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Skin Care and Hygiene Tips for Incontinence

Christine Kijek Sep 20, 2021

Maintaining skin for those who deal with fecal or urinary incontinence is vital. The skin is our first line of defense against infection and is the largest organ in the body. Preventing skin breakdown should be a high priority.

Fall Heath Tips for the Ostomates

Christine Kijek Sep 08, 2021

Ostomates need to be a little more vigilant than most It is easy to become dehydrated when the flu hits. Here are some tips to avoid Ostomy Pancaking

Lower Extremity Wounds: Arterial Ulcers

Christine Kijek Sep 06, 2021

Arterial ulcers often start as a break in the skin on the leg or foot. It can be caused by dry skin, an injury, or a puncture wound. For most, these injuries will heal with proper care. For those with arterial disease, the wound cannot heal due to poor blood flow. This increases the size of the wound while allowing oxygen and bacteria to enter the wound and subcutaneous tissue. Infection occurs, leading to more damage. Minor scrapes and cuts can then develop into ulcers, the tissue becomes necrotic and black.

ALTERNATIVES TO CPAP THERAPY

Laura Castricone Sep 06, 2021

Continuous Positive Airway Pressure therapy, or CPAP therapy, is not for everyone. I have set up thousands of patients on CPAP therapy and for every successful patient, there are at least 10 others who cannot adapt to it. So, what is the recommendation for patients who have obstructive sleep apnea but do not want to, or cannot, use a PAP device?

Sports Nutrition: Choosing the Right Supplements for Athletic Performance

HPFY Staff Writer Sep 03, 2021

ports nutrition is the study and practice of nutrition and diet for improved athletic performance. It largely focuses on the type and quantity of fluids and food items an athlete must take. It also concerns nutrient consumption, such as vitamins, minerals, supplements, and organic substances, including carbohydrates, proteins, and fats.