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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.
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.
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.
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...
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,...
West Nile virus (WNV) is a virus carried by mosquitoes.
Children who bully act aggressively toward others. The aggressive acts can be physical, sexual, or verbal. Those targeted are called victims.
Pertussis is a respiratory infection caused by bacteria called Bordetella pertussis. It is also called whooping cough because of the characteristic sound of the cough it causes.
Retirement is seen as a time when you can stop working and spend the rest of your life slowing down and enjoying leisure activities. However, you may want or need to work after retirement. Many Canadians who are not yet retired say that they plan to do some kind of work for pay after retirement.
An X-ray is the use of energy called radiation to make pictures of the insides of your body. As the X-rays pass through your body, different tissues absorb different amounts of radiation and show up in different shades of black and white on film or a computer screen.