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.

  • May 31 2008

    Wilderness Medicine Magazine

    Wilderness Medicine is the magazine published by the Wilderness Medical Society (WMS), which also publishes the journal Wilderness & Environmental Medicine. Over the past 25 years, Wilderness Medicine has evolved from a simple single color new...

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  • May 28 2008

    Laceration Repair in the Wilderness

    I'm delighted to present another guest post from Jeremy Joslin, M.D., entitled "Laceration Repair in the Wilderness":The ScenarioIt always happens by accident. You're using your new, lightweight pack saw to collect downed wood for an evening fire ...

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  • May 24 2008

    Automated External Defibrillators in the Wilderness

    A friend of mine who manages a fishing camp in British Columbia recently asked me whether or not he should purchase an automated external debrillator (AED) for the camp. An AED is a device that is attached to a person in the event of an apparent c...

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  • May 23 2008

    Field Guide to Wilderness Medicine, 3rd Edition

    The Field Guide to Wilderness Medicine, 3rd edition has just been published by Elsevier. The book is 919 pages, up from 709 pages in the 2nd edition, and 62 chapters with 17 appendices, up from 55 chapters and 16 appendices in the second edition. ...

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  • May 21 2008

    Acute Allergic Reactions Associated With CroFab

    In the April 2008 issue of Annals of Emergency Medicine appears an article entitled "Acute Hypersensitivity Reactions Associated with Administration of Crotalidae Polyvalent Immune Fab Antivenom," by Robert Cannon, Anne-Michelle Ruha, and John Kas...

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  • May 21 2008

    Thank You to Musings of a Dinosaur for Grand Rounds

    Thank you to Musings of a Dinosaur for including my post about exercise-associated hyponatremia 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 effo...

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  • May 17 2008

    Bear Spray

    Pepper spray marketed to repel bears definitely has a role, but should not be completely relied upon to deter an aggressive or charging bear.

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  • May 13 2008

    Thank You to Health Business Blog for Grand Rounds

    Thank you to David E. Williams of Health Business Blog for including my post about ozone and the outdoors 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 ...

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  • May 11 2008

    Ozone and the Outdoors

    Here's an interesting news item (within the quotation marks) that was recently brought to my attention:"Content provided by Reuters on April 22, 2008WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Even breathing in a little ozone at levels found in many areas is likely to...

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  • May 07 2008

    Hydration Question

    A reader writes: “I have been told that under most circumstances a properly hydrated person should be urinating every 1 and 1/2 to 2 hours. Is this accurate?”This is probably a reasonable statement, although there is no absolute correlation of tim...

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

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