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.

  • Jan 30 2012

    Cycling Safety

    I was fortunate to be invited to participate as moderator at the Stanford Trauma Bike Safety Summit, which was held at Stanford University Medical Center on November 9, 2011. It was an informative and spirited gathering, assembled by invitation...

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  • Jan 23 2012

    Lightning Safety Awareness

    This post relates information learned in a recent issue (Volume 22, Number 3, 2011) of the journal Wilderness & Environmental Medicine, published by the Wilderness Medical Society. In an article entitled “Lightning Safety Awareness of Vi...

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  • Jan 17 2012

    Snowboarding and Wrist Injuries

    This post relates information learned in the most recent issue (Volume 22, Number 3, 2011) of the journal Wilderness & Environmental Medicine, published by the Wilderness Medical Society. In an article entitled “Snowboarding Injuries in ...

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  • Jan 09 2012

    Backcountry Nutrition: How Much Food Should You Carry on a Backpacking Trip?

    This is another post derived from a presentation given at the 2011 Annual Summer Meeting of the Wilderness Medical Society. Liz Edelstein, MD gave an excellent presentation on nutrition in the backcountry. This is an “underserved” topic, in tha...

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  • Jan 03 2012

    Wilderness Medicine 6th Edition

    I’m thrilled to let you know that the 6th edition of the textbook Wilderness Medicine, for which I serve as Editor, is now available. The book is the culmination of more than three years’ work, and the publisher (Elsevier) has done a terrific ...

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  • Dec 22 2011

    Submersion Injury: Prevention is Key

    This is another post derived from a presentation given at the 2011 Annual Summer Meeting of the Wilderness Medical Society. Tracy Cushing, MD, of the University of Colorado School of Medicine gave an excellent presentation on submersion injury—...

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  • Dec 19 2011

    MedWAR: Medical Wilderness Adventure Race

    This is another post derived from a presentation given at the 2011 Annual Summer Meeting of the Wilderness Medical Society. Michael Caudell MD from the Medical College of Georgia gave an excellent talk entitled “Scenario-Based Learning in the W...

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  • Dec 15 2011

    Search and Rescue Overview

    This is another post derived from a presentation given at the 2011 Annual Summer Meeting of the Wilderness Medical Society. Aaron Billin delivered an excellent lecture on search and rescue. Search and rescue has been defined a few different...

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  • Dec 12 2011

    Tactical Combat Casualty Care

    The 2011 Annual Summer Meeting of the Wilderness Medical Society that was held in Snowmass, Colorado was excellent and provided terrific education for all in attendance. In a series of posts, I’ll highlight some of what we learned. Brad Benn...

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  • Dec 08 2011

    Breast Cancer Screen Recommendations

    How does the topic of breast cancer screening relate to outdoor health? In my opinion, it is one of those topics that transcend a single categorization, because it is so important and affects us all. In addition, it can tie in directly to the to...

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

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