Health Page Archive: Wound Healing

Wounds Heal Slower With High Blood Sugar

If you have diabetes, you know you are at risk for many serious health problems if you do not control your blood sugar levels. One problem many diabetics face is slow wound healing. “There are many reasons why uncontrolled diabetes can affect your body’s ability to ...
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Treat Minor Burn Wounds

If you suffer a minor burn wound, you should first hold it under cool running water for about 10 to 15 minutes until the pain lessens and the wound is clean. Then, treat it with a triple antibiotic ointment or prescription antibiotic treatment and cover ...
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Treat Pressure Sores

A pressure sore – often called a bed sore – is an injury to the skin caused by constant pressure. People who are confined to a bed or chair are most likely to experience this type of injury. “When treating a pressure sore, you must take ...
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Physician Takes National Role

Colleen J. Moore, MD, FACS, RPVI, vascular surgeon and medical director of Saint Francis Medical Center’s Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Center, is playing a major role in training and testing vascular surgeons, cardiologists and radiologists across the country. Moore recently was named chair of the American ...
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Healing Options for Skin Ulcers

Patients who suffer from diabetic foot ulcers or venous stasis ulcers on their legs have several high-tech options at Saint Francis Medical Center for faster healing – skin substitutes. Saint Francis physicians use three different types of skin substitutes: Apligraf®, which is made from fetal foreskin cells; ...
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