Calcium Important

Learn about calcium important. Ideally, it should be taken with magnesium, which is important for calcium absorption. But why is it so important and what happens when you take it?

Fracture of Wrist - Pediatric

Usually, when a doctor is describing a wrist fracture, he or she is referring to a fracture of the radius (one of two forearm bones).

Yeast Infection

Learn about yeast infection. Yeast Infection is a type of fungus. The type that usually causes vaginal yeast infections is called Candida albicans, or C. albicans for short.

Typhoid Fever

Typhoid germs are passed in the feces and, to some extent, the urine of infected people. The germs are spread by eating or drinking water or foods contaminated by feces from the infected individual.

Toxic Shock Syndrome (TSS)

Toxic shock syndrome (TSS) is a potentially fatal illness caused by a bacterial toxin. Different bacterial toxins may cause toxic shock syndrome, depending on the situation.

Vancomycin-Resistant Enterococcus (VRE)

VRE is usually spread by direct contact with hands, environmental surfaces or medical equipment that has been contaminated by the feces of an infected person.

Viral Meningitis

Viral meningitis is an infection of the meninges (a thin lining covering the brain and spinal cord) by any one of a number of different viruses. There are no specific medicines or antibiotics used to treat viral meningitis.

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