Healogics Blog

What is Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD)?

 

Peripheral Artery Disease is a narrowing or blockage of the arteries that supply blood to our legs and arms. Most often, the arteries in the legs are affected. Nearly 8.5 million Americans are currently living with PAD and if left untreated, it can lead to avoidable amputations.

September is Peripheral Artery Disease Awareness Month. This cardiac condition is often overlooked and the minor-to-moderate leg pain it causes is dismissed as part of growing old. It is important to promote awareness of PAD to encourage screenings for adults over 60 as well as lifestyle changes to help prevent PAD.

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Topics: Vascular Disease, Heart Disease, Peripheral Arterial Disease

High Cholesterol Can Impact Your Ability to Heal

Written by Carolyn Shinn, Vice President, Clinical and Quality Process Excellence at Healogics.

How does cholesterol affect heart health?

September is National Cholesterol Education Month so it is a great time to have your cholesterol tested and learn more about how it affects your health. Cholesterol is a necessary type of fat that is part of our blood. Heredity and diet both determine the amount and type of cholesterol in your blood. 

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Topics: Heart Disease, Healthy Habits for Wound Healing & Prevention

Preventing Reoccurring Wounds

Tips to prevent your wound from coming back

Once you receive the proper wound care to heal your chronic wound, it’s important to keep your wound closed and prevent new wounds from developing. Here are some tips to help stop a wound from coming back.

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Pressure Ulcers

What is a pressure ulcer and how is it caused?

A pressure ulcer is an injury to the skin and the tissue below. It forms when the skin is pressed against a bone. It's caused by pressure, rubbing or friction. Pressure ulcers happen when a person sits or lies down for a long time without moving. They can cause pain and scarring. They might drain a little or a lot and can get in the way of daily living. A pressure ulcer can also cause a person to stay in the hospital.

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Topics: Types of Wounds

Men's Health Month

 

June is Men’s Health Month. We, at Healogics, are bringing awareness to the various health conditions that men suffer from, such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease or prostate cancer. With early detection and appropriate treatments, these conditions can be managed or even prevented.

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Topics: News, Vascular Disease, Diabetes, Heart Disease, Healthy Habits for Wound Healing & Prevention, Cancer, Men's Health Month

WCAW: The Chronic Wound Epidemic and The Benefits of Advanced Wound Care

Written by Carolyn Shinn, Vice President, Clinical and Quality Process Excellence at Healogics.

Too frequently, we hear about people who have, for one reason or another, delayed medical treatment, and often they put it off for far too long. The reasons why range from financial concerns to time constraints to the hope that “this will just go away on its own”. Even if one was able to overcome those obstacles, limited access to quality healthcare due to social inequality often presented yet another barrier.

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Topics: News, About the Industry, COVID-19, Wound Care Awareness