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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 25 2009

    Immunization Patch for Infectious Diarrhea

    Infectious diarrhea from all causes is a major cause of morbidity and mortality among international travelers, including those who frequent wilderness areas. It would be wonderful if there was a vaccine against one or more of the infectious agents...

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  • Apr 22 2009

    Pay to Play

    I recently posted about an article that was published in the British Medical Journal (BMJ 2009;338;b688) entitled "Total mortality after changes in leisure time physical activity in 50 year old men: 35 year follow-up of population based cohort." A...

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  • Apr 21 2009

    Thank You to Diabetes Mine for Grand Rounds

    Thank you to Diabetes Mine for including my posts about rip currents and alcohol at the beach 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 ...

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  • Apr 20 2009

    Thank You to DAN and Rolex USA

    I would like to take this opportunity to thank the Divers Alert Network (DAN) and Rolex USA for bestowing on me the 2009 DAN/Rolex Diver of the Year Award. The ceremony took place on March 28 at Beneath the Sea. It was a wonderful opportunity to s...

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  • Apr 18 2009

    Alcohol at the Beach

    In continuing with the theme of getting ready for the beach and water sports this summer, let's consider what to do about substance abuse.

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  • Apr 15 2009

    Rip Current

    As we move into warmer weather across the nation, beachgoers will increasingly enter the water. With ocean swimming comes the attendant hazards, among which are the phenomena known as rip currents. These natural occurrences account for many rescue...

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  • Apr 11 2009

    Prophylactic Low-Dose Acetazolamide and Acute Mountain Sickness

    In the journal High Altitude Medicine & Biology, there appears a very interesting article entitled "Prophylactic low-dose acetazolamide reduces the incidence and severity of acute mountain sickness," authored by Martha C. Tissot van Patot and ...

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  • Apr 10 2009

    A Reprehensible Message from Philip Morris USA

    The spam filter on my computer usually removes the hundreds of useless, annoying messages that are sent to me each week by marketers, scam artists, and other assorted Internet predators. But as we all know, a lot of spam still gets through. Normal...

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  • Apr 08 2009

    2009 Wilderness Medical Society Medical Conference and Annual Meeting in Snowmass

    The Wilderness Medical Society (WMS) Medical Conference and Annual Meeting has just been announced. The meeting will be held July 24-29, 2009 in Snowmass, Colorado. As always, it will be a terrific setting and a phenomenal meeting. Doctors and oth...

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

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