Posts Tagged : medical preparedness

Survival Medicine Hour: Ebola, Influenza, and More

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In this episode of the Doom and Bloom(tm) Survival Medicine Hour, Joe Alton, M.D. and Amy Alton, A.R.N.P. discuss new data about whether Ebola can be caught from the air, the sad state of training and education for U.S. health workers on the disease, and whether race played an issue

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Why More Persons of Color Die From Ebola

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Recently, it has been noted that white Americans seem to have all survived an ebola infection while black Africans, such as Thomas Eric Duncan, have not. Some have even implied that there is a racial aspect to the level of care rendered to victims of this deadly disease. If so,

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Wildfire Realities

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(Our friend Jim Piper, RN, N6MED, has been volunteering for disaster duty at the Northern California wildfires and sends us a report on his activities and thoughts on preparedness. We thank Jim for this contribution.) At 58 after a long career in Silicon Valley, I returned to school to a

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Airborne Ebola

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One of the questions I am most asked about Ebola is its potential to be transmittable through the air. CDC director Dr. Tom Frieden and other top health officials say no, but now a reputable research facility is disputing this claim.   The well-known and respected Center for Infectious Disease

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Ebola: The Year Of Living Dangerously

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  This article was originally published in my capacity as contributing editor to the excellent website modernsurvivalonline.  Here’s the link: http://modernsurvivalonline.com/ebola-the-year-of-living-dangerously/       (Update: A second health worker has been identified with the Ebola virus in Dallas since this article was written.)     When I first wrote about

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Volcano Safety

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A volcano is a rupture on the crust of the earth (or other planet)/moon), which allows hot lava (hot molten rock), ash, and gases to escape from below the surface. Volcanoes are not the disaster that most people think of when they think of a natural disaster. Few think that

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Survival Medicine Hour: James Wesley, Rawles part 2

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In this episode of the Survival Medicine Hour, Joe Alton, M.D., and Amy Alton, A.R.N.P., aka Dr. Bones and Nurse Amy, interview famed survivalist James Wesley, Rawles of survivalbog.com, and author of the novel “LIBERATORS”. James returns for part 2 of his interview. We also discuss the latest Ebola news,

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Tonight: Ebola Webinar

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Tonight, Joe Alton, M.D., and Amy Alton, A.R.N.P., aka Dr. Bones and Nurse Amy, will be doing a webinar on the Ebola epidemic and how to be prepared for infectious diseases. To watch, click the link below: http://beyondoffgrid.com/webinars/ebola-pandemic-preparedness-with-dr-bones-and-nurse-amy/?utm_source=DoomandBloom&utm_medium=Website&utm_campaign=EbolaWebinar Wishing you the best of health in good time OR bad…  

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Video: Chikungunya Virus

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  With all the news about Ebola, you hardly hear about the pandemic that’s on this side of the Atlantic right now: Chikungunya Virus.   Chickungunya is a mosquito-borne disease that causes fevers and joint pain. The joint inflammation sometimes last for weeks and months, and there are more than

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A Travel Ban: Quick, Simple, and RIGHT

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(Update: Nurse in Spain who treated missionary with Ebola evacuated to Madrid now confirmed to have first transmitted case outside Africa)    Recently, Ebola arrived in the United States when a man named Thomas Duncan stepped off a plane from Liberia. In the short time he has been in this country, he

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