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High Blood Pressure in Pregnancy - How Is Cholera Spread?

This page contains links to eMedTV Articles containing information on subjects from High Blood Pressure in Pregnancy to How Is Cholera Spread?. 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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  • High Blood Pressure in Pregnancy
    This eMedTV article provides an in-depth look at high blood pressure in pregnancy, including medications used to treat it and prevention measures. While the condition can be serious, most women go on to have successful pregnancies.
  • High Blood Pressure Info
    A person is said to have high blood pressure when their average reading is more than 140/90. This eMedTV segment features some basic info on high blood pressure, with details on possible causes, factors that increase your risk, and more.
  • High Blood Pressure Information
    Looking for information on high blood pressure? This eMedTV resource may be able to help. It explains what high blood pressure is and covers some of the available treatment options for this condition. A link to more information is also included.
  • High Blood Pressure Medication
    Types of high blood pressure medication discussed in this eMedTV article include ACE inhibitors, diuretics, and beta blockers. Additional medications used in the treatment of hypertension include vasodilators and calcium channel blockers.
  • High Blood Pressure Prevention
    This eMedTV selection explains how you can help prevent high blood pressure through strategies such as following a healthy diet and exercising more. This article highlights the benefits of these methods in reducing the risk of conditions like stroke.
  • High Blood Pressure Symptoms
    In most cases, it takes several years for hypertension to cause noticeable symptoms. This page on the eMedTV Web site describes high blood pressure symptoms in more detail, such as nausea, dizziness, and lightheadedness.
  • High Blood Pressure Treatment
    This eMedTV page outlines lifestyle changes that are important for treating high blood pressure. This article also describes the different types of medications that can be used to treat the condition.
  • High Blood Pressure Treatments
    As this eMedTV article explains, lifestyle changes and medications are some of the commonly used treatments for high blood pressure. This Web page describes some specific lifestyle changes that may make a difference and includes a link to more details.
  • High Blood Presure
    High blood pressure (also known as hypertension) is defined as an average blood pressure in excess of 140/90. This eMedTV resource offers a brief explanation of the condition. High blood presure is a common misspelling of high blood pressure.
  • High Blood Presure Diet
    A change in diet can help lower high blood pressure. This eMedTV article explains how following a specific diet plan (the "DASH" diet) works to lower blood pressure. High blood presure diet is a common misspelling of high blood pressure diet.
  • High Blood Presure Medication
    This page of the eMedTV archives explains that there are many types of high blood pressure medications, including diuretics, beta-blockers, and ACE inhibitors. High blood presure medication is a common misspelling of high blood pressure medication.
  • High Cholesteral
    The causes of high cholesterol are unknown; however, as this eMedTV page explains, we do know that the condition can lead to serious health problems, including heart disease and stroke. High cholesteral is a common misspelling of high cholesterol.
  • High Cholesteral Diet
    This eMedTV page discusses how a high cholesterol diet can raise blood cholesterol and outlines the criteria for a low cholesterol diet (including limited salt and fat intake). High cholesteral diet is a common misspelling of high cholesterol diet.
  • High Cholesterol
    Effects of high cholesterol due to atherosclerosis include angina, heart attack, and stroke. This eMedTV Web page highlights these and other health risks associated with this condition and also explains treatment options.
  • High Cholesterol Diet
    This section of the eMedTV library provides tips for moving from a high cholesterol diet to a healthier eating plan. Keys to lowering cholesterol in your diet include limiting your saturated fat intake and increasing consumption of plant-based foods.
  • High Cholesterol Foods
    Animal products, such as organ meat, eggs, cheese, and whole milk, are high cholesterol foods. This eMedTV page provides other examples of this type of food, and also discusses plant-based foods containing saturated fat and trans fat.
  • High Cholesterol Risk
    Lowering your risk of high cholesterol involves lowering your low-density lipoprotein (LDL) level. This eMedTV article explains how cholesterol goals may vary for people based on factors such as family history and nicotine use.
  • High Cholesterol Symptoms
    There may be no apparent high cholesterol symptoms, but the effects of the condition can be serious. This eMedTV segment explains how high cholesterol can lead to problems like stroke and heart disease while causing no symptoms.
