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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.

  • Mar 10 2010

    Stingray Injuries to the Hand

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  • Mar 10 2010

    Kounis Syndrome from Multiple Bee Stings

    Bee 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 problems, related to the volu...

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  • Mar 10 2010

    Raynaud's Phenomenon and Altitude

    In a past issue of Wilderness and Environmental Medicine (Volume 20, Number 2, 2009), Andrew Luks and colleagues published an article entitled “Can People with Raynaud’s phenomenon Travel to High Altitude?” The purpose of their inquiry was to dete...

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  • Mar 10 2010

    Thank You to Health Business Blog for Grand Rounds

    Thank you to Health Business Blog for mentioning my post about the ankle rules for children in this week's edition of Grand Rounds. Grand Rounds is a weekly compilation of health care posts from around the web compiled by a host, who goes to great...

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  • Mar 06 2010

    Thank You to Doctor Anonymous for Grand Rounds

    Thank you to Doctor Anonymous for mentioning my post about copperhead snake bites in this week's edition of Grand Rounds. Grand Rounds is a weekly compilation of health care posts from around the web compiled by a host, who goes to great lengths t...

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  • Mar 06 2010

    Tick-Borne Illness

    This is the next post 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 “Lessons Re-learned: The US Army’s Experience with Tick –Borne I...

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  • Mar 03 2010

    Ankle Safety and Treating Broken Ankles for Children

    There are rules that have been advocated for doctors to use to determine the need for x-rays (radiographs) in the setting of a possible ankle fracture (broken ankle).

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  • Feb 27 2010

    Disaster Medicine and Wilderness Medicine

    This is the next post based upon a presentation given at the Wilderness Medical Society Annual Meeting held in Snowmass, Colorado from July 24-29, 2009. Joy Crook, MD of Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, with whom I had the great pleasure of trekk...

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  • Feb 23 2010

    Copperhead Snakebites

    The general perception that copperhead bites are less severe than those of other pit vipers, namely rattlesnakes, is no doubt true. It is also likely true that coagulopathy (propensity to bleed) is not as much of a problem with copperhead bites.

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  • Feb 20 2010

    Dog Bite Deaths

    Dog attacks are a major public health concern worldwide. In the United States, dogs bite more than 4 million people each year, occasionally resulting in fatalities.

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

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