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eMedTV Conditions & Diseases A-Z

Plague - Rubeola

This page contains links to eMedTV Conditions & Diseases containing information on subjects from Plague to Rubeola. 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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  • Plague (Health Channel Home)
    The plague is a disease that is greatly feared, but not widely understood. Therefore, this eMedTV health channel contains dozens of articles on the topic, including the types, transmission methods, ways to prevent it, research findings, and more.
  • Plague (Overview Article)
    Plague is a general term for three diseases caused by bacteria called Yersinia pestis. The information in this eMedTV segment covers the history, types, transmission, treatment, and prevention of the disease, and offers links to more information.
  • Plasmacytoma
    Plasmacytoma is a type of cancer that starts in plasma cells and develops into a single tumor. This eMedTV article describes this condition in detail (which often develops in the bone marrow), including information about symptoms and treatments.
  • Pneumonia
    Pneumonia is an infection in the lungs caused by certain types of bacteria, viruses, or fungi. This eMedTV article gives an overview of this potentially serious condition, with information on its causes, symptoms, treatment options, and more.
  • Pneumonia in Children
    As this eMedTV selection points out, pneumonia doesn't just occur in adults -- children can get it, too. This article discusses childhood pneumonia in detail, with in-depth information on its causes, symptoms, and treatment options.
  • Pneumonic Plague
    Pneumonic plague is one of the three types of plague caused by the Yersinia pestis bacteria. This portion of the eMedTV archives discusses this disease in detail, including the incubation period, symptoms, and treatment methods.
  • Polio (Health Channel Home)
    Polio, a highly infectious disease caused by a virus, can cause flu-like symptoms and lead to complications. This eMedTV health channel offers a wealth of information on polio.
  • Polio (Overview Article)
    Polio is a contagious illness that used to be very common in the United States. This selection from the eMedTV Web site provides an overview of polio, including its transmission, treatment, prevention, and history.
  • Pollen Allergy
    This eMedTV article covers pollen allergy, a type of seasonal allergic rhinitis. This page describes different sources of pollen (such as sagebrush and ragweed), as well as symptoms and treatment options for this type of allergy.
  • Polycystic Kidney Disease
    Polycystic kidney disease is an illness that causes fluid-filled cysts to develop in the kidneys. As this eMedTV resource explains, it can lead to kidney failure. This page provides information on causes, symptoms, treatment options, and more.
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica
    Polymyalgia rheumatica is a condition that can cause pain and stiffness in the neck, shoulders, and hips. This eMedTV article explains this medical condition in detail, including information on its symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment.
  • More About Post Menopause
    The post menopause period of a woman's life begins when she has not had her period for 12 straight months. This eMedTV Web page provides tips for staying healthy after menopause and discusses health concerns such as bone loss and heart disease.
  • Post-Polio Syndrome
    As this eMedTV article explains, post-polio syndrome is a condition that can affect polio survivors many years after recovery from an initial acute attack of the poliovirus. This resource takes an in-depth look at this topic.
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
    Post-traumatic stress disorder causes persistent, frightening memories of a terrifying, life-changing event. This eMedTV page offers an in-depth look at the condition, with information on symptoms, treatment options, and how it is diagnosed.
  • Postherpetic Neuralgia
    Postherpetic neuralgia, a problem seen with shingles, causes pain that lasts long after the rash has healed. This eMedTV segment describes this complication in detail, with information on the causes, symptoms, treatment options, and more.
  • Postpartum Bleeding
    Some postpartum bleeding is normal, and most of it occurs right after birth. This eMedTV resource talks about normal bleeding and postpartum hemorrhage (which can occur when the uterus fails to contract during and after delivery of the placenta).
  • Postpartum Depression
    Many women will experience what is known as the "baby blues," but some will develop postpartum depression. This eMedTV segment deals with this more serious condition, including information on symptoms, treatment options, and more.
  • Pre-Diabetes
    Pre-diabetes is diagnosed when blood glucose is higher than normal but not high enough to be diabetes. As this eMedTV resource explains, both forms of this condition can lead to an increased risk for heart attacks and strokes, among other conditions.
  • Preeclampsia
    Pregnant women with preeclampsia can experience decreased blood flow to vital organs. This page of the eMedTV Web site examines this dangerous condition in detail, and describes possible causes, symptoms, and treatment options.
  • Pregnancy (Health Channel Home)
    Pregnancy can be an exciting time in a woman's life as the baby develops and her body changes in response. This eMedTV health channel contains the information you need throughout your pregnancy, from what happens week by week to signs of labor.
  • Pregnancy (Overview Article)
    Pregnancy symptoms can vary from woman to woman, but some are more common. This eMedTV Web page describes typical symptoms of pregnancy experienced during each trimester, such as swollen breasts, nausea, fatigue, constipation, and leg cramps.
  • Pregnancy Week by Week
    As this eMedTV article explains, knowing what to expect in your pregnancy week by week can help you take the necessary steps to ensure your health and your baby's. This page offers detailed information on what happens during each week of pregnancy.
