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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 20 2006

    Another Day, Another Disaster: Java Tsunami

    photo courtesy Centers for Disease ControlIt seems that each day brings a new natural disaster, the most recent being the tsunami that flooded Java in Indonesia. The tsunami was spawned by an undersea earthquake of Richter magnitude 7.1 beneath t...

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  • Jul 13 2006

    Removing a Fishhook

    Fishing is fun, but not when you catch yourself. If a fishhook enters the skin, gently wash the skin surrounding the entry point with soap and water, or at least give it a rinse to remove dirt, slime, or bait. Apply gentle pressure along the curve...

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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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