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Cuts, abrasions, punctures, skin tears, burns, blisters -- wounds can take many forms. There is a normal process that the body goes through to heal a wound. As we age, the process breaks down. This is especially true for people with diabetes, poor nutrition, or a smoking habit. If wounds are not monitored and treated appropriately, the consequences can be severe. On this episode, Shawna Souder, a nurse and certified wound care specialist, explains what to watch for and when to seek treatment from a health care professional.

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