  • High Cholestoral
    Age, weight, and diet are factors that affect a person's risk of developing high cholesterol. This eMedTV segment lists other risk factors and describes the effects of high cholesterol. High cholestoral is a common misspelling of high cholesterol.
  • High Cholestorol
    High cholesterol can eventually lead to stroke, angina, or arrhythmias. This eMedTV page describes other effects of this condition and explains how to maintain healthy cholesterol levels. High cholestorol is a common misspelling of high cholesterol.
  • High Cholestrol
    This eMedTV article offers a brief overview of high cholesterol, a condition that can cause heart disease and strokes. This page also explains how to determine if you have high cholesterol. High cholestrol is a common misspelling of high cholesterol.
  • High Colesteral
    Your body needs cholesterol to function properly. However, as this eMedTV article explains, high cholesterol levels can put you at risk of health problems (such as heart disease). High colesteral is a common misspelling of high cholesterol.
  • High Colesterol
    High cholesterol is a condition that can lead to health problems such as coronary heart disease and stroke. This eMedTV resource offers a brief look at the condition and its risk factors. High colesterol is a common misspelling of high cholesterol.
  • High Colesterol Diet
    This eMedTV Web page explains that as part of moving away from a high cholesterol diet, you should eat at least three to five servings of fruits and vegetables a day. High colesterol diet is a common misspelling of high cholesterol diet.
  • High Colesterol Foods
    Some high cholesterol foods include butter, cheese, and duck. This eMedTV Web page also lists foods that aren't high in cholesterol but are still bad for cholesterol levels. High colesterol foods is a common misspelling of high cholesterol foods.
  • High HDL
    According to the latest guidelines, HDL levels of 60 mg/dL and above are considered high. This page of the eMedTV library highlights the benefits of having high HDL cholesterol levels and offers an explanation of possible causes.
  • High INR
    This eMedTV page explains that if you are taking a blood-thinning drug and your INR is too high, you may be at risk for uncontrollable bleeding. This page explains what the INR blood test is and describes what your doctor may do if it is too high.
  • High Systolic Blood Pressure
    If your systolic blood pressure is higher than 140 mmHg, you have high systolic blood pressure. This part of the eMedTV library examines this type of high blood pressure in detail and provides information on how it may be controlled.
  • High Triglyceride Symptoms
    There are no high triglyceride signs and symptoms, as this eMedTV article explains. However, the effects of high triglycerides over long periods of time can be life-threatening. For example, they can increase your risk of heart disease and stroke.
  • High Triglycerides
    High levels of triglycerides can lead to health problems such as heart disease and heart attack. This eMedTV resource explains what triglycerides are, what causes levels to become high, possible symptoms, treatment options, and more.
  • High Tryglycerides
    About 1 in 10 people has high triglycerides. As this eMedTV page explains, high triglyceride levels can cause heart disease and other problems. This page also links to more information. High tryglycerides is a common misspelling of high triglycerides.
  • High-Risk HPV
    Certain strains of HPV are called "high-risk" because they can lead to cancer. This eMedTV page includes information on both low-risk and high-risk HPV, and explains that the majority of these infections go away on their own and don't cause cancer.
  • Hip Replacement
    During a hip replacement, an artificial hip is used to replace a worn-out hip joint. The information in this eMedTV page explains the reasons for the surgery, possible complications, and what to expect after the procedure.
  • Hip Replacement Complications
    As this eMedTV article explains, complications from hip replacement can include bleeding, infection, and changes in leg length. This article lists these and other possible complications, as well as risk factors that can contribute to their development.
  • Hip Replacement Recovery
    Physical therapy and medications are important parts of recovery from hip replacement. This eMedTV segment describes what you may experience during the first few weeks after hip replacement surgery and equipment you may need to use.
  • Hip Replacement Surgery
    A hip replacement surgery involves inserting an artificial hip in the place of a worn-out hip. This page of the eMedTV archives discusses what this artificial hip may be made out of and explains the surgical procedure in detail.
