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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

Solving the mystery of your tonsils

Have you ever wondered what your tonsils are for? Velocity Care explains the purpose of this mysterious body part..

You probably know that your tonsils are located somewhere in your throat. But do you know their purpose? And why do so many people have their tonsils surgically removed?

  May 27, 2017   Illness 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

What causes eczema?

Learn the symptoms, causes and treatment options for this common skin condition

More than 35 million Americans will suffer from eczema at some point in their lives. This irritating, itchy skin condition is most common in children under the age of 5, but may appear in anyone at any age.

  January 20, 2017   Illness, Skin, Allergy 0 Comments   Read More

Suicide prevention is an important conversation to have

Velocity Care shares how to be there for someone in need

Suicide is a difficult subject. It’s often thought of as something that you shouldn’t talk about openly – until it’s too late. Suicide rates are on the rise in the United States. It’s the 10th-leading cause of death, with nearly 45,000 people losing their lives to suicide each year. These high numbers are proof that suicide needs to be something that we can talk about freely. Suicide prevention is an important conversation to have and...

  January 18, 2017   Illness 0 Comments   Read More

Should I worry about the mumps?

Mumps cases are on the rise in Little Rock, Arkansas

The U.S. began vaccinating against the mumps in the 1960s, when there were more than 180,000 reported cases each year and many more unreported cases. Since that time, outbreaks continue to decrease nationwide, and on average, the figures now range from the hundreds to a few thousand cases per year.

  January 13, 2017   Illness, Immunizations, Mumps 0 Comments   Read More

The many faces of depression

Velocity Care looks at 6 types of depression and how they differ

Many people believe there is only one type of depression and that everyone who suffers with this illness falls into the same category of symptoms and treatment options. This, however, is not the case. There are many types of depression and each is unique.

  January 12, 2017   Illness 0 Comments   Read More

What causes depression?

Depression isn’t your fault; eliminate the stigma associated with this condition

Do you ever experience feelings of unexplained sadness, hopelessness or a loss of interest in everyday activities? You aren’t alone. These feelings could be an indication of a medical condition called depression, and researchers estimate that it affects more than 15 million American adults.

  January 10, 2017   Illness 0 Comments   Read More

Why are my hands, feet and nose always cold?

Learn more about a sensitivity to the cold

Have you noticed that your hands, feet and nose are always cold? You may see notches appear on your hands, and your hands or feet may turn white or red as the temperature cools – even when you’re in an air-conditioned space. And find yourself asking 'why are my hands, feet and nose always cold?' If you suffer from these symptoms, you may have a disorder called Raynaud’s phenomenon.

  January 5, 2017   Illness, Raynaud's phenomenon 1 Comment   Read More

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