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Report: Direct Oxygen Helps Wounds Heal Faster

A new study published in Pathophysiology suggests that pure oxygen applied directly to chronic skin wounds, such as bed sores and diabetes-related ulcers, may help them heal more quickly. NPR's Patricia Neighmond reports.

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Award-winning journalist Patti Neighmond is NPR's health policy correspondent. Her reports air regularly on NPR newsmagazines All Things Considered, Morning Edition, and Weekend Edition.