  • Hirschsprung
    This eMedTV resource gives a brief overview of Hirschsprung disease, a condition in which specialized nerve cells fail to form. It describes the most common symptom and explains what can happen if this condition is left untreated.
  • Hirschsprung Disease
    Severe constipation is a common symptom of Hirschsprung disease. This eMedTV Web page takes a closer look at this serious condition, including some of the treatment options available, and the complications it can cause.
  • Hirschsprung's Disease
    Hirschsprung's disease, an illness of the large intestine, is characterized by severe constipation. This eMedTV article describes the condition in more detail, including its causes, symptoms, and treatment options.
  • Hirschsprungs
    Hirschsprung's disease affects the large intestine and causes severe constipation. This eMedTV segment briefly describes the disease and offers a link to more information. Hirschsprungs is a common alternate spelling of Hirschsprung's disease.
  • History of Chickenpox
    As this eMedTV article explains, the recorded history of chickenpox goes back to the 1500s, when Giovanni Filippo first discovered the condition. This page provides an outline of significant discoveries throughout the history of chickenpox.
  • History of Chiropractic
    This eMedTV resource describes the history of chiropractic medicine, which is one of the oldest healing practices. The modern profession was founded in 1895, but the history can actually be traced back to ancient Greece.
  • History of Malaria
    As this eMedTV resource explains, malaria's recorded history goes back more than 4,000 years. This article covers the history of the disease, from descriptions of the disease in ancient Chinese texts to efforts to eradicate malaria in the 1900s.
  • History of Measles
    The history of measles dates back to before the 7th century A.D. This section of the eMedTV library focuses on the history of measles epidemics and how the development of the measles vaccine has changed it.
  • History of Polio
    Polio goes back to records from antiquity; they mentioned diseases compatible with polio. As this eMedTV segment explains, the history of polio changed following the licensing of a polio vaccine in 1955. This page describes this condition's history.
  • History of Tay-Sachs Disease
    The history of Tay-Sachs disease dates back to 1881, when a symptom of the condition was first identified. This eMedTV page offers a brief overview of the history of the disease and the doctors who discovered it (and for whom the disease is named).
  • Histrelin Implant
    The histrelin implant is used to treat advanced prostate cancer in men and precocious puberty in children. This eMedTV page explains how this prescription medicine works, offers dosing information, lists possible side effects, and more.
  • HIV
    HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) gradually makes the body unable to fight certain cancers and infections. This eMedTV Web page discusses the diagnosis, prevention, transmission, and symptoms of HIV and AIDS.
  • HIV Info
    If you are looking for info on HIV (human immunodeficiency virus), this eMedTV article is a good place to start. It gives a description of HIV and its symptoms, transmission, and treatment. Also included is a link to more information.
  • HIV Information
    This part of the eMedTV site features information on human immunodeficiency virus -- more commonly known as HIV. This article explains in detail why HIV is so serious, as well as how it is diagnosed, with a link to learn more.
  • HIV Medications
    There are seven different groups, or "classes," of HIV medications. This selection from the eMedTV Web site takes an in-depth look at these various classes and explains why most people with HIV or AIDS take a combination of these drugs.
  • HIV Prevention
    Not sharing needles and not having unprotected sex are the two most important strategies for preventing HIV. This eMedTV resource explains the importance of not engaging in risky behavior, and gives other tips for preventing the spread of this virus.
  • HIV Statistics
    In 2003, 1,039,000 to 1,185,000 U.S. residents had HIV, according to recent HIV statistics. This page of the eMedTV archives provides a link to more HIV statistics.
  • HIV Symptoms
    Weight loss, frequent fever, and loss of energy are some common HIV symptoms. This selection from the eMedTV archives offers a detailed list of the symptoms of HIV that can occur at different stages of the infection.
  • HIV Tests
    This eMedTV article examines various HIV tests, such as blood tests, urine tests, and oral tests. People are encouraged to see a doctor for testing, because most home-based tests are not FDA-approved, so they are not considered accurate.
  • HIV Transmission
    As this eMedTV selection explains, HIV transmission typically occurs through sharing needles or having unprotected sex with an infected person. This page covers the ways HIV can be spread, as well as the ways in which it can't.
