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Infection Prevention and Management

Infection Prevention and Management

Your skin protects the inside of your body from germs that cannot be seen. Germs can cause infection if you have a break in the skin. You can also get an infection in your bone. This is called osteomyelitis.

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Topics: Vascular Disease, Diabetes, Heart Disease, Infection, Cancer

Smoking and Wound Healing

Smoking and Wound Healing

How Does Smoking Affect Wound Healing?

Cigarettes contain nicotine. Nicotine causes your arteries to become narrow. It can also cause your arteries to go into spasm. When this happens, the oxygen and nutrients carried in your blood cannot get to your wound. Oxygen and nutrients are needed for your wound to heal. A wound that does not get enough oxygen and nutrients may result in a wound that does not heal.

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

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