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4 safety tips to keep dangerous items away from your children

Velocity Care shares the importance of National Poison Prevention Week

Every parent understands the struggle to keep harmful objects out of children’s reach. One minute they’re playing with their toys in the living room and the next, they’re in the kitchen pulling everything out from under the sink. Children learn through touch and taste, so it’s important to be aware of the dangers that can be found right at home.

  March 15, 2016   Children, Prevention, Safety, Poison 0 Comments   Read More

Increasing awareness, education and prevention are critical to World AIDS Day

Understanding HIV/AIDS

Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) is a disease that affects more than 1 million Americans, and it severely lowers the body’s ability to fight infections and diseases.

  November 30, 2015   Disease, Sexually transmitted diseases, AIDs, Prevention 0 Comments   Read More

Pink, itchy eyes? What you should know about conjunctivitis

Velocity Care’s guide to understanding the common medical condition

Conjunctivitis, aka pink eye, is the most common of eye infections. It can be especially troublesome for children because of its contagious nature.

  October 16, 2015   Illness, Eyes, Conjunctivitis, Prevention 0 Comments   Read More

Breast cancer: October’s biggest scare

Velocity Care explains the importance of self-checks

October is known for Halloween, ghouls and scary stories. Well, what’s scarier than breast cancer? Work to overcome those fears because October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

  September 30, 2015   Breast cancer, Cancer, Illness, Prevention 0 Comments   Read More

Obesity: America’s big problem

What is obesity and how can it affect you and your family?

With more than 30 percent of the population of Shreveport, Louisiana, and Little Rock, Arkansas, reported as obese, both cities rank in the top 100 fattest cities in America.

  September 17, 2015   Health, Exercise, Diet, Obesity, Prevention, Well 0 Comments   Read More

Save a life this September

Velocity Care talks about the warning signs and how to help someone in need

September is suicide prevention month. According to the World Health Organization, approximately 1 million people die from suicide each year. While it is difficult to understand what drives so many people to take their own lives, those with suicidal thoughts are in so much pain that they can see no other way to escape suffering that, to them, has become unbearable. Most people who commit suicide truly believe that...

  September 10, 2015   Health, Prevention, Suicide 0 Comments   Read More

How to pack a healthy lunch

Tips on how to assemble healthy lunches for you and your children

It’s important for you – as well as your children – to have lunches that will help you stay focused and able to complete the tasks you need to accomplish throughout the day. While breakfast is said to be the most important meal of the day, lunch is just as important. Eating lunch keeps your metabolism going, which helps you maintain a healthy weight. Proper nutrition will also help prevent you and your children from getting...

  August 31, 2015   Children, Health, Adult, Diet, Food, Prevention 0 Comments   Read More

What is an EKG and why would my doctor order one?

A noninvasive way for doctors to check your heart for damage

One of your most vital organs is the heart, a muscle that functions as a pump and is comprised of four chambers. A natural electrical system causes the heart to contract, which pumps blood throughout the body.

Sometimes there are issues with how the heart pumps blood and, when that happens, the best way to evaluate this vital organ is through the use of an electrocardiogram, which detects issues with the body’s natural electrical...

  August 25, 2015   Health, Heart, Adult, EKG, Prevention 0 Comments   Read More

What to expect when vaccinating your child

Velocity Care answers your vaccine questions

Getting a child vaccinated can be tough for parents to deal with, considering all the information you need to wade through about vaccination requirements, the misinformation about vaccines in the media and the common fear of needles.

We created a quick guide that will help you through the vaccination process.

  August 10, 2015   Children, Health, Vaccines, Wellness, Prevention 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

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