Dr. Paul Auerbach is the world's leading outdoor health expert. His blog offers tips on outdoor safety and advice on how to handle wilderness emergencies.
Jun 21 2008
Outdoor Medicine and the Environment 2
In the first post on this topic, I put forward a framework of environmental issues that are among those on the forefront of discussion across science, industry, government, and the media. It is increasingly the case that environmental remediation ...
Jun 18 2008
Wilderness Medicine at Weill-Cornell Medical College
This just came in from my good friend Dr. Jay Lemery, who practices emergency medicine in New York City, and who is a rising star in the field of wilderness medicine:"Please forward to any interested students. Thank you!Weill-Cornell Medical Coll...
Jun 17 2008
Thank You to Marianas Eye for Grand Rounds
Thank you to Marianas Eye for including my post about artesunate for falciparum malaria in this week's edition of Grand Rounds, which is entitled "Grand Rounds from the South Pacific." Grand Rounds is a weekly compilation of posts related to healt...
Jun 14 2008
Get Outdoors - 2nd Anniversary of Medicine for the Outdoors
This post marks the 2nd anniversary of this Medicine for the Outdoors blog. With this post, we're at 319 posts and still going strong. It wouldn't be possible without you, the readers. If you can take a moment to let a few friends know about the b...
Jun 11 2008
Artesunate for Falciparum Malaria
Malaria is an infectious disease that can be devastating. More than a million persons die each year out of hundreds of millions of cases of the disease. Malaria is caused by infection with one of four microscopic parasites: Plasmodium falciparum, ...
Jun 09 2008
Thank You to NHS Blog Doctor for Grand Rounds
Thank you to NHS Blog Doctor for including my post about outdoor medicine and the environment in this week's edition of Grand Rounds. Grand Rounds is a weekly compilation of posts related to health care compiled by a host, who makes a great effort...
Jun 07 2008
Typhoid Fever Vaccine
Typhoid fever is caused by the bacteria Salmonella typhi, which are transmitted among humans through ingestion of contaminated food or water. Most cases are acquired abroad under conditions of poor hygiene. After an incubation period of 10 to 14 d...
Jun 04 2008
Outdoor Medicine and the Environment
I was recently fortunate to have a commentary entitled "Physicians and the Environment" published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. It was an invited piece, and reflected some of my thoughts about current environmental issues and...
Jun 04 2008
Thank You to The Happy Hospitalist for Grand Rounds
Thank you to The Happy Hospitalist for including my post about automated external defibrillators (AEDs) in this week's edition of Grand Rounds. Grand Rounds is a weekly compilation of posts related to health care compiled by a host, who makes a gr...
May 31 2008
Wilderness Medicine Magazine
Wilderness Medicine is the magazine published by the Wilderness Medical Society (WMS), which also publishes the journal Wilderness & Environmental Medicine. Over the past 25 years, Wilderness Medicine has evolved from a simple single color new...