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What is high blood pressure?

Velocity Care looks at the dangers of high blood pressure and offers advice on how to keep your numbers in check

What is the definition of blood pressure?

Blood pressure is the amount of pressure that the blood in your body exerts on the walls of the vessels and arteries as it passes through. As the heart pumps, it pushes blood through these arteries, exerting a certain amount of force against them. This force is known as blood pressure. The higher the pressure, the more force that is...

  July 10, 2016   Health, High blood pressure, Senior, Adult, Blood pressure 0 Comments   Read More

Diarrhea: Preparing for the worst

Velocity Care shares what to do when diarrhea happens to you and your family  

Your stomach starts to rumble and you make a mad dash to the restroom only to discover you have a case of diarrhea, the name for loose and watery stools.

  June 6, 2016   Children, Health, Hands, Stomach, Senior, Teen, Infant, Adult, Adolescent, Toddler, Diarrhea, Dehydration, Vomiting, Adults 0 Comments   Read More

Does this need stitches?

Velocity Care explains how to tell if a cut or wound may need extra attention

Your child was playing outside and got a nasty looking wound. Perhaps you were doing work around the house and accidentally cut yourself with a sharp tool or kitchen knife. These kinds of mishaps happen to everyone from time to time. How do you know if it’s serious enough for a trip to the doctor and stitches?

  June 2, 2016   Children, Health, Hands, Senior, Teen, Adolescent, Toddler, Medical, Wound, Arms, Legs, Laceration repair/stitches, Child, Cuts, Stitches, Face 0 Comments   Read More

The dangers of food allergies

Velocity Care provides you with vital information on food allergies and how to keep your family safe

It seems food allergies are becoming much more common. Avoiding the triggers and knowing the symptoms of an allergic reaction are important in keeping our families safe.

Velocity Care wants you to be prepared if you or a member of your family has an allergic reaction to food.

  May 17, 2016   Health, Senior, Teen, Adult, Toddler, Diarrhea, Nausea, Food, Allergy, Kids, Vomiting 0 Comments   Read More

Know the signs of a stroke and save a life

Velocity Care explains how to recognize when someone is having a stroke

If you or someone you care about were having a stroke, would you know? If your answer is no, you are not alone. Research has shown that more than 30 percent of Americans are unable to recognize signs of a potential stroke. May is National Stroke Month, so Velocity Care is here to explain the signs of a stroke and what to do when faced with this life-threatening situation.

  May 9, 2016   Health, Senior, Adult, Stroke, Adults 0 Comments   Read More

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