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Survival Medicine Hour: Chest Pain, Acid, Spirituality, More

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In the latest episode of the Doom and Bloom(tm) Survival Medicine Hour, the Altons, aka Dr. Bones and Nurse Amy, discuss spirituality and its role in survival, cardiac and non-cardiac causes of chest pain (including acid reflux and ulcers), and more. To listen in, click the link below:   http://www.blogtalkradio.com/survivalmedicine/2014/12/21/survival-medicine-hour-chest-pain-acid-reflux-spirituality

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The Avoidable Death

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(This is an introductory article to an updated series on antibiotics that will be useful in a long-term survival setting. Future articles will discuss these drugs in detail and some natural substances that may have antimicrobial properties. It should be noted that recommendations on this site are meant for post-apocalyptic

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Survival Medicine VideoCast

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Joe and Amy Alton, aka Dr. Bones and Nurse Amy, will be on the screen when they do their videocast with the nice folks at Around The Cabin this evening 12/17 at 7pm ET.  To join us live, click the link below at 7pm ET: http://aroundthecabin.com/campfire/ We’ll be talking about

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Video: Hypothermia

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In his latest video on YouTube, Joe Alton, MD, aka Dr. Bones, discusses prevention and treatment of cold exposure, otherwise known as “hypothermia”, in an austere setting.. To watch, see below: Wishing you the best of health in good times or bad,   Joe and Amy Alton  

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Survival Medicine Hour: Food Poisoning, Labor and Delivery, Whooping Cough, More

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In this episode of the Survival Medicine Hour with Joe and Amy Alton, aka Dr. Bones and Nurse Amy, we discuss an incident of food poisoning in Florida and what to do if it happens to you, how to deliver a baby, a whooping cough outbreak in California, Olive crop

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Video: Concussions

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In his latest video, held in the library as the hospital tent is being moved, Joe Alton, M.D., aka Dr. Bones, discusses concussions and traumatic brain injury danger signs. To watch, click below:   Wishing you the best of health in good times or bad… Joe Alton, M.D.  

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Normal Labor and Delivery

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An announcement of a pregnancy is a cause for joy in modern times, but in olden times was also a cause for concern. Indeed, before we had knowledge of infection prevention, a woman could expect a 1-2% death rate per pregnancy. As the average woman might be pregnant 10 times

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Kidney Stones

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The human kidney has a tendency, in some people, to develop an accumulation of crystals. These crystals form masses known as “kidney stones”. Some are large and some are as small as grains of sand, but any size can cause pain (sometimes excruciating). Kidney stones are most commonly seen in

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Survival Medicine Hour: Animal Die-Offs, Kidney Stones, Pregnancy

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  In this episode of the Doom and Bloom Survival Medicine Hour, Joe and Amy Alton, aka Dr. Bones and Nurse Amy discuss strange animal die-offs in the last month, the latest typhoon to threaten the Philippines, some good news from NASA, how to deal with kidney stones, and basics

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Survival Medicine Hour: Ballistic Trauma, Styes, Fat Intake

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In this episode of the Survival Medicine Hour with Joe and Amy Alton, aka Dr. Bones and Nurse Amy, they discuss basics of ballistic trauma (how bullets cause wounds), good fats vs bad fats, and how to treat styes, plus much more…   To Listen in, click below:   http://www.blogtalkradio.com/survivalmedicine/2014/12/01/survival-medicine-hour-ballistic-trauma-fat-intake-styes-and-more

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