Breastfeeding and Birth Control
    This eMedTV article explains that progestin-only contraceptives, condoms, and IUDs are some of the possible birth control options safe for use while breastfeeding. This page describes other methods, including hormonal, natural, and nonhormonal options.
  • Breastfeeding and Medications
    Before you decide to stop breastfeeding in order to take medications, take a look at this eMedTV article to help you determine whether certain medications are safe to use while you are nursing. It also offers resources that can help in your decision.
  • Breastfeeding and Returning to Work
    With a little planning, many women are able to balance breastfeeding and returning to work. This eMedTV article gives helpful instructions on how to do this, with tips on pumping at the workplace, storing breast milk, talking to your boss, and more.
  • Breastfeeding and Type 2 Diabetes
    Is it okay to breastfeed if you have type 2 diabetes? As you'll see in this part of the eMedTV site, it is generally safe -- provided you take some extra precautions. This article tells you what you need to know about nursing with type 2 diabetes.
  • Breastfeeding Contraception
    There are several forms of contraception safe for use while breastfeeding. This eMedTV Web selection describes some of the possible forms of birth control that a woman can use while nursing, such as condoms and progestin-only products.
  • Breastfeeding Contraception Safety
    Women who are nursing can use certain hormonal and nonhormonal forms of birth control. This eMedTV page further explores the safety of using specific types of contraception while breastfeeding, with details on the potentials dangers of estrogen products.
  • Breastfeeding Vs. Formula Feeding
    Although many doctors may recommend breastfeeding, some people prefer formula feeding. This eMedTV resource explores the differences between formula feeding versus breastfeeding, including primary benefits and drawbacks of these options.
  • Breastfeeeding Overview Information
    Breastfeeding may seem like no big deal, but there's a lot to consider, especially if you're new to it. This eMedTV presentation provides a detailed overview of breastfeeding, including the ins and outs, the hows and whys, proper self-care, and more.
  • Breat Cancer
    Breast cancer is a disease in which abnormal cell growth starts in the breast. This eMedTV resource briefly describes this cancer and provides a link to more in-depth information. Breat cancer is a common misspelling of breast cancer.
  • Breat Cancer Research
    Breast cancer research is aimed at finding new ways to detect, diagnose, and treat the disease. This eMedTV page also explains the benefits of participating in research trials. Breat cancer research is a common misspelling of breast cancer research.
  • Breathe!
    Take time to notice your breathing every so often. There is a reason why mothers tell angry toddlers to take a deep breath. It works! You don't have to learn complicated breathing exercises; simply slowing down to pay attention to your breathing can help reduce stress. A few deep breaths can really make a difference. If you find this effort helpful for reducing stress, you might benefit from learning more advanced breathing exercises.
  • Brentuximab Drug Information
    Adults with certain types of Hodgkin's or non-Hodgkin's lymphoma may benefit from brentuximab vedotin. This eMedTV page offers more information on this chemotherapy drug, including how it works and safety concerns. A link to more details is also provided.
  • Brentuximab Vedotin
    Brentuximab vedotin is a drug prescribed to treat certain types of lymphoma. This eMedTV segment presents an overview of this medication, with details on how it is administered, who it is approved for, side effects, and more.
  • Brentuximab Vedotin Dosage
    As this eMedTV segment explains, brentuximab vedotin is injected slowly into a vein (intravenously) to treat certain types of lymphoma. This article focuses on specific dosing guidelines for brentuximab vedotin, including how your dosage is calculated.
  • Brentuximab Vedotin Side Effects
    As discussed in this eMedTV article, people receiving brentuximab vedotin are likely to experience some type of side effect, such as diarrhea or nausea. This page lists other side effects of this drug, including those that require immediate medical care.
  • Brentuximab Vendotin
    A healthcare provider may prescribe brentuximab vedotin to treat certain forms of lymphoma in adults. This eMedTV page explains specific uses, side effects, and more. Brentuximab vendotin is a common misspelling of brentuximab vedotin.
  • Brest Cancer
    Breast cancer is a serious disease in which cancerous cells first form in the breast. This eMedTV Web page provides a brief overview of the condition along with a link to additional information. Brest cancer is a common misspelling of breast cancer.
  • Brest Canser
    Each year, more than 200,000 American women learn that they have breast cancer. This part of the eMedTV library takes a look at breast cancer and includes a link to more detailed information. Brest canser is a common misspelling of breast cancer.
  • Brethine
    Brethine is a prescription medicine that is used for treating asthma and emphysema. This eMedTV article explains how Brethine works to improve symptoms, describes the effects of the medication, and offers general warnings and precautions for the drug.
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