Survival Medicine Hour: Debridement, Ebola 2019, Type II Diabetes, More

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You may have heard the phrase “Gone But Not Forgotten” but how about “Forgotten But Not Gone”? For some time, The Democratic Republic of Congo has been in the throes of a deadly epidemic: Ebola. I wrote a lot about the Ebola virus during the 2014 epidemic in West Africa and even wrote a book  (published by Skyhorse Publishing) about the disease. In West Africa, more than 28,000  got sick and 11,000 died. This time, more than 2,000 have succumbed to the virus since 2018 but you’d hardly know it with nary a mention in the media.Joe Alton MD tells you about the second deadliest Ebola epidemic in history, even if few others will.

Wounds are tough to deal with in any circumstance, but especially if you’re the person taking care of the wound off the grid. Dead tissue doesn’t heal, so you have to make sure you remove every possible bit of it. Debridement is the removal of dead (necrotic) or infected skin tissue to help a wound heal. It’s also done to remove foreign material from tissue. Dr. Bones and Nurse Amy discuss the various types of debridement and when you should consider the procedure.

Plus, a listener from Jack Spirko’s Survival Podcast asks Dr. Alton about Type II diabetes and more….

All this and more on the Survival Medicine Hour podcast with Joe and Amy Alton!

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Wishing you the best of health in good times or bad,

The Altons

Joe and Amy

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