  • HIV Virus
    The HIV virus has to make a copy of its DNA inside a host cell in order to replicate. This page of the eMedTV Web site discusses the organization of this virus and explains which class of viruses it belongs to.
  • Hoddia
    Hoodia is a supplement marketed as a weight loss product. This eMedTV page explores how hoodia may work, covers the effectiveness of this product, and explains what to discuss with your doctor before using it. Hoddia is a common misspelling of hoodia.
  • Hodgkin's Disease
    Hodgkin's disease is a type of cancer that develops in the lymphatic system. This eMedTV article offers an overview of this condition, including information about its symptoms, as well as treatment options and the general prognosis.
  • Hodgkin's Disease (Lymphoma)
    Hodgkin's disease belongs to a group of cancers called lymphomas. This eMedTV page takes a closer look at this condition, with information on symptoms, treatment options, and more. A link to more details is also provided.
  • Hodgkin's Disease Treatment
    In many cases, treatment for Hodgkin's disease involves chemotherapy, radiation therapy, or both. This eMedTV article discusses the treatment of this disease, including information about second opinions, side effects, and follow-up care.
  • Hodgkin's Lymphoma
    Hodgkin's lymphoma is an uncommon form of cancer that begins in the lymphatic system. This eMedTV Web page provides an introduction to this condition, including a discussion of its symptoms and information about its diagnosis and treatment.
  • Hodgkin's Lymphoma Prognosis
    A Hodgkin's lymphoma prognosis is a prediction as to course and outcome of the disease. This eMedTV article describes factors that can affect a prognosis for a person with Hodgkin's lymphoma and provides five-year survival rates for the cancer.
  • Hodia
    Hoodia is an herbal supplement that is often used to help with weight loss. This eMedTV article explains how the product works, briefly explores its effectiveness, and links to more detailed information. Hodia is a common misspelling of hoodia.
  • Hodia Gordonii
    Hoodia gordonii is a non-prescription weight-loss supplement. This page on the eMedTV site further covers what hoodia is used for, explains how the drug works, and discusses its effectiveness. Hodia gordonii is a common misspelling of Hoodia gordonii.
  • Hog Cholera
    Hog cholera is a contagious disease that can occur in swine, and is caused by a virus. This portion of the eMedTV archives describes prevention, transmission, and symptoms of the three different types and what would happen during an outbreak.
  • Home Cholesterol Test
    A home cholesterol test can be about as accurate as the test your doctor uses. However, as this eMedTV page explains, you must follow the directions carefully. This article talks about the benefits and limitations of this type of test.
  • Home Remedies for Colic
    This eMedTV page provides some possible home remedies for colic treatment, such as placing your baby in a car seat near a white noise machine or bringing your baby to a calm and quiet room. A link to more information is also included.
  • Home Remedies for Diaper Rash
    For most cases of diaper rash, home remedies are effective at eliminating the redness and irritation. This eMedTV Web page offers general suggestions on what you can do to help speed up the healing process for diaper rashes, as well as what not to do.
  • Home Remedies for Headaches
    Common home headache remedies can include lying down in a dark room or drinking peppermint tea. This eMedTV page takes a look at some other home remedies and describes situations in which your headaches could indicate something serious.
  • Home Remedy for a Sore Throat
    This eMedTV page lists several treatments you can do at home to remedy a sore throat, such as oral rinses and decongestants. This page also explains why home remedies are useful for viral infections and covers how long a viral sore throat typically lasts.
  • Home Remedy for Head Lice
    Oil-based products, white vinegar, and tea tree oil can all be used as a home remedy for head lice. This eMedTV article explains in detail how to use these and other non-traditional methods and also lists pesticide-free treatments that are available.
  • Home Remedy for Strep Throat
    Tylenol, salt-water gargle, and throat sprays are some possible home remedies for strep throat. This eMedTV segment takes an in-depth look at other therapies you can do at home to help relieve the symptoms of this throat infection.
  • Home Test for Strep Throat
    As this eMedTV page discusses, there is no way to test at home for strep throat; a healthcare provider must diagnose this throat infection. This article explains how this infection is diagnosed and offers a link to more detailed information.
