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Give safe toys as gifts to prevent health risks

A checklist to help you give age-appropriate, safe toys and gifts for children

While toys are fun for children of all ages, careless purchasing decisions can have harmful consequences. According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, hospital emergency rooms across the U.S. treated an estimated 251,800 toy-related injuries in 2014.

December is “Safe Toys and Gifts Awareness Month.” Prepare for a safe gift-giving season by reviewing these eight tips before you shop.

  December 15, 2016   Toddler, Child 0 Comments   Read More

Firework safety tips

Velocity Care offers tips to stay safe while enjoying your fireworks

With the Fourth of July right around the corner, it’s extremely important to know the proper handling techniques when working with fireworks. Independence Day is the largest celebration with fireworks throughout the U.S., and Americans spend millions of dollars on explosives across the country each year. These incredible displays of light and sound can be breathtakingly beautiful, but they can be extremely dangerous as well.

  June 30, 2016   Children, Health, Teen, Adult, Adolescent, Toddler, Burns, Safety, Fireworks, Child, Adults 0 Comments   Read More

How to care for burns

Know what to do if you receive a burn

You are in the middle of baking when the kitchen timer goes off. The cookies in the oven are ready to come out. As you pull them out of the oven, your hand grazes the cookie sheet, and you yelp in pain. Inspecting your hand, you see a red mark beginning to appear. What do you do next?

  June 14, 2016   Health, Teen, Adolescent, Toddler, Burns, Burn, Child, Sunburn, Adults 0 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

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

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

5 common illnesses that your baby may contract

Velocity Care shares the most common sicknesses young children get

Welcoming a new baby is so exciting! During the first few weeks of life, infants are more susceptible to germs and bacteria since their tiny immune systems are still developing. As a parent, you should be aware and informed of illnesses your baby may get.

  May 19, 2016   Children, Health, Illness, Infant, Toddler 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

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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