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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.

  • Apr 08 2009

    Teaching Children to Swim: Water Safety Tips

    Nearly a year ago, there was an article from Long Beach, California in which there appeared a description of a toddler swimming program.

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  • Mar 21 2009

    Travel to High Altitude with Children: Treating Altitude Sickness

    Children experience the full range of altitude-associated illnesses, including acute mountain sickness (AMS), high altitude pulmonary edema (HAPE), and high altitude cerebral edema (HACE).

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  • Nov 05 2006

    Essential Vaccinations for Children

    Much is written in the wilderness medicine literature about vaccinations (shots given to boost the immune system in order to prevent disease) for travelers.

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  • Jul 09 2006

    Water Safety Basics

    Drowning is a leading cause of death in young people, for many reasons, most of them related to lack of supervision, and the inquisitive and risk-taking behaviors of infants, children, and teenagers.

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

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