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Give safe toys as gifts to prevent health risks

A checklist to help you give age-appropriate, safe toys and gifts for children

While toys are fun for children of all ages, careless purchasing decisions can have harmful consequences. According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, hospital emergency rooms across the U.S. treated an estimated 251,800 toy-related injuries in 2014.

December is “Safe Toys and Gifts Awareness Month.” Prepare for a safe gift-giving season by reviewing these eight tips before you shop.

  December 15, 2016   Toddler, Child 0 Comments   Read More

School lunches to pack or to buy?

Make an informed decision to pack or buy lunches

Parents want to be sure their children are eating nutritious lunches at school that give them the fuel they need to stay focused through the day. Many parents ask what's best, school lunches to pack or to buy? Is it better to pack a homemade lunch or have your child purchase lunch from school? Velocity Care offers some information to help you decide.

  August 28, 2016   Children, Food, School, Child 0 Comments   Read More

How to tell if your child needs glasses

Velocity Care offers important tips for healthy eyes

According to the American Academy of Ophthalmology, about 80 percent of preschoolers don’t receive vision screenings and nearly 25 percent of school-aged children have vision problems.

August is eye health and safety month and a great time to get your child’s eyes examined (and your own eyes too).

  August 25, 2016   Children, Health, Eyes, Child 0 Comments   Read More

Recommended sleep for children

7 steps to establishing a sleep routine

For a variety of reasons, parents often forget or overlook the bedtime routine. Lack of sleep can be detrimental to kids’ health and their ability to stay focused, especially during the long school day.

The recommended sleep for children lengths vary according to age. Learn how much sleep your child should get each night with our infographic.

  August 22, 2016   Children, Sleep, Child 0 Comments   Read More

Teach healthy hand-washing techniques

Velocity Care explains the necessity of properly washing your hands

One of the most important ways to stay healthy is simply through washing your hands properly. Hand-washing is an essential way to stop the spread of germs and prevent some of the common illnesses found in children. 

Proper hygiene begins at home.

  August 17, 2016   Children, Health, Hands, Adolescent, Safety, Child 0 Comments   Read More

7 common back-to-school illnesses

Velocity Care shares typical school-related ailments

With the start of the school year quickly approaching, parents often forget that once school starts, an onset of various illnesses can occur that they must combat. Velocity Care Urgent Treatment Center compiled a list of common illnesses and how to best prepare for (and hopefully avoid) these ailments throughout the school year. 

  August 12, 2016   Children, Health, Illness, School, Child 0 Comments   Read More

What are the best ways to get ready for school?

Tips and advice to help you handle getting back into the fall-through-spring routine

Summer vacation is quickly coming to an end. It’s time to switch gears and adjust your child’s schedule for the school year. Parents of school-aged children need to be aware of sleep schedules, food intake, potential stressors and extracurricular activities. Ensuring you have a handle on the factors that affect your children will help you (and them) get ready for school.

  August 10, 2016   Children, Health, Wellness, School, Child 0 Comments   Read More

Health tips for kids in school

Velocity Care offers ways to start the school year healthy

It is important to kick off the school year on the right (and healthy) foot.

Many parents feel overwhelmed with all there is to do before school officially starts. Having a checklist is a great way for you and your little ones to get ready for a terrific year.

  August 4, 2016   Children, School, Child 0 Comments   Read More

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

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