Category : Health-Medical-Holistic

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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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.   Print

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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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Fats You Should Eat

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After a lifetime of being told not to eat fatty foods, you might be surprised to know that fats (at least some of them) are good for you. The American Heart Association recommends that you get 20-35% of your total caloric intake from fats. Fat is a source of “fatty

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Nurse Amy’s Video: Gunshot Treatment Kit

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    In extreme circumstances (or at a very bad day at the range), you might be called upon to deal with a gunshot or other hemorrhagic wound. What supplies would be useful to put together a lightweight but effective kit to deal with this terrible issue.  Nurse Amy demonstrates

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How To Treat a Stye

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The family caregiver has to be able to handle problems that occur in times of disaster and good times as well. One common issue they’ll encounter is that of styes.   What is a Stye (Sty, Stie)?     A stye, also known as a “hordeolum”, is a bump on

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Video: Survival Sanitation: Human Waste

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New Video:  Joe Alton, M.D., aka Dr. Bones, talks about dealing with human waste when the grid goes down due to a disaster.  check it out below: Wishing you the best of health in good times OR bad, Joe Alton, M.D. and Amy Alton, A.R.N.P. Are your ready to deal

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Survival Medicine Hour: Hypothermia and more

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In this episode of the Doom and Bloom(tm) Survival Medicine Hour, Dr. Bones and Nurse Amy (Joe and Amy Alton) discuss the cold wave coming from Alaska to the lower 48 states and begin a series on cold weather and its dangers.  Besides hypothermia, we discuss our recent trip to

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Influenza in the Time of Ebola

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  Recently, I’ve spent a lot of time talking about the Ebola epidemic in West Africa, as well as the sporadic cases that have been recorded in the United States. In this article, I’ll discuss an illness that is much more likely to be an epidemic in this country: Influenza.

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