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Hib Vaccine - Hot Flashes

This page contains links to eMedTV Health Topics containing information on subjects from Hib Vaccine to Hot Flashes. 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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  • Hib Vaccine
    Since the introduction of conjugate Hib vaccine, the incidence of disease has declined by 98 percent. This eMedTV segment offers a look at the facts and figures pertaining to the vaccine, including information on who should and shouldn't get it.
  • Hiberix
    Hiberix is a childhood vaccine used to prevent a type of bacteria that can cause life-threatening diseases. This eMedTV article further explores the benefits of the product, explains how and when to get vaccinated, and describes how the vaccine works.
  • High Blood Pressure
    People with an average blood pressure reading of more than 140/90 have high blood pressure. This section of the eMedTV library explains this condition in detail, including the different types, how it is diagnosed, causes, and treatment options.
  • 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 Prolactin Levels
    Causes of high prolactin levels may include such things as pregnancy, breastfeeding, and a prolactinoma. This eMedTV article discusses these and other possible causes of high prolactin levels, including hypothyroidism and certain medications.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 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.
  • Hivid
    A healthcare provider may prescribe Hivid as part of a treatment plan for HIV or AIDS. This eMedTV article provides an overview of Hivid, explaining how the drug works, possible side effects, and tips for when and how to take the medication.
  • 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 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
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