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Parasitic Worms

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This enlargement shows hookworms, Ancylostoma caninum attached to the intestinal mucosa.

Barely visible larvae penetrate the skin (often through bare feet), are carried to the lungs, go through the respiratory tract to the mouth, are swallowed, and eventually reach the small intestine. This journey takes about a week.

It’s important to realize that there are infections not commonly seen today in developed countries that may become major issues if a disaster throws you off the grid. Knowing which disease-causing organisms exist in your area, even if they are not major problems today, will be important to keep your loved ones healthy. The word “parasite” comes from the Greek word Parastos, meaning “someone that eats at someone else’s table”. When we think of para- sites, none give us the

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Video: Hurricane Tips (With Winds in the Background)

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In this companion video to a recent article, Joe Alton, MD goes into his own backyard while Hurricane Matthew’s winds start coming in, and describes 28 different safety tips regarding food, water, shelter, evacuation, and much more for any major storm. One of Dr. Alton’s most comprehensive videos on storm preparedness so far. To watch, click below: Wishing you the best of health in good times or bad,   Joe and Amy Alton  

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Survival Medicine Hour: Dan O’Hara of Gateway Prepper Expos, More

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Maybe you haven’t had the opportunity to go to one Dan and Kit O’Hara’s Gateway Prepper Expos, in which case, you’ve missed out on an opportunity to meet a lot of awesome, like-minded folks who are preparing for the worst, while hoping for the best. In this episode of the Survival Medicine Hour, Amy Alton, ARNP, aka Nurse Amy welcomes good friend Dan O’Hara to the show and gets a real insight on what these shows are all about, and

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