Survival Medicine Podcast: Floods, Constipation, Monkeypox

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A world weary of one viral pandemic is now experiencing the early stages of another: In the last three months, more than 88 countries have reported a total of more than 30,000 cases of the disease called monkeypox, which was previously restricted to parts of Africa. That’s more than we saw in the 2014 Ebola epidemic, so the survival medic should know about it.

Plus, flooding in Kentucky takes more than three dozen lives. Flooding is a common disaster, and anyone who doesn’t live on a mountaintop should be prepared to deal with one. Flash floods, burn scars, ice jams, snowmelt, dam failures, and more are discussed so you’ll know what to do to keep your family safe.

Lastly, one of the most common problems the medic will see in survival scenarios is mundane: constipation. At least, it’s mundane until you get a bad case of it! Dr. Joe Alton discusses all you need to know to help your people stay at 100 percent in times of trouble. Bonus: What about MREs and constipation?

All this and more in the latest episode of the Survival Medicine Podcast with Joe Alton, MD and Amy Alton, APRN

To listen in, click below:

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

Joe and Amy Alton

Amy and Joe Alton

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