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Old 25-04-2009, 13:36   #1
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Health and Medicine Blog

Some of you may want to check out the blog "Medicine for the Outdoors" at While this is not a sailing specific blog (the author takes a very broad view of "Outdoor Medicine"), sailors will find much of interest here. There is usually at least one new posting every week. Just a few examples of recent posts that may be of interest are:

March 2009: A review of a product from Coastal Solutions of Savannah, Georgia named "Jellyfish Squish" to relieve pain from jellyfish stings.

February 2009: Crown-of-Thorns starfish envenomation

December 2008: Side Effects of Transdermal Scopolamine for Motion Sickness

November 2008: Oral Ondansetron to Assist Oral Rehydration Therapy

The author Dr. Paul Auerbach, is on the faculty in Emergency Medicine at Stanford University School of Medicine, is a founder and past president of the Wilderness Medical Society, editor of the definitive medical reference text Wilderness Medicine, 5th Edition, and author of Medicine for the Outdoors, which is a leading book on outdoor health for laypersons. He is also a very experienced diver, and has been active in and honored by DAN. He has also spent time working as a physician in third world settings as part of various exchange programs.

As I mentioned above, not all posts will be of interest to sailors, but many are. I find this blog a good source of very up to date information on topics, products, and services related to health and medicine in remote settings. Check it out and see what you think.
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Thanks for the link.

Anything by Dr. Auerbach will be interesting and informative (authoritative):

Here’s an interesting op-ed:
Doctors Really Want Well-Informed Patients
Better Health » Dr. Paul Auerbach
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