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Creepy-Crawly Ancient Practice Making a Comeback in Contemporary Wound Care

POSTED ON August 16, 2017  - POSTED IN Uncategorized

Now, organizations are advocating for larval therapy as a common procedure in chronic wound care, rather than a last resort method.

Organizations are advocating for larval therapy as a common procedure in wound care, rather than a last resort.

It may make your skin crawl, but one antiquated practice is having a bona fide renaissance in modern-day medicine; Larval therapy as a technique for healing wounds is gaining popularity. The procedure, which uses the flesh-eating larvae of the greenbottle blowfly to clean chronic wounds of dead tissue, was used prominently in Civil War battlefield medicine. While it might seem archaic, rising rates of diabetes coupled with recent increases in bacterial drug-resistant abilities have led scientists to look to the past for new solutions, as reported by Thrillist Health. Now, organizations such as Today’s Wound Clinic are advocating for larval therapy as a common procedure in chronic wound care, rather than a last-resort method.

Injury Proofing Your Home: Preventing Cuts, Burns and Wound Infection

POSTED ON July 31, 2017  - POSTED IN Uncategorized

Injury Proofing your home

Below are some tips for preventing injury and wound infection in the various rooms of your house.

Taking precautions to limit the chance of in-home injury should not be a concern only when “baby-proofing.” Creating a safe haven from hazards should be a priority for every homeowner. According to the UK’s Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents, the majority of accidental injuries occur at home. However, the old saying “accidents happen” doesn’t have to be true in your household. Below are some tips for preventing injury and wound infection in the various rooms of your house.

Important Tips for Fighting the Cold and Flu

POSTED ON July 28, 2017  - POSTED IN Uncategorized

 Flu prevention takes a few simple steps that some people don't always follow

Flu prevention takes a few simple steps that some people don’t always follow

Every winter season, countless Americans come down with the cold or flu. These issues affect people of all ages and health backgrounds, and having the cold or flu can range from minor annoyance to a more serious medical concern that requires hospitalization. These bugs can be so severe that, as the Yale Scientific pointed out, your immune system becomes impeded. In turn, this lowered defense can impact your greater wellbeing, like delaying proper wound healing. That’s why it’s so essential to take as many steps as possible to protect yourself from or reduce the impact of the cold or flu.

New Antibiotic Spider Silk Developed for Wound Care

POSTED ON July 26, 2017  - POSTED IN Uncategorized

The thread, created by a team from the U.K., could help combat infections among patients with diabetic foot ulcers and similar injuries.

The thread could help combat infections among patients with diabetic foot ulcers and similar injuries.

It’s long been established that spider silk can actually help heal wounds of varying type and severity.

Some of the most recent research into the benefits of spider silk came from the University of Akron in Ohio. Back in 2012, a team from the polymer sciences department created a special synthetic thread that could help heal damaged tendons. Right around the same time, a group from Germany’s RWTH Aachen University had a similar breakthrough with silk, though their thread also had engineering uses in airplane construction and maintenance.

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