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.
Oct 04 2009
Charles Houston Remembered
In the field of wilderness medicine, I have had many mentors. One of the first, and in many ways the most important to me, was Dr. Charles Houston, who died on Sunday, September 27, 2009 in Burlington, Vermont at the age of 96. Many of us are inde...
Oct 03 2009
Beat the Heat
The summer has begun, and with it comes the seasonal onset of heat waves. Humidity makes the situation worse, as it impedes evaporation of sweat, which is a major body cooling mechanism for humans.
Oct 03 2009
Dr. Gaudio covers the topics of thermoregulation and heat dissipation, acute heat stress and acclimatization, impaired thermoregulation, and specific heat related illnesses.
Sep 30 2009
Thank You to Laika's MedLibLog for Grand Rounds
Thank you to Laika's MedLibLog for mentioning my post about nutrition needs for rescuers and the rescued in this week's Grand Rounds. Grand Rounds is a weekly compilation of health care posts from around the web compiled by a host, who goes to gre...
Sep 30 2009
Wilderness Medicine Tattoo
Many years back, Dr. Kenneth Kizer and I performed original research and published on the bacteriology of the aquatic environment, both marine and freshwater, to help guide antibiotic selection for persons who developed infections related to seawa...
Sep 28 2009
Medical Technology in the Wilderness
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 “Medical Technology in the Wilderness.” It was delivered by Majo...
Sep 26 2009
Swimmer’s ear (otitis externa) is an affliction that affects scuba divers, swimmers, windsurfers, surfers, kayakers and many others who spend considerable time in the water. The prevailing opinion is that the most effective measure to prevent swim...
Sep 25 2009
Thank You to RESIDENCY NOTES for Grand Rounds
Thank you to RESIDENCY NOTES for mentioning my post about vitamin C and gout in this week's 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 to make the colle...
Sep 23 2009
Nutrition Needs for Rescuers and the Rescued
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 “Special Nutrition Needs for the Rescued (and the Rescuer!).” It...
Sep 19 2009
Head Injury and CT Scans for Children
Special Announcement: PECARN Study Published in the Lancet The Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network (PECARN) has recently had their findings published in the Lancet. Please see the press release below highlighting PECARN's accomplis...