Category: Health & Wellness

Five Holiday Tips for DFU Care

From turkeys and ham, to the potatoes and candied yams all smothered in gravy, ending with a slice of grandma’s pumpkin pie, nothing beats the holiday season like home cooked food on a snowy night. Unless you’re living with a diabetic foot ulcer. Then, navigating all the gooey, fire-roasted, deep-fried deliciousness, snow-ball fighting, and ice … Continued

Steal This Diabetes Month Resource Kit

To celebrate November’s National Diabetes Awareness Month, Wound Care Advantage does not want to focus on the statistics of Diabetes. Like the 37 million people suffering from diabetes, or the fact that up to 34% of those patients will develop a foot ulcer in their lifetime, and that DFUs are the number one leading cause … Continued

5 Tips for Managing Non-Compliant Patients

Read Part One: Strategies For Staying Safe With Aggressive Patients Non compliant patients are all too familiar in the healthcare industry, and often leave a dark spot in clinical workers’ days. In a recent study conducted by the Learning and Development department at Wound Care Advantage, it found that 71% of clinical workers agree that … Continued

The Hidden Costs of Amputations

April is Limb Loss and Limb Difference Awareness Month. A time when we pause to remember and honor the millions living with limb loss after an amputation. When advanced wound care strategies are not applied and a wound becomes unmanageable, physicians are oftentimes forced to turn to this extreme procedure. It is traumatic for the … Continued

Ask the Expert: How can Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) help cancer patients with the delayed effects of radiation?

Q&A with Leo Raffi Doumanian, M.D., Associate Professor of Clinical Urology, Keck School of Medicine of USC, USC Institute of Urology When a patient chooses radiotherapy as their primary or adjunctive treatment modality, the first order of business is to eradicate the cancer. The effectiveness of radiotherapy for the treatment of specific cancers has been … Continued