  • Prehypertension
    Prehypertension is not the same as hypertension. As this eMedTV article explains, it is when your blood pressure readings are higher than normal, but not high enough to be considered high blood pressure. This article gives an overview of the condition.
  • Premature Menopause
    Premature menopause is defined as menopause that occurs before age 40. This section of the eMedTV Web site discusses what can cause this, possible symptoms, and describes blood tests that may be used when making a diagnosis.
  • Premature Ovarian Failure
    Premature ovarian failure refers to a cessation in the normal function of the ovaries of a woman under 40. This eMedTV article discusses this condition in detail, explaining how it affects pregnancy and how it relates to premature menopause.
  • Primary Biliary Cirrhosis
    A liver disease that destroys bile ducts, primary biliary cirrhosis affects women more often than men. This eMedTV Web page provides a general overview of primary biliary cirrhosis symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment.
  • Prinzmetal's Angina
    Prinzmetal is a rare form of angina -- a heart condition that is commonly characterized by chest pain. This eMedTV article looks at the causes and symptoms of this condition (also called variant angina), as well as treatment options.
  • Prolactinoma
    A prolactinoma is a common noncancerous tumor affecting the pituitary gland. This eMedTV article discusses this medical condition in detail, including information about symptoms they may cause and treatment options for the tumors.
  • Prostate Cancer (Health Channel Home)
    Prostate cancer is characterized by uncontrolled growth of cells in the prostate gland. This eMedTV health channel offers a wide range of articles on the subject and also explains how to navigate the page to find the information you need.
  • Prostate Cancer (Overview Article)
    Common in older men, prostate cancer is a disease where cancer cells form in the tissues of the prostate. This eMedTV article explains the risk factors for prostate cancer and factors that can affect your treatment options and prognosis.
  • Prostatitis
    An inflammation or infection of the prostate gland is known as prostatitis. This article from the eMedTV Web site takes an in-depth look at this condition, explaining what causes it, how it is treated, and more.
  • Psoriasis (Health Channel Home)
    In a person with psoriasis, patches of thick, red skin form on the knees, scalp, palms, and other locations. This eMedTV channel offers dozens of in-depth articles, covering topics ranging from the various types of psoriasis to what causes the disease.
  • Psoriasis (Overview Article)
    Psoriasis is a skin disorder that affects almost 3 percent of the US population. This eMedTV article offers a detailed description of this condition and explains its causes, symptoms, and treatment options.
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
    In someone with psoriatic arthritis, the joints (and sometimes other areas of the body) become inflamed. This eMedTV page gives an overview of this condition, noting in particular who it affects and how often it occurs, as well as possible symptoms.
  • Psychogenic Seizures
    Psychogenic seizures may look like epileptic seizures, but they are caused by psychological factors. This eMedTV page provides detailed information about these types of seizures and explains why they must be treated differently from epileptic seizures.
  • PTSD
    PTSD is a psychiatric disorder that develops in some people who experience or witness a terrifying event. As this eMedTV page explains, however, people with the condition can be helped through medications and carefully targeted psychotherapy.
  • Pubic Lice
    Also known as "crabs," pubic lice are small insects that typically infest the pubic hair. This eMedTV segment takes a closer look at pubic lice, including information on what they look like, how they are diagnosed, and how they are treated.
  • Pulmonary Embolism
    A pulmonary embolism is a dangerous condition that can occur when a blood clot lodges in the lung. This eMedTV article tells you what you need to know about why this blockage is so serious, possible symptoms, treatment options, and more.
  • Pulmonary Fibrosis
    Characterized by scarred lung tissue, pulmonary fibrosis is a disease that can result from other conditions. This eMedTV article describes the symptoms of pulmonary fibrosis, explores the causes of this condition, and lists available treatments.
  • Pulmonary Stenosis
    Pulmonary stenosis is a congenital heart disease in which the pulmonary valve of the heart is restricted. This eMedTV segment explains how the conditions is diagnosed and treated. People with mild cases typically require no treatment.
  • Pyelonephritis
    Pyelonephritis is an infection that can develop if bacteria from the bladder get into the kidneys. This eMedTV resource takes an in-depth look at this condition, including information about causes, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment options.
  • Rabies (Health Channel Home)
    Rabies is a serious disease that is usually transmitted through the bites of infected animals. This eMedTV channel features articles on the symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of rabies -- as well as which types of animals are most likely to spread it.
  • Rabies (Overview Article)
    Rabies, a viral disease affecting the nervous system, is most commonly transmitted through an animal bite. This eMedTV article discusses the transmission, treatment, and diagnosis of rabies, and explains which animals are most likely to have rabies.
  • Ragweed Allergies
    Many different plants in the ragweed family cause allergies. This eMedTV resource covers ragweed allergies in detail, providing information on when pollen levels are at their highest and ways to lower your exposure to pollen.
