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August 17, 2019  
WOUND NEWS: Feature Archives

buns August 26, 2014
New Biomaterial Can Coat Tricky Burn Wounds and Block Out Infection:
Scientists are reporting the development of novel, ultrathin coatings called nanosheets that can cling to the body's most difficult-to-protect contours and keep bacteria at bay.

cell healing July 28, 2014
Wound Healing Discovery May Improve Understanding of Cell Movement:
Research by a civil engineer from the University of Waterloo is helping shed light on the way wounds heal and may someday have implications for understanding how cancer spreads.

paper January 23, 2014
Johns Hopkins Review Throws Doubt on Wound Care Treatment:
A systematic review of 66 research papers focused on the treatment of skin ulcers suggests that most are so technically flawed that their results are unreliable.

diabetes November 28, 2013
Wound complications after surgery an increased risk for diabetics with high blood sugar levels:
A new study shows that the risk of complications for patients undergoing surgery related to diabetic wounds is affected by how well their blood sugar levels are controlled pre-surgery.

skin October 31, 2013
Treating cutaneous ulcers with human skin wound dressings:
Research shows that it is possible to treat venous ulcers unresponsive to conventional treatment with wound dressings made from human skin grown in vitro.

self harm July 30, 2013
Hiding and Healing Self-Injury Scars:
Though some scars may never heal, there are steps that can be taken to hide or erase the marks left by self-injury.

henna June 27, 2013
Black Henna: Temporary Tattoos that Scar:
Dangerous chemicals added to henna tattoos to make them stain the skin a pure black can cause allergic reactions and permanent scarring in as much as 1.5% of the population, or 1 in every 75 people.

doll May 30, 2013
Scars from Childhood Cancer Can Affect Adult Quality Of Life:
The increased risk of disfigurement caused by childhood cancer and treatment is associated with emotional distress and reduced quality of life in adulthood

flock April 25, 2013
Epithelial Cell Cooperation Analyzed As Cells 'Flock' To Heal Wounds:
Like flocks of birds, cells coordinate their motions as they race to cover and ultimately heal wounds to the skin. How that happens is a little less of a mystery today.

sugar February 26, 2013
Research Suggests Wounds Can Be Treated with Sugar:
The use of sugar to heal wounds by a University of Wolverhampton lecturer has been hailed as “revolutionary” by a patient who is receiving the treatment at a Birmingham hospital.

January 22, 2013
Slow Wound Healing In Women May Be Due To Estrogen:
Estrogen causes wounds in women to heal slower than in men - who have lower levels of estrogen.

December 22, 2012
Potential New Medical Superglue Inspired By Mussels:
The chemistry that lets mussels stick to underwater surfaces may also provide a highly adhesive wound closure and more effective healing from surgery.

November 27, 2012
Treating Wounds with Electricity:
More than 6 million Americans suffer from wounds that are considered chronic and difficult to heal. These wounds may be the result of long-term pressure or friction on the skin.

September 25, 2012
Are Scars Preventing You from Finding a Job?:
A recent study suggests that many candidates may be denied a job not because of their qualifications or character—but because of their scars.

August 28, 2012
Air Force Doctor Uses Laser Skin Treatment to Heal Burn Victims:
Lt. Col. Chad Hivnor is using his passion for helping people to help burn victims achieve functional improvements through fractional laser therapy.

April 24, 2012
Full Face Transplant Recipient Discusses his Recovery:
Last summer, Dallas Weins explained that all he wanted from his surgery was to be able to feel his daughter’s kisses. Now, a year after he was the first American to have a full face transplant, that wish has come true.

March 20, 2012
A Bandage That Spurs and Guides Blood Vessel Growth:
Researchers have developed a bandage that stimulates and directs blood vessel growth on the surface of a wound.

February 21, 2012
Surgery Healing and Scars:
Everything you need to know about wound healing and scars after surgery

January 10, 2012
Silk Spun By Hybrid Silkworms Could Improve Sutures, Artificial Limbs And More:
Research shows that silk produced by transgenically-engineered silkworms exhibits the highly sought-after strength and elasticity of spider silk.

October 20, 2011
Healing the Man Without A Face:
For most people, waking up with basic facial features is an everyday event, but for Dallas Wiens, who has lived the last two years without a face, having just eyelids, a nose, and a mouth is a miracle.

August 01, 2011
Tenfold Increase In Stroke Risk Following Traumatic Brain Injury:
A dramatic increase in stroke risk is associated with brain injury, according to a study done at Taipei Medical University.

