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.
Aug 14 2008
Hiking Week at Canyon Ranch in Tucson
I've been invited to participate in Canyon Ranch in Tucson’s Hiking Week, November 1-8, 2008, for six consecutive days of group hikes and camaraderie with fellow outdoor enthusiasts. I've never before been to Canyon Ranch, so I'm really looking fo...
Aug 13 2008
K2 Suncare: Endurance Sunblock and Lip Protection
Dr. Auerbach field tests K2 Suncare products. The specific products being demonstrated were “endurance sunblock” and “endurance lip balm.
Aug 12 2008
Thank You to Medical Humanities Blog for Grand Rounds
Thank you to Medical Humanities Blog for including my post about creating a defensible space against a wildfire in this week's edition of Grand Rounds. Grand Rounds is a weekly compilation of posts related to health care compiled by a host, who ma...
Aug 09 2008
Acetylsalicylic Acid (Aspirin) Analog versus Acetazolamide for Acute Mountain Sickness
In Volume 9, Number 1 (2008) of the journal High Altitude Medicine & Biology, published by the International Society for Mountain Medicine, Bengt Kayser, Ronald Hulsebosch, and Frank Bosch report a randomized controlled study of the acetylsali...
Aug 06 2008
Brain Cooling for Brain Injury
Research suggests hypothermia therapy may not benefit children with brain injuries. In June, Reuters reported that "chilling the body to well below its normal temperature does little to protect children from further damage after an accidental brai...
Aug 02 2008
Kershaw Carabiner Tool
Simplicity is sometimes elegant. This is the case with the new Kershaw Carabiner Tool, Model 1004.
Jul 31 2008
Thank You to edwinleap.com for Grand Rounds
Thank you to edwinleap.com for including my post about estimates of outdoor injuries in this 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 effort to comp...
Jul 30 2008
Creating A Defensible Space Against A Wildfire
California firefighters are still battling to contain innumerable wildfires estimated to be burning in the state. Depending on the weather, this number may grow. Hot, dry winds repeatedly worsen the situation, and if there is more lightning withou...
Jul 26 2008
Summer Tips: Sunburn, Blisters, Sprains, Bug Bites and More
Learn to avoid and treat sunburns, blisters, sprains, mosquito bites, and other summer dangers.
Jul 23 2008
National Estimates of Outdoor Recreational Injuries
In Volume 19, Number 2 (2008) of the journal Wilderness & Environmental Medicine appears an original research article entitled "National Estimates of Outdoor Recreational Injuries Treated in Emergency Departments, United States, 2004-2005," au...