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.
Nov 21 2009
CLIMBING: Training for Peak Performance
The Mountaineers Books has just published CLIMBING: Training for Peak Performance, 2nd edition, by Clyde Soles. This is a classic fitness manual for climbers. The book is written for climbers of all ages, abilities and interests, and covers the la...
Nov 18 2009
Essential Oil Candles as Mosquito Repellents
From the Journal of the American Mosquito Control Association comes an interesting article by BC Muller and colleagues (J Am Mosquito Control Assoc 2008;24:154-160) entitled “Ability of Essential Oil Candles to Repel Biting Insects in High and Low...
Nov 14 2009
Thanks to the Exhibitors at the WMS Annual Meeting
At the Wilderness Medical Society Annual Meeting held in Snowmass, Colorado from July 24-29, 2009, there were a number of exhibitors. In thanks for their support of the WMS and because they had interesting products and services that I believe migh...
Nov 11 2009
Evidence-Based Management of Wilderness Injuries
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 “Evidence-based Management of Wilderness Trauma with Case Studie...
Nov 11 2009
Tales of A Shaman's Apprentice
I just received notification from my good friend Mark Plotkin, one of the world's most accomplished ethnobotanists, about a great interview with physician Christopher Herndon about how Amazon shamans diagnose and treat disease. It is a fascinating...
Nov 09 2009
The Environment and Your Health Podcast
Monte Ladner, MD has a very interesting website, Fitness Rocks, via which he presents podcasts on topics of medical interest. I had the good fortune to be interviewed recently on the topic "The Environment and Your Health: an Interview with Paul A...
Nov 07 2009
Recombinant Factor VIIa for Rattlesnake Envenomation
In a recent issue of Wilderness & Environmental Medicine (Volume 20, Number 2, 2009), Anne-Michelle Ruha and Steven Curry have written an article entitled “Recombinant Factor VIIa for Treatment of Gastrointestinal Hemorrhage Following Rattles...
Nov 04 2009
The fourth edition of Wilderness Management, authored by Chad P. Dawson and John C. Hendee and published by Fulcrum Publishing of Golden, Colorado, is a gem. Subtitled Stewardship and Protection of Resources and Values, this book is must-read for ...
Nov 03 2009
Thank You to Non-Clinical Medical Jobs, Careers, and Opportunities for Grand Rounds
Thank you to Non-Clinical Medical Jobs, Careers, and Opportunities for mentioning my post about sea urchin spine puncture management in this week's Grand Rounds. Grand Rounds is a weekly compilation of health care posts from around the web compile...
Oct 31 2009
Jellyfish and Such
Jellyfishes are stinging creatures with stinging “cells,” which are highly specialized and designed to inoculate prey with venom.