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Surviving A House Fire

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  As I write this, a four-story building in New York City is reported to have collapsed during an explosion and subsequent fire. Although details are sketchy at present, it made me think about what you should do in a circumstance like this to protect your family.   Every year,

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Survival Medicine Hour: Open Wound Care, Expiration Dates, Tomatoes

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In this episode of the Survival Medicine Hour, Dr. Bones and Nurse Amy discuss expiration dates and what they really mean, how to deal with open wounds, and health benefits of tomatoes. to Listen in, click the link below:   http://www.blogtalkradio.com/survivalmedicine/2015/03/23/survival-medicine-hour-open-wounds-tomatoes-expiration-dates   Wishing you the best of health in good

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The Fist Bump Initiative

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For eons, humans have used the handshake to indicate a friendly greeting. In modern times, however, epidemic diseases, MRSA, and antibiotic resistance makes me wonder if this time-honored tradition might be hazardous to our health? For that reason, I am proposing a new way that will give greater protection while

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Survival Medicine Hour: Whooping Cough, Stab Wounds, Europe

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In this episode of the Doom and Bloom(tm) Survival Medicine Hour, Joe and Amy Alton, aka  Dr. Bones and Nurse Amy, discuss concerns about recent cases of whooping cough, also known as Pertussis, that have hit their hometown, plus a how-to on dealing with stab wounds, as well as some

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Allergy or Side Effect?

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A medical caregiver has many responsibilities in a disaster. Everyone knows that their duty is to deal with injuries and illness, but few are aware of their obligation as medical archivist; that is, they are responsible for knowing the medical history of the people under their care. Part of that

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Survival Medicine Hour: Rubella, Immunity, Glen Tate of 299 Days

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In this episode of the Doom and Bloom(tm) Survival Medicine Hour, Joe Alton, MD, and Amy Alton, ARNP, aka Dr. Bones and Nurse Amy, discuss their ongoing journey in Europe. Also, Dr. Alton reports on a physician advisory he recently received from the state about Rubella, aka German Measles and

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Videocast: Around the Cabin #6

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In their latest videocast, Joe Alton, MD, and Amy Alton, ARNP, aka Dr. Bones and Nurse Amy, introduce their African Gray parrot, T.D. Bird (stands for That…um…Darn Bird) to live video while discussing medical topics like rib fractures, concussions, and lots of other stuff.  To watch, click the link below:

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Anaphylactic Shock In Austere Settings

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In a disaster or any other situation that leaves us off the grid, we will expose ourselves to insect stings and poison ivy, as well as strange food items that we aren’t accustomed to. Allergic reactions may ensue in susceptible individuals. When we develop an allergic reaction, it might be

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Survival Medicine Hour: Army Medical, Fungus, Bill Cirmo of BIBO Outfitters

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  In this episode of the Doom and Bloom(tm) Survival Medicine Hour, Joe and Amy Alton, aka Dr. Bones and Nurse Amy, welcome Captain Bill Cirmo of BIBO (Bug-In Bug-Out) outfitters, author of the new book “Your BIBO Number: A guide for the (Sub)Urban Prepper”, a new way to quantify

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The Latest “Superbug”

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In previous articles, I’ve discussed the risk of overuse of antibiotics leading to antibiotic resistance. Recently, I reported good news in the development of a new antibiotic, Teixobactin. This antibiotic was discovered through a new method that allows evaluation of many microbes that live in soil. Although promising, we may

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