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Survival Medicine Hour: Sleep Deprivation, Earthquakes, Goal Attainment, Ebola

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In this episode of The Survival Medicine Hour, Dr. Bones and Nurse Amy discuss sleep deprivation, the right way to attain goals, the recent spate of earthquakes in the pacific rim, and give you updates on the Ebola Outbreak in West Africa… While we are working out technical issues with

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How Teeth Decay

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Many people in the preparedness community are ready for injuries and illness, but few people realize that dental problems will be part and parcel of any long-term survival scenario.   Dental equipment may not be necessary if you spend a few days without power due to a storm.  If you’re off

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Surviving A Tornado

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Every year in the United States, we go through various natural disasters.  In spring, tornadoes are some of the most common, especially in certain parts of the country. Unlike hurricanes, which come with some day’s warning in modern times, tornadoes are unpredictable and can form very quickly.  If you fail

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Survival Medicine Hour: Valley Fever, Ebola Update, Sick Rooms

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NOTE:  We’re having technical difficulties with blogtalk, but you can access this show at this link through Prepper Broadcasting Network: http://prepperbroadcasting.com/2014/04/14/ebola-valley-fever-back-to-basics/ Be sure to check out their lineup of great shows! In this episode of the Doom and Bloom(tm) Survival Medicine Hour, Joe Alton, M.D. and Amy Alton, A.R.N.P. discuss

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Valley Fever

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We travel a lot. A LOT. I can’t imagine the miles we logged as we traveled through the country (and this year, Europe!) speaking to the preparedness community about medical issues.  Well, recently, we returned from Arizona with a peculiar cough and mildly elevated temperatures. Nurse Amy was worse than

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911 Emergency Apps

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This is the 500th post we’ve written related to medical preparedness. It’s interesting that some of the things we discuss in this article, like smartphone apps, were in their infancy when we first began our mission to put a medically self-reliant person in every family. Please accept our thanks for

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Survival Medicine Hour: SURVIVAL! the board game, Ebola, Mudslides

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In this episode of the Doom and Bloom Survival Medicine Hour, Dr. Bones and Nurse Amy are excited to announce their new board game, DOOM AND BLOOM’s SURVIVAL!, plus updates on the spreading Ebola outbreak and survival strategies for mudslides.  Our hopes and prayers go to the families of the

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EBOLA: The Next Pandemic?

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EBOLA: THE NEXT PANDEMIC? West Africa is reporting its first epidemic of Ebola virus in the country of Guinea, and it looks like it’s spreading fast.  At least 86 cases and 59 deaths have been attributed to the deadly disease, with cases now being reported in the neighboring countries of

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Mudslide Survival

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With the grim news of at least 14 dead in the mudslide that occurred in the state of Washington, I realized that I had never written about mudslide survival.  This surprised me, as I, myself, could easily be a victim of one.  We’re part-time residents of beautiful Gatlinburg, Tennessee, with

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Wound Infections

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Infected Wounds As a physician, I have on occasion dealt with infected wounds, sometimes from injury and also after surgical procedures. In a survival setting, most wounds will be contaminated with debris, dirt, and bacteria.  Therefore, anyone who will be medically responsible after a disaster occurs may expect to deal

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