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I’ve been writing a lot about epidemics lately, including Ebola, EnterovirusD68, and others. I talk about immunity issues a lot in my articles, but I haven’t really explained what it is in much detail. In this article, I hope to give you a working knowledge of it and the various
Author: Dr Bones
Posted: September 22, 2014, 12:12 pm
In the latest episode of Dr. Bones and Nurse Amy’s Survival Medicine Hour, Joe and Amy Alton discuss the President’s response to the Ebola epidemic in West Africa, the wildfires in California and how to keep your family safe, and a surprising possible cause of Alzheimer’s Disease (hint: It’s in
Author: Dr Bones
Posted: September 20, 2014, 7:57 pm
  Summer has ended but wildfires are still raging across California. Hundred of thousands of acres have been lost each of the last several years to wildfires, and there appears to be no end in sight. Although Smokey the Bear says “Only you can prevent forest fires”, it appears that
Author: Dr Bones
Posted: September 19, 2014, 5:51 pm
(Update: My mention of the minimal response of the U.S. to the Ebola crisis seems to have gotten some traction with the administration.  President Obama is now sending 3000 troops and establishing 17 100-bed hospitals in Liberia!  Seriously, it had nothing to do with this article but a collective expression
Author: Dr Bones
Posted: September 16, 2014, 12:08 pm
One of the most-frequently asked questions I get regarding medical preparedness is about diabetes. Insulin, as it come in liquid for, doesn’t maintain its potency after its expiration dates very well. This is all well and good in normal times, but what about survival settings where the pharmaceuticals just aren’t
Author: Dr Bones
Posted: September 10, 2014, 12:10 pm
The injury that most non-professionals are most fearful of is the open, often bleeding, wound. With the right supplies, however, even heavy bleeding can be staunched successfully. A discussion of the procedure for stopping hemorrhage in a wound can be found in some of our other articles; this article will
Author: Dr Bones
Posted: September 8, 2014, 12:11 pm
In this episode of the Doom and Bloom(tm) Survival Medicine Hour, Joe and Amy Alton, aka Dr. Bones and Nurse Amy, discuss tick-borne Lyme Disease and the tendency of doctors to miss the diagnosis.  Also, the common survival issue of depression is reviewed in