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Risk Management & First Aid

The Risk Management and First Aid Group focuses on managing safety in outdoor programming.
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  • Blog Post: Probiotics and Acute Infectious Diarrhea

    by Paul Auerbach Probiotics are live microorganisms that are purposefully ingested by humans to improve their health—the thought is that probiotics improve “digestive health.” The specific microorganisms are commonly of the genera Lactobacillus, Bifidobacterium , and/or Bacillus . For...
  • Blog Post: Bacterial Diarrhea

    by Paul Auerbach, M.D. reposted with permission from the Medicine for the Outdoors Blog Foodborne bacterial diarrhea is a common problem of backpackers, kayakers, divers - of anyone who ventures into the outdoors and is therefore associated with ingestion of fresh fruits and vegetables, travels to developing...
  • 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...
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