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  • Blog Post: Wilderness Medicine - 6th Edition released

    I want to let everyone know about the release of the 6th Edition of Wilderness Medicine, the premiere textbook on the subject, edited by our frequent contributor Dr. Paul Auerbach. There are not too many books out there that I personally consider as "classics" in our field (titles like Mountaineering...
  • Blog Post: Fluoroquinolone Antibiotics can cause Tendon Rupture

    by Paul Auerbach, M.D. reposted with permission from the Medicine for the Outdoors Blog Outdoor enthusiasts are often stricken with infections for which they might be prescribed antibiotics in the class known as fluoroquinolones, one common member of which is ciprofloxacin (Cipro). They should be aware...
  • 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: 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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