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.

  • Sep 02 2009

    Planning Food for Wilderness Expeditions

    The Wilderness Medical Society held its Annual Meeting in Snowmass, Colorado from July 24-29, 2009. The meeting was very well attended and once again demonstrated that the Society is the hub organization devoted to advancing the science and clinic...

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  • Sep 02 2009

    Thank You to Medicine and Technology for Grand Rounds

    Thank you to Dr. Joseph Kim of Medicine and Technology for mentioning my post about an ambulance service in Nepal 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 go...

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  • Aug 29 2009

    Towards a National Ambulance Service in Nepal

    Many of us have had the good fortune to visit Nepal, to climb, trek, tour and otherwise enjoy the wonderful adventure and recreational opportunities afforded by the varied geography and wonderful people. The country has had its fair share of polit...

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  • Aug 26 2009

    Bloodstopping Ability of Amylopectin Powder

    Michael Kilbourne and colleagues recently published an article entitled “Hemostatic Efficacy of Modified Amylopectin Powder in a Lethal Porcine Model of Extremity Arterial Injury”( Annals of Emergency Medicine 2009;53:804-810). The purpose of the ...

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  • Aug 25 2009

    Thank You to the Examining Room of Dr. Charles for Grand Rounds

    Thank you to The Examining Room of Dr. Charles for mentioning my post about lessons learned in wildfires 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...

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  • Aug 22 2009

    Lessons Learned from Wildfires in Australia

    We are still in fire season in the U.S., and with persistent hot, dry and windy conditions, may see quite a few more conflagrations this summer and into the autumn. The fires that can be attributed to human behavior occur for the same reasons year...

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  • Aug 21 2009

    Wilderness Medicine on Facebook

    For readers of this blog who are facebook members, I've created a page entitled Paul S. Auerbach on Wilderness Medicine. The purpose of the page is to bring together people interested in wilderness medicine and medicine for the outdoors, and to su...

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  • Aug 19 2009

    Diabetes on the Rise

    Persons who participate in outdoor activities often have chronic medical conditions. One of the most prevalent of these, particularly in the U.S., is diabetes.Diabetes mellitus is a disorder in which the pancreas cannot create sufficient insulin (...

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  • Aug 15 2009

    Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy and Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

    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 “Introduction to Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy and Working Under Pre...

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  • Aug 15 2009

    Pediatric Wilderness Emergencies

    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 “Pediatric Wilderness Emergencies.” It was delivered by Brian D....

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

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