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Wounds Must be Well-Fed

“Nutrition plays an essential role in wound healing. Nutritional support is a fundamental part of wound management. Poor nutrition during the healing process can delay healing and impair wound strength, making the wound more prone to breakdown,” said Alicia Bergeron, LPN, Certified Wound Care Nurse. Good nutrition is extremely important to our overall health and…

22-Mar-2022 to 22-Mar-2022

Diabetic Foot Ulcer 101

According to the American Podiatric Medical Association, diabetic foot ulcers affect approximately 15 percent of people with diabetes. It is estimated that 14-24 percent of diabetic foot ulcers end with amputation. What’s that Sore? Do you have a sore on your foot that’s been there for a while without improving? If you have diabetes, chances…

10-Dec-2021 to 10-Dec-2021

5 Tips to Help Prevent Youth Sports Injuries

Tips Shared by St. James Parish Hospital Therapy Center 1. Get your physical before the season starts. Getting a sports physical done before starting vigorous training allows a medical professional to determine if an athlete is fit to start a sport. Areas of concern can be assessed and treated ahead of time before further injury…

27-Jul-2021 to 27-Jul-2021

Limb Loss Awareness

April is Limb Loss and Limb Different Awareness Month. reports that more than 2 million Americans live with limb loss or limb difference and more than 28 million are at risk of amputation surgery. Amputations occur for a number of different reasons, including trauma and as a result of long-term conditions such as diabetes.…

7-Apr-2021 to 7-Apr-2021

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