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Chronic wound care: The health warning some smokers aren't hearing from their doctors

from Ohio State University Center for Clinical and Translational Science via ScienceDaily

While many smokers may make quitting part of their New Year's resolution — a new study may give some yet another reason to stop — the negative impact cigarette smoke has on chronic wounds. Despite the fact that chronic wounds cost billions to treat annually, healthcare providers often don't discuss smoking with their chronic wound patients. New research explores the connection between nonhealing wounds and smoking — and the missed opportunities to help patients understand how their habit is hurting their ability to heal. more

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