July 04, 2011
Re-Useable, Effective Adhesive - A Sticky Problem That May Be Solved By Frog Feet:
Revolutionary technology inspired by nature may make bandages more effective.

May 09, 2011
AFIRM Improves Wound Healing and Advances in Regenerative Medicine:
AFIRM strives to not just heal injured body parts, but to completely restore them to their original state.

April 24, 2011
Computers Could Help Doctors Correctly Diagnose Skin Infections:
A new study suggests technology can help prevent misdiagnoses and the healthcare costs associated with them.

March 15, 2011
Harnessing The Natural Healing Process:
A new breakthrough reveals a critical component in the "decision-making" process of white blood cells that play a role in the healing process from bacterial inflammation.

December 20, 2010
Hope for Wounded Warrior Burn Victims:
A major improvement is coming in the field of dermatology and plastic surgery, specifically in the recovery and care for wounded warrior burn victims.

July 06, 2010
Scientists Identify Melanoma-Initiating Cell:
The discovery of a melanoma-initiating cell may explain why current immunotherapies are largely unsuccessful in preventing disease recurrence in human patients.

June 18, 2010
Researchers discover mechanism that limits scar formation:
Researchers discover an unexpected cellular response that plays an important role in breaking down and inhibiting the formation of excess scar tissue in wound healing.

May 14, 2010
Discovery Could Help Diabetics And Others With Slow-to-Heal Wounds:
A new discovery about the wound-healing process could lead to better treatments for diabetics and other patients who have wounds that are slow to heal.

February 22, 2010
New Antibiotic May Fight Resistance:
A new study published in the journal Molecular Cell claims that exposure to low levels of antibiotics makes the creation of drug resistant strains of E. Coli and Staphylococcus more likely.

January 27, 2010
Infections Plague Haiti’s Survivors:
In the aftermath of the massive earthquake in Haiti, volunteer medical staff are struggling to care for the injured, and new infections threaten to take the lives of those who survived in the rubble.

January 21, 2010
Scar Healing: The Final Step in Wound Care:
Scar healing is the result of biologic wound repair and is a complex process. With the exception of minor lesions, every skin wound causes some degree of permanent scarring.

September 11, 2008
Slow-Healing Wounds:
A key reason that some wounds heal slowly, according to a study conducted in the UK, is depression and anxiety.

March 07, 2008
Joint Surgery and Diabetes Increases Wound Infection Risk:
Patients with diabetes who undergo either knee or hip replacement surgery are more likely to suffer complications than patients without diabetes...

November 26, 2007
Silver For Treating Wounds :
There are new methods for treating leg ulcers. Are they better than the old methods? And since they can be more expensive, are they worth it?

November 12, 2007
Parents: You Are Key To Helping Your Teen Deal With Diabetes:
Parents of teens with type 1 and type 2 diabetes often have concerns about how it will impact the family...

October 15, 2007
Evidence-Based Medicine for Wound Care:
Modern medical science has come up with new, promising treatments for wounds. Some new treatments work, and some don't...

October 09, 2007
Saving The Diabetic Foot:
When do you amputate a diabetic foot, and how much do you remove?

September 24, 2007
Preventing Type 2 Diabetes When You're On-The-Go :
Being on vacation doesn't mean you should forget your healthy food choices and physical activity routine...

August 27, 2007
Pre-Diabetes: A Condition Not To Be Dismissed:
Research shows that a healthy lifestyle can prevent pre-diabetes from ever developing into type 2 diabetes...

July 27, 2007
Manuka Honey: Made Naturally :
This special honey has been used since ancient times, and was recently approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration as a treatment for wounds...

July 02, 2007
Breathe Deeply to Heal Your Wound:
Many doctors are preventing diabetic amputations by using one of the most versatile and powerful compounds that we come across every second of every day...

June 18, 2007
Diabetes And The Navajo Way:
The Navajo tradition provides a unique lens through which to look at this widespread condition...

May 21, 2007
Researchers Identify New Genetic Risk Factors for Type 2 Diabetes:
Landmark study shows at least 10 genetic variants are associated with adult onset diabetes...

April 30, 2007
Case Study Illustrates Link Between Obesity, Type 2 Diabetes, and Oral Health:
The overweight and obesity epidemic continues sweeping through the developed world, and researchers are looking for ways to lessen its impact...

March 19, 2007
Zolinza Capsules For Treating Rare Skin Cancer:
Cutaneous T-cell lymphoma (CTCL) patients now have a new treatment option – in the form of a pill...

