Outdoor Safety Tips for Kids

Summer is a time for enjoying the great outdoors, but sometimes kids get overly excited about their newfound freedom and hurt themselves while playing. Follow these tips to ensure everyone has fun in the sun safely. Visit Complete Care for emergency care services for you and your family. Read More..

Arrhythmia 101

We’ve all experienced the feeling of our heart skipping a beat, and if this happens only occasionally, it’s usually not a cause for concern. However, if your heart is constantly racing, fluttering or beating slowly, you may have an arrhythmia. What Is Arrhythmia? An arrhythmia is an unusual heartbeat or heart rhythm that impairs cardiac function and blood flow. The typical human heart beats between 60 and 100 times a minute. Anything faster or slower than that could indicate an underlying heart condition. Sometimes normal conditions like stress, sleep and exercise will temporarily change your heart rate without causing any Read More..

Causes, Types of Symptoms of Head Injuries

What Is a Head Injury? An injury is considered a head injury when it involves your scalp, skull or brain. These types of injuries range from mild bumps to traumatic brain injuries. The severity and risks posed by brain injuries are hard to assess through basic visual inspection – some minor head injuries bleed excessively, while some major brain injuries don’t bleed at all. Either way, it is important to assume any head injury is serious and get it looked at by a doctor. What Causes Head Injuries? Head injuries fall into two categories based on what caused them: Blows Read More..

How to Spot and Prevent Dehydration This Summer

https://youtu.be/PpTdRP0U3bg Summer is the perfect time to get outdoors and soak up the sun. Unfortunately, if the proper precautions aren’t taken, you could become dehydrated. Follow these tips and watch out for dehydration symptoms so you can enjoy your summer safely. What Is Dehydration? Water accounts for about 60 percent of an adult human’s body, and water is an extremely important part of the body’s everyday functions. Humans routinely lose water when breathing, sweating and urinating. Because of this constant water loss, humans need to drink a significant amount of water to stay healthy. If the amount of water leaving Read More..

The History of Urgent Care

Illness never strikes at a convenient time, and Americans often find that they can't get an appointment with their primary care physician when they most need one. Fortunately, urgent care centers have sprung up to fill the needs of patients seeking affordable, non-emergency, after-hours care. Still a relatively new type of medical provider, urgent care centers have significantly improved the access and convenience of health care in the United States. Read on to learn the history behind these clinics. The History of Urgent Care from completeemergencycare Read More..

Boosting Your Child’s Immune System

Sniffles, coughing, fever, upset stomach. These are signs parents watch out for in their kids to determine if they’re getting sick. Sometimes, especially during flu season, it seems as if all children are coming down with something. While getting sick occasionally is common, it should be a red flag if your child is getting every cold or bug that comes their way. If your child is in school, it can be hard to keep them away from germs. Fortunately, there are steps you can take at home to build up their immune system and keep them healthy year-round. Food Is Read More..

What Should You Do If You’re Bitten by a Snake?

It’s a hiker’s worst nightmare – you’re four miles into a 10-mile loop when you startle an unsuspecting snake. The snake does what it’s programmed to do and lashes out to defend itself against a perceived threat – in this case, you. What do you do? Equally important, what should you not do? There is, unfortunately, a lot of misinformation propagated by popular culture that could easily cause much more harm than good. Popular media often shows people or their friends attempting to suck the venom out. Although comedy ensues on the screen, this should be avoided in real life. Read More..

Home Remedies for an Ingrown Toenail

Depending on what ails you, especially if it’s not a serious medical issue, utilizing a home remedy may be enough to get you back up on your feet. In many cases, an ingrown toenail, or onychocryptosis, can be treated using just a handful of products you might have lying around the house. What is an Ingrown Toenail? An ingrown toenail is exactly what it sounds like – the edge or corner of a toenail, most often the big toe, grows at a curve until it pokes or even penetrates the nail bed. Ingrown toenails are more common in adults, but Read More..

Medical Technology Advancements That Are Improving Patient Outcomes

Healthcare has come a long way since leeches and bloodletting were popular treatment methods. From X-rays and ultrasounds to laparoscopic surgeries and dissolvable sutures, advancements in diagnostic tools, medical device materials and prosthetics have radically changed the face of health care and the options medical professionals have when treating patients. The following are just a few relevant advancements made in modern health care as well as some burgeoning technologies that may change it further in the near future. The Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Machine and Computed Tomography (CT) Scanner The MRI and CT scanner were invented in relatively rapid succession. Read More..