This week, not only did we
undergo a record heat wave in parts of the country, but so did Europe
(where air-conditioning is not that common)! If that wasn’t enough, a
near-miss by an asteroid known as 2019 OK came within 45,000 miles of
earth (the moon is 220-240,000 miles away) and a plague of grasshoppers
(apparently mild-mannered ones) made its way through Las Vegas!
Survivalists take “be fruitful and multiply” as instructions for a post-apocalyptic event, but the truth is that you don’t want your female group members pregnant at a time when everyone has to be at 110% efficiency. Dr. Alton discusses some of the complications that could take away a valuable member of your team when they’re needed most.
grasshoppers might not bite, sting, or transmit diseases, but there are
plenty of bugs that can. Amy and Joe discuss bees, wasps, and hornets as
part of a multi-part series on bites and stings.
All this and more on this episode of the Survival Medicine Hour with Dr. Bones and Nurse Amy! To listen in, click below: