Medicine for the Outdoors
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.

  • Dec 27 2010

    Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

    photo by Mckeeman at en.wikipediaThese comments are based upon a presentation given at the Wilderness Medical Society Annual Meeting held in Snowmass, Colorado from July 24-29, 2009. The presentation was entitled “Introduction to Hyperbaric Oxyge...

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  • Dec 23 2010

    Go Easy on the Soft Drinks

    We are a nation stricken with an epidemic of obesity, which contributes to the incidence of diabetes and heart disease. Each of these has been linked to consumption of sugar intake, and in particular, sugar-sweetened beverages.

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  • Dec 20 2010

    Pediatric Wilderness Emergencies

    These comments are based upon a presentation given at the Wilderness Medical Society Annual Meeting held in Snowmass, Colorado from July 24-29, 2009. The presentation was entitled “Pediatric Wilderness Emergencies.” It was delivered by Brian D....

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  • Dec 17 2010

    Mad Honey Sex

    photo: First Light (en.wikipedia)Plant poisoning comes in many forms—sometimes from the direct ingestion of a raw or cooked plant, sometimes from contact with a part of a plant (e.g., using a toxic skewer to cook a frankfurterover a campfire), an...

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  • Dec 14 2010

    Kounis Syndrome from Multiple Bee Stings

    Photo by Richard BartzBee stings are common afflictions outdoors. The common dreaded complication from a single bee, yellowjacket, or wasp sting is a severe allergic reaction. Stings from multiple bees at the same time pose another group of pr...

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  • Dec 12 2010

    IMAGES FOR BLOGS

    image of Rhododendron ponticum courtesy of castlegroundsvolunteers.orgultrasound image of ectopic pregnancy courtesy of www.ivf-infertility.com

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  • Oct 13 2010

    Auto Draft

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  • Apr 29 2010

    A Break in the Action

    My blog entitled "Medicine for the Outdoors" will cease to publish in its current form with this post, as Healthline works on the creation of a learning center in which the posts will be part of a more comprehensive approach to offering readers ac...

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  • Apr 28 2010

    Bacterial Diarrhea

    Foodborne bacterial diarrhea is a common problem of backpackers, kayakers, divers - of anyone who ventures into the outdoors and is therefore associated with ingestion of fresh fruits and vegetables, travels to developing countries, practices inad...

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  • Apr 18 2010

    Obesity, Smoking, and Life Expectancy in the U.S.

    When we think of people who enjoy the outdoors, the images in our minds are often of healthy and vibrant individuals - stereotypes are young athletes engaged in vigorous activities like climbing, biking, skiing, etc. Of course, going outdoors is f...

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

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