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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.

  • Mar 05 2009

    Socorro Island Dive and Wilderness Medicine CME

    I'm delighted to announce that I will be participating in an exciting continuing medical education (CME) adventure to benefit the Wilderness Medical Society (WMS). The journey will be January 24 to February 2, 2010 to Socorro Island, Mexico for th...

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  • Mar 04 2009

    Naturally Occurring Toxins 3

    This is the seventeenth post based upon educational sessions and syllabus material presented at the Wilderness Medical Society Annual Meeting & 25th Anniversary held in Snowmass, Colorado from July 25 to 30, 2008. It includes information from ...

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  • Mar 03 2009

    Thank You to Health Business Blog for Grand Rounds

    Thank you to Health Business Blog for including my post about self esteem and mountaineering 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 t...

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  • Feb 28 2009

    Self Esteem and Mountaineering

    The journal Wilderness & Environmental Medicine, published by the Wilderness Medical Society, always has a number of very interesting articles of significance to the layperson outdoor medicine enthusiast."Students Experience Self-Esteem Improv...

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  • Feb 25 2009

    Naturally Occurring Toxins 2

    This is the sixteenth post based upon educational sessions and syllabus material presented at the Wilderness Medical Society Annual Meeting & 25th Anniversary held in Snowmass, Colorado from July 25 to 30, 2008. It includes information from a ...

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  • Feb 21 2009

    Crown-of-Thorns Envenomation

    In the journal Wilderness & Environmental Medicine (Volume 19, Number 4, page 275), published by the Wilderness Medical Society, I am coauthor with Drs. Brian Lin and Robert Norris of an article entitled, "A Case of Elevated Liver Function Tes...

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  • Feb 18 2009

    Thank You to Emergiblog for Grand Rounds

    Thank you to Emergiblog for including my post about injuries and illnesses in wilderness athletes 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 leng...

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  • Feb 18 2009

    Naturally Occurring Toxins: An Introduction

    Toxinology is a branch of toxicology that involves the study of naturally occurring toxins, including those found in microorganisms, plants and animals. These natural toxins are among the most complicated and lethal in existence.

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  • Feb 15 2009

    Vicks VapoRub - A Caution

    Remember when you were a child with a cold, and your mother rubbed Vicks VapoRub on your chest to help you breathe easier? That might not have been such a hot idea. We all have our favorite home remedies, which we carry with us into the backcountr...

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  • Feb 11 2009

    Injuries and illnesses in Wilderness Athletes

    This is the fourteenth post based upon educational sessions and syllabus material presented at the Wilderness Medical Society Annual Meeting & 25th Anniversary held in Snowmass, Colorado from July 25-30, 2008. The information here is adapted f...

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

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