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May 1, 2018

Ask the Care Expert About...Documentation Terms

With the updating and changing of the new regulations, many are using a PU/ PI abbreviation. This stands for Pressure Ulcer/ Pressure Injury. Many times the ulcer is really an injury to the skin. Regulations state that a pressure injury is localized damage to the skin and/or underlying soft tissue usually over a bony prominence or related to a medical or other device. Read More

Ditch the Caffeine for a Dose Of Oxygen?

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy has been clinically proven to help treat serious medical conditions, like carbon monoxide poisoning and severe burns, but a North Texas attorney says it's been his Holy Grail to overcoming a daily struggle that plagues just about everyone: low energy. Dennis Fuller says he's tried everything to clear the brain fog and increase his energy. "I tried mediation. I tried running and exercise to unbelievable degrees," said Fuller. "The stress of my job was just wearing me out." Read More

Could Probiotics Replace Antibiotics in Wound Healing?

The microbiome is known to play a major role in gut health, but what about our skin? Billions of bacteria reside there, and the probiotic types may hold great potential to prevent infections during wound healing. When the skin barrier is damaged, these pathogens are ready to make their way into the body to colonize it. This is particularly dangerous if the bacteria in question cause widespread damage to skin or other tissues, and if they are resistant to antibiotics. Read More

Argyria- A Rare Disease That Turns Your Skin Blue

Argyria is a rare condition that makes your complexion to turn blue or gray shade. This is caused by the overexposure to silver. When the body is subjected to a large-dose of exposure or prolonged exposure to small amounts of silver, it changes its color to blue. Silver is not always a bad thing for your health. There are many medical uses of silver. It has been used in bandages, salves, and medicines such as eye drops. Read More