Monthly Archives: April 2011

Are you prepared to prevent 99% of infections?

Image via Wikipedia Infections in human beings are caused by a frightening array of microorganisms. Bacteria, viruses, fungi, yeast, worms, amoeba, parasites, and prions invade the human body, spreading fear and misery throughout the world.   In a very real sense, … Continue reading

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Week 8 – Question of the Week: What diseases will surface when society is disrupted?

Week 8:  2011-04-28  Today I’m asking our professionals to weigh in on a question posed by Dan, one of our readers and contributors:    What diseases would likely show up with a disruption of life as we know it?  Haiti saw a marked … Continue reading

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New Deadly Virus . . . just when you think we’ve seen them all

Severe fever with thrombocytopenia syndrome (SFTS) – quite a mouthful. This week’s Journal of the American Medical Association included a few paragraphs on this newly identified infection, caused by a tick-borne Phlebovirus of the Bunyaviridae family.    Other tick-borne illnesses … Continue reading

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Medical Preparedness Scenarios: Making Choices

The following post on medical preparedness is contributed by Pete Farmer,  who holds advanced degrees in research biology and history, and is also an RN and EMT.  Planning for the future means making choices, setting priorities, formulating educated judgments, and making predictions … Continue reading

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Nuclear fallout and harvesting thyroid tissue

A curious reader asks: Does your book address the possibility of a nuclear fallout situation?  I have Graves disease and very little functioning thyroid left.  How would nuclear fallout affect harvesting supplemental thyroid from exposed animals? The self-study course, HYPOTHYROIDISM … Continue reading

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Week 7 – Question of the Week: What critical care may be accomplished at home?

Week 7 – 2011-04-21 Today I’m asking our professionals to weigh in on the question:  What critical care may be accomplished at home? We have a number of ICU nurses, EMTs, and physicians on board, whose opinions should be quite interesting. … Continue reading

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Watch Dogs and Precious Pooches – don’t forget about Snoopy

Dwight, one of our veterinary colleagues, sent me a pamphlet on the military working dog that includes a list of references animal-lovers may want to add to their survival bookshelf.  Anyone with working dogs, watch dogs, or beloved pets will … Continue reading

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Radiation disaster – is the U.S. ready?

In a word: NO. In light of the recent Japanese nuclear disaster, the American Medical Association has issued a special report on Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness.  Ordinarily this publication would be reserved for dues-paying AMA members, but the … Continue reading

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Hitting the Wall: Legal, Ethical, and Logistical Barriers to Medical Preparedness

The following post on medical preparedness is contributed by Pete Farmer,  who holds advanced degrees in research biology and history, and is also an RN and EMT. * * *  Image via Wikipedia   You’ve done your research, rolled-up your sleeves and … Continue reading

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Herbal Medicine – Start with the Science

Herbal medicine – fact or fiction? How does one separate the truth from the hype?  Most of what you find online is anecdotal evidence.  Can you trust someone who is trying to make a sale?  It’s one thing to believe … Continue reading

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