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A guide to summer activity safety: 4 ways to stay safe while spending time outside this summer

Velocity Care looks at the safest ways to approach summer fun

Summer is almost here, which means in addition to all the summer-related activities, there are hazards to contend with. Even if you or your kids are just in the backyard, there could be something harmful to your health lurking around the corner. While having fun in the sun, keep these four safety concerns in mind.

  May 18, 2017   Summer, Outdoors 0 Comments   Read More

How to stay injury-free this summer

Velocity Care looks into the 5 most common types of summer injuries and offers advice on how to stay safe.

The sun is out; the weather is warm; the birds are singing; and summer has finally arrived! Along with all the glorious aspects of summer, however, comes a whole host of health hazards that you need to be aware of when spending time outdoors.

  July 13, 2016   Summer, Sunburn, Poison Ivy, Heatstroke, Accident, Swimming 0 Comments   Read More

Is it possible to avoid mosquito-borne illnesses?

Velocity Care explains how to keep your family safe

The West Nile virus … malaria … yellow fever … and now the Zika virus. For such a tiny insect, the mosquito causes more human suffering and anxiety than perhaps any other organism. According to the World Health Organization, mosquito-borne illnesses sicken hundreds of millions of people each year. There are only two places on Earth without mosquitoes (Antarctica and Iceland); the rest of us will have to learn to tolerate and adapt to the...

  July 5, 2016   Health, Illness, Summer, Wellness, Infection, Mosquito 0 Comments   Read More

Is it poison ivy?

Velocity Care explains all you need to know about this misunderstood plant

If you were to come across poison ivy, would you recognize it? More importantly, would you know what to do if you came in contact with it? Many people believe they know exactly how to handle poison ivy – until their memory and skills are put to the test in an actual encounter.

  June 17, 2016   Health, Hands, Summer, Teen, Adolescent, Arms, Legs, Poison Ivy, Adults 4 Comments   Read More

Can I get sick in the summer?

Common summertime illnesses and how to prevent them

Many people associate viruses and sickness with cold weather, but there are still common illnesses that can affect you in the summer. The most common summertime viruses are enteroviruses (stomach bugs) and parainfluenza (respiratory bugs). It’s also possible to catch a rhinovirus (common cold) in the summer, so be sure to always wash your hands.

  June 8, 2016   Health, Illness, Summer, Travel, Teen, Adult, Adolescent, Toddler, Heat, Sick, Foodborne illnesses, Heatstroke 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

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