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Encephalitis

Encephalitis

Medical September 10, 2012

Encephalitis is the term used for inflammation of brain tissue. It is most commonly caused by a viral infection. Encephalitis is frequently referred to as …

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Shingles – the adult chicken pox

Shingles is a viral infection that causes a skin rash that is very painful. It is caused by the same virus that causes chicken pox, the varicella zoster virus. Though it is a herpes virus, it is not related to the herpes virus that causes sexually transmitted or oral herpes. Once a person has had chicken pox the virus remains dormant in the nervous system …

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The case for vaccination

Are vaccines important today? The short answer is, absolutely. As a parent it is one of the most important things you can do for your child. It could even be the greatest gift you will ever give them.

Vaccines are very weak or dead versions of the germs, also know as antigen, that are injected into the body…

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Get ready for chicken pox season

Believe it or not the common childhood illness chicken pox has a season, and this is it. Chicken pox is most prevalent in March thru May. It is thought that this is a time when our bodies immune system is at it’s weakest. The weather is changing and many people have been cooped up thru the long weeks and months of winter and are anxious to get outside…

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