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Specific Phobias - Staxyn

This page contains links to eMedTV Health Topics containing information on subjects from Specific Phobias to Staxyn. 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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  • Specific Phobias
    Specific phobias are defined as an intense fear of something that poses little or no actual danger. This eMedTV segment explains the possible causes of various phobias and the treatment methods that are currently available.
  • Sphygmomanometer
    There are two types of sphygmomanometers (devices used to measure blood pressure). This portion of the eMedTV archives takes a closer look at how blood pressure is measured, and also explains how these devices work.
  • Spider Veins
    Spider veins are usually closer to the surface of the skin than varicose veins. This eMedTV article discusses spider veins in detail, including how they form, risk factors, and treatment methods.
  • Spina Bifida
    Spina bifida is a neural tube defect that occurs in over 1,500 U.S. babies each year. This eMedTV article takes a closer look at this condition, including information on its possible causes, symptoms, treatment options, and more.
  • Spina Bifida Occulta
    Spina bifida occulta is a condition in which one or more vertebrae are malformed. This segment of the eMedTV archives describes this condition in detail, including its possible causes, symptoms, treatment options, and more.
  • Spinal Headache
    A dull or throbbing pain and blurry vision are among the possible symptoms of a spinal headache. This eMedTV article lists other symptoms and also discusses what may cause this type of headache and how it can be treated.
  • Spinal Meningitis
    Spinal meningitis is inflammation and swelling within the lining of the brain and spinal cord. As this eMedTV article explains, it is most often caused by a bacterial or viral infection. Symptoms, transmission, and treatment methods are also described.
  • Spinal Stenosis
    As this eMedTV article explains, a person with spinal stenosis may experience pain as a result of pressure on the spinal cord. This article takes an in-depth look at this condition, including what causes certain areas of the spine to narrow.
  • Spinosad
    Available by prescription only, spinosad is a medication used to treat head lice. This part of the eMedTV Web site offers a complete overview of this medication, including dosing instructions, side effects, and more.
  • Spiriva
    Spiriva is commonly used to treat chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Regular use, as this eMedTV page explains, can help keep airways open and prevent spasms. The drug's effects, possible side effects, and dosing information are also discussed.
  • Spironolactone
    Spironolactone is a drug used for treating several conditions, including water retention and hypokalemia. This eMedTV page further explains what spironolactone is used for, describes how the drug works, and lists possible side effects that may occur.
  • Spironolactone-HCTZ
    Spironolactone-HCTZ is a medication licensed for treating fluid retention and high blood pressure. This eMedTV page describes the effects of spironolactone-HCTZ, offers dosing information for the drug, and lists possible side effects that may occur.
  • Sprintec
    Sprintec is an oral contraceptive that can be obtained with a prescription. This eMedTV Web page describes how this form of birth control works, offers dosing information for the product, and explains what you should know before taking Sprintec.
  • Sprix
    Available by prescription only, Sprix is a drug approved for treating moderate to moderately severe pain. This eMedTV page offers an overview of this nasal spray, including details on how it works, how effective it is, potential side effects, and more.
  • Sprycel
    Sprycel is a drug licensed to treat certain types of cancer that affect the blood and bone marrow. This eMedTV article provides an in-depth look at this prescription drug, with details on dosing, how it works, possible side effects, and more.
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
    There are several types of skin cancer, and squamous cell carcinoma is one of the most common ones. This eMedTV segment features an overview of squamous cell carcinoma, including its risk factors, symptoms, treatment, and more.
  • Sronyx
    Sronyx is a drug that contains a lower dose of hormones than traditional birth control pills. This eMedTV page describes Sronyx in more detail, explains how to use it, and lists side effects that may occur with this form of contraception.
  • SSRIs
    An SSRI is a prescription drug that treats certain brain conditions, such as depression and panic disorder. This eMedTV Web page provides an overview of these medications, including how they work, conditions they can treat, and possible side effects.
  • St. John's Wort
    St. John's wort is a dietary supplement often used for treating depression and other conditions. This eMedTV Web article takes an in-depth look at this supplement, including information on its effectiveness, possible side effects, and safety concerns.
  • St. Louis Encephalitis
    St. Louis encephalitis is the most common human disease caused by mosquitoes in the United States. This eMedTV segment offers an in-depth look at this condition, including information on its causes, symptoms, and prevention methods.
  • Stable Angina
    Stable angina is brought on by physical exertion when narrowed coronary arteries work harder to get oxygen. This eMedTV article further explores this condition, with detailed information on causes, symptoms, prevention methods, and more.
  • Stagesic
    Stagesic is a medication that can be prescribed to help relieve moderate to moderately severe pain. This eMedTV segment describes the effects of Stagesic, explores the drug's potential for abuse, and lists potential side effects that may occur.
  • Stalevo
    Stalevo is a prescription drug licensed to treat Parkinson's disease. This eMedTV resource describes the effects of this medication, explains how it works, offers general dosing information, and lists potential side effects that may occur.
  • Staph Infection
    When Staphylococcus bacteria cause infection within the body, it is called a staph infection. This eMedTV article talks about this contagious condition in greater detail, with information on symptoms, treatment options, prevention, and more.
  • Starlix
    Starlix is a prescription medicine that is approved to reduce blood sugar in people with type 2 diabetes. This eMedTV article explains how the drug helps the pancreas produce more insulin, outlines potential side effects, and offers dosing guidelines.
  • Starting Solid Foods
    In most cases, infants are ready to start solid foods between four to six months of age. This eMedTV article lists other signs that your child is ready to switch to solids and explains if it is possible to start a solid diet too early or too late.
  • Statins
    Statins are medications used for the treatment of high cholesterol. This eMedTV Web article provides an overview of these medications, including information about how they work, when and how to take them, potential side effects, and more.
  • Status Epilepticus
    This portion of the eMedTV library explains that status epilepticus is a potentially life-threatening condition in which a person has prolonged or repeated seizures. This article provides an overview of this condition.
  • Stavudine
    Stavudine is an HIV and AIDS medication that works by preventing the HIV virus from multiplying. This eMedTV article discusses stavudine in more detail, including general dosing information and possible side effects of the medicine.
  • Stavzor
    Stavzor is a prescription drug approved to prevent migraines and to treat epilepsy and mania. This eMedTV resource explains how Stavzor works for these uses, offers dosing information for the drug, and lists potential side effects that may occur.
  • Staxyn
    Staxyn is a medicine approved for the treatment of erectile dysfunction (ED or impotence). This eMedTV page offers an overview of this drug, including details on how it works, results from clinical trials on its effectiveness, and potential side effects.
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