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.
Oct 08 2008
Toxic Metal Content of Ayurvedic Medicines Available on the Web
The naturopathic approach to health and wellness often involves administration of medications with which Western medical practitioners are not familiar. Furthermore, these drugs, available both in the U.S. and abroad, are not regulated to the same...
Oct 04 2008
The Desert and Desert Survival 2
This is the fourth 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. This post continues the discussion ab...
Oct 01 2008
Primitive Skills And Crafts
Primitive Skills And Crafts is "An Outdoorsman's Guide to Shelters, Tools, Weapons, Tracking, Survival, and More" compiled by Richard and Linda Jamison. The book is published by Skyhorse Publishing, Inc. and carries a retail price of $12.95 U.S.Th...
Sep 30 2008
Thank You to "monash medical student" for Grand Rounds
Thank you to Jeffrey Leow of monash medical student for including my post about poison oak allergic contact dermatitis in this week's edition of Grand Rounds. This week's Grand Rounds, which is a weekly compilation of posts related to health care ...
Sep 27 2008
Poison Oak Allergic Contact Dermatitis
Case Reviews in Clinical Dermatology, Volume 1 Issue 3, had an interesting discussion about certain aspects of poison oak/ivy dermatitis. The following are some of the points made by the authors, with additional comments by me:"Contact dermatitis...
Sep 24 2008
Sea Salt is a compilation of memories and essays by underwater cinematographer extraordinaire, Stan Waterman. Stan Waterman is an icon in the scuba diving community. He is a pioneer in the field of underwater cinematography, best known for his pio...
Sep 23 2008
Thank You to Dr. Val Jones, Emergiblog and KevinMD for Grand Rounds
Thank you to KevinMD and Emergiblog for including my post about how to prevent outdoor falls in this week's edition of Grand Rounds (here is the link to Grand Rounds at KevinMD; here is the link to Grand Rounds at Emergiblog. This week's Grand Rou...
Sep 20 2008
Farewell to Outdoor Falls
There is an increasing body of literature related to fall(s) prevention as a significant factor in reducing injuries in the home, particularly in the elder population. A recent article in the New England Journal of Medicine presented the conclusio...
Sep 19 2008
Thank You to RN Central for Recognizing Healthline Health Matters
Hats off and a big "thank you" to rncentral.com for recognizing Healthline's blogging efforts:Top 50 Health 2.0 BlogsPublished on Wednesday September 17th , 2008By Alisa Miller"Health 2.0 embraces the idea of bringing health care into the communit...
Sep 17 2008
The Desert and Desert Survival 1
This is the third 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. This post about the desert and the nex...