Wound Care Treatments for Prostate Cancer Survivors

Approximately one in eight men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer during their lifetime and the American Cancer Society estimates that it is the second leading cause of cancer death in American men, followed by lung cancer. Years after successfully defeating prostate cancer, some men will experience a hidden complication caused by the radiation having…

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What You Need to Know About Chronic Wound Infections

Chronic wounds are defined as those resistant to healing within an expected amount of time or show very little improvement after several weeks. Wound infections take place when complications to heal injuries or tears to the skin’s surface occur. The presence of germs and bacteria causes an open wound to become infected requiring innovative strategies…

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Achieving New Levels of Excellence at the Bell Center for Learning

The new Healogics® Bell Center for Learning, located in Jacksonville, FL officially opened in April 2022 and serves as a centralized venue for nursing and clinical courses. With fully interactive wound care models and patient simulation rooms that replicate real-life scenarios, The Bell Center offers an excellent training experience for our team members.

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High Cholesterol Can Impact Your Ability to Heal

September is National Cholesterol Education Month and a great time to have your cholesterol tested to learn more about how it affects your health. Cholesterol is a necessary type of fat in your blood to stay healthy. Genetics and diet both determine the amount and type of cholesterol in your blood but when too much…

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Wound Care in the African American Community

In our recent study, we analyzed chronic wounds from 480 clinics to evaluate the association between wound healing performance, continuity and quality of care, as well as sociodemographic factors over the course of 12 weeks. The goal was to evaluate the connection between wound healing performance and those requiring wound care treatment across these clinics….

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Healthy, Diabetic-Friendly Holiday Recipes Everyone Can Enjoy

  Holiday meals are a time-honored tradition for most families, especially during Thanksgiving. However, finding diabetic-friendly recipes can seem like a challenge. While it is important for everyone to watch portion sizes and limit refined carbohydrates, if you or someone you love is living with diabetes, it is essential.

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Preventing Reoccurring Wounds

Tips For Preventing Reoccurring Wounds Once you receive the proper wound care to heal your chronic wound, it’s important to keep your wound closed and be proactive in preventing reoccurring wounds. Here are some tips to help stop a wound from coming back. Pressure and Friction Friction happens when you rub your skin on the…

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Nutrition

Good Nutrition Is Essential to Wound Healing Good nutrition, including an increase in the right type of calories, is the one common treatment requirement across all types of wounds. This is because the presence of a chronic wound raises the metabolic demands of our immune system. Additional calories from foods rich in protein and vitamins…

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