  • Home Therapy for Pneumonia
    Most cases of pneumonia can be treated at home. This selection from the eMedTV Web site talks about the different therapies used for pneumonia, including home treatments such as getting plenty of rest and drinking a lot of fluids.
  • Home Treatment for Pink Eye
    Your doctor may recommend several different home remedies for pink eye. This portion of the eMedTV Web site explores the various types of home treatment and explains how you can help prevent the transmission of pink eye.
  • Hoodia
    Hoodia is a weight loss supplement that is available over the counter. This article on the eMedTV Web site explains which products contain it, describes how the herbal supplement works, and discusses its safety and effectiveness.
  • Hoodia Diet Pills
    If you are trying to lose weight, you may have heard of a diet pill called hoodia. This eMedTV article gives an introduction to hoodia, with information on how it is thought to work and whether it is effective. A link to more details is also included.
  • Hoodia Diet Supplement Information
    Hoodia is diet supplement often claimed to be beneficial in helping with weight loss. This eMedTV segment offers more information on hoodia, including details about the product's effectiveness and important warnings and precautions.
  • Hoodia for Weight Loss
    Many people may turn to hoodia for weight loss. As this eMedTV page explains, the active ingredient in the supplement is believed to help suppress the appetite. However, not much evidence is currently available to support its effectiveness.
  • Hoodia Gardonii
    Hoodia gordonii is an herbal supplement that can be used for weight loss. This eMedTV Web page describes the effects of this substance and briefly discusses the effectiveness of the drug. Hoodia gardonii is a common misspelling of Hoodia gordonii.
  • Hoodia Gordinni
    Hoodia gordonii is a weight-loss product that is available over the counter. This eMedTV resource describes hoodia in more detail and explains how the supplement works. Hoodia gordinni is a common misspelling of Hoodia gordonii.
  • Hoodia Gordonii
    Available without a prescription, hoodia gordonii is an herbal supplement that is used for weight loss. This eMedTV segment describes hoodia in more detail, discusses its safety and effectiveness, and explains what you should know before taking it.
  • Hoodia Overdose
    At this time, it is unknown what to expect from an overdose of hoodia. This article from the eMedTV library explains why researchers do not know what symptoms may result from an overdose with this supplement and discusses the possible treatment options.
  • Learn About Hoodia Safety
    The effectiveness and safety of hoodia have not been proven in adequate research studies. This eMedTV resource lists existing conditions you should tell your doctor about before taking hoodia, and includes detailed safety information on the supplement.
  • Hoodia Side Affects
    As this eMedTV page explains, hoodia side effects may occur, but since no studies have actually been done to see if hoodia is safe, it is not known what side effects to expect. Hoodia side affects is a common misspelling of hoodia side effects.
  • Hoodia Side Effects
    It is not known what side effects of hoodia are likely or possible. As this page from the eMedTV library explains, side effects are unknown because no large studies have been conducted on the effectiveness and safety of the herbal supplement.
  • Horizant
    Horizant is a prescription drug used to treat restless legs syndrome (RLS) and postherpetic neuralgia. This eMedTV article gives a complete overview of this product, with information on side effects, dosing guidelines, generic availability, and more.
  • Hormone Replacement Therapy
    A healthcare provider may recommend hormone replacement therapy to women with menopausal symptoms. This eMedTV article discusses the benefits, risks, and side effects associated with taking hormone replacement therapy.
  • Hormone Treatment for Thyroid Cancer
    As this eMedTV article explains, one of the ways of treating thyroid cancer involves hormones -- typically, they are given following surgery or other treatments for the disease. This Web page explains how hormones work as a part of treatment.
  • Horney Goat Weed
    Horny goat weed is a dietary supplement often used for the treatment of sexual problems. This eMedTV page explores the effects of this product and lists some of its potential side effects. Horney goat weed is a common misspelling of horny goat weed.
  • Horney Goat Weed
    Horny goat weed is an herbal supplement often claimed to be useful for treating sexual problems. This eMedTV segment explains how it may work and explores the effectiveness of this product. Horney goat weed is a common misspelling of horny goat weed.
