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Zika Virus: What We Don’t Know (A Lot)

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Despite the World Health Organization and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention downplaying any effect on the coming Summer Olympics in Brazil, Zika virus continues to mystify many researchers. The viral disease, mild or asymptomatic in most cases, can attack brain and other nerve cells in fetuses, leading to major failures in growth and development, such as microcephaly. Certainly, the major concern with Zika virus is its effect on the unborn fetus. But now, new cases are leading some

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Under The Heat Dome

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This summer is turning out to be a real scorcher, with the formation of a “heat dome” bringing some of the hottest weather so far this year to large swaths of U.S. territory this week. Many consider a heat wave to be just a time to put an extra ice cube in the lemonade, but it’s a deadly natural disaster. More people die in heat waves in the U.S. than just about any recent weather event short of hurricane Katrina.

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Survival Medicine Hour: Animal Bites, Bears, Economic Forecaster Gerald Celente

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In this episode of the Survival Medicine Hour with Joe Alton, MD and Amy Alton, ARNP (aka Dr. Bones and Nurse Amy), we discuss animal bites, how to avoid them and what to do if someone gets bitten. Plus, what to do if you encounter a bear on that hike in the woods, or even rummaging through your trash. Special guest Gerald Celente, famous for forecasting economic events and trends, joins the Altons to share some troubling news about the

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Situational Awareness Could Save Your Life

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On France’s equivalent of Independence Day, a large truck plowed through a large crowd in the southern city of Nice and engaged in a gunfight with police. Bystanders noted that the truck appeared to accelerate into the festive throng, killing dozens and injuring many more. It seems that you can’t read the news without a report of a terror event somewhere, and it’s clear that there will be more to come. Although we don’t know the exact circumstances at this

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Video: Heat Wave Safety

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Man, it’s hot! In this video on Joe Alton, MD and Amy Alton, ARNP‘s YouTube channel, Dr. Bones discusses a natural disaster: Heat Waves. You might not consider the heat to be a natural disaster, but it can be deadly to a community as it was when a major one hit Europe in 2003, causing tens of thousands of deaths. Find out how to identify, treat, and prevent heat-related complications like heat exhaustion and heat stroke, and you might just

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American Survival Radio #16

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American Survival Radio is Joe and Amy Alton’s second and latest podcast, focused on current events, health, and politics. It is separate and distinct from The Survival Medicine Hour, which continues as before focused mostly on health issues as they pertain to preparedness and survival.  If you’re interested in Survival, your own and that of your country, we bet you’ll like both! In this episode of American Survival Radio,  Joe and Amy Alton note the mess that Olympic Host Brazil

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Survival Medicine Hour: Tom Martin of APN, Shooter Issues, Summer Germs, Natural Remedies

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In this episode of the Survival Medicine Hour with Joe and Amy Alton, aka Dr. Bones and Nurse Amy, Tom Martin of American Preppers Network joins us to talk about his new show, plus a serious look at the recent shooter events and when violence is the answer to stop the fatalities. Also, places you’ll be this summer that could make you seriously sick if you’re not careful. Nurse Amy continues her discussion of natural remedies that will help for

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9 Places That Could Make You Sick This Summer

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  Man, it’s hot out and you have more to worry about than mosquitoes and Zika virus this summer. Many places we like to visit in summer are home to bacteria and viruses, and they could make you seriously sick if you don’t take precautions. Here are a few locations where you should be careful, if you want to stay healthy:   SWIMMING POOLS   What’s better on a hot day than a refreshing dip in the local swimming pool?

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American Survival Radio, July 2

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  In this episode of American Survival Radio, Joe and Amy Alton tackle the issue of multiculturalism. Multiculturalism isn’t what it was, a healthy respect for the traditions and values of others, but has morphed into a mandate to accept even barbaric customs like female genital mutilation as morally equivalent to Western values. Barbarism is not the moral equal of civilization, folks. Also, things are starting to steamroll in Brazil as issues of security and financial collapse are added to

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Active Shooters: When Violence Is The Answer

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As a physician, my focus is how to heal wounds rather than how to cause wounds. A terrorist, however, has quite different goals. Normally, they have a short window of opportunity, and their focus is to cause as many casualties as possible during their brief (hopefully) remaining time on Earth. I’ve been asked quite a bit lately about what to do in active shooter situations. My standard answer has been the same as that given by the Department of Homeland

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