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Myths About Wound Care All Patients Should Know

POSTED ON March 27, 2017  - POSTED IN wound care

Unfortunately, there are many misconceptions around what works - and what does not - when it comes to efficient wound care.

Unfortunately, there are many misconceptions around what works and what doesn’t when it comes to wound care.

Proper healing is essential for wounds of all shapes and sizes. Whether you are dealing with a scraped knee or recovering from an invasive surgical procedure, it is essential that you give your body the care it needs.
Unfortunately, there are many misconceptions around what works – and what does not – when it comes to efficient wound care.

Everything You Need In your Family’s First-Aid Kit

POSTED ON March 22, 2017  - POSTED IN wound care

Every home should have a fully-stocked first aid kit on hand.

Every home should have a fully-stocked first aid kit on hand.

 

No matter how careful you might be, household accidents are sometimes unavoidable. You may cut yourself cleaning up broken glass, or strain a muscle simply putting away boxes. When these injuries do occur, it’s essential you receive proper treatment right away. Otherwise, improperly treated injuries, especially wounds, can cause a host of other health conditions down the line.

Depression, Anxiety May Lead to Post-Surgical Wounds

POSTED ON March 20, 2017  - POSTED IN wound care

A new study has found that depression and anxiety in patients can increase their risk of post-surgical complications.

A new study has found that depression and anxiety can increase the risk of post-surgical complications

Depression and anxiety are normal parts of everyday life for millions of Americans. According to figures from Anxiety and Depression Association of America, anxiety is the most common form of mental disorders, affecting about 40 million U.S. adults. Depression, meanwhile, impacts the lives of 15 million American adults.

Hospital Takes Multidisciplinary Approach to Burns

POSTED ON March 17, 2017  - POSTED IN Burn wounds

Presbyterian hospital in New York is taking a multi-tiered approach to treating burns.

Presbyterian hospital in New York is taking a multi-tiered approach to treating burns.

 

Caring for burns, regardless of severity, is one of the more complicated approaches in the entirety of the wound care industry. Given the depth of these injuries, and how easy it easy to make large-scale mistakes, researchers are always finding new ways to treat burns.

In the last few months alone, there have been a number of exciting developments, including a SkinGun that uses stem cells to repair burns and a video game system to help patients cope with dressing changes.

Now, a group of doctors from the New York-Presbyterian Hospital Weill Cornell Medical Center are taking a slightly different approach to treating burns.

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