March 09, 2007
Women with Pre-Diabetes May Have Higher Heart Disease Risk:
New research reveals that women with “pre-diabetes” may experience blood vessel dysfunction, clot formation and high blood pressure more often than men...

January 29, 2007
Americans in the Dark about Shingles:
Most people are completely unaware of this disease, according to the Society for Women’s Health Research...

January 08, 2007
Saving Our Nation's Youth from Excess :
Type 2 diabetes and obesity is threatening the health and well-being of schoolchildren everywhere...

November 27, 2006
Mysterious Skin Disease Debated by Physicians and Those Who Suffer:
Few answers exist, but awareness is the first step...

November 14, 2006
Honey: A Sweet Remedy for Healing:
Thick, golden and sweet, honey is a popular remedy for soothing sore throats. New evidence shows that it’s as beneficial on the outside of the body as on the inside...

October 18, 2006
Diabetes Epidemic in India Linked to Affluence Gone Astray:
India is a country with healthy cultural cuisine and a population of 1.1 billion. Yet, 75 million people are projected to get adult-onset Type 2 diabetes over the next 20 years...

October 04, 2006
Staying Safe Under the Glory of the Sun:
“None of us ever used sunscreen in the old days,” said Linda Eagle Smith of Flagstaff, Ariz., referring back to the 1960s when she came of age...

September 20, 2006
Vegan Diet Yields Promising Results for Type 2 Diabetics:
In fact, 43 percent of patients in the 22-week study who followed the vegan diet reduced their need to use medication to control blood sugars...

August 31, 2006
Diabetes Medication May Prove Effective for Alzheimer’s:
Families of those with Alzheimer’s, which robs 4.5 million older Americans of their own mental faculties, who have heard the news are cautiously hopeful...

August 18, 2006
Diabetes Hope in a Microbubble :
An innovative delivery method is offering hope to millions of people suffering from diabetes and may free them from the routine of daily injections...

July 20, 2006
Rashes on Babies May Predict Future Skin Problems:
Babies with certain types of rashes appearing at 18 months old or younger may be more likely to develop a common and chronic skin condition...

July 05, 2006
Clinical Environments – More than a Room with a View :
Japanese gardens aren’t just for meditative strolls on Sunday afternoons any more. Rather, as 75 year old Norma Jean Lemley sits in a recliner during a five-hour chemotherapy session...

June 16, 2006
Sleep Deficit and Diabetes: How Much We Sleep Affects Our Health:
In an age of constant Internet access, cable news, cell phones and endless supplies of caffeine, it’s no surprise that many Americans aren’t getting enough sleep. Research is beginning to uncover...

June 01, 2006
Addicted to a Tan?:
Summer is coming and it’s time to expose those pale legs. But the fear of pasty-colored skin is turning some of us into addicts. Researchers in both Britain and the United States have been following an alarming trend of people developing unhealthy obsessions about bronzed skin...

May 19, 2006
Skin Cancer Debate: Sunscreen or the Sunshine Vitamin?:
Despite established public education campaigns focused on slathering on sunscreen to prevent skin cancer, debate among the medical community continues...

May 05, 2006
New Research May Help Scientists Fight Flesh-Eating Bacteria:
When news of “flesh-eating” bacteria hit newspapers several years ago, the public emitted a collective gasp of disgust and worry. Every cut and scratch suddenly seemed like a potentially-deadly liability...

April 20, 2006
Skin Cancer and Aging – A Dermatologist Weighs In :
For good skin health it’s lotions and potions all the way – especially sunscreen. Indeed, Dermatologist Kristin Stevens, M.D., Ph.D., said the bottom line to stave off skin problems related to age and cancer “is to get into the routine of applying sunscreen...

April 06, 2006
Obesity Doubles Kids’ Risk for Diabetes:
Childhood obesity carries many known health risks such as heart disease and high blood pressure, but according to a new study, obese children are even more at risk for another serious disease: Diabetes...

March 23, 2006
Get Moving – Exercise May Help Cuts Heal Faster:
Exercise is good for your heart. Exercise is good for managing your weight. Exercise is good for increasing your energy level. And, it turns out, exercise is also good for your cuts and gashes...

March 09, 2006
Relief is on the way for Psoriasis Sufferers :
For the 4.5 million American adults suffering from psoriasis, a new drug approved by the FDA in January will provide a combination of two existing treatments in one topical ointment...