  • Horney Goatweed
    Horny goat weed is a supplement that is often used to treat sexual problems. This eMedTV article explains what you should discuss with your doctor before trying this product. Horney goatweed is a common misspelling of horny goat weed.
  • Hornny Goat Weed
    Horny goat weed is a supplement most commonly used to enhance sexual function. This eMedTV page lists potential side effects of horny goat weed and explores the effectiveness of the product. Hornny goat weed is a common misspelling of horny goat weed.
  • Horny Goat Weed
    Horny goat weed is a plant found in some herbal supplements that are used to treat sexual problems. This eMedTV resource describes how it works, explores the effectiveness of this product, and lists its potential side effects.
  • Horny Goat Weed and Warfarin
    Theoretically, medications that "thin" the blood may interact with horny goat weed (Epimedium). As this eMedTV resource explains, there is a theoretical drug interaction between horny goat weed and warfarin (an anticoagulant medication).
  • Horny Goat Weed Cautions
    You should talk to your healthcare provider before taking horny goat weed if you have a blood disorder. This eMedTV article contains other important horny goat weed cautions and explains what else you should tell your doctor before using this product.
  • Horny Goat Weed Dosage
    There is currently no standard recommended horny goat weed dosage. As this article from the eMedTV Web site explains, there is not enough quality information available to recommend a safe and effective dose at this time.
  • Horny Goat Weed Effects
    Horny goat weed is often claimed to be beneficial for the treatment of sexual problems (such as impotence). This eMedTV segment describes the effects of horny goat weed in more detail and explores how the supplement may work for various conditions.
  • Horny Goat Weed Overdose
    It is not known what to expect from an overdose of horny goat weed (Epimedium). As this page on the eMedTV site explains, it is possible that an overdose may increase the risk of bleeding (including dangerous internal bleeding).
  • Horny Goat Weed Research
    One study suggests that horny goat weed may be effective for preventing bone loss in postmenopausal women. This eMedTV segment covers horny goat weed research in more detail and discusses other possible uses for this supplement.
  • Horny Goat Weed Side Effects
    Potential horny goat weed side effects include thirst, vomiting, and dizziness. As this eMedTV page explains, however, there may be serious side effects that have not been discovered yet (since this product's safety has not been closely studied).
  • Hornygoatweed
    Horny goat weed is an herbal supplement commonly used for sexual enhancement. This eMedTV resource explores how horny goat weed may work and discusses the product's effectiveness. Hornygoatweed is a common misspelling of horny goat weed.
  • Hot Flashes
    Hot flashes are sudden feelings of heat that most often affect the upper part of the body. This eMedTV segment describes hot flashes in detail and provides suggestions for dealing with these episodes, which are often associated with menopause.
  • Hot Tub Rash
    Hot tub rash is caused by Pseudomonas aeruginosa, which is a common bacteria found in water and soil. This eMedTV resource discusses this condition in detail, including symptoms, transmission methods, and treatment options.
  • How Can HPV Be Transmitted?
    How can HPV be transmitted? As this eMedTV Web page explains, the virus is most often transmitted through direct skin-to-skin contact, including genital-to-genital contact. A few statistics relating to the virus's transmission are also provided.
  • How Can You Catch Leprosy?
    How can you catch leprosy? As this eMedTV page explains, most scientists believe that the bacteria responsible for the disease are transmitted through infected respiratory droplets. The action of the bacteria on the body is also described.
  • How Chlamydia Is Transmitted
    Many people know what chlamydia is, but may not actually know how it is transmitted. This eMedTV resource provides a thorough explanation of how chlamydia is spread, such as through sexual intercourse or passed from mother to unborn child.
  • How Do Beta Blockers Work?
    As this eMedTV Web page explains, beta blockers work in a variety of different ways to treat several conditions related to the heart and blood vessels. This article further discusses how beta blockers work, including the various affects on the body.
  • How Do Genital Warts Spread?
    Genital warts spread through direct skin contact with an infected person during vaginal, anal, or oral sex. This eMedTV article further discusses how genital warts are transmitted and explains whether or not condoms are effective in preventing them.
  • How Do Statins Work?
