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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.

  • Nov 26 2008

    Inhalers and the Environment

    With the enduring premise that there will not be wilderness medicine with the wilderness, it is gratifying to note that it has been approximately 6 months now since the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) advised patients to switch to hydrofluoroal...

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  • Nov 22 2008

    Consumption of Nuts, Corn and Popcorn Not Associated with Diverticular Disease

    Backpackers and other outdoor travelers sometimes subsist on less-than-ideal diets, including "junk food," and items that are easy to carry because of their packaging. Some favorite foods include nuts (along or contained in "GORP"), corn nuts, and...

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  • Nov 19 2008

    Update on AMS and HACE

    This is the seventh 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. This post relates expert advice about acut...

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  • Nov 19 2008

    Thank You to Dr. Deb for Grand Rounds

    Thank you to Dr. Deb for including my post about influenza vaccine recommendations for children in this past week's edition of Grand Rounds. Grand Rounds is a weekly compilation of posts related to health care compiled by a host, who makes a great...

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  • Nov 15 2008

    WaterGlide

    On my recent great white shark adventure aboard the M/V Nautilus Explorer, I was asked to "demo" a new product named WaterGlide™, which is a skin (pump) spray used to facilitate entry into a wetsuit. The major components are a silicone gel and a s...

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  • Nov 12 2008

    Thank You to Musings of a Distractible Mind for Grand Rounds

    Thank you to Musings of a Distractible Mind for including my post about using ondansetron to assist oral rehydration therapy in this past week's edition of Grand Rounds. Grand Rounds is a weekly compilation of posts related to health care compiled...

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  • Nov 12 2008

    Flu Vaccine Recommendations for Children

    Just recently, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) expanded its influenza (flu) vaccination recommendation to include children between the ages of six months and 18 years. So, with the exception of infants under the age of 6 months, the recommen...

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  • Nov 08 2008

    The Manual of Medicine and Horsemanship

    Horses are inextricably linked to wild places, as beasts of transportation, burden, and companionship. They are remarkable animals. In the best of situations, they are beautiful and remarkably powerful, revered for their strength and speed. In oth...

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  • Nov 05 2008

    Oral Ondansetron to Assist Oral Rehydration Therapy

    Oral rehydration can be a lifesaving therapy for persons, particularly children, suffering from dehydration. The most common cause of dehydration in children is infectious diarrhea. When dehydration occurs, it is important to act swiftly. If fluid...

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  • Nov 05 2008

    Thank You to Nurse Ratched's Place for Grand Rounds

    Thank you to Nurse Ratched's Place for including my post about a great white shark adventure in this past week's edition of Grand Rounds. Grand Rounds is a weekly compilation of posts related to health care compiled by a host, who makes a great ef...

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

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