Posts Tagged : Influenza

Pandemic Masks


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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Survival Medicine Hour: Flu, Croup, Depression, Birth Control

In this episode of the Doom and Bloom(tm) Survival Medicine Hour, Joe Alton, M.D., aka Dr. Bones, and Amy Alton, A.R.N.P., aka Nurse Amy, discuss the recent flu outbreak in the U.S., discuss natural remedies, and strategies to deal with childhood “croup”. Dr. Bones discusses the link between zinc deficiency

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Survival Medicine Hour: Influenza, Civil War Anesthesia

In this episode of the Doom and Bloom Survival Medicine Hour, Dr. Bones and Nurse Amy discuss prevention and treatment of a viral infection that kills 36,000 Americans every year: Influenza.  Also, Dr. Bones and Nurse Amy discuss their recent visit to the Museum of Civil War Medicine and its

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Influenza, Part 4: Treatment

In previous parts of this series on influenza, we discussed What the flu virus is and how it mutates (Part 1) All about immunity (Part 2) Prevention strategies (Part 3) In this article, we’ll talk about various methods of conventional and natural treatment of your patients with influenza. Symptoms of

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Influenza, Part 3: Prevention

In this latest part of our series on influenza, we will concentrate on ways to prevent the flu.  Influenza hospitalizes 200,000 U.S. citizens every year, killing 36,000. As the person medically responsible for your people in a survival scenario, it is your duty to do everything to prevent infectious disease

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Influenza, Part 2: Immunity

This is part 2 of an ongoing series on influenza. For part 1, click this link: http://www.doomandbloom.net/influenza-part-1/ Infectious Disease and Immunity To lower the risk of contracting infectious disease, it pays to understand the concept of “immunity”.  Immunity refers to the ability of an individual to resist a particular infection

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Influenza, Part 1

As we enter flu season, I will be writing various articles discussing influenza and the viruses that cause it. Influenza is an infectious disease affecting birds and mammals caused by viruses of the Orthomyxoviridae family. Few people have gone an entire lifetime without having been a victim at one time

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Doom and Bloom Hour:Jim Cobb Prepper’s Home Defense,Flu pt 1

    On Today’s show Dr. Bones and Nurse Amy finish up part 2 of Sanitation in a survival situtation and discuss Influenza (the FLU) part 1. Our special guest is Jim Cobb, author of “Prepper’s Home Defense” and owner of survivalweekly.com. Join us as Jim shares sound advice to

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Natural Remedies for Respiratory Infections

Last time, we talked generally about both upper and lower respiratory infections, respiratory hygiene, and important factors that increase the risk of disease in a survival community.  We also delineated how to tell the difference between colds and influenza. Anti-Viral Medication and Antibiotic In certain cases, anti-viral and/or antibiotic medications may

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Respiratory Infections: Colds vs. Flus

Even with today’s modern medical technology, most of us can’t avoid the occasional  respiratory infection.  Without strict adherence to sanitary protocol, it would be very easy in a collapse situation for your entire community to come down with colds, sinusitis, influenza or even pneumonia.  Common colds may be caused by

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