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What is hepatitis?

Be aware of the facts to help prevent hepatitis

Viral hepatitis is inflammation of the liver caused by a virus. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), it causes approximately 1.45 million deaths each year.

World Hepatitis Day is one of only four official disease-specific world health days. In 2010, WHO declared July 28 World Hepatitis Day.

There are five different hepatitis viruses: hepatitis A, B, C, D and E.

  July 26, 2016   Disease, Vaccines, Adult, Infection, Hepatitis 1 Comment   Read More

What is high blood pressure?

Velocity Care looks at the dangers of high blood pressure and offers advice on how to keep your numbers in check

What is the definition of blood pressure?

Blood pressure is the amount of pressure that the blood in your body exerts on the walls of the vessels and arteries as it passes through. As the heart pumps, it pushes blood through these arteries, exerting a certain amount of force against them. This force is known as blood pressure. The higher the pressure, the more force that is...

  July 10, 2016   Health, High blood pressure, Senior, Adult, Blood pressure 0 Comments   Read More

Firework safety tips

Velocity Care offers tips to stay safe while enjoying your fireworks

With the Fourth of July right around the corner, it’s extremely important to know the proper handling techniques when working with fireworks. Independence Day is the largest celebration with fireworks throughout the U.S., and Americans spend millions of dollars on explosives across the country each year. These incredible displays of light and sound can be breathtakingly beautiful, but they can be extremely dangerous as well.

  June 30, 2016   Children, Health, Teen, Adult, Adolescent, Toddler, Burns, Safety, Fireworks, Child, Adults 0 Comments   Read More

Can I get sick in the summer?

Common summertime illnesses and how to prevent them

Many people associate viruses and sickness with cold weather, but there are still common illnesses that can affect you in the summer. The most common summertime viruses are enteroviruses (stomach bugs) and parainfluenza (respiratory bugs). It’s also possible to catch a rhinovirus (common cold) in the summer, so be sure to always wash your hands.

  June 8, 2016   Health, Illness, Summer, Travel, Teen, Adult, Adolescent, Toddler, Heat, Sick, Foodborne illnesses, Heatstroke 0 Comments   Read More

Diarrhea: Preparing for the worst

Velocity Care shares what to do when diarrhea happens to you and your family  

Your stomach starts to rumble and you make a mad dash to the restroom only to discover you have a case of diarrhea, the name for loose and watery stools.

  June 6, 2016   Children, Health, Hands, Stomach, Senior, Teen, Infant, Adult, Adolescent, Toddler, Diarrhea, Dehydration, Vomiting, Adults 0 Comments   Read More

The dangers of food allergies

Velocity Care provides you with vital information on food allergies and how to keep your family safe

It seems food allergies are becoming much more common. Avoiding the triggers and knowing the symptoms of an allergic reaction are important in keeping our families safe.

Velocity Care wants you to be prepared if you or a member of your family has an allergic reaction to food.

  May 17, 2016   Health, Senior, Teen, Adult, Toddler, Diarrhea, Nausea, Food, Allergy, Kids, Vomiting 0 Comments   Read More

Know the signs of a stroke and save a life

Velocity Care explains how to recognize when someone is having a stroke

If you or someone you care about were having a stroke, would you know? If your answer is no, you are not alone. Research has shown that more than 30 percent of Americans are unable to recognize signs of a potential stroke. May is National Stroke Month, so Velocity Care is here to explain the signs of a stroke and what to do when faced with this life-threatening situation.

  May 9, 2016   Health, Senior, Adult, Stroke, Adults 0 Comments   Read More

How to pack a healthy lunch

Tips on how to assemble healthy lunches for you and your children

It’s important for you – as well as your children – to have lunches that will help you stay focused and able to complete the tasks you need to accomplish throughout the day. While breakfast is said to be the most important meal of the day, lunch is just as important. Eating lunch keeps your metabolism going, which helps you maintain a healthy weight. Proper nutrition will also help prevent you and your children from getting...

  August 31, 2015   Children, Health, Adult, Diet, Food, Prevention 0 Comments   Read More

What is an EKG and why would my doctor order one?

A noninvasive way for doctors to check your heart for damage

One of your most vital organs is the heart, a muscle that functions as a pump and is comprised of four chambers. A natural electrical system causes the heart to contract, which pumps blood throughout the body.

Sometimes there are issues with how the heart pumps blood and, when that happens, the best way to evaluate this vital organ is through the use of an electrocardiogram, which detects issues with the body’s natural electrical...

  August 25, 2015   Health, Heart, Adult, EKG, Prevention 0 Comments   Read More

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