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Articles on essential medical topics

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 is covered, CLICK HERE or see below. Suturing Intro to … 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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Free download – The Ship Captain’s Medical Guide – Childbirth

Suppose you were at sea and went into labor.  What would you do without a doctor on board? The same question could be asked of any situation where a woman went into labor without a doctor or midwife available.  I’ve … Continue reading

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

The best plaster casting material I have found that anyone can purchase online is the brand Gypsona, available through Amazon and elsewhere.  For adult-size arm splints and casts, 3″ plaster rolls are appropriate.  For adult-size leg splints and casts, 4″ rolls … Continue reading

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Birth control pills and TEOTWAWKI

An over-the-counter alternative to prescription birth control pills for TEOTWAWKI. Continue reading

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Free Podcasts with Doc Cindy

Enjoy the following free podcasts with Doc Cindy and her guests September 20, 2013 at 11:00PM (CST) · 1 hour 7 minutes Do you have symptoms? Does your neighbor? Odds are, at least one of you does (or will, before … Continue reading

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Tip of the Week: Treating blood pressure at TEOTWAWKI

The bad news:  treating blood pressure without access to current medications will be a challenge for many at TEOTWAWKI. The good news:  dietary changes alone can make a significant difference. All you need to do is eat 8 to 10 servings … 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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