Get tips on how to tell whether a cut or wound requires a visit to the ER or urgent care center. And find out how to prepare for an ER visit.
Chronic wounds that don’t heal within three months present ongoing problems. Learn the risks and treatments for the three most common types.
If you have diabetes, you may want to be a little more cautious about taking care of simple cuts, scratches, scrapes and bruises. In fact, skin care of any kind is important to your health. Bruises are the simplest to address. As long as the skin is not broken, you really don’t need to do … Read More
Canning your own fruits and vegetables at home has many benefits, but it also brings an increased risk for food-borne illness. While a rare occurence, botulism is usually is associated with home canning. It is dangerous and can even be deadly. Types of botulism Botulism is a serious illness that paralyzes muscles and can even … Read More
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A proven treatment for coronary artery disease now restores health to blood-starved limbs in patients with peripheral artery disease. Endovascular reconstruction is a minimally invasive procedure. The procedure is similar to the balloon angioplasty and stenting used in coronary arteries. It provides a limb-saving option for some patients who have been told that they face … Read More
What would it be like to breathe in 100 percent oxygen? For people with chronic, non-healing wounds, this therapy is effective, painless and gentle. Patients may spend two hours a day for a given time in a large, clear, tube-like chamber. They can relax or watch TV in this specially equipped, pressurized room as they … Read More
Wounds that won’t heal are a serious threat for patients with diabetes and diseases of the arteries and veins. When not proactively managed, wounds may lead to limb amputations. Saving limbs involves a multidisciplinary approach to care. Vascular surgeon Lee Kirksey, MD, is a leader in the Limb Salvage Program of the Cleveland Clinic Heart … Read More