Category : Health-Medical-Holistic

The Avoidable Death

Bacteria rods

(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

Share Button

Video: Concussions


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

Share Button

Normal Labor and Delivery


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

Share Button

Kidney Stones


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

Share Button

Fats You Should Eat

salmon and bear

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

Share Button

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

Share Button

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

Share Button

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

Share Button

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

Share Button

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.

Share Button