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Medicine for the Outdoors

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.

  • Jul 07 2006

    Use a Sunscreen

    When it comes to sun (ultraviolet radiation, or “UVR”) exposure, there is no such thing as a “safe tan.” Sunburn, skin aging (including age spots and leathery skin), wrinkles, and skin cancers are excellent reasons to seek protection from harmful...

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  • Jul 03 2006

    Tips to Prevent Outdoor Injury

    Every story of rescue and survival begins with a description of how the victim got into trouble in the first place. In all too many episodes, the accident or illness was avoidable.

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  • Jul 03 2006

    Turning an Ankle

    The July 4th weekend is a great chance to get outside and work on conditioning. I was hoping for a great jog on the trails around Folsom Lake, but was stymied by something that happens to me every couple of years, even when I’m paying attention. R...

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  • Jun 16 2006

    Volcanic Eruption: Mount Merapi in Indonesia

    I was going to write more today about high altitude, but with the current eruption of Mount Merapi in Indonesia and resultant tragic deaths, I have been asked a lot of questions about the dangers associated with volcanic eruptions, and in particul...

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Dr. Paul S. Auerbach is the world’s leading authority on wilderness medicine.

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