Time may not actually be able to heal all wounds. An estimated 6.7 million people reported having a wound that wouldn’t get better last year, according to EvergreenHealth. Hyperbarics medicine, or oxygen therapy, is one way professionals treat those chronic ailments.Read More
Healogics, the wound healing experts, is proud to be one of 18 customers in Aetna’s Southeast and Mid-Atlantic regions to receive the 2018 Workplace Wellness Award. This award was given based on existing workplace wellness programs. “The health and wellbeing of our employees are extremely important. By providing a comprehensive wellness program, we hope to encourage our employees to make themselves a priority,” said Lynn Merritt, Healogics Chief HR Officer.Read More
A patient with severe burn injuries is brought to a burn center, in need of a skin graft immediately. A surgeon comes in with a small, handheld device and quickly dispenses thin sheets of artificial skin onto the wounds as easily as rolling out Scotch tape.
This scenario could become reality, thanks to a new device developed by Canadian scientists: a handheld 3D skin printer that deposits layers of skin tissue on burns and other injuries.Read More
Dressed for Success: Wound care dressing options have exploded, but deciding which material is best for which injury sometimes is an elusive quest for providers. No more.
A few years back, Mary Madison’s husband developed a pressure injury caused by sitting for long periods behind the wheel of a city bus. Her many years as a long-term care director of nursing and most recently as clinical consultant for Briggs Healthcare taught her one thing in this instance: Those types of wounds should never be treated lightly.Read More
Organogenesis Comparative Effectiveness Research Demonstrating Faster VLU Time to Healing with Apligraf® Showcased at ISPOR
New comparative effectiveness research from Organogenesis Inc. demonstrating faster time to healing and greater healing rates with Apligraf® for the treatment of venous leg ulcers (VLUs) was showcased last week at the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research (ISPOR) 2018 meeting held May 19-23, 2018 in Baltimore, Maryland.Read More
A simple scrape or sore might not cause alarm for most people. But for diabetic patients, an untreated scratch can turn into an open wound that could potentially lead to a limb amputation or even death. A Northwestern University team has developed a new device, called a regenerative bandage, that quickly heals these painful, hard-to-treat sores without using drugs.Read More
Having a healthy baseline HbA1c reading or improving blood glucose levels did not improve wound healing time among patients with diabetic foot ulcers, according to a new observational study. Though chronically high blood glucose levels are known harbingers of wound development, bringing those levels under control didn’t speed up healing among 270 patients seen at the Johns Hopkins Multidisciplinary Diabetic Foot and Wound Clinic over a five-year period.Read More
While local health center provides healing for injuries the body can’t heal, few community members are aware of its services. Mayor Jeremy Stutsman brought awareness to the Goshen Wound Center by touring it and proclaiming this week Wound Care Awareness Week.
Often, patients with wounds don’t realize the center can help, said Robyn Radford, director of Goshen Wound Center. Stutsman’s proclamation will help increase awareness, she said.Read More
Healogics, Inc., the nation’s leading provider of advanced wound care services, is proud to sponsor the fifth annual Wound Care Awareness Week from June 4 to June 8, 2018. Throughout this week, Healogics team members from around the country will be working together to shed light on the chronic wound epidemic and bring awareness to the advanced wound care options available.Read More
Frank Conestabile scraped his ankle last fall. Although he did not think much of it at the time, today he said he is thankful for the scrape since it just might be responsible for saving his life.Read More