COVID-19 Update

COVID-19 Update

Dr. Schnell is still actively seeing patients. Please do not hesitate to contact us at (352) 409-4404 for your healthcare needs. Freedom Health & Wellness is following CDC guidelines in regards to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and is taking precautions to prevent its spread. Our goal remains, as always, to provide you the best possible treatment …

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Preventing pressure ulcers

5 Ways to Prevent Pressure Ulcers in Assisted-Living Facilities

Pressure ulcers (also called bedsores) are common in older people who live immobilized or bedridden in assisted-living care. They are caused by unrelieved pressure on an area of the body, typically the back, buttocks, or hips. Pressure ulcers can provoke infections, sepsis, and loss of muscle. If left untreated, even the slightest pressure ulcer can …

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What is wound debridement?

What Is Wound Debridement?

A wound is damage to body tissues caused by pressure, injury, or surgery. More specifically, wounds can be bruises, scrapes, scratches, cuts, burns, pressure sores (pressure ulcers), or surgical incisions. Debridement is a natural process that occurs in all wounds and is essential to healing. Often, debridement does not occur naturally. In these cases, wound …

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Regenerative Medicine and the Use of Stem Cells in Wound Healing

When I say the term, “regenerative”, it usually does not evoke the response it should, even when talking to physicians. Regeneration is not a vague, cliché, or sophisticated medical term. It specifically refers to the replacement of damaged tissue or organs with genetically identical tissue. This does not occur in humans and we don’t heal …

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