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.

  • Jan 20 2010

    SAM Splint versus Philadelphia Collar

    In an issue of Wilderness and Environmental Medicine (Volume 20, Number 2, 2009), Todd McGrath and Crystal Murphy have written an article entitled “Comparison of a SAM Splint-Molded Cervical Collar with a Philadelphia Collar.” The objective of thi...

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  • Jan 16 2010

    Plasmodium falciparum Malaria and Artemisinin Resistance

    Drug resistance is a feared sequel to using drugs to treat infectious diseases. To think about it simplistically, a germ (virus or bacteria) exposed repeatedly to a drug evolves on or more mechanisms to resist the germ-killing effects of the drug....

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  • Jan 16 2010

    Haiti Relief

    I am on my way to Haiti now to attempt to assist in the medical relief efforts. For that reason, it may be a few weeks until I am able to offer any new posts, other than the ones I have pre-scheduled. I apologize for the inconvenience to my reader...

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  • Jan 13 2010

    Haiti Earthquake Relief

    The American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (ASTMH) sent me an email today with a link to a list of some of the ways to donate to disaster relief for the victims of the earthquake in Haiti.Here is the link: http://www.astmh.org/Content/N...

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  • Jan 13 2010

    Tar on the Skin

    Even though its really cold outside in much of the U.S., it's sunny in northern California and with a hooded sweatshirt, every day is a beach day! So, after a couple of nice days in the snowy mountains, I headed for the coast. On my first step ont...

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  • Jan 13 2010

    Thank You to The Covert Rationing Blog for Grand Rounds

    Thank you to The Covert Rationing Blog for mentioning my post about proper hydration at high altitude 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 goe...

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  • Jan 09 2010

    Posterior Cruciate Ligament Injury

    We're in ski season and so a few unfortunate individuals will suffer few knee injuries. A while back, a reader asked me to describe an uncommon injury, which is a torn posterior cruciate ligament (PCL).This injury usually occurs during a fall. As ...

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  • Jan 07 2010

    Skin cancer and celecoxib

    Common anti-inflammatory drug could help prevent skin cancers, researcher saysBY KRISTA CONGER Jean TangA widely-available anti-inflammatory prescription drug can reduce the risk of a common skin cancer in humans, according to a researcher at Stan...

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  • Jan 06 2010

    Proper Hydration at High Altitude

    The standard dictum when advising persons who travel to high altitude, and thus expose themselves to a lower atmospheric oxygen concentration, is to stay "well hydrated," which translates into drinking sufficient liquid that they urinate frequentl...

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  • Jan 02 2010

    Wilderness Medicine in a Global Health Care Setting

    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 “Wilderness Medicine in a Global Health Care Setting.” It was de...

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

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