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Medical Supplies, Part 2: Minor Wounds

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Minor Wounds Some of the most important medical supplies you’ll accumulate will be those used to deal with injuries. Most of these (I hope) will be minor wounds that won’t take a lot of advanced equipment to handle but could easily affect your ability to function if ignored.  Let’s outline

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Survival Medicine Hour: Typhoon, Tuberculosis, Medical Bags, 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., aka Dr. Bones and Nurse Amy,  discuss the Phillipine typhoon, Tuberculosis outbreaks among recent immigrants, choosing the right bag to put your medical supplies in, some myths about how much water you

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Medical Supplies, Part 1: Starting Out

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A common question we encounter in our travels is: “What supplies do you recommend for our medical storage?”.  Indeed, the subject comes up so often that Nurse Amy put together a entire DVD Guide to Medical Supplies.  The non-medical professional should not only understand what items to have on hand

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Pandemic Masks

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In the last few months, I’ve noticed that we have had a wave of possible candidates for the next great pandemic. Ebola virus, Middle East Respiratory Syndrome, drug-resistant Tuberculosis, Influenza, and various other diseases can cause large numbers of deaths in susceptible populations.  Many of the victims will come from

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Asthma and Survival

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One of the most common medical issues today is asthma. Asthma is a chronic condition that affects your ability to breathe. The condition affects the airways, which are the tubes that transport air to your lungs.  In the United States alone, there are almost 20 million people who suffer difficulty

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Survival Medicine Hour: Animal Bites, Sterilization, Anxiety/Depression

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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 animal bites (the furry kind) and various ways of sterilizing medical equipment; also, Nurse Amy answers some questions about survival anxiety and depression and its

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Survival Medicine Hour: Asthma, GMO Pressure, Pacific Blights, 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., aka Dr. Bones and Nurse Amy, discuss asthmatics and survival, a series of blights affecting wildlife off the West coast, pressure by the US Dept. of Agriculture on Europe to accept GMO

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A Survival Medical Truth

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In good times or bad, strange things happen that seem to come straight out of left field.  Perfectly healthy people may develop medical issues so unusual that there is little that could have been done to prevent them.  Even the most medically prepared person may encounter situations like this in

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Survival Medicine Hour: Lyme Disease, Triage, Tea Tree Oil, New Virus

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In this episode of the Doom and Bloom Survival Medicine Hour, Dr. Bones and Nurse Amy (Joe Alton, M.D. and Amy Alton, A.R.N.P.) discuss Ticks and Lyme Disease, Triage in survival settings, care of the elderly, tea tree essential oil, and a new virus that’s raging through the Caribbean as

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AEDs and Survival

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One of the items that I see turning up in prepper medical storage nowadays is the Automated External Defibillator.  AEDs are user-friendly devices that even untrained bystanders can use to save the life of someone whose heart stops (“Cardiac Arrest”). Are these useful for those concerned about a collapse? AEDs

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