Category : Health-Medical-Holistic

Nurse Amy’s Video: Gunshot Treatment Kit


    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


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


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


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


  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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Survival Medicine Hour: Ebola, Influenza, and 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. discuss new data about whether Ebola can be caught from the air, the sad state of training and education for U.S. health workers on the disease, and whether race played an issue

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Video: Chikungunya Virus


  With all the news about Ebola, you hardly hear about the pandemic that’s on this side of the Atlantic right now: Chikungunya Virus.   Chickungunya is a mosquito-borne disease that causes fevers and joint pain. The joint inflammation sometimes last for weeks and months, and there are more than

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How Pandemics Spread


In modern times, we have become highly dependent on the high technology that has, in many cases, eliminated the scourge of infectious disease. Antibiotic and antiviral medications are now available in their 3rd or 4th generation versions, and physicians aren’t reluctant to use them when necessary.   Few, however, consider

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I’ve been writing a lot about epidemics lately, including Ebola, EnterovirusD68, and others. I talk about immunity issues a lot in my articles, but I haven’t really explained what it is in much detail. In this article, I hope to give you a working knowledge of it and the various

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13 Foods That Can Help Diabetics


One of the most-frequently asked questions I get regarding medical preparedness is about diabetes. Insulin, as it come in liquid for, doesn’t maintain its potency after its expiration dates very well. This is all well and good in normal times, but what about survival settings where the pharmaceuticals just aren’t

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