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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.

  • May 07 2008

    Thank You to Suture for a Living for Grand Rounds

    Thank you to Suture for a Living for including my post about seabather's eruption 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 compile ...

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  • May 02 2008

    Sea Bather’s Eruption

    From the month of May through September, oceangoers along the U.S. Gulf coast need to be concerned about a particular form of skin rash caused by tiny jellyfish. As the summer season progresses, this can also become a problem along the entire east...

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  • Apr 30 2008

    Lifeguard Situation in California

    Here's a recent communication that originated with the Orange County (California) Register: Wednesday, April 9, 2008State lifeguard funding gets a reprieve. Public safety mandates staffing.By FRED SWEGLESThe Orange County RegisterLifeguard service...

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  • Apr 26 2008

    Sharkwater

    The oceans are our greatest wilderness. On a recent trip to Hawaii, I was in an aquatic mood and watched the recently-released DVD entitled "Sharkwater." It is a very fine production that should be watched by every person interested in marine cons...

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  • Apr 23 2008

    More Bee Story

    Jeremy Joslin, MD has left a new comment on your post "Question About a Bee Sting": "Thanks for posting this very interesting case. Your blog really helps me learn through cases that I don't ordinarily see.Dr. Auerbach, do you think this could be ...

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  • Apr 22 2008

    Thank You to Dr. Val and The Voice of Reason for Grand Rounds

    Thank you to Dr. Val Jones of Dr. Val and The Voice of Reason for including my post about blisters 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 e...

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  • Apr 19 2008

    Blisters: The Bane of Hikers

    Blisters are the bane of hikers. These clear fluid- or blood-filled vesicles have probably ended more outings than all major illnesses combined.

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  • Apr 16 2008

    Jellyfish Question

    A reader writes (paraphrased by me): “Here in Corpus Christi, today, while surfing, I practically picked up a large man-o-war while surfing. The burn is intense as I write. I felt severe pain immediately. I panicked in the water. The tentacles clu...

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  • Apr 15 2008

    Thank You to Women's Health News for Grand Rounds

    Thank you to Rachel Walden of Women's Health News for including my book review of Mountains Beyond Mountains 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...

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  • Apr 12 2008

    Mountains Beyond Mountains

    With my busy schedule, I don't have much time to sit down and read, so when I am able to do that, it is precious for me. I've just finished Tracy Kidder's Mountains Beyond Mountains, subtitled "The Quest of Dr. Paul Farmer, A Man Who Would Cure th...

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

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