About Author: Cynthia J. Koelker, MD

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CYNTHIA J KOELKER , MD is a board-certified family physician with over twenty years of clinical experience. A member of American Mensa, Dr. Koelker holds degrees in biology, humanities, medicine, and music from M.I.T., Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, and the University of Akron. She served in the National Health Service Corps to finance her medical education.

Posts by Cynthia J. Koelker, MD

  • Scenario #2 The grid is down, so you and a few friends have organized a neighborhood church for worship. One Sunday morning a stranger in a business suit struggles in,...

    Medical Bartering, Part 2 – OTC Medications

    Scenario #2 The grid is down, so you and a few friends have organized a neighborhood church for worship. One Sunday morning a stranger in a business suit struggles in,...

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  • Medical Bartering

In the following series of articles I will be addressing potential barter for medical items and skills, including:
1.  Over-the-counter medications
2.  Prescription medications
3.  Over-the-counter products other than medications
4.  Medical skills

    Medical Bartering, Part 1 of 5 – Introduction

    Medical Bartering In the following series of articles I will be addressing potential barter for medical items and skills, including: 1. Over-the-counter medications 2. Prescription medications 3. Over-the-counter products other than medications 4. Medical skills

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  • If you're new to the whole concept of fish antibiotics, there are a few basics you need to know.  These are not antibiotics made out of fish.  Neither are they micro-pills you must cram down your guppy's throat.  In general they are pills or capsules of the same size and strength humans use.

Although you cannot buy human or even dog antibiotics in the U.S. without a legal prescription, a federal loophole allows these same antibiotics to be sold over-the-counter for aquarium use.  (Most physicians and pharmacists are unaware of this exemption.)  Many of these so-called fish antibiotics are the same quality and dosage as human antibiotics (USP grade, AB-rated generics).  Those who purchase these products are implicitly agreeing to use these antibiotics for aquarium purposes only.

    Fish Antibiotic Update 2015

    If you're new to the whole concept of fish antibiotics, there are a few basics you need to know. These are not antibiotics made out of fish. Neither are they micro-pills you must cram down your guppy's throat. In general they are pills or capsules of the same size and strength humans use. Although you cannot buy human or even dog antibiotics in the U.S. without a legal prescription, a federal loophole allows these same antibiotics to be sold over-the-counter for aquarium use. (Most physicians and pharmacists are unaware of this exemption.) Many of these so-called fish antibiotics are the same quality and dosage as human antibiotics (USP grade, AB-rated generics). Those who purchase these products are implicitly agreeing to use these antibiotics for aquarium purposes only.

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  • This web site is devoted to empowering you, the reader, to care for your loved ones and yourself when there’s no other choice. Thank you for visiting and may God...

    What you will find here

    This web site is devoted to empowering you, the reader, to care for your loved ones and yourself when there’s no other choice. Thank you for visiting and may God...

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  • Before this summer I often glossed over bioterrorism in my Survival Medicine classes…that could never happen here, could it? Now that Ebola has arrived in my home town I feel...

    Ebola in my home town

    Before this summer I often glossed over bioterrorism in my Survival Medicine classes…that could never happen here, could it? Now that Ebola has arrived in my home town I feel...

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  • Suturing and Minor Surgery – 1-Day Class 2015 Schedule TBA This class is taken from Day 2 (Modules 3 and 4) of Survival Medicine 101 For a listing of what...

    One-day Suturing and Minor Surgery Workshop October 4, 2014

    Suturing and Minor Surgery – 1-Day Class 2015 Schedule TBA This class is taken from Day 2 (Modules 3 and 4) of Survival Medicine 101 For a listing of what...

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  • The Practical Prepper A Common-Sense Guide to Preparing for Emergencies Book Review, by Cynthia J. Koelker, MD, www.armageddonmedicine.net Did you ever wish you could find a single book with common-sense...

    The Practical Prepper – Book Review

    The Practical Prepper A Common-Sense Guide to Preparing for Emergencies Book Review, by Cynthia J. Koelker, MD, www.armageddonmedicine.net Did you ever wish you could find a single book with common-sense...

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  • Antibiotic Indications and Dose

    Free Antibiotic Indication and Dosing Guide

    Antibiotic Indications and Dose

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  • CLICK HERE for SURVIVAL MEDICINE CLASS DESCRIPTIONS *  2015 Survival Medicine Classes * New!  No prerequisite for any class ******* FOR  DATES and DETAILS – CLICK HERE

    Survival Medicine Workshops

    CLICK HERE for SURVIVAL MEDICINE CLASS DESCRIPTIONS *  2015 Survival Medicine Classes * New!  No prerequisite for any class ******* FOR  DATES and DETAILS – CLICK HERE

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  • The best suture material I have found that anyone can purchase online is the brand Unify, available through Amazon and elsewhere.  For suturing of skin wounds, the 3-0 and 4-0...

    Tip of the Week: Suture material – what to get and where

    The best suture material I have found that anyone can purchase online is the brand Unify, available through Amazon and elsewhere.  For suturing of skin wounds, the 3-0 and 4-0...

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