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Survival Medicine Hour: Bird Flu, Lice, Cipro

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In this episode of the Survival Medicine Hour, the Altons, aka Dr. Bones and Nurse Amy, discuss the recent bird flu outbreak in millions of U.S. livestock poultry, how to treat body, head, and public lice, and the antibiotic Cipro and its applications in survival settings. Also, an update in

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Video: Amoxicillin in Survival

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  In his latest video, physician and author Joe Alton, MD, discusses the antibiotic Amoxicillin, its veterinary equivalents, and its applications in survival scenarios where modern medical aid is not available. Part of an ongoing series on antibiotics on YouTube.   Wishing you the best of health in good times

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Videocast #9 with Dr. Bones and Nurse Amy

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Our latest videocast in collaboration with the great folks at www.aroundthecabin.com is now available for those that weren’t able to see it live! In our videocast, we’re able to demonstrate supplies and procedures that might save a life, in good times or bad. It’s our only live offering on the

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Lost at Sea, Part 3

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    In Parts 1 and 2 of this series, we discussed the unusual case of Louis Jordan, a sailor whose boat capsized off the coast of the Carolinas and who survived 66 days at sea with little ill effect. Special circumstances and Lady Luck played a huge part in

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Survival Medicine Hour: Giardia, Survival at Sea, Black Mold

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In this episode of the Survival Medicine Hour Podcast, Joe and Amy Alton, aka Dr. Bones and Nurse Amy, discuss a hazard you’ll encounter if you don’t sterilize water in the wilderness: Giardiasis! Also, a discussion of how to survive at sea, whether on a capsized boat, a life raft,

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Video: Intro to Antibiotics Series

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  In this video, Joe Alton, MD, aka Dr. Bones, discusses the importance of having antibiotics in your medical storage to deal with infections in austere settings. This is the first of a series that will discuss various antibiotics, their veterinary equivalents, and their applications for survival situations.   To

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Lost at Sea, Part 2

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  In our last article, we discussed the case of a man who was stranded at sea for 66 days without much ill effect other than weight loss. Luckily for him, his sailboat was his primary residence and was able to “right” itself with most of his supplies intact, minus

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Lost at Sea? Part 1

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In the news, a man named Louis Jordan survived 66 days lost at sea off the Carolina coast with little apparent physical effect. Some have wondered out loud how this is possible: Could it have been staged? I decided to take a closer look at why he was so successful

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Survival Medicine Hour: Typhoid vs. Typhus, Valerian Root, Tourniquets

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In this episode of the Survival Medicine Hour podcast, the Altons, aka Dr. Bones and Nurse Amy, discuss two epidemic diseases that sound  and look similar but aren’t: Typhoid and Typhus. Also, Nurse Amy discusses the various uses of valerian root in home remedies, and we begin a discussion of

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Videocasts #7 and #8 with Around The Cabin

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  You probably know about Dr. Bones and Nurse Amy’s long-running podcast, but did you know that we have a videocast too, in collaboration with the nice folks at Around The Cabin? We not only talk about medical issues in survival, but also give demonstrations.   Since it’s done live,

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