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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.

  • Aug 16 2008

    Foot Blisters 1

    The Wilderness Medical Society Annual Meeting & 25th Anniversary held in Snowmass, Colorado from July 25-30, 2008 was fantastic in every aspect. The meeting was attending by more than 300 individuals, and included lectures, workshops, evening ...

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  • 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...

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  • 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.

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  • 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...

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  • 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...

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  • 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...

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  • Aug 02 2008

    Kershaw Carabiner Tool

    Simplicity is sometimes elegant. This is the case with the new Kershaw Carabiner Tool, Model 1004.

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  • Jul 31 2008

    Thank You to for Grand Rounds

    Thank you to 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...

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  • 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...

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  • 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.

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About the Author

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