Archive for November, 2017

Enhanced Wound Care – Learn More

Wounds and injuries can happen to anyone at any age. Fortunately, most wounds are short-lived and heal soon after the incident. It is estimated that chronic wounds affect around 6.5 million patients in the United States. Of these patients, a majority are also under treatment for several chronic diseases, including diabetes and obesity. The skin […]

November Is Diabetes Awareness Month

November is National Diabetes Awareness Month. In fact, many people may not be aware about this, even though diabetes is an increasingly prevalent condition in the United States. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) statistics report says there were about 30.3 million people in the United States with diabetes in the year 2015, […]

Topical Gel Made from Oral Blood Pressure Pills Can Speed up Healing of Chronic Wounds

A Johns Hopkins University-led international team of researchers found that a topical gel made from oral blood pressure pills helps in healing of chronic skin wounds. Peter Abadir, M.D, associate professor of medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine pointed out that twenty-nine million people in the United States have diabetes and 1.7 […]

Mature B lymphocytes Speed up the Healing of Diabetic Ulcers and Other Skin Injuries

A research team from the Vaccine and Immunotherapy Center (VIC) at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) has found a potential solution that can speed up the healing of chronic wounds. The researchers reported that the application of mature B lymphocytes greatly improved the healing of wounds in both healthy and diabetic skin. The treatment improved the […]