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Anaphylactic Shock In Austere Settings

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In a disaster or any other situation that leaves us off the grid, we will expose ourselves to insect stings and poison ivy, as well as strange food items that we aren’t accustomed to. Allergic reactions may ensue in susceptible individuals. When we develop an allergic reaction, it might be

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The Latest “Superbug”

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In previous articles, I’ve discussed the risk of overuse of antibiotics leading to antibiotic resistance. Recently, I reported good news in the development of a new antibiotic, Teixobactin. This antibiotic was discovered through a new method that allows evaluation of many microbes that live in soil. Although promising, we may

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Survival Medicine Hour: Fractures, Superbugs, Questions for your Doctor

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In this episode of the Doom and Bloom(tm) Survival Medicine Hour, Joe and Amy Alton, aka Dr. Bones and Nurse Amy, discuss the Bourbon virus superbug and antibiotic resistance, how to identify and treat rib fractures, and some very important questions that you should ask your doctor if you want

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Rib Fractures

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The chest cavity contains your heart and lungs, organs that could be easily injured if not protected. Your ribs form a protective armor around these organs, absorbing blunt trauma that could otherwise cause major damage. Ribs may fracture when subjected to force, resulting in pain and difficulty with breathing.  

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Survival Medicine Hour: Cholera, Measles and Civil Liberties

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  In the episode of the Doom and Bloom Survival Medicine Hour, Joe and Amy Alton, aka Dr. Bones and Nurse Amy, discuss a third world disease that could become a major issue in an off-grid survival setting. Also, Dr. Alton takes on the controversial issue of vaccination policy as

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Measles

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  Measles is a contagious viral disease that was once so common it was considered a childhood rite of passage. The disease was almost eradicated in the U.S. in the 2000’s but has experienced a resurgence significant enough to be worth knowing how to identify and treat. In long-term survival

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Cholera

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    Cholera is an infection of the small intestine caused by the bacterium Vibrio cholerae. Cholera has been the cause of many epidemics in the past. Even in modern times, millions of cases of cholera are reported every year worldwide, with over 100,000 deaths. There have been 7 cholera

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Videocast: Around the Cabin #4

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In this episode of the Survival Medicine VideoCast, Joe Alton, MD and Amy Alton, ARNP, aka Dr. Bones and Nurse Amy, discuss the first new antibiotic in years, how to diagnose rabies in animals and humans, and all about respiratory infections.  To check it out, click the link below:  

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Survival Medicine Hour: Masks, Measles, Natural Remedies for colds/flus

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In this episode of the Survival Medicine Hour with Joe and Amy Alton, aka Dr. Bones and Nurse Amy, the topics include all you need to know about face masks as medical supplies, measles as a survival infection, and natural remedies to deal with respiratory infections. To listen in, click

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Survival Medicine Hour: Alcohol, Sleep Deprivation, Escape and Evasion with Jack

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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 the effects of alcohol, good and bad, on your health, sleep deprivation, new viruses on the horizon in West Africa, and basics of Escape and Evasion in Nurse

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