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..

11 Safe Things to do on Halloween at Home During the Pandemic

Many families are searching for safe things to do on Halloween at home due to COVID-19. Since the CDC has noted in their Halloween guidelines for 2020 many traditional Halloween activities such as trick or treating and attending parties may increase your risk of getting or spreading the virus, it’s time to get creative.  Our Complete Care team shares their ideas for safe things to do on Halloween at home. We’ve also provided you with tips on staying healthy just in case you do decide to go out, as well as a list of activities you really should avoid altogether.  Read More..

Difference Between Urgent Care and ER

If you are trying to make a quick decision about where to go when you’re sick or injured but are struggling to understand the difference between urgent care and ER facilities, know that you are far from alone.  Of Complete Care’s fifteen current locations, thirteen are freestanding ER facilities, while the remaining two (in Colorado Springs, CO and Lakeway, TX) are hybrid urgent care and ER facilities. Patients visiting our freestanding ER and hybrid urgent care/ER facilities often share concerns about not understanding the difference between freestanding Urgent Care and ER.  This confusion is understandable. We created this guide to Read More..

Stomach Flu vs Food Poisoning

Feeling sick is never fun — especially if it involves vomiting or diarrhea. At minimal, feeling this way can be exhausting and inconvenient. But, in severe cases, you could develop dehydration and become hospitalized. While there are many conditions that cause these symptoms, the most common are stomach flu and food poisoning. How can you tell the difference between these two illnesses, and when it is time to seek emergency care? Causes of the Stomach Flu Viral gastroenteritis — more commonly known as the stomach flu — is an intestinal virus caused by contamination from another individual or ingesting contaminated Read More..

School Openings During COVID-19: How to Keep Children Safe

COVID-19 has flipped the world on its head, and as some businesses remain closed or at limited capacity, parents and teachers begin thinking about the next school year. Administrators are listening to local government officials and are determining the next steps, but there are still so many questions about what the fall school year will look like. Can your child return to school? Will they be safe? Regardless of your opinion on whether schools should reopen or not, there are a few things you can do to prepare your child in case their school decides to resume classes. 1. Practice Read More..

Why Does it Burn When I Pee?

For the average individual, using the bathroom is about as common as brushing your teeth or eating. Yet, despite its commonality, one’s bathroom habits aren’t typically the topic of conversation. That is until things don’t go as expected. Such is the case when a person goes to urinate and feels a burning sensation. Not only can this feel painful, but it’s a sure sign that something isn’t quite right. What causes painful urination, and what can you do if you’re experiencing the burning sensation? 5 Causes of Dysuria (Painful Urination) Painful urination is also known as dysuria. The pain can Read More..