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Imaging Confirms Omega-3 Oil Increases Perfusion
Imaging Confirms Omega-3 Oil Increases Perfusion

By Omeza Team on Jan 10, 2020

CMO Des Bell, MD and a team of Omeza employees recently conducted an imaging experiment at a local podiatrist practice. Using Modulim’s Clarifi® Imaging System, now in use at the Sarasota Foot Care Center, a series of thermographic images was captured before and after application of the topical omega-3 oil.

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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, ...

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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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Top indications I should get this leg wound looked at immediately
Top indications I should get this leg wound looked at immediately

By Desmond Bell on May 06, 2019

The presence of a chronic or non-healing wound may indicate a far more serious underlying condition or other factors that impair normal wound repair. In case of these symptoms, a referral to a wound specialist is highly recommended. Time is of the essence. 

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