February 22, 2006
Insulin Inhaler Poised to Hit the Market :
It’s been three quarters of a century since an injected insulin treatment was first discovered in the 1920s. Since then, diabetics have relied on insulin injections...

February 03, 2006
Type 2 Diabetes: An Epidemic Growing with Our Waistlines:
“When they give you a visa to the United States in Shanghai, Fujian, or Beijing, they should stamp a clear warning: Danger to your health,” said Marcelo M. Suarez-Orozoco, Ph.D., co-director of immigration studies at New York University...

January 05, 2006
Adult Acne – Why it’s Back and Options for Clearer Skin:
Bad skin is not just a teenage dilemma. Today more than half of adult women and one quarter of adult men experience acne breakouts...

December 23, 2005
With a Little Help from my Friends – Part Four:
Her finger went to her cheek, and then she got up to check the lump in the mirror. There it was – a tiny pink bump the size of a half grain of rice...

December 02, 2005
With a Little Help from my Friends – Part Three :
Long gone were the endorphin-producing days of mega-exercise for Tara Sullivan; “There’s nothing they can do for meningitis – just bed rest and pain meds. It’s so debilitating..."

November 11, 2005
With a Little Help from my Friends - Part Two:
Tara Sullivan is all scrappy Irish, and on the high side of 150 pounds. In her irreverent words, “a little fat lady – too much sail for such a small craft.” She knew she needed to do something...

October 14, 2005
With a Little Help from my Friends – A Story of Diabetes, Meningitis and Melanoma:
"...They did a urinalysis, and the nurse said the sugar was high. I didn’t think anything at the time, until on our way out my husband asked the physician about it. Then came the bombshell..."

September 30, 2005
Exploring the Melanoma Diagnosis Controversy :
To be over-cautious or not to be? That is the question – or at least it seems to be the question on the minds of many American dermatologists and oncologists...

September 15, 2005
Fetal Skin Cells Offer Promise for Healing Burns:
Using a biological bandage of human fetal skin cells, Swiss researchers dramatically increased the speed and success of treating burns in children...

August 30, 2005
FDA Clamps Down on Acne Drug:
Beginning August 22, the FDA’s national registry known as iPLEDGE will be collecting data on all Accutane prescriptions. To get the drug, patients must first...

August 16, 2005
Feeling Blue May Increase Your Diabetes Risk:
Young adults who have a history of depression have an increased risk of developing Type 2 diabetes, according to recent findings...

August 04, 2005
Diabetes: An Overview:
Diabetes is a disease that affects an estimated 18.2 million people in the United States, or 6.3 percent of the population. About 13 million of these people have been diagnosed and 5.2 have not.

July 05, 2005
Breaking Out is Hard to do:
With prom season in full swing, and a slew of summer weddings, vacations, and other events just heating up, many people who suffer from acne-prone skin are wondering how to put their best face forward for these special occasions...

June 08, 2005
Diabetic Ulcers: How to Treat and Prevent a Challenging Complication:
For those with diabetes, there are many concerns besides maintaining safe insulin levels. Those with the disease may suffer from a range of complications, as well...

May 20, 2005
Diabetics, Fast Food and HPMC:
With so much in the news about diabetes and its link to our diets, we all know that we should eat high-fat fast foods sparingly. But if you just can’t let go of greasy hamburgers and salty fries, researchers with the U.S. Department of Agriculture may have the answer you’ve been looking for...

April 21, 2005
New Skin Provides Hope for Burn Victims:
Being badly burned is one of the most terrifying and difficult injuries to recover from, with the scars remaining for a lifetime. But a new technology is providing hope for burn victims...

April 05, 2005
The Diabetes Obesity Connection – A Look at Leptin:
Obesity isn’t always a fast track to diabetes - and researchers think they may be figuring out why. It all started in 1994 when researchers discovered a hormone that regulates appetite levels in mice and named it leptin...

January 28, 2005
Diet, Exercise Are Effective Diabetes Prevention in Older Adults:
For older adults who face increased risk of type 2 diabetes, recent studies show it is not too late to delay – or even prevent – the onset of this disease. Experts have found that for adults over age 60, losing modest amounts of weight and increasing exercise...

December 01, 2004
New Hyperbaric Wound Care Centers Offer Cutting-Edge Treatment:
A new technique for wound care, known as hyperbaric wound therapy, is giving hope to those who have struggled with chronic wounds from diabetes, circulatory disorders, and certain types of wounds or injuries.

