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The Color of Healthy Wound Healing
The Color of Healthy Wound Healing

By Desmond Bell on Apr 13, 2020

Visualizing a wound is an ongoing and important part of managing the process to ensure healing takes place in a timely and orderly fashion.  Knowing what to look for in a healing wound is critical, since if a wound is not progressing and has stalled, the delay may result in more serious complications. 

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The Benefits of Anhydrous Wound Care
The Benefits of Anhydrous Wound Care

By Desmond Bell on Mar 18, 2020

The use of anhydrous technology in the management of wounds is not only a novel concept but could represent a paradigm shift in the approach to managing biofilms and optimizing the condition of the related skin.

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Gentle Exercise While Healing a Wound
Gentle Exercise While Healing a Wound

By Desmond Bell on Mar 03, 2020

Healing takes time and patience, and when things do not proceed according to our personal timetables, frustration, social isolation and depression can occur. The benefits of exercise are endless and include improved physical and psychological well-being.  Exercising while dealing with a wound can pose its own challenges, but the benefits of gentle exercise ought to outweigh any excuses.

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Acute to Chronic:  The Importance of Assessing Non-healing Wounds
Acute to Chronic: The Importance of Assessing Non-healing Wounds

By Desmond Bell on Feb 03, 2020

It is not uncommon for the presence of a non-healing wound to be the first indication that there is a far more serious underlying condition that may not have been previously been diagnosed.  Bottom line: time is of the essence and the longer one delays obtaining treatment, the greater the chance that more serious issues will ensue, further reducing the ability to heal.

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5 Attainable Resolutions for 2020
5 Attainable Resolutions for 2020

By Desmond Bell on Dec 30, 2019

As the year 2020 arrives, with it will come the endless New Year’s Resolutions, the vast majority of which will be long forgotten by February.  Many resolutions fail because we often set goals that are essen...

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6 Tips for Protecting Your Skin from Winter Weather
6 Tips for Protecting Your Skin from Winter Weather

By Desmond Bell on Dec 10, 2019

6 Tips for Protecting Your Skin from Winter Weather Winter weather can be harsh, bringing extremely cold temperatures, bitter winds and blizzards.  Our most precious layer of protection – our skin – can be c...

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Heel Ulcers, Bed Sores, and the Never Event List

By Desmond Bell on Nov 13, 2019

Although not widely used among the medical community, the term “bed sore” conjures up images and concerns often associated with incapacitation.   Bed sores or pressure ulcers may develop when excessive press...

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5 things you can do to reduce the risk of your ulcer moving to amputation
5 things you can do to reduce the risk of your ulcer moving to amputation

By Desmond Bell on Sep 17, 2019

I have been diagnosed with a chronic diabetic foot ulcer and I’m terrified it will get worse.  What are the most important things I can do to prevent amputation? If you are one of the approximately 30 mill...

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Why is a callus on the bottom of my foot potentially dangerous?
Why is a callus on the bottom of my foot potentially dangerous?

By Desmond Bell on Sep 17, 2019

Calluses are one of nature’s ways of protecting our bodies, especially when occurring on the hands and feet. Simply stated, calluses are a build-up of skin, typically over a bony prominence where repetitive,...

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Why Diabetics should NEVER soak their feet!
Why Diabetics should NEVER soak their feet!

By Desmond Bell on Sep 17, 2019

Sometimes the simplest things in life create tremendous pleasure: time spent with loved ones, a day at the beach or a hike along a beautiful mountain trail.  A slice of pizza, a warm bath or at the least, a ...

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What are the signs that I could develop a foot or leg ulcer?
What are the signs that I could develop a foot or leg ulcer?

By Desmond Bell on May 17, 2019

Prevention is always preferred and easier than treating a condition.  Simple, daily self-examination is the best way to prevent formation of a foot ulcer but knowing risk factors and what to look for is critical. 

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What is Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD) and how does it affect the skin?
What is Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD) and how does it affect the skin?

By Desmond Bell on May 15, 2019

Peripheral arterial disease is a condition that results from the build-up of plaque (atherosclerosis) within the arteries, primarily in the lower extremities, resulting in decreased blood flow to the legs, feet and toes. The signs and symptoms of PAD begin gradually and can easily be overlooked, misinterpreted and attributed to other conditions. 

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