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August is National Immunization Awareness Month

Velocity Care discusses the benefits of immunization and highlights the most important vaccines that doctors recommend

National Immunization Awareness Month occurs every August to help bring about awareness of the importance of receiving regular vaccinations. Throughout the years, strict immunization policies have brought many life-threatening diseases under control. Polio, smallpox, tetanus, yellow fever, diphtheria, whooping cough and measles are all rarely seen illnesses that, prior to...

  August 2, 2016   Children, Health, Vaccines, Child, Immunizations, Adults 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

Is it poison ivy?

Velocity Care explains all you need to know about this misunderstood plant

If you were to come across poison ivy, would you recognize it? More importantly, would you know what to do if you came in contact with it? Many people believe they know exactly how to handle poison ivy – until their memory and skills are put to the test in an actual encounter.

  June 17, 2016   Health, Hands, Summer, Teen, Adolescent, Arms, Legs, Poison Ivy, Adults 4 Comments   Read More

How to care for burns

Know what to do if you receive a burn

You are in the middle of baking when the kitchen timer goes off. The cookies in the oven are ready to come out. As you pull them out of the oven, your hand grazes the cookie sheet, and you yelp in pain. Inspecting your hand, you see a red mark beginning to appear. What do you do next?

  June 14, 2016   Health, Teen, Adolescent, Toddler, Burns, Burn, Child, Sunburn, Adults 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

Know the signs of dehydration

Learn how to listen to your body and stay healthy in the heat

The record for the longest amount of time without sleep is 11 days. A person can live for a few weeks without food. Your body can only go about three to four days without water.

  May 31, 2016   Children, Health, Outdoors, Teen, Wellness, Diarrhea, Nausea, Dehydration, Active, Family, Staying active, Runners, Vomiting, Adults 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

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