    As this eMedTV page explains, statins work to lower cholesterol by controlling the rate of cholesterol production in the body. This page includes detail on how statins can prevent heart disease and offers a link to more in-depth information.
  • How Do You Diagnose Polio?
    How do you diagnose polio? As this eMedTV article explains, in order to diagnose polio, the doctor will ask the patient several questions and perform a physical exam. This article takes an in-depth look at the process of diagnosing polio.
  • How Do You Get High Cholesterol?
    Many people have asked, "How do you get high cholesterol?" This portion of the eMedTV archives provides detailed information about how certain risk factors (such as diet, weight, and age) increase the likelihood of having high cholesterol.
  • How Do You Get Pink Eye?
    How do you get pink eye? As this segment from the eMedTV library explains, the two most common causes of pink eye (also called conjunctivitis) are an infection with a virus and an allergic reaction. An infection with bacteria can also cause it.
  • How Do You Get Polio?
    How do you get polio? As this eMedTV article explains, polio can be transmitted in many ways, including sharing food with an infected person or drinking fluids that are contaminated with poliovirus. This page describes polio transmission in detail.
  • How Do You Get Rid of a Staph Infection?
    As this eMedTV article explains, if you have a staph infection, your treatment options will depend on how severe the infection is and other factors. This page describes how to get rid of a staph infection and includes a link to more detailed information.
  • How Do You Get Scabies?
    So how do you get scabies? As this eMedTV Web page explains, you get it through direct, prolonged skin-to-skin contact with someone who is already infected. You can also get scabies by sharing clothes or linens with someone who is infected.
  • How Do You Get Strep Throat?
    This eMedTV page explains that if you touch infected fluids (such as mucus) and then touch your mouth, nose, or eyes, you may get strep throat. This page describes other ways you can get strep throat and explains how long it takes for symptoms to appear.
  • How Do You Prevent Leprosy?
    How do you prevent leprosy? As this segment of the eMedTV archives explains, the best way to prevent leprosy is to have yearly examinations -- especially if you live with someone who already has the disease.
  • How Does Adipex Work?
    As this eMedTV Web resource explains, Adipex works to help people lose weight by suppressing the appetite and increasing metabolism. This page further discusses how this drug works, including information on who may benefit from Adipex.
  • How Does Alli Work?
    Have you ever wondered, "How does Alli work?" As this eMedTV page explains, it works by decreasing the absorption of fat from your diet. It binds to lipases (enzymes in the stomach and intestines) and inhibits their activity, decreasing fat absorption.
  • How Does Baclofen Work?
    As this eMedTV Web resource explains, baclofen may work to treat spasticity by inhibiting certain nerve signals in the body. This page further discusses how baclofen is believed to work, including information on its possible effects in the body.
  • How Does Bird Flu Spread?
    Many people ask, "How does bird flu spread?" Bird flu spreads when infected birds shed influenza virus in their secretions and feces. This eMedTV article answers the question, "How does bird flu spread?" in detail and explains the risk to humans.
  • How Does Cialis Work?
    How does Cialis work? Cialis works by blocking PDE5, the chemical responsible for reversing an erection. This eMedTV Web page provides information on how Cialis works, how long it takes to start working, and how long the medication typically lasts.
  • How Does Diclofenac Work?
    Diclofenac products are often used to treat pain and inflammation, but how does diclofenac work? This eMedTV resource explores some of the approved uses for this medication and explains how the drug works to decrease inflammation and pain.
  • How Does Ibuprofen Work?
    This eMedTV resource explains that ibuprofen works by targeting certain chemicals in the body. As a result, this drug helps relieve specific symptoms. This page also briefly discusses possible side effects of ibuprofen and links to more information.
  • How Does Lasix Work?
    The diuretic Lasix is known to be an effective blood pressure medicine, but how does Lasix work? As this eMedTV page explains, the drug works by increasing the amount of salt and water the kidneys remove from the blood, which decreases blood volume.
  • How Does Lisinopril Work?
    As this eMedTV Web resource explains, lisinopril works to treat several conditions of the heart and blood vessels by causing the blood vessels to relax. This page further discusses how lisinopril works, including information on its effects in the body.
  • How Does Metformin Work?
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