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PMR - Post Pregnancy

This page contains links to eMedTV Health Topics containing information on subjects from PMR to Post Pregnancy. 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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  • Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine
    The pneumococcal conjugate vaccine is primarily used to prevent invasive pneumococcal disease. This eMedTV page further explores the benefits of this vaccine, explains when children should get vaccinated, and lists possible side effects of the drug.
  • Pneumococcal Polysaccharide Vaccine
    The pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine is used to prevent pneumonia and other pneumococcal diseases. This eMedTV selection provides a complete overview of this vaccine, including dosing guidelines, potential side effects, and more.
  • Pneumonectomy
    A pneumonectomy is a surgery that removes lung, generally because it contains cancer. This portion of the eMedTV archives explains lung cancer, how to prepare for the surgery, what happens during it, and the possible complications that can occur.
  • 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.
  • Pneumonia Vaccine
    A pneumonia vaccine can help prevent pneumococcal pneumonia in both children and adults. This eMedTV selection gives an overview of the different types of this vaccine, explaining how they work, what to expect, dosing guidelines, and more.
  • 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.
  • Pneumovax
    Pneumovax is a vaccine used to prevent pneumonia and other infections. This portion of the eMedTV Web site offers an in-depth overview of this product, with information on how it works, how to get vaccinated, possible side effects, and more.
  • Policosanol
    Policosanol is a type of herbal supplement that is claimed to help lower cholesterol. This eMedTV Web page provides an overview of policosanol, including information on how this herbal supplement may work, possible side effects, and safety concerns.
  • Polidocanol
    Polidocanol is a medication used to remove spider veins and reticular veins. This page of the eMedTV archives provides a detailed overview of this medication, explaining how it works, possible side effects, safety precautions, and more.
  • 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.
  • Polio Vaccine
    Polio prevention is available through either an inactive or oral polio vaccine. This eMedTV page explains the differences between the two types and describes a typical vaccination schedule for children. A brief history of the disease is also included.
  • Poliovirus
    Poliovirus is a highly contagious virus that only affects humans; as this eMedTV article explains, it is also the cause of polio. This page describes the virus in detail, including information on its transmission, history, and possible eradication.
  • 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.
  • Polyethylene Glycol 3350
    People who have occasional constipation may find relief with polyethylene glycol 3350. This eMedTV page further describes this medication, with information on how it works to soften the stool, when and how to take it, safety precautions, and more.
  • Polyethylene Glycol Electrolyte Solution
    Polyethylene glycol electrolyte solution is prescribed to empty the bowels before certain procedures. This eMedTV article offers a complete overview of this laxative, including how it works, various products available, and tips on how to use it.
  • Polyethylene Glycol Electrolyte Solution and Bisacodyl
    Polyethylene glycol electrolyte solution and bisacodyl is prescribed to prep the bowels for a colonoscopy. This eMedTV Web page further describes this laxative, with details on how it works, when and how to take it, safety precautions, 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.
  • Pomalidomide
    Pomalidomide is taken once daily to treat a type of cancer called multiple myeloma. This eMedTV Web page presents more details on this chemotherapy drug, including when it is used, how it works, side effects, and more.
  • Pomalyst
    Pomalyst is a medicine prescribed to treat multiple myeloma after at least two other treatments have failed. This eMedTV segment examines this prescription drug in more detail, with information on how it works, possible side effects, and other topics.
  • Pomegranate
    Pomegranates are a type of fruit that may have several beneficial effects in the body. This eMedTV Web article explains how pomegranates may help with a variety of health conditions, lists possible side effects, and describes some general precautions.
  • Ponatinib
    Ponatinib is a drug prescribed to help slow down the progression of certain types of leukemia. This part of the eMedTV Web site presents a comprehensive overview of this chemotherapy drug, including dosing tips, specific uses, safety issues, and more.
  • Ponstel
    Ponstel (mefenamic acid) is a drug that is prescribed for the treatment of mild to moderate pain. This eMedTV Web page discusses specific Ponstel uses and also offers general dosing information and a list of potential side effects of this drug.
  • Portia
    Portia is a generic version of Nordette, a birth control pill. This eMedTV article describes this form of contraceptive in more detail, including information on how it works, when and how to take the pill, and what you should know before using Portia.
  • An Overview of 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 Pregnancy
    As a new parent or parent-to-be, it is likely that many people will offer their advice on parenting. This eMedTV segment takes an in-depth look at good and bad advice people may offer and provides tips on how to deal with unwarranted baby advice.
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