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  • Blog Post: Are Sunscreens Effective?

    by Paul Auerbach, M.D. reposted with permission from the Medicine for the Outdoors Blog Nearly a year ago, there was a news item that suggested that many sunscreens are ineffective, despite manufacturers' claims to the contrary. As best I can tell, the issues are yet to be resolved. What are the...
  • Blog Post: Immunization Patch for Infectious Diarrhea

    by Paul Auerbach, M.D. reposted with permission from the Medicine for the Outdoors Blog Infectious diarrhea from all causes is a major cause of morbidity and mortality among international travelers, including those who frequent wilderness areas. It would be wonderful if there was a vaccine against one...
  • Blog Post: Autoinjector Skills

    There is an interesting article in April 13th edition of the Austin Statesman on whether ambulance and fire dispatchers should instruct people over the phone on use of an autoinjector of epinephrine. It’s another spin on this epinephrine tale. 1 It also speaks to the issue of skill retention. There...
  • Blog Post: Anterior Cruciate Ligament Tear

    by Paul Auerbach, M.D. reposted with permission from the Medicine for the Outdoors Blog Outdoor and wilderness athletes put a lot of stress on their joints. Whether you are skiing, climbing, biking, hiking, running, or doing any other activity at which you are risk for deceleration, a fall, or a blow...
  • Blog Post: Naturally Occurring Toxins 2

    by Paul Auerbach, M.D. reposted with permission from the Medicine for the Outdoors Blog This is the sixteenth post based upon educational sessions and syllabus material presented at the Wilderness Medical Society Annual Meeting & 25th Anniversary held in Snowmass, Colorado from July 25 to 30, 2008...
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