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Bird Flu - Body Mass Index Calculator

This page contains links to eMedTV Health Topics containing information on subjects from Bird Flu to Body Mass Index Calculator. 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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  • Bird Flu
    The bird flu is generally rare in humans, but there is concern that it may soon cause a pandemic. This eMedTV resource examines bird flu in humans and birds (especially the H5N1 strain), including transmission, symptoms, and treatment options.
  • Birth Control
    As this portion of the eMedTV site explains, there may be a connection between birth control and high blood pressure, especially when risks associated with birth control and high blood pressure, like smoking, are present.
  • Birth Control Patch
    A healthcare provider may prescribe the birth control patch to help prevent pregnancy. This eMedTV Web page explains when and how to use the patch, describes how this contraceptive works, and lists possible side effects that may occur.
  • Birth Control Pills
    Birth control pills are prescription tablets that are taken to prevent pregnancy. This eMedTV Web page describes various types of birth control pills, explains how they work, and lists common side effects that have been reported with the pill.
  • Bisoprolol
    Bisoprolol is a prescription drug approved for treating high blood pressure. This eMedTV resource describes how this medication works, explains when and how to take it, lists some of the potential side effects, and offers links to specific information.
  • Bisoprolol and Hydrochlorothiazide
    Bisoprolol and hydrochlorothiazide is a prescription medicine licensed to treat high blood pressure. This eMedTV segment describes the specific effects of this combination drug, explains how it works, offers dosing information, and more.
  • Bitter Orange
    Bitter orange is a fruit that is often used in weight-loss pills and other herbal remedies. This eMedTV Web page further covers what bitter orange is used for, describes how it works, and explains what you should know before taking the supplement.
  • Black Cohosh
    Black cohosh is an herbal supplement that may help treat symptoms of menopause. This article on the eMedTV Web site provides an overview of black cohosh, including information on how it may work, possible side effects, and general precautions.
  • Bladder Cancer
    This eMedTV article provides an overview of bladder cancer, a disease in which cancer cells form in the tissues of the bladder. The three types of bladder cancer are transitional cell carcinoma, squamous cell bladder carcinoma, and adenocarcinoma.
  • Bladder Infection
    As this eMedTV segment explains, a bladder infection during pregnancy can be serious, especially if it spreads to the kidneys. This article discusses the importance of promptly treating a bladder infection to avoid problems such as premature delivery.
  • Bladder Problems
    Urinary incontinence is one of the bladder problems that millions of adults have. This eMedTV article discusses bladder problems in detail and links to other articles about urinary incontinence.
  • Blepharitis
    Blepharitis is a common eye condition often caused by scalp dandruff or bacterial infection. This eMedTV article explains that it is characterized by inflammation of the eyelid and also discusses treatment, how it is diagnosed, and the prognosis.
  • Blocadren
    Blocadren is a prescribed drug used to treat several conditions related to the heart and blood vessels. This eMedTV page covers possible uses, such as treating high blood pressure and preventing heart attacks, as well as general precautions.
  • Blood Pressure (Health Channel Home)
    Blood pressure is the measure of pressure in the blood vessels. In most cases, a healthy blood pressure is 120/80 mmHg or below. This eMedTV article defines blood pressure and explains how it is measured, as well as the dangers of high blood pressure.
  • Blood Pressure (Overview Article)
    Blood pressure indicates pressure inside your vessels while the heart pumps blood and while it rests. This eMedTV article covers key aspects of blood pressure, like how it is measured, what is considered normal, and what can affect it.
  • Bloody Show
    Bloody show -- a normal sign of prelabor -- refers to mucus that is tinged pink or streaked with blood. This eMedTV selection further explains this sign, including why it occurs and its relevance to labor.
  • BMI (Health Channel Home)
    BMI (body mass index) is an indirect measure of body fat based on a person's height and weight. This portion of the eMedTV archives contains the formula used to determine BMI and explains how the results are interpreted.
  • BMI (Overview Article)
    BMI, or body mass index, measures a person's body fat based on his or her height and weight. This section of the eMedTV library discusses BMI in detail and provides links to additional information.
  • BMI Calculator
    A BMI calculator helps determines a person's body mass index. This section of the eMedTV library provides a BMI calculator that you can use to figure out your body mass index, as well as information to help you interpret your results.
  • Boceprevir
    Boceprevir, a prescription drug, is used in the treatment of chronic hepatitis C. This part of the eMedTV site discusses this protease inhibitor in more detail, including how it works, what to expect, and the other medications it must be taken with.
  • Body Lice
    Body lice are wingless, small insects that live primarily on clothing. This eMedTV page offers an in-depth look at body lice, explaining how they are transmitted, diagnosed, and treated. This page also explains how they may transmit certain diseases.
  • Body Mass Index
    Body mass index is an indirect measure of a person's body fat. This section of the eMedTV library provides an overview of body mass index, including information how the measurement is used to assess risk for weight-related health problems.
  • Body Mass Index Calculator
    A body mass index calculator is a tool for determining BMI without using a formula. This portion of the eMedTV archives includes a calculator for body mass index that can be used to help you determine if you are at a healthy weight.
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