Category : Health-Medical-Holistic

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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Video: A New Antibiotic

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  In his companion video to the article, Joe Alton, M.D. discusses the new antibiotic Teixobactin, recently discovered when a newly discovered scientific process allowed its culture from microbes in soil. To watch, click the video below: Here’s wishing you the best of health in good times or bad…  

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Teixobactin, A New Antibiotic

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  There is an epidemic that I’ve mentioned in past articles, and it’s spread to every continent: the epidemic of antibiotic resistance. Overuse of antibiotics in both humans and livestock (80% of antibiotics go to animals we eat) has resulted in drug-resistant strains of various microbes, including tuberculosis and salmonella.

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Survival Medicine Hour: Nosebleed, Rectal Rehydration, Honey/MRSA, more

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In this episode of the Doom and Bloom(tm) Survival Medicine Hour, Joe Alton, M.D. and Amy Alton, A.R.N.P.,aka Dr. Bones and Nurse Amy, discuss how to deal with nosebleeds in austere settings, the role that honey may have in treating infections with MRSA, an old rehydration method that may have

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Videocast: Hemorrhage, Rectal Rehydration, More

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Our latest videocast with Around the Cabin continues our discussion about techniques and supplies for dealing with bleeding wounds, plus an old rehydration technique is examined for its usefulness in a long-term survival setting: Rectal Rehydration, otherwise known as Proctoclysis. A little about our winter garden, some news, and more,

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Rectal Rehydration In Survival Settings

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In a disaster, it’s possible that you might encounter a person in shock who is desperately in need of fluids. IV hydration is certainly the best method of delivery in these cases, but Normal Saline and others are prescription products. As such, they are difficult to stockpile in an austere

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Diarrhea Treatment

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Diarrhea in Survival With worsening sanitation and hygiene, there will likely be an increase in infectious disease, many of which cause diarrhea. Diarrhea is defined as frequent loose bowel movements. If a person has 3 liquid stools in a row, it’s important to watch for signs of dehydration. Diarrhea lasting

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Survival Medicine Hour: Tourniquets, New Viruses, Antibiotics

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In this episode of the Doom and Bloom ™ Survival Medicine Hour, the Altons discuss the viral illness that rages on in the Caribbean and South America, with 2000 U.S. cases in 2014:  Chikungunya Virus.  Also, Dr. Bones (Joe Alton, M.D.) discusses new thinking about tourniquets as well as the

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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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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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