Survival Medicine Hour: EMPs, Herbal Teas, Wound Closure

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In this episode, Joe Alton MD and Amy Alton ARNP discuss the phenomenom known as the electromagnetic pulse (EMP) and how the U.S. is poorly prepared to withstand even a small-moderate event without chaos. Also, Dr. Alton discusses the factors that go into deciding whether a wilderness wound should be closed or not; the answer isn’t simple and might surprise you.

Also, in long-term situations where the medicines run out or even in normal times, natural remedies such as herbal teas may be helpful tools in the medical woodshed. Amy and Joe discuss a number of different ones that you might consider for your medicinal herb garden.

All this and more on the latest episode of the Survival Medicine Hour!

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

Joe Alton MD and Amy Alton ARNP

Amy and Joe Alton

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