November 09, 2004
New Silver Bandages May Help Heal Wounds:
Gold is more expensive, but silver may be more valuable to your health. Because of the metal’s antibacterial properties, both Curad and Band-Aid are coming out with a new line of silver-infused bandages.

November 02, 2004
Soldiers in Iraq Suffer Life-Threatening Head, Neck Wounds:
Ground fighting and proximity to explosions plus changes in soldiers’ protective gear have been factors in an increase of head and neck wounds seen by military doctors.

October 14, 2004
Reeve Put Super Effort Toward Research:
Christopher Reeve often said he wanted to be known for something other than playing Superman. But it was real life, not another movie role, that gave the actor the chance to star in his biggest drama: as a spinal cord injury victim championing research in hope that people like him would someday be able to walk again.

October 07, 2004
New Role for Bone Marrow in Wound Repair:
Led by Dr. Frank Isik, scientists from the University of Washington have recently demonstrated a totally novel method by which bone marrow contributes to the process of wound healing and repair.

September 27, 2004
Honey Can Be Effective for Healing Wounds:
The medical establishment is getting sweet on honey. After several decades of using penicillin-like antibiotics for wound healing, researchers are finding that honey may be more effective after all. Even wounds that have resisted other antibiotics may be curable with honey.

August 26, 2004
As Babies Get Older, Parents Become More Lax About Sun Protection:
Despite numerous federal warnings about sun exposure for children, new research shows that parents become less vigilant about protecting their children after their first year of age, which dermatologists warn can have deleterious effects in adulthood.

August 14, 2004
Texas Man Dies From Flesh-Eating Bacteria:
A Texas man has died from the flesh-eating saltwater bacteria vibrio vulnificus that entered his body through a minor cut on his leg.

August 12, 2004
Fruit Flies May Provide Answers to Questions About Wound Healing:
Researchers have been observing how wounds heal in fruit fly larvae in an attempt to better understand human wound healing. They have found that the formation of scabs and the regeneration of skin after a puncture wound seem to be controlled by two different genetic mechanisms.

August 02, 2004
Maggots Make Medical Comeback:
Think of these wriggly little creatures not as, well, gross, but as miniature surgeons: Maggots are making a medical comeback, cleaning out wounds that just won't heal.

July 12, 2004
Shriners Hospitals Feed Recovery In Burn Patients:
One of the most painful injuries that a person can ever experience is a burn injury. Every year, millions of people in the United States are burned in one way or another.

June 15, 2004
New Product Shows Promise in Healing Pressure Ulcers:
Pressure ulcers, or "bed sores" as they are sometimes called, have long been one of the biggest sources of discomfort for patients confined to beds or wheelchairs for prolonged periods of time.

April 29, 2004
One of The Worst Complications of Diabetes May Be Preventable:
When Greg Owen was referred to the Ingham Regional Wound Care Center in Lansing, Mich., he was in danger of losing his toe, possibly his foot, to one of the most devastating complications of diabetes -- chronic wounds.

March 04, 2004
Vibrating Insoles May Help Diabetic Nerve Function:
New research suggests that relief may be on the horizon for diabetics who suffer from diabetes-related nerve degeneration and associated problems, such as foot ulcers and balance difficulties.

February 09, 2004
Intermittent Compression Device Relieves Limb Swelling, Ulcers :
An eight-chamber compression device significantly reduces swelling and quickens wound healing in patients with lymphedema, ulcers, varicose vein disease and related conditions.

January 14, 2004
Stress Can Hinder Wound Healing After Surgery:
A new study shows that stress may cause the body to produce less of those substances needed to assist post-surgical wounds to heal.

December 09, 2003
LEDs Provide New Hope for Acne Sufferers:
LED-based acne treatment, approved by the FDA last July, promotes tissue healing, and also makes the skin inhospitable for acne-causing bacteria.

November 17, 2003
Nerve Growth Factor Helps Pressure Ulcers Heal:
Applying a substance called nerve growth factor to pressure ulcers may help them heal, an Italian study suggests.

October 28, 2003
Improved Battlefield Medical Technologies Increasing Survival Rate for Wounded Soldiers:
New technologies have greatly improved the survival rate for military personnel wounded in combat during the Iraq conflict.

October 23, 2003
Compression Bandaging for Leg Ulcers:
Compression bandaging is the main form of treatment for venous leg ulcers. Venous leg ulcers occur when the veins and muscles in the lower legs are weak and can't efficiently pump the blood back to the heart.

September 22, 2003
OrCel Shows Promise for Treatment of Diabetic Foot Ulcers:
OrCelTM, a wound dressing used to stimulate wound closure, and repair and regenerate skin, is being studied as a potential treatment for diabetic foot ulcers.

