Cutting Down Your Waiting Room Time

Health care has changed significantly over the generations, but there's been one constant patients have had to cope with ever since the advent of the doctor's office - waiting. Is there anything you can do as the patient to reduce your time in the waiting room? Cutting Down Your Waiting Room Time from completeemergencycare Read More..

The Uber Effect: How Ride-Sharing Affects Ambulance Calls

Many people hope they or a loved one never have to take a ride in the back of an ambulance. After all, the necessity of an emergency vehicle usually connotes a life-or-death situation. However, ambulances are still unfortunately common on our roadways. In fact, ambulances are used to transport more than 15 percent of all patients who seek emergency care.1 With such a large share of emergency transportation going to ambulances, what happens when a ride-sharing app like Uber or Lyft grows in popularity among the residents of a given city? The Status Quo Ambulances have been around since ancient Read More..

Strep Throat or Tonsillitis: What’s the Difference?

Your child is your everything, and when they come down with an illness, you want to treat them as soon as possible so they can get back to being a happy, healthy kid again. Unfortunately, many parents unknowingly treat the wrong illness. Strep throat is a common concern among parents due to its contagiousness, but this hyper-vigilance may be causing you to misdiagnose your child with strep when they may actually have tonsillitis. How, then, can you know which sickness they have and how to treat it the next time they complain of a sore throat? Strep Throat Strep throat Read More..

Whooping Cough in Infants

While many assume whooping cough (pertussis) is a disease that has already been eradicated, it continues to persist despite researchers’ best efforts. In fact, there have been several outbreaks during the past decade. Though cases of whooping cough are much more infrequent than they used to be – in 2016, there were almost 18,000 cases, compared to more than 120,000 in 1950 – the disease still lingers and primarily affects infants.1 Continue reading to learn a brief history of the discovery and treatment of whooping cough and how to spot the symptoms in your own child. The History of Whooping Read More..

Tips for Managing and Avoiding Back Pain

Back pain, and more specifically lower back pain, is one of the most common health complaints for adults in the U.S. According to the American Physical Therapy Association, roughly two thirds of Americans live with lower back pain and 37 percent don't see treatment.1 The pain ranges from mere discomfort to more severe and constant pain. If left untreated, back pain can prevent people from comfortably walking, standing or running, and can even affect a person's overall mood and well-being. The good news for those who experience acute, frequent back pain is that in many cases, it can be easily Read More..

What Your Nails Reveal About Your Health

The appearance of your fingernails can provide surprising insights into your health. Here are some nail symptoms that indicate an underlying illness may be at play. What Your Nails Reveal About Your Health from completeemergencycare Contact Complete Care today. Read More..

Five Tips for Getting a Better Night’s Sleep

When you were a child, you probably fought your parents tooth and nail to have an extension on your bedtime. Now that you’re an adult, however, you likely can’t get to bed early enough. Despite your inclination to hit the hay at a reasonable time, you may find yourself struggling to fall asleep, stay asleep or feel rested in the morning. This is not only frustrating, but also detrimental to your health, as sleep helps your body relax and repair itself in preparation for the next day. If your brain won’t turn off or you can’t stop tossing and turning, Read More..

Dangerous Dishes: Is Your Dishwasher as Clean as You Think It Is?

How many times have you told your kids, spouse or roommate to wash the dishes by hand, only to come home to barely-rinsed plates covered in caked-on filth? If so, your immediate reaction was probably to toss the plate into the dishwasher with a disgusted snort. With a fair amount of sudsy soap and steaming hot water, the plate is sure to be clean by the end of the cycle … right? Unfortunately, that may not be so. Though your plate may look clean after a run through the dishwasher, there could be harmful fungi lurking in those four walls Read More..