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Show 839: Sugar for Wounds Health News Update

Show 839: Sugar for Wounds Health News Update

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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.

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?

Colds and Flu in Kids:

The People's Pharmacy pediatrician, Dr. Alan Greene, helps us distinguish between colds and flu in kids.
Explore the stories behind the health headlines.

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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