Category Archives: Medical Topics

Open Wounds: Classification and the Right Treatment

Open wounds can be superficial and limited to the outer layers of skin. In other cases, they are deeper, reaching the underlying tissues and organs. Thus, depending on the cause, site and depth, a wound can range from harmless to life-threatening. Learn more about the different types of open wounds, how to treat them right and when you should definitely see a doctor.

Listen to your heart! The connection between mental health & heart health

According to the American Heart Association, almost half of all U.S. adults have some type of cardiovascular disease. At the same time, nearly one in five U.S. adults lives with a mental illness, as recent statistics of the National Institute of Mental Health show. But did you know that heart health and mental health are closely linked?

Skin Cancer: Prevention, Detection and the Advantages of Mohs Surgery

The beauty ideal of sun-tanned skin often comes at a high price as more and more people have skin cancer. According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, it is the most common cancer in the US¹. What are the main types, characteristics and risk factors? How can you protect yourself? What is the MOHS procedure and when is it applied?

Diabetes – The underestimated disease with major effects on wound healing

Worldwide there were approximately 469 million adults with diabetes in 2019. According to the International Diabetes Federation, this number will almost double by 2045¹. A side effect that often comes with the disease: Wounds tend to heal slower. And a small wound can progress quickly and develop further. What are the main reasons? And how […]