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eMedTV Health Topics A-Z

Sickle Cell Anemia - Skin Cancer

This page contains links to eMedTV Health Topics containing information on subjects from Sickle Cell Anemia to Skin Cancer. 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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  • Sigmoidoscopy
    A sigmoidoscopy allows a doctor to see the last third of the colon and rectum. This eMedTV page further explains the procedure, including what to expect, how it is performed, and how it differs from a colonoscopy.
  • Sildenafil Citrate
    Sildenafil citrate is commonly prescribed as a treatment for erectile dysfunction. This eMedTV segment provides a detailed overview of the drug, including how long it takes to start working and what to tell your healthcare provider before taking it.
  • Silenor
    Silenor is a prescription medication used to help people with insomnia stay asleep. This eMedTV Web article offers an in-depth look at this sleep medicine, including information on how it works, possible side effects, dosing information, and more.
  • Silodosin
    Silodosin is a prescription medicine commonly used to relieve symptoms of an enlarged prostate. This eMedTV Web page describes how the medication works, offers dosing information, and explains what side effects may occur with treatment.
  • Simcor
    Simcor is a prescription medicine commonly used for treating unhealthy cholesterol and triglyceride levels. This eMedTV article describes how the drug works, explains when and how to take it, and lists some of its potential side effects.
  • Simponi
    Simponi is a drug approved to treat rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, and other conditions. This eMedTV article explains this product in more detail, including how it works, how often it is injected, possible side effects, and more.
  • Simulect
    Simulect is a prescription drug used to prevent organ rejection after a kidney transplant. This eMedTV resource takes an in-depth look at this medicine, with details on dosing instructions, how it works, side effects, and more.
  • Simvastatin
    Simvastatin is a common prescription medication used to treat high cholesterol and high triglycerides. As this eMedTV page explains, it can also prevent cardiovascular disease. Dosing information, storage methods, and side effects are also covered.
  • Sinecatechins
    Sinecatechins is prescribed to help treat external genital and perianal warts. This part of the eMedTV Web library explains how this medicated ointment works, offers dosing instructions, lists potential side effects, and more.
  • Sinemet
    Sinemet is often prescribed to treat Parkinson's disease and Parkinson-like symptoms. This page from the eMedTV library offers an overview of Sinemet, including information on possible side effects, dosing information, and general precautions.
  • Sinemet CR
    Sinemet CR is a drug commonly prescribed to treat Parkinson's disease and Parkinson-like symptoms. This eMedTV page describes other uses for this medication, explains how it works, and lists possible side effects that may occur during treatment.
  • Sinequan
    Sinequan is a prescription drug that is used for the treatment of depression and anxiety in adults. This eMedTV resource describes the medicine in more detail, including an explanation of how it works and a list of possible side effects that may occur.
  • Singulair
    Singular has been approved for the treatment of allergic rhinitis (runny, stuffy nose) and asthma. This eMedTV Web page presents a detailed description of the drug, including how it works, possible side effects, dosing information, and more.
  • Sinupret
    Sinupret is an herbal supplement that is claimed to support healthy sinus, respiratory, and immune function. This eMedTV resource covers specific uses of the product, explores how this supplement may work, and offers important safety information.
  • Sinus Infection
    Also called sinusitis, a sinus infection is a condition that can cause facial pain and nasal blockage. This eMedTV article takes an in-depth look at this type of infection, including what causes it, how it is treated, possible symptoms, and more.
  • Sinus Infections in Children
    A viral upper respiratory infection is one of the most common causes of sinus infections in children. This eMedTV segment takes a closer look at children and sinusitis, including information on causes, symptoms, treatment options, and more.
  • Sinusitis
    Sinusitis (swelling of the paranasal sinuses) often causes facial pain, nasal blockage, and thick mucus. This eMedTV article offers an overview of this condition, with detailed information on its causes, possible symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment.
  • Sipuleucel-T
    Available by prescription only, sipuleucel-T is used to treat prostate cancer that has metastasized. This eMedTV article explains how this drug works to help men with prostate cancer live longer, offers dosing guidelines, and lists potential side effects.
  • Sirolimus
    Sirolimus, an immunosuppressant, is taken after a kidney transplant in order to prevent organ rejection. This eMedTV selection takes an in-depth look at this drug, including the forms in which it is available, how to take it, what to expect, and more.
  • Sirturo
    Sirturo is used to treat tuberculosis in people who are resistant to certain other drugs. This eMedTV article explains how the drug works, lists potential side effects, describes dosing guidelines, and covers a number of other related topics.
  • Sitagliptin
    Sitagliptin is a prescription drug that is licensed to lower blood sugar in people with type 2 diabetes. This eMedTV page explains how the drug works to increase insulin production, lists potential side effects, covers dosing guidelines, and more.
  • Sitagliptin and Metformin
    Sitagliptin and metformin is a combination drug that is used for treating type 2 diabetes. This eMedTV Web page offers dosing information on sitagliptin and metformin, explains how the medication works, and lists side effects that may occur.
  • Sitagliptin and Metformin Extended-Release
    Sitagliptin and metformin extended-release is a medication prescribed to treat type 2 diabetes. This eMedTV article offers a general overview of this drug, including when it's prescribed, how it works, who may benefit from it, and more.
  • Sitagliptin/Simvastation
    Sitagliptin/simvastatin is a drug prescribed to lower cholesterol and control blood sugar levels. This eMedTV article presents an overview of this combination medication, with details on dosing guidelines, how it works, potential side effects, and more.
  • Sjogren's Syndrome
    Sjogren's syndrome is an autoimmune disease in which the moisture-producing glands are targeted. As this eMedTV resource explains, it causes dryness, especially in the mouth and eyes. Symptoms, treatments, and additional links are also provided.
  • Skelaxin
    Skelaxin is a drug approved to treat muscle spasms due to injuries or other muscle problems. This eMedTV Web article describes how Skelaxin works, explains what you should know before taking the prescription drug, and lists possible side effects.
  • Skelid
    Skelid is a medicine that is commonly prescribed to treat Paget's disease. This page from the eMedTV Web site describes the effects of Skelid, explains when and how to take the drug, and lists possible side effects that may occur during treatment.
  • Skin (Health Channel Home)
    Your skin is the largest organ in your body, and its job is to protect you. This eMedTV resource describes some of the topics you can learn more about on eMedTV's Skin Health Channel, such as rashes, atopic dermatitis, and vitiligo.
  • Skin (Overview Article)
    There are three layers of skin that work together to protect you and keep you healthy. This eMedTV article takes a closer look at skin, including information on what it is made of, as well as a description of what each layer does.
  • Skin Cancer (Health Channel Home)
    Skin cancer is a disease that occurs when cancer cells form in the tissues of the skin. This portion of the eMedTV library examines causes and symptoms of skin cancer and provides information about risk factors and prevention strategies.
  • Skin Cancer (Overview Article)
    Getting too much sun can increase your risk of skin cancer, the most common cancer in the United States. This eMedTV article takes an in-depth look at skin cancer, explaining what it is, why it occurs, how it is diagnosed, and more.
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