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What you need to know about mononucleosis

Velocity Care wants you to have the facts on mono to help protect yourself against this contagious disease.

Often referred to as the “kissing disease,” mono is extremely common and very contagious. Today we’ll explore the symptoms of this disease and learn ways to keep your family safe from contracting it.

  June 30, 2017   Illness, Disease 0 Comments   Read More

Hand, foot and mouth disease

With the rising incidence of this disease in Louisiana and Arkansas, Velocity Care gives you the information you need to keep your family healthy.

What is hand, foot and mouth disease?

Hand, foot and mouth disease (HFMD) was once extremely rare in North America, with most cases occurring in Asia and Africa. A strain of this disease, however, has become quite common in the United States, with recent outbreaks occurring in the South. HFMD is contagious and usually affects children under the...

  May 16, 2017   Illness, Disease 0 Comments   Read More

3 tick-borne diseases and their symptoms

Velocity Care provides tips on what symptoms to look for and how to keep your family safe from tick-borne diseases

With the onset of global warming and therefore milder overall temperatures, tick populations are steadily increasing, especially in Louisiana and Arkansas. In Arkansas alone, ticks are responsible for the spread of more diseases than any other insect; and due to the climate in this region, they are active all year round. These tiny insects are usually found in grassy, wooded...

  March 24, 2017   Illness, Disease 0 Comments   Read More

Do I have an eating disorder like anorexia nervosa?

Learn the anorexia nervosa symptoms to help those in Shreveport

Have you ever felt that you look fat in something you’re wearing, even though those around you say you’re imagining it? It’s very common, especially for women, to have a distorted self-image.

While many struggle with self-image, a critical issue arises when someone takes unhealthy actions to try and fix this imagined problem. One such way is through anorexia nervosa. Men and women with anorexia nervosa excessively cut down on...

  February 24, 2017   Disease 0 Comments   Read More

2 reasons you might be getting dizzy

Learn more about which type of dizziness you are experiencing

Dizziness is a common sensation that most people experience from time to time. You may feel dizzy in a car or on a boat due to the movement. You may also get dizzy from standing up too quickly or when you are having blood drawn – or for no apparent reason.

The feelings most commonly associated with dizziness are lightheadedness and vertigo. Determining the type of dizziness you’re feeling is helpful if you want to know the cause,...

  February 22, 2017   Disease 0 Comments   Read More

4 diseases you never believed were real

Learn about unusual diseases that you didn’t know existed

The world of medicine encompasses many types of illnesses, including some that sound made up. Four diseases you never believed were real include: rabbit fever, cat scratch fever, beaver fever and alien hand syndrome. Read on to learn more about these very real illnesses and their symptoms.

  February 14, 2017   Disease 0 Comments   Read More

What you need to know about Crohn’s disease

Velocity Care explores the signs and symptoms of Crohn’s disease

Researchers estimate there are more than 1.4 million Americans who are currently living with an inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) such as Crohn’s. That means nearly 1 out of every 200 people in this country is suffering from the symptoms of this disease. We look at the signs and symptoms associated with Crohn’s disease and explore the treatment options available for those who are living with it so you have a basic understanding...

  October 11, 2016   Disease, Chron's disease 0 Comments   Read More

5 most common autoimmune diseases

Explore the signs and symptoms of the most common types of autoimmune disorders

What is an autoimmune disorder?

Our immune systems work to keep our bodies healthy by attacking invading cells such as viruses or bacteria that could potentially make us sick. In some instances, however, the immune system may malfunction and begin to attack healthy cells in the body. This is called an autoimmune disorder, and it is unknown what the exact causes of this type of disease are.

  September 6, 2016   Health, Disease, Wellness, Disorder, Autoimmune 0 Comments   Read More

10 illnesses contracted from animals and insects

Velocity Care provides insight on diseases commonly passed from animals and insects to humans

Man’s best friend can cause surprising illnesses in humans that stem from more than just the common dog bite. Diseases passed to humans from animals with vertebrates are called zoonoses. All animals could potentially be contaminated at some point in their lifetime with pathogens that can impact a human’s health. Diseases transmitted to humans through insects are called vector-borne diseases and can...

  July 27, 2016   Health, Illness, Disease, Vaccines, Medical, Animals 0 Comments   Read More

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

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