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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.

  • Jan 14 2009

    Surviving A Wilderness Emergency 3

    This is the eleventh 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. It’s based upon an excellent presentation...

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  • Jan 10 2009

    Winter Accidents

    I was fortunate to spend a few days with my family in the Sierra Nevada over the Christmas Holiday and enjoy terrific fresh powder. We skied at Squaw Valley and Sugar Bowl until I had to beg for mercy for my tired old legs. As much fun as we had, ...

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  • Jan 07 2009

    Rescue Missions for Avalanche Victims

    I'm working now with a group of Stanford students on the design of a unique avalanche rescue device that will hopefully bring a new approach to solving the problem of how to find and save persons buried under the surface after a snow avalanche. In...

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  • Jan 03 2009

    Surviving A Wilderness Emergency 2

    This is the tenth 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. It’s based upon an excellent presentation gi...

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  • Dec 31 2008

    Forget Me Not

    Forget Me Not is an engaging and very well written memoir by Jennifer Lowe-Anker, the widow of the famous climber Alex Lowe and now the wife of Alex's dear friend and climbing partner, Conrad Anker. While it has been praised as a story of three pe...

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  • Dec 27 2008

    Side Effect of Transdermal Scopolamine for Motion Sickness

    Transdermal scopolamine 1.5 mg is provided in a patch with the trade name Transderm Sc?p, distributed by the pharmaceutical company Novartis. It is commonly used to treat motion sickness (such as seasickness), and is very effective. On our recent ...

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  • Dec 24 2008

    Surviving A Wilderness Emergency

    This is the ninth 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. It’s based upon an excellent presentation gi...

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  • Dec 24 2008

    Thank You to Highlight Health for Grand Rounds

    Thank you to Highlight Health for including my post with a Frostbite Update 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 to make the collec...

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  • Dec 20 2008

    Frostbite: Latest Updates from the Wilderness Medical Society

    This is the eighth 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. For this post about frostbite, we are grate...

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  • Dec 18 2008

    Victorinox One Hand Sentinel

    Regardless of the environmental setting, everyone's survival and first aid kits must contain sharp cutting implements. A sturdy knife that is easy to deploy is essential for cutting fabric, rope, vines, and game, sharpening a wooden point, and eve...

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

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