Monthly Archives: May 2011

Memorial Day Through the Eyes of a Veterinarian and a Veteran

Today’s post is contributed by one of our professionals, both a veterinarian and U.S. veteran. * * * I have been blessed to have had a full life with two great daughters and many friends on this and other continents; … Continue reading

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Week 12 – Question of the Week: How can we best serve our country in preparing for an Armageddon event?

Week 12: 2011-05-26 With Memorial Day approaching, today I’m asking all readers to consider this question: How can we best serve our country in preparing for an Armageddon event? I know several readers and contributors are serving or have served in … Continue reading

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Herbal Medicine Debate

I was intrigued by a reader’s comments on herbal medicine and have replied to her comments below, in italics.  Which position do you take? * * * Ssurvy states: Relying overmuch on what science says about herbs is ridiculous. Science … Continue reading

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Week 11 – Question of the Week: What lab procedures are you preparing to provide at TEOTWAWKI?

Week 11: 2011-05-19 Today I’m asking our professionals to consider this question: What lab procedures are you preparing to provide at TEOTWAWKI? Anyone else with opinions, questions, or concerns is invited to reply as well in the box below. Check back soon … Continue reading

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from “The Gods of the Copybook Headings” – Rudyard Kipling

  Our friendly dentist sent this today, a reminder from days gone by. “….Then the Gods of the Market tumbled, and their smooth-tongued wizards withdrew And the hearts of the meanest were humbled and began to believe it was true … Continue reading

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Clinical Laboratory Procedures under Austere Conditions: Part I – Introduction

The following post on clinical laboratory procedures is contributed by Pete Farmer,  who holds advanced degrees in research biology and history, and is also an RN and EMT.  * * * Among the many unsung heroes and heroines of modern medicine are … Continue reading

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Dangers of pill splitting?

Craig asks:  A lot of data sheets I have seen for medicines in tablet form say something along the lines of “Do not halve the tablet. Dose equivalence when the tablet is divided has not been established.” How accurate is … Continue reading

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Week 10 – Question of the Week: What steps have you taken to establish structured medical care?

Week 10:  2011-05-12 Today I’m asking all our readers to respond to this question: What steps have you taken to establish structured medical care for an end-of-life-as-we-know-it scenario?  Will you simply be on your own amidst the chaos, or have you networked … Continue reading

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Cholera – Lessons from Haiti

Haiti had not experienced a cholera epidemic in over a century. The January 2010 earthquake changed that. In the wake of the destruction and misery, cholera paid a visit.  By October 2010 an epidemic had been identified.  By six weeks later 91,770 cases … Continue reading

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Kidney stones and the end of the world

  A kidney stone:  don’t tell me it’s not the end of the world.  Sure, I’m better today, but yesterday I was dying.  At least it felt like it.  I hadn’t had pain like that since my son was born 17 … Continue reading

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