August 15, 2003
Enjoy the Sun, but Don’t Get Burned:
Most people believe that if clothing and sunscreens reduce reddening of the skin, they are providing enough protection. Unfortunately, blocking UVB, which causes redness, may give a false sense of security. Dangerous UVA radiation can cause aging and cancer without allowing redness to occur.

July 01, 2003
Celebrate With Safety:
With the Fourth of July fast approaching, many Americans are looking forward to celebrating their patriotism by lighting fireworks. Each year, thousands of Americans, particularly children and young people, are injured in fireworks-related injuries.

June 16, 2003
Dermatologist Advises Youth on Sun Risks:
Summer's almost here and that means many teens and college students will be outside a lot, particularly after a wet spring in much of the country. But how many will use sunscreen?

May 26, 2003
Surgeons Try In-The-Wound Drugs:
The first time Kathy Kennedy gave birth via a Caesarean section, the wound was so painful she could barely hobble out of bed despite taking the powerful narcotic Percocet. But after her second C-section, "I popped out of bed."

April 16, 2003
Surgical Gel Sales Halted Pending Probe:
Worldwide sales of a surgical gel have been suspended pending investigation of reports of pain, repeat operations and even three deaths among women who received it during gynecological operations, the Food and Drug Administration said Wednesday.

March 28, 2003
FDA OKs Lotion to Fight Chemical Attack:
The government has approved a special skin lotion for U.S. soldiers to apply immediately after a chemical attack to neutralize otherwise potentially deadly chemical weapons.

March 05, 2003
Artificial Skin Touted for Burn Victims:
For many of the badly burned survivors of the Rhode Island nightclub disaster, the best hope for a successful recovery may lie in a substance that is manmade and half-alive.

February 25, 2003
Blood-Clotting Bandage May Save Soldiers:
As the United States threatens war against Iraq, soldiers are being armed with the newest medical technology, including an experimental bandage soaked in a blood-clotting agent that may save lives on the battlefield.

February 10, 2003
Supplement Provides Relief From Pressure Ulcers:
Pressure ulcers have become synonymous with the misery of long-term bedrest. In reality, they represent a significant burden on the national health care system, as well as one of the biggest quality of life issues facing elderly patients today.

January 13, 2003
Lasting Effects of September 11:
The events of Sept. 11, 2001 left marks on the world that will be apparent for years to come. For those who were seriously injured in the attacks, those marks come in the form of scars—physical and emotional.

September 17, 2002
Feeling the Pain: Leg Hip Pain Not Normal Part of Aging:
Peripheral vascular disease can be a primary cause of wounds that resist healing. In some cases, up to 1 in 4 non-healing wounds can be attributed to PVD. Luckily, lifestyle changes can help you to avoid this condition as you age.

April 17, 2002
Anatomy of the Skin:
Skin is the body's largest organ, weighing on average 9 lbs and covering an area of 20 square feet. It comprises three layers: the epidermis, the dermis and the subcutaneous layer. Each layer has a specific structure and function. Skin appendages include sweat glands, hair, and nails.

April 02, 2002
Rare Skin Disease Strikes Afghan Refugee Camps:
The World Health Organization (WHO) has recently reported outbreaks of the skin disease leishmaniasis in Afghan refugee camps in northwest Pakistan. Problems faced by health officials include the lack of medication and trained medical staff to handle this disease.

November 19, 2001
Burn Patients Stay in Intensive Care:
The six patients, burned when a hijacked plane slammed into the Pentagon on Sept. 11, remain in intensive care.

October 25, 2001
Drug May Help Burn Victims

October 05, 2001
Skin substitute saves lives in Washington:
Quick response key after terrorist attacks

September 06, 2001
Avoiding Skin Ulcers:
Wheelchair users may be able to prevent pressure ulcers

May 23, 2001
Animal Bite Wounds—Is Your Child Safe? :
Our Guide for Treating and Preventing Bite Wounds

April 16, 2001
Burn Prevention is Everyone’s Job :
This April, Focus on Reducing Your Risk of Burn Injury

April 10, 2001
Healthy Eating, Healing Wounds :
How What You Eat Affects How You Heal

February 23, 2001
New Life for Medieval Medicine:
Doctors Use Maggots to Debride Chronic Wounds

October 31, 2000
Vacuum Therapy Approved For Medicare Reimbursement :
Patients Gain Access to Wound Closure Device

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