  • Ramsay Hunt Syndrome
    Ramsay Hunt syndrome is a common complication of shingles. As this eMedTV article explains, it is characterized by intense ear pain and paralysis of facial nerves. This article provides an overview of this condition.
  • Ramsay Hunt Syndrome I
    Ramsay Hunt syndrome I used to be the name for a collection of rare, degenerative neurological disorders. This eMedTV article talks about Ramsay Hunt syndrome I and explains that it is now called dyssynergia cerebellaris myoclonica.
  • Rasmussen's Encephalitis
    Rasmussen's encephalitis is a rare disease that usually affects only one hemisphere of the brain. As this eMedTV article explains, it occurs mainly in children under the age of 10. This page discusses Rasmussen's encephalitis in detail.
  • Raynaud's Disease
    Raynaud's disease involves a lack of blood supply to the extremities. As this eMedTV article explains, this can result in numbness, tingling, and other symptoms. This page takes a closer look at the causes, symptoms, and treatment of this condition.
  • Raynaud's Phenomenon
    This eMedTV page describes Raynaud's phenomenon, a condition affecting small blood vessels in the fingers, toes, nose, and ears, often triggered by exposure to cold. This page also explains symptoms and treatment options associated with the condition.
  • Reactive Arthritis
    Reactive arthritis develops in response to an infection in the body. This eMedTV resource provides a detailed look at this form of arthritis, including information on its causes, symptoms, treatment options, and more.
  • Rectal Cancer
    Rectal cancer is a disease that occurs when cancer cells form in the tissue of the rectum. This eMedTV article discusses this condition in detail, including information about risk factors, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment options.
  • Recurrent Urinary Tract Infection
    Recurrent urinary tract infections (UTIs) are defined as having 2 infections in 6 months or 3 in 1 year. This eMedTV article discusses recurrent UTIs and provides tips for preventing them, such as drinking plenty of water and cranberry juice.
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
    This eMedTV page explains the process used when diagnosing reflex sympathetic dystrophy, including a description of common tests. The diagnostic process can be complicated because the symptoms are common -- and some people improve without treatment.
  • Restless Legs Syndrome (Health Channel Home)
    Someone with restless legs syndrome has an almost irresistible urge to move the legs. This eMedTV page describes what you'll learn on eMedTV's Restless Legs Syndrome Channel, such as what causes this urge to move the legs and ways to help relieve it.
  • Restless Legs Syndrome (Overview Article)
    Restless legs syndrome (RLS) is a disorder identified by unpleasant sensations in the legs. As this eMedTV segment explains, it results in an almost irresistible urge to move them. This page covers RLS and its causes, symptoms, prognosis, and more.
  • Retinoblastoma
    Retinoblastoma is a type of cancer affecting the eye that usually occurs in children under the age of 5. This eMedTV article offers an overview of this condition, including information about its symptoms, its diagnosis, and its treatment.
  • Rett Syndrome
    A relatively rare condition, Rett syndrome is a type of autism spectrum disorder. This part of the eMedTV Web site takes a closer look at Rett syndrome, including how it develops, who it affects, and what causes it.
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
    Characterized by painful swelling of the joints, rheumatoid arthritis is a type of autoimmune disease. This eMedTV resource explores rheumatoid arthritis symptoms, treatment options, and prognosis -- as well as how often the disease occurs.
  • Rhinophyma
    Rhinophyma is a condition associated with rosacea in which a person has an enlarged, bulbous, and red nose. This eMedTV archives offers an in-depth look at this medical condition, with information on symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment.
  • RLS
    RLS (restless legs syndrome) is characterized by unpleasant sensations in the legs during inactivity. This eMedTV resource offers an in-depth look at this neurological condition, including its causes, symptoms, treatment options, and prognosis.
  • Rosacea (Health Channel Home)
    Affecting about 14 million Americans, rosacea is a condition that can cause pimples and red, thickened skin on the face and upper body. This eMedTV channel offers dozens of articles on rosacea symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment.
  • Rosacea (Overview Article)
    Rosacea is a chronic condition that usually affects the face, causing redness, pimples, and thickened skin. This eMedTV page discusses causes, symptoms, treatment options, and self-care suggestions, including using sunscreen and mild moisturizer.
  • Rotavirus
    Rotavirus is a virus that may cause severe diarrhea, fever, and vomiting. This portion of the eMedTV Web site takes an in-depth look at this virus, including how it is treated, transmitted, and prevented.
  • RSD
    RSD, or reflex sympathetic dystrophy, is characterized by continuous, intense pain that worsens over time. This eMedTV segment offers a description of the disorder, including causes, symptoms, treatment options, and prognosis.
  • RSV
    RSV (respiratory syncytial virus) is a contagious virus that causes respiratory infections. This selection from the eMedTV archives discusses the transmission, risk factors, symptoms, and treatment of this virus.
  • Rubella
    Rubella, also called German measles, is a mild viral illness that causes a rash and fever. This eMedTV segment offers a detailed description of the disease, including its causes, symptoms, transmission methods, and treatment options.
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