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Weight-Bearing Exercise

Clinical Definition Family practice, Internal medicine, Orthopedics In Our Own Words Weight-bearing exercise can be low-impact, such as stair-step machines, or high-impact, such as running. Bearing weight helps build strong bones and reduces the risk of osteoporosis, the ”brittle bone” disease that can affect both men and women as they age.  Weight-bearing exercise can also

West Nile virus

Clinical Definition West Nile virus is an arthropod-borne flavivirus that is transmitted by mosquitos. Most infected individuals are asymptomatic, but some develop a mild febrile illness; more rarely, individuals develop serious illness such as West Nile meningo-encephalitis. In Our Own Words The West Nile virus is an infection spread by mosquitos. Endemic to Africa, the

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