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Viral Infections

When a virus gets into your body and grows it is called a viral infection. Your body’s immune system must destroy the viruses and keep more from being formed. Young children have trouble fighting viruses because their immune system is still developing.

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Viral Meningitis In Adults

Viral meningitis is an infection of the brain and spinal cord. The membranes that cover the brain and spinal cord become inflamed and infected. These membranes are called the meninges.

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Viral Meningitis In Children

Viral meningitis is an infection of the meninges (the covering of the brain and spinal cord). Children with meningitis often have sudden symptoms of fever, headache, and neck stiffness. Children may also have nausea, vomiting, and a worse headache when in a lighted area. Sometimes infants with meningitis also have a bulging fontanelle (soft spot), irritable cry, and seizures. Meningitis can resemble a bad case of the flu.

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Vision Changes Due To Aging

Between the ages of 40 and 50, several changes in your eyes can affect your vision:

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Vital Signs

Vital signs are the measurements of body temperature, pulse, respiration rate (breathing rate), and blood pressure. Vital signs provide information about your general health. They offer clues to medical conditions. When you are sick, they are used to help check your return to good health.

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Walkers

A walker can help you walk if you have leg, hip, or balance problems, or if you are generally weak. A walker can support up to half of your body weight. There are different kinds of walkers: standard walkers, walkers with wheels, and walkers with wheels and seats.

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Warts

Warts are small growths or bumps on the skin caused by a virus. Warts are most common in children and young adults, but older adults can have them also. They can grow on all parts of the body. They are commonly seen on the face, hands, feet, genitals, and rectal area.

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Weaning From Bottle To Cup

Weaning from a bottle to a cup depends on your baby’s need to suck and his ability to drink from a cup. A baby is usually willing to be weaned between 9 and 18 months. When your baby is 6 months old, you can start giving him an open-rimmed cup, but wait to completely wean your baby until he is about 9 months old.

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Weaning From Breast To Cup

Weaning from breast to cup depends on your baby’s need to suck and his ability to drink from a cup. A baby is usually willing to wean between 9 and 18 months. If your baby is less than 9months old, you should wean him to a bottle first. When your baby is 6 months old, you can start giving a cup, but wait to completely wean your baby until he is about 9 months old.

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West Nile Virus

West Nile virus (WNV) is a virus carried by mosquitoes.

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