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Survival Medicine Hour: Hypothermia, Pt. 2, Avalanches, Blizzard Survival

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In this episode of the Survival Medicine Hour with Joe and Amy Alton: Bees are having a hard time these days and new attention is being given to their plight. The Fish and Wildlife Service have added the Rusty Patched Bumble Bee to the endangered species list, which join seven species of the Yellow-Faced bee that were added in September.   Hypothermia (part 2) is discussed regarding treatments including: getting the person out of the cold or sheilding them from

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Video: Norovirus, the Stomach Flu

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In this video, Joe Alton, MD discusses a recent experience with the stomach flu on a trip to New York. Norovirus is the most common cause of the “stomach flu”, a debilitating and dehydrating intestinal illness that affects millions every year throughout the world. Often caused by contaminated food on cruises, 800 students at a high school in Illinois were recently affected, presumably due to cafeteria issues. Learn more about the norovirus and what to do if you or a

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Choosing Sutures

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As we go around the country teaching the art of suturing pig’s feet to aspiring porcine podiatrists, we are often asked about how to choose the appropriate suture needles and material for different types of injuries.  There are a wide variety of choices and, today, we’ll discuss what is available and what is most effective for different types of wounds.   First, let’s identify some of the qualities of the optimal suture.  The suture should:   ·        Be sterile ·       

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Survival Medicine Hour: Hypothermia, Nightclub Terror

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It’s January, and a cold blast from the North is hitting parts of the Deep South. Hypothermia is a big issue for those not prepared for cold weather, and a number of people die every year from being unready to deal with Nature’s challenges. Find out about hypothermia, how the body loses heat, and some strategies for prevention this winter.   Also, the Turkish nightclub shooting almost exactly duplicates the blueprint established by last year’s Orlando Nightclub shootings. Along with

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Video: Vehicular Terror

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In this companion video to a recent article, Joe Alton, MD discusses the wave of terror events using a car or truck to run down innocent citizens. From Nice, France to Berlin, Germany to Ohio State University, terrorists are figuring out that it’s a lot easier to own, rent, or steal a truck or other vehicle than to build a bomb. Find out more about this new blueprint for terror and  how you can use situational awareness to your advantage

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Is Broken-Heart Syndrome Real?

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The death of famous actress Debbie Reynolds one day after her famous actress daughter Carrie Fisher makes one wonder how the effect of grief can cause serious physical consequences.   Carrie Fisher, 60, famous for her role as Princess Leia in the Star Wars movies, passed away shortly after suffering a massive heart attack and subsequent cardiac arrest on a plane. The day after she passed away, her mother, Debbie Reynolds of “Singing in the Rain” and many other movies

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Survival Medicine Hour: Vehicular Terror, Hangovers, RP Ruggiero of Brushfire Plague

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  The Survival Medicine Hour, with Joe Alton,MD aka Dr. Bones and Amy Alton, ARNP aka Nurse Amy, wish you a Happy and Healthy New Year on this last day of 2016. With holiday parties all around us, some will find themselves with a celebration full of alcohol and perhaps a hangover to remember the night before. Before you attend that party, you should listen to this podcast for tips to both prevent and cure that aweful hangover. Amy Alton,

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Surviving A Hangover

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In normal times or times of trouble, New Year’s Eve is a time where many break out the Smoky Mountain Moonshine and end up regretting it the next morning. For you teetotalers, a hangover is a group of symptoms that occur in many people after a night of drinking. Hangovers vary in appearance and severity, but one thing is sure: You’d rather not have one.   A study in college students found that and 29% reported (not to their parents, though) losing school time for

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Using Epinephrine in Vials

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  We’re in the midst of an epidemic of allergies in the U.S., and severe allergic reactions like anaphylaxis could be life threatening. Epinephrine is used For the emergency treatment of allergic reactions to stinging or biting insects, foods, drugs, and other allergens, as well as exercise-induced anaphylaxis; yes, you can be allergic to exercise, but don’t use that as an excuse to be a couch potato!   Epinephrine is most commonly used these days in an autoinjector that’s fast

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Survival Medicine Hour: Holiday Blues, More

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The Survival Medicine Hour, with Joe Alton, MD aka Dr. Bones, and Amy Alton, ARNP aka Nurse Amy, wish you and your family a wonderful Merry Christmas. May 2017 bring you a multitude of blessings and good health. About 16% of our population is alone and lonely during the Christmas holiday. This special episode will help you and others find ways to be a part of this joyous time of year. Helping others, being a listening ear, making home-made presents, visiting the less-fortunate or sick,

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