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Spray On Stem Cells for Treating Burns and Open Wounds–Regenerative Medicine by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Mon 29 Nov 2010 6:22pm This is a neat story and technology.  According to the video the mixture looks like Jello and is sprayed on.  The woman patient is a diabetic with a foot wound that will not heal and with using her own stem cells, it’s fix and and win. The patient’s first skin graft failed and the patient also had stem cells during her heart surgery 6 wee ... Read on »
Opening Old Wounds and Sitting With My Emotions by bbubblyb Patient Expert Posted Tue 06 Nov 2012 7:50pm I've been through quite a bit in my 45 yrs.  I can say without a doubt I am at the happiest and healthiest right now in my life.  Yet I still struggle in many areas of my life due to my past.  In the past few weeks I've been opening up old wounds.  Some I had thought I had put in the past but yet as I talk about them again I see that isn't really ... Read on »
Lance Armstrong Accused Of Doping – New Allegations Open Old Wounds by Adria A. Posted Thu 14 Jun 2012 12:00am       fought allegations of charges and  commented about it in the June 2012 issue of Men’s Journal saying “In my mind, I’m truly done. You can interpret that however you want. But no matter what happens, I’m finished. I’m done fighting. I’ve moved on. If there are other thing ... Read on »
Nebraska safe haven law opens old wounds by Kathlyn S. Patient Expert Posted Sun 09 Nov 2008 10:51pm On Nov. 7, Nebraska’s Division of Children and Family Services announced that an 11-year-old girl was left at Bergan Mercy Hospital in Omaha through LB 157, Nebraska's "safe haven" law.  It was the twenty-first time a parent had used the law since it went into effect in July.As of last week 23 children had been left at Nebraska hospitals, incl ... Read on »
Reader Question – After Mastectomy, Alloderm, Expanders – Wounds Won’t Heal – Picture Alert by Dr. John D. Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted Fri 05 Feb 2010 12:00am 1 Comment Dear Dr. I had a double mastectomy in mid December. I had tissue expanders and alloderm put in right away. My problem is I am not healing. I had surgery six weeks later to try to close the wounds again but here I am with open wounds again. You can see the alloderm. It is very painful also. I am so afraid because it has been so long ... Read on »
post op update #2 - wound healing by AtYourCervix Patient Expert Posted Sat 06 Mar 2010 8:22am I had a wound check on Thursday with one of my favorite nurse practitioners. My umbilical incision is healing perfectly. It's the lower incision that isn't doing so great. Do I fault my surgeon? Absolutely not. He did a marvelous job with my tubal. However, I believe that I am at fault for my delayed wound healing. Why? I went back to ... Read on »
Tumeric as a Wound Dressing? by Dr. John D. Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted Fri 19 Feb 2010 12:00am This nice elderly Chinese gentleman with a hand wound became a patient over a month ago. Like many Asian patients he uses some Eastern remedies in his daily life. I have not seen the use of tumeric before for open wounds. This gentleman has been using it regularly for this hand wound as a dressing. He does not wish to have the wound t ... Read on »
Sacramento Company, Diabetic MD, Has New Technology To Help Heal Diabetic Wounds by prettywell Posted Sat 27 Nov 2010 7:57am Sacramento, CAcompany, Diabetic MD, is now offering a new way out for those suffering from hard healing wounds. This new technology in the wound care market is helping diabetics in a huge way. While most treatments prescribed by doctors try to kill the infection from the inside, Diabetic MD’s spray works from the outside providing all the nut ... Read on »
Emotional Trauma: Wounds, Scars, and Everything in Between by VidyaSury Facebook Posted Fri 14 Sep 2012 2:20am (This beautiful excerpt is from the book "Trauma and the Twelve Steps: A Complete Guide to Enhancing Recovery" by Dr. Jamie Marich    who is an amazing individual and published here with her kind permission). The word trauma is the Greek word for "wound." Think for a moment about the word wound in a physical sense. What do we k ... Read on »
FDA Safety Communication: UPDATE on Serious Complications Associated with Negative Pressure Wound Therapy Systems by FDA Posted Thu 24 Feb 2011 12:00am Date Issued: February 24, 2011 Audience: Health Care Providers: Prescribing physicians and clinicians responsible for the ongoing care of patients whose wounds are being managed with negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT). Patients and Caregivers Device: NPWT promotes healing ... Read on »