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Educating yourself

Are you part of the 13%?

Copyright ©2012 Cynthia J. Koelker, MD  Last night I shared dinner with another doctor on my “Front Porch Book Tour.”  One of the topics we discussed was “the 13%” – are you a member? In any life-threatening crisis – potentially … Continue reading

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Armageddon Medicine Clinical Skills Workshop Follow-Up

I thoroughly enjoyed the Clinical Skills Workshop this past weekend, especially meeting every participant in person.  I only wish we’d had more time to get to know each other better – the schedule was so full there just wasn’t enough … Continue reading

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Armageddon Medicine – filling the gap on the prepper’s bookshelf

Armageddon Medicine – is this training manual for you? Here’s a thoughtful review from Peter Farmer, who holds advanced degrees in research biology and history, and who is also an RN and EMT. * * * Review: Armageddon Medicine: How … Continue reading

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Armageddon Medicine on LinkedIn

With hundreds of professionals and other preppers joining our site, I have set up a forum on LinkedIn. Any LinkedIn member can join by CLICKING HERE.  Feel free to add your own thoughts to the discussions.  I’ve started with a … Continue reading

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Week 22 – Question of the Week: Can you give an IV without IV access, or, Have you tried hypodermoclysis?

Week 22: 2011-10-12 (non-consecutive weeks)  Suppose your child has vomited for days and is too weak to walk. The grid is down and the hospital is closed, their generator having run out of fuel. You have no idea where to … Continue reading

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Photo Quiz Question – Q.005 – White female with black ankles

Photo Quiz Question – Q.005 – September 08, 2011 65-year-old white female who consults you regarding her legs. What does the above image depict?  Does it hurt? Why is one leg affected more than the other? Can you do anything to … Continue reading

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Clinical Laboratory Procedures under Austere Conditions: Part Vb – Introduction to doing a CBC with a Hemocytometer

Before examining the blood, you first must get the blood. It’s not as easy as simply poking a hole in a patient. Today Pete Farmer,  continues his series on doing a CBC by examining the science behind blood collection. To read Part V-a of … Continue reading

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Week 21 – Question of the Week: How did your garden grow?

Week 21: 2011-08-26 Labor Day is just around the corner, the end of summer (if not the heat).  At least in Ohio, swimming pools close, amusement parks shut down, and we have only a few more weeks of home-grown corn … Continue reading

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Photo Quiz Answer – Q.004

Photo Quiz Answer– Q.004 – August 12, 2011   This was an easy one. Don’t let the patient history throw you off. Though he may have been stung by a bee while camping, this problem is unrelated.  The image depicts the … Continue reading

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Week 19 – Question of the Week: Do doctors seem scared by the medical establishment?

Week 19: 2011-08-12 This week I was thinking about all the rules with which physicians must comply.  Here’s a few off the top of my head: Be licensed by state Completely annual continuing education requirements according to license and specialty … Continue reading

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