V

Venipuncture

Puncturing a vein in order to obtain blood samples, to start an IV drip, or to give medication.

Vesicant

A medication or agent that may cause blistering.

Virus

A tiny infectious agent that is smaller than bacteria.

W

White blood cells (WBC)

General term for a variety of cells responsible for fighting invading germs, infection, and allergy-causing agents.

White blood count (WBC)

The actual number of white blood cells seen in a blood sample.

X

X-ray

High-energy electromagnetic radiation used to diagnose and treat disease. At low intensity it can be used to take films and diagnose disease, at high intensities it can be used to treat cancers.

News & Events

Wellforce and its provider organizations in partnership with Fallon Health, will offer a new...

 

Not to be missed... 

Lawrence Memorial Hospital
of Medford
Thursday, October 12
Thursday, October 19
 
 
Hallmark Health Medical Center
Wednesdays, September 20-October 25
 
 
Melrose Church of the Nazarene
Tuesday, October 17
 
 
Winchester Country Club
Monday, October  23
 
 
Melrose-Wakefield Hospital
Wednesday, November 8
 
 
North Suburban (Malden)
WIC Program
Saturday, November 11
 
 
 
 
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