Category Archives: Preparation

Preparing for medical problems after Armageddon

How to get your doctor to help you stockpile medicine – Update

Since this information was originally published on in 2010, Obamacare has brought BIG changes to the health care system. None of these changes have made it any easier to stockpile medicines – in fact, quite the reverse is true. Though I … Continue reading

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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. Continue reading

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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 differently. No doubt you’ve heard of the health care worker … Continue reading

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The Practical Prepper – Book Review

The Practical Prepper A Common-Sense Guide to Preparing for Emergencies Book Review, by Cynthia J. Koelker, MD, Did you ever wish you could find a single book with common-sense prepping advice you could actually implement? The Practical Prepper is … Continue reading

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Free Antibiotic Indication and Dosing Guide

Antibiotic Indications and Dose

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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 Nylon are most useful to have on hand, though having … Continue reading

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Tip of the Week: Home strep throat tests

If you have kids at home and are worried about strep throat, check out the over-the-counter rapid strep kits on Amazon.  I have not seen them for sale in local pharmacies, but online ordering is simple and requires no medical … Continue reading

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Tip of the Week: Dilute bleach for superficial infections

In an era without easy access to antibiotics, saving your precious penicillin for a serious pneumonia would be wise. So what do you do if you have a (mild) case of impetigo, or perhaps a yeast rash in a skin … Continue reading

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Dem Bones . . . I love this free ap!

Recently I came upon a wonderful free medical ap, namely the Visible Body, Human Anatomy Atlas.  I wish such a great tool had been available in my medical school days, but it’s never too late. The Skeletal System section of … Continue reading

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What if you’re not young and healthy?

Jennifer asks:

I have heart, lung, & mobility issues. Most prepping info assumes one is young & healthy. I’ve had a heart attack (at age 49), asthma & both lungs filled with blood clots, lung collapse, low efficiency lungs, on oxygen & many meds. I’ve fought this de-conditioning my whole life (am 57), but can no longer even manage house work.

So, hiking out isn’t feasible. What do you recommend for people in this situation?
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