Tag Archives: Conditions and Diseases

Where to begin?

Where to begin? As this blog develops, specific advice on relevant topics will be added on a regular basis.  If you have comments or questions on a particular aspect of health care, please enter them below.              In the meantime, start … Continue reading

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Should you worry about your blood pressure in 2012?

D. Brown asks:  From my study and research it looks like blood pressure can be treated with herbs and diet.  Am I correct in this understanding? Generally speaking, high blood pressure falls into two categories: the kind that may kill … 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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Week 3 – Question of the Week: Should preppers get the rabies vaccine?

Week 3:  2011-03-24  { Above image – rabid dog } Today I’m asking our professionals to weigh in on the question:  should preppers get the rabies vaccine? (see Rabies and The End of the World) You, too, are welcome to post … Continue reading

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Rabies and the End of the World

The following article has been excerpted from my upcoming book, Armageddon Medicine. * * * Rabies . . . few words strike fear in the heart more quickly.  Picture your sweet little girl trotting over to pet the slobbering dog … Continue reading

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Diabetes and TEOTWAWKI – Part 1 – Herbal Treatments

  The following is excerpted from my upcoming book, Armageddon Medicine. What will diabetics do if medication becomes unavailable?  In the first in a series, Dr. Koelker discusses herbal therapy for diabetes. The American medical establishment is beginning to examine the … Continue reading

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Medication stockpiling – what the government is doing

   There’s little sense in my duplicating information that is already out there.   So I’ve been looking around, seeing what the government is doing to stockpile medication.  I had assumed we have national stockpiles, but had never really checked into … Continue reading

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Rheumatoid arthritis – cost and treatment considerations

Dr. Koelker discusses treatment options for rheumatoid arthritis. How to be your own doctor in 2012 and TEOTWAWKI / Armageddon. Continue reading

Posted in Arthritis, Aspirin, Celebrex, Chronic diseases, Diclofenac, Humira, Ibuprofen, Medical archives, Medications, Naproxen, Naproxen (Aleve), NSAIDs, OTC NSAIDs, OTC Pain meds, Prescription Medications, Rheumatoid arthritis, Stockpiling medications | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Ten Essential OTC Medications to Stockpile

 Are over-the-counter (OTC) drugs really worth stockpiling?  As a family physician my answer is a resounding yes.  Most of the following were actually prescription medications when first released.  (In higher dosages, several still are.)  Although other OTC drugs are worth … Continue reading

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Asthma and COPD – Part I – Introduction

The following is excerpted from my upcoming book, Armageddon Medicine. * * * Does the thought of not having a rescue inhaler on hand fill you with panic?  What will you do if albuterol is suddenly unavailable?    I remember … Continue reading

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