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Hot Summer Months and Your Skin
Hot Summer Months and Your Skin

By Desmond Bell on Jul 07, 2020

Summer brings long, warm days -- the kind of environment that is conducive to abundant growth of things seen and unseen.  Among the unseen, pathogens such as bacteria and fungus tend to thrive in warm, dark, and moist conditions. What does this mean to the average person? What about the higher risk individual who is afflicted with diabetes or some other condition that compromises their ability to fight infection?

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Why You Need Protein for Wound Healing
Why You Need Protein for Wound Healing

By Desmond Bell on Jun 17, 2020

Adequate protein must be consumed to help reduce the threat of developing wounds in high risk individuals. But once a chronic wound occurs, a diet that features enough protein e.g. the larger amount is necessary to repair and heal.

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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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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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