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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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Survival Medicine Hour: Fractures, Superbugs, Questions for your Doctor

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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 the Bourbon virus superbug and antibiotic resistance, how to identify and treat rib fractures, and some very important questions that you should ask your doctor if you want

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Videocast: Around The Cabin

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  Joe and Amy Alton, aka Dr. Bones and Nurse Amy, do a videocast the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of each month where they discuss the news of the day and various medical topics as they pertain to austere settings or disasters. To check out our previous videocast, click the

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Video: Cholera

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In this video by Joe Alton, MD, medical preparedness writer and co-author of “The Survival Medicine Handbook”, he discusses a common past and, in uncertain times, possibly future off-grid epidemic that has reached pandemic status 7 times since the 1800s: Cholera. Learn about this disease and how you can identify,

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Rib Fractures

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The chest cavity contains your heart and lungs, organs that could be easily injured if not protected. Your ribs form a protective armor around these organs, absorbing blunt trauma that could otherwise cause major damage. Ribs may fracture when subjected to force, resulting in pain and difficulty with breathing.  

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Video: Organic Container Tomatoes

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You may know that Nurse Amy and I write about survival medicine, but did you know that we are avid vegetable and medicinal herb gardeners? Here’s Nurse Amy’s video on how to grow healthy tomatoes organically in containers: Wishing you the best of health in good times OR bad, Amy

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Survival Medicine Hour: Cholera, Measles and Civil Liberties

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  In the episode of the Doom and Bloom Survival Medicine Hour, Joe and Amy Alton, aka Dr. Bones and Nurse Amy, discuss a third world disease that could become a major issue in an off-grid survival setting. Also, Dr. Alton takes on the controversial issue of vaccination policy as

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Measles

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  Measles is a contagious viral disease that was once so common it was considered a childhood rite of passage. The disease was almost eradicated in the U.S. in the 2000’s but has experienced a resurgence significant enough to be worth knowing how to identify and treat. In long-term survival

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Cholera

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    Cholera is an infection of the small intestine caused by the bacterium Vibrio cholerae. Cholera has been the cause of many epidemics in the past. Even in modern times, millions of cases of cholera are reported every year worldwide, with over 100,000 deaths. There have been 7 cholera

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Videocast: Around the Cabin #4

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In this episode of the Survival Medicine VideoCast, Joe Alton, MD and Amy Alton, ARNP, aka Dr. Bones and Nurse Amy, discuss the first new antibiotic in years, how to diagnose rabies in animals and humans, and all about respiratory infections.  To check it out, click the link below:  

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