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.
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).
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.
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.