Signs & Symptoms of Stress to Watch Out For

It’s impossible to avoid stress completely, but too much stress (and especially chronic stress) can lead to both short-term discomfort and long-term health complications. But if stress is a “feeling,” then what can stress do to your body? What are the signs and symptoms of stress?  In this stress symptoms checklist, Complete Care answers these questions and more. As a trusted freestanding ER, Complete Care frequently sees the effects of extreme and/or chronic stress on the members of our community. If you are feeling overwhelmed by stress, we encourage you to seek proactive help to reduce the likelihood of a Read More..

How to Handle Stress During the Holidays

Need some tips and tricks for how to handle stress during the holidays? Most people grapple with stress at some point during the holiday season. However, with a little mindful planning, your dream of actually relaxing this holiday season can still be a reality.  At Complete Care, we see first-hand the effects of holiday stress on patients who come in during the holiday season. In the spirit of keeping our communities healthy and happy during the holidays, we’ve come up a list of top suggestions for how to handle stress during the holidays.  Whether you’ve been frantically dashing from house Read More..

What to Do after Falling off a Ladder

Do you know what to do after falling off a ladder? Ladder falls are among the most common injuries during the holiday season, and knowing how to handle the situation could make all the difference should an accident occur.  The first thing you should do after falling off a ladder is stay calm, take things slow, and assess if you’re in any pain. It can take up to a few minutes to feel any sort of pain or discomfort, so play it safe and remain cautious while you feel out the situation. If you fell off of a ladder and Read More..

How to Have Safe Holiday Gatherings During the Pandemic

With the holiday season fast approaching, you may be thinking of ways to have safer gatherings this year. As new COVID-19 cases appear at growing rates, it can be difficult to make any gathering truly safe. While many of the basic steps we’ve taken all year — including washing your hands, wearing masks, keeping hand sanitizer readily available, continuing to practice social distancing, and getting tested prior to gatherings — can and should still be followed, there are still other steps you can take to reduce risk when seeing friends and family during the holidays. After all, the worst gift Read More..

How to Stay Healthy During Flu Season

Knowing how to stay healthy during the flu season does more than just ensure that you can partake fully in holiday celebrations (although those are important!). Keeping yourself healthy during the flu season can also help you prevent spreading illness, and protect others around you from getting sick, especially those whose health is vulnerable.  The flu is a nuisance to some, but to others, it can quickly turn serious. Even with medical advances and the advent of vaccines, the CDC estimates that annual deaths from the flu have ranged between 12,000 and 61,000 each year for the past 10 years. Read More..

What Should I Do if My Child Has the Flu?

With flu season rapidly approaching, many parents are asking themselves, “What should I do if my child has the flu?” And it’s only natural, as flu strains grow more varied and flu symptoms like fever, cough, sore throat, runny nose, and muscle aches grow more severe, it’s important to be prepared so that you can get your little one back to normal as quickly and as easily as possible. Whether you’re trying to get ahead of cold and flu season or your child has already started showing symptoms, the team at Complete Care is here to make sure you know what Read More..

Top Portion Control Tips

With special occasions happening year-round, we know people are searching the internet for portion control tips that can help make eating a little less stressful. Take Thanksgiving, for example, with its juicy turkey, hearty stuffings, and fruity desserts. Portion control on Thanksgiving can seem impossible, even when we are trying to actually savor our meals.  Fortunately, following certain portion control tips can help keep you from overeating both during the holidays and during your day-today life. Check out our portion control guide for some of our top tips for portion control.  Does portion control really work? Yes. If done correctly, Read More..

How to Treat a Cooking Burn

If you’re searching “how to treat a cooking burn,” then you’re probably looking for fast answers to help the pain stop. However, it’s important to know when a cooking oil burn can be treated at home and when you may need additional help.  Cooking oil burns are more common than you think, especially during the holiday season when people tend to be cooking multiple unfamiliar dishes at once. Once a burn occurs, it’s important to understand how to assess the situation to prevent infection and further damage to your skin, and determine if simple at-home remedies will suffice or if Read More..

When Should I Go to the ER for Chest Pain?

When should I go to the ER for chest pain, and when should I make a doctor’s appointment instead? The answer to this question depends on multiple factors, such as your symptoms, age, behavioral habits and family history.  If you’re experiencing a medical emergency please don’t hesitate to call 911 for immediate medical attention. The best person to help you assess what is going on is your medical provider or an emergency department if it’s an acute need.  The following advice should only serve as a guideline and to help facilitate a conversation with your healthcare provider for your unique Read More..

The Effects of Sugar Overload & Eating too Much Sugar

Whether you are struggling with a one-time sugar binge or are regularly eating too much sugar, the effects of sugar overload on your system can leave you feeling more sour than sweet.  To be clear, there is nothing inherently wrong with sugar. In fact, the human body uses glucose, a simple type of sugar, as one of its primary sources of fuel. When sugar is eaten in excess, however, it can have negative effects on the body.    Complete Care breaks down why it’s easy to overdo your sugar intake, what happens to your body when you go on a sugar Read More..