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.

  • Dec 27 2010

    Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy - Using Oxygen as an Emergency Treatment

    photo by Mckeeman at en.wikipediaThese comments are 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 Oxy...

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  • Dec 27 2010

    Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

    photo by Mckeeman at en.wikipediaThese comments are 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 Oxyge...

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  • Dec 20 2010

    Pediatric Wilderness Emergencies

    These comments are 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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  • Apr 14 2010

    Summiting Success and Acute Mountain Sickness on Mount Kilimanjaro

    Mount Kilimanjaro is the highest mountain in Africa and a popular tourist destination. Because it is easy to access and is a commonly attempted summit, this mountain is frequently attempted by persons with little mountaineering experience and no t...

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  • Jan 06 2010

    Proper Hydration at High Altitude

    The standard dictum when advising persons who travel to high altitude, and thus expose themselves to a lower atmospheric oxygen concentration, is to stay "well hydrated," which translates into drinking sufficient liquid that they urinate frequentl...

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  • 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).

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  • Jan 08 2008

    Ginkgo biloba for Prevention of Acute Mountain Sickness

    The fourth issue of Volume 18 of the journal Wilderness & Environmental Medicine has recently been published. The lead article is entitled "Ginkgo biloba Decreases Acute Mountain Sickness in People Ascending to High Altitude at Ollague (3696 m) in...

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  • Jun 11 2007

    Swelling at Altitude

    What is the swelling of the face, hands, and feet that sometimes occurs with trekking at high altitude? Is it serious? Should it be treated with diuretics?

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  • Mar 17 2007

    Hiking at Altitude While Pregnant

    If someone is pregnant and wishes to hike for a few days at high altitude, is this safe?

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  • Mar 09 2007

    Avalanche Injuries

    Avalanches kill in two ways. First, serious injury is always possible in a tumble down an avalanche path. Trees, rocks, cliffs, and the wrenching action of snow in motion can do horrible things to the human body.

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

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