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Did You Know? Foot Risk Assessment

July 19, 2019

You may be at risk for a foot ulcer if you have one or more of the following signs: Lack of sensation (feeling) in your feet. Feeling of “pins and needles” in your feet.Feet hurt while walking or resting. Sores don’t heal. Skin on your feet becomes thick, dry or scaly. Calluses develop easily on the soles of your feet. Foot care With proper self-care, most symptoms can be

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Did You Know? Mandibular Osteoradionecrosis (ORN)

July 19, 2019

A Recognized, Evidence-Based Indication for Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy What is Mandibular Osteoradionecrosis (ORN)? Osteoradionecrosis (ORN) means death of bone as a result of radiation. Patients who have had high-dose radiation for treatment of head and neck cancers may develop ORN. The most common site for developing ORN is the mandible, although osteoradionecrosis can occur in

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Did You Know? Frostbite

July 9, 2019

Frostbite can be treated at one of our wound centers. What is Frostbite Frostbite is an injury caused by the freezing and crystallization of fluids in the interstitial and cellular spaces due to prolonged exposure to freezing temperatures. Frostbite can occur with exposure of the skin to extreme cold or in combination with high winds that results in vasoconstriction. As a result of

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