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Show 839: Sugar for Wounds Health News Update

Do you know how to use sugar for wounds? We talk with a surgeon who tested this remedy extensively in his practice. Plus, other remedies for accidents.
Show 839: Sugar for Wounds Health News Update
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Sugar for Wounds:

Sugar seems like an improbable treatment for hard-to-heal wounds. But the ancient Egyptians used honey and animal fat for battle scars. How does that treatment hold up under modern scrutiny?

Holiday Remedies:

When friends and family gather for the holidays, little mishaps may happen. What home remedies can help ease minor problems and make the celebrations smoother?

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The People’s Pharmacy pediatrician, Dr. Alan Greene, helps us distinguish between colds and flu in kids.
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This Week’s Guests:

Richard A. Knutson, MD, is a retired orthopedic surgeon in Greenville, MS. His work on sugar to dress wounds was published in the Southern Medical Journal in Nov. 1981.

Alan Greene, MD, is founder of www.drgreene.com and clinical professor of pediatrics at Stanford University School of Medicine. His books include Feeding Baby Green and Raising Baby Green. He is co-chairman of the board of The Society for Participatory Medicine.

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About the Author
Terry Graedon, PhD, is a medical anthropologist and co-host of The People’s Pharmacy radio show, co-author of The People’s Pharmacy syndicated newspaper columns and numerous books, and co-founder of The People’s Pharmacy website. Terry taught in the Duke University School of Nursing and was an adjunct assistant professor in the Department of Anthropology. She is a Fellow of the Society of Applied Anthropology. Terry is one of the country's leading authorities on the science behind folk remedies. .
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