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Studying Worms Offers Insight into Human Wound Care

POSTED ON July 14, 2017  - POSTED IN wound care

A team from Stanford is using nanoparticles to study wound healing in worms, and that could eventually translate to aiding human beings. 

Using nanoparticles to study wound healing in worms could eventually translate to aiding human beings.

A large percentage of research projects in the wound care industry focus on finding new ways to heal specific injuries. That could be the development of new drugs, the creation of groundbreaking dressing types or new methods for detecting harmful infections.

Is Fish Skin the Answer to Chronic Wound Care?

POSTED ON July 5, 2017  - POSTED IN wound care

Is fish skin a beneficial and effective treatment for chronic wounds?

Is fish skin a beneficial and effective treatment for chronic wounds?

According to the National Institute of Nursing Research, more than five million Americans are impacted by chronic wounds every year. The elderly, plus those living with disabilities and diabetes, have a greater chance of developing this condition. For these individuals, finding a way to prevent development, alleviate the symptoms and speed up the healing process is critical, but have any of them considered fish skin as a treatment method?

Helpful Tips for Preventing and Treating Blisters

POSTED ON June 2, 2017  - POSTED IN wound care

Tips for treating blisters

Being prepared is the first step toward preventing blisters.

 

If you’ve ever broken in a pair of new shoes, you’ve likely experienced painful, pesky blisters. These small pockets of fluid, typically caused by friction from ill-fitting footwear, are quite easy to develop. However, theirwound healing process can be uncomfortable and time-consuming. For people with neuropathy due to diabetes, blisters can also pose serious health risks.

Eating Healthy During Wound Care

POSTED ON May 31, 2017  - POSTED IN wound care

Eating healthy during wound care

When dealing with wound care, nutrition sometimes becomes the last thing that comes to mind.

 

When faced with the unfortunate situation of dealing with wound care, nutrition is often the last thing that comes to mind. Because of immobility, reaching for an unhealthy snack or whatever is conveniently placed in the refrigerator becomes top priority over sticking to a well-balanced meal. While wound healing and nutrition may not seem like two things that go together, researchers have found that what you put into your body can have an impact on how your body can recover.

Tips for Preventing and Treating Sunburns This Summer

POSTED ON May 8, 2017  - POSTED IN Burn wounds

Basking in those sunny rays isn't free from negative consequences - without proper protection, you're at risk for developing sunburns

It’s great to get outside and absorb all that vitamin D, but without proper protection you’re at risk for developing sunburns.

When the weather gets warmer and the sun grows stronger, it’s tempting to spend every day outdoors. After all, you’ve waited all winter long – now’s your chance to soak up the sun and have some summer fun.

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