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Acne Rosacea - Acute Sinusitis
This page contains links to eMedTV Health Topics containing information on subjects from Acne Rosacea to Acute Sinusitis. 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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- Acoustic Neuroma
An acoustic neuroma is a noncancerous, slow-growing tumor that grows from certain nerves of the inner ear. This eMedTV article discusses this serious condition in detail, including its causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment options, and more.
Acromegaly is a hormonal disorder that results when the pituitary gland produces too much growth hormone. This eMedTV article discusses this condition in detail, including information on possible symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment.
Actemra is a drug approved to treat arthritis. This eMedTV article explains this prescription medication in more detail, including how it works, how often it is injected, possible side effects, and more.
ActHIB is a vaccine that can be used alone or in combination to protect children against certain illnesses. This eMedTV segment describes this vaccination in detail, with information on how it is administered, possible side effects, and more.
Actifed is a non-prescription medication used to treat allergies and the common cold. This eMedTV Web article takes an in-depth look at this drug, including information on how it works, potential side effects, and possible safety concerns.
Actiq is a type of lozenge that is prescribed to treat breakthrough cancer pain. This page from the eMedTV Web library provides an in-depth look at this narcotic pain medication, including how it works, when to use it, possible side effects, and more.
- Active Tuberculosis
Active tuberculosis is the more serious form of tuberculosis. As this eMedTV page explains, it affects 8 million people worldwide each year. Active tuberculosis occurs when the immune system is unable to stop the tuberculosis bacteria from growing.
Activella is a hormone replacement therapy medication available by prescription. This eMedTV article explains what the drug is used for, offers dosing information, and lists potential side effects that may occur during treatment.
Actonel is a prescription drug that is used to treat osteoporosis in postmenopausal women. As this eMedTV page explains, it can also treat corticosteroid-related osteoporosis in men and women. Information on dosing and side effects is also provided.
- Actonel With Calcium
Actonel With Calcium is a drug used to prevent and treat osteoporosis. This eMedTV article offers an in-depth look at the medication, including how it works, how it is administered, and what you should discuss with your doctor prior to taking it.
- Actoplus Met
Actoplus Met is a combination medicine that is licensed to treat type 2 diabetes in adults. This eMedTV article describes the drug in detail and explains how it works, lists some possible side effects, and offers general dosing information.
- Actoplus Met XR
This eMedTV article provides a detailed look at Actoplus Met XR, a combination diabetes drug with two different active ingredients that work together to control blood sugar. This page explains how it works and discusses side effects, dosing, and more.
Actos is a prescription medicine that is licensed for the treatment of type 2 diabetes. This part of the eMedTV Web site explains how Actos works and further explores the effects and potential side effects of this diabetes medication.
- Acute Glaucoma
Although acute glaucoma occurs in less than 10 percent of glaucoma cases, it can cause rapid loss of vision. This eMedTV resource offers an in-depth look at this serious condition and its causes, symptoms, and treatment options.
- Acute Leukemia
Acute leukemia is a cancer that starts in blood-forming tissue and progresses very quickly. This eMedTV resource takes an in-depth look at this condition, including possible causes, symptoms, treatment options, and more.
- Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia
Childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia is a cancer of the white blood cells. This part of the eMedTV Web site covers this condition in detail, with information on symptoms, treatment options, prognosis, and more.
- Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia
Acute lymphocytic leukemia accounts for about 3,800 new cases of leukemia each year. This section of the eMedTV archives describes this type of leukemia, which is the most common type of leukemia in young children but can also affect adults.
- Acute Myeloid Leukemia
Researchers are continually learning more about acute myeloid leukemia and what causes it. This eMedTV article explains how certain factors, such as past chemotherapy treatment and a history of blood disorders, may increase your risk.
- Acute Pancreatitis
Acute pancreatitis occurs suddenly, lasts for a short period of time, and usually gets better. This eMedTV article provides an in-depth look at acute pancreatitis by discussing the causes, symptoms, and treatment of this condition.
- Acute Sinusitis
Acute sinusitis refers to sinus inflammation that has been going on for fewer than four weeks. This eMedTV segment provides an overview of this type of sinus infection, with detailed information on symptoms, causes, diagnosis, and treatment.