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Your family’s health history is important

Learn more about your family's health to protect yourself

Whenever you go to a new doctor, you fill out a variety of new patient forms and are frequently asked about your:

  • Mother’s health.
  • Father’s health.
  • Siblings’ health.
  • Paternal grandparents’ health.
  • Maternal grandparents’ health.

You may be left wondering what you forgot. Did you accurately name all family illnesses? Which conditions are actually important to mention? Knowing your family’s medical health history allows your...

  November 17, 2016   Health, Family 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

Your summer vacation safety checklist

Velocity Care offers 5 things to consider before heading outdoors

The sunshine and sandy shores are beckoning. You can almost hear the waves crashing as you imagine the sun on your face and the sand between your toes. The days of summer are finally here – it’s vacation time.

While you're dreaming of all that fun in the sun, don’t forget: safety first – including your health safety. It’s important to be properly prepared for your trip to the great outdoors in order to keep you and your family...

  May 27, 2016   Children, Health, Summer, Teen, Adolescent, Toddler, Tips, Safety, Beach, Family, Child, Velocity Care 0 Comments   Read More

Fun ways to keep kids active while school is out

Velocity Care shares ideas for summertime fun, both indoors and outdoors

When school is out, it can be tough to find things to do to keep your kids active. Keeping your children active is an important part of encouraging an overall healthy lifestyle because it improves brain health and physical health. That's why we put together a list of fun activities to do during those long summer days.

  May 5, 2016   Children, Summer, Fitness, Teen, Exercise, Adolescent, Toddler, Active, Family, Staying active, Child, Kids 0 Comments   Read More

How to tell the difference between a cold and the flu

Tips from Velocity Care for staying well this season

It’s that time of year again. The days are getting shorter, the weather is getting cooler and more and more people are feeling the effects of colds and flus. It is often easy to mistake a cold for the flu, which is one reason we are here to help you. Velocity Care can help prevent sickness and even offer ways to treat your cold and flu symptoms.

How do I know if I am suffering from a cold or the flu?

  November 23, 2015   Health, Flu, Cold, Family 0 Comments   Read More

Keeping safe on Halloween

Velocity Care offers tips and tricks for Halloween night safety

As Halloween approaches, it’s a good idea to discuss safety tips with your family and others who might be taking your child out to trick or treat.

This post offers plenty of tips that will ensure your Halloween is an exciting and safe day.

  October 2, 2015   Children, Fall, Safety, Family, Halloween 0 Comments   Read More

Let’s get physical

August means time for a checkup

As the first day of school quickly approaches, parents typically have one pressing thought they can’t get out of their minds: There is so much to do to get ready. Your children may need new school supplies, uniforms, permission slips and, yes, an annual physical.

Though an annual physical may seem like a burden, it is extremely important that your children see a family physician or pediatrician prior to beginning the school year. After all, all parents want...

  August 6, 2015   Children, Health, Prevention, Family, School, Physical 0 Comments   Read More

Avoid these common illnesses in school-aged children

Let’s get healthy

Parents of school-aged kids often wonder, “What kind of sickness is my child going to come home with this week?” A big concern that parents have with children getting sick is the number of school days they’re going to miss. Previous studies from the CDC state that 40 percent of children ages 5 through 17 have missed three or more days of school in the past year due to illness or injury. In addition, children across the country miss roughly 22 million cumulative school days...

  July 29, 2015   Children, Parents, Health, Illness, Prevention, Family, School 0 Comments   Read More

5 secrets to a healthy school year

Kick off the school year right: the healthy way

As the new school year rapidly approaches for many area children, Velocity Care wants to help you start off on the right foot with tips on beginning the school year the smart way. Here are a few great ways to keep your children healthy throughout the year:

  July 25, 2015   Children, Health, Wellness, Exercise, Prevention, Family, School 0 Comments   Read More

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