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.
Proper sleep can help heal wounds more effectively and ensure you reach peak productivity.
Anyone who has spent a night tossing and turning knows the frustration and lack of productivity that follows the very next day. Sleeplessness as a whole has become a huge issue in recent years: Per a December 2014 survey from the National Sleep Foundation, 45 percent of Americans didn’t get enough ZZZs at least once in a week-long span.
A lack of proper rest doesn’t just cause you to feel agitated or prevent you from getting work done but can also increase your risk of Type 2 diabetes and impact normal wound healing.
Too much stress can be detrimental to your health. Here’s how to deal with it in the workplace
Despite people’s best efforts, stress seems to be a common thread with most American workers. In fact, as many as 64 percent of all employees report high levels of stress, according to figures from Statista. This isn’t just bad for efficiency and productivity on the job, but stress can also impact your personal health. For instance, it has been proven to impede proper wound healing, raise your blood pressure and weaken your immune system. Luckily, there are ways to tackle the stress most of us experience during our daily schedules, and it involves establishing a proper work-life balance.
Pain management can often be about how you process your thoughts and feelings.
In spring 2015, the National Institutes for Health released a study looking at the issue of chronic pain in America. In all, at least 11 percent of U.S. adults live with this ongoing pain, which stems from a number of ailments and medical conditions. That includes at least some portion of the 6.5 million Americans who cope with chronic wounds (per figures from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention). This pain can range from a mild annoyance to something profoundly debilitating.
These new bamboo dressings were found to accelerate wound healing as well as prevent issue with odors.
Anyone who has even the faintest insight might be aware of the sheer number of unique material types used in the wound care industry.
There are the more traditional options, like collagen and hydrocolloid. While those options are relied on most often in hospital settings, researchers are continually making upgrades and improvements. Part of that expansion means new materials. For instance, fish have become a frequent source for wound dressings, as their skin contains several beneficial compounds. However, not all new dressing types are as organic; some feature computer technology to make monitoring a snap.
Now, another dressing-related breakthrough has emerged courtesy of a team of doctors from the Centre of Innovative and Applied Bioprocessing in Punjabi, India.