The Community Should Treat Youth’s Drug Problems, Not The Juvenile Justice System

“By the 12th grade, at least half of American high school students have used an illicit drug … and almost…

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Why Isn’t My Wound Healing? #7 Swelling

Swelling is the enemy of wound healing. Wound healing means that new tissue grows where the tissue is lost. To…

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Why Isn’t My Wound Healing? #6 Wound is too wet.

Moisture in the wound is essential for healing; however, excessive moisture is harmful.  Normally, the fluid coming from the wound…

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Why Isn’t My Wound Healing? #3 Antibiotics

Germs frequently form a slimy colony on the wound surface called “biofilm”.  Biofilm is a fascinating microscopic eco system that…

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Why Isn’t My Wound Healing? #1 Dead Tissue on the Wound

Nothing alive can grow over dead tissue.  If you have a large gash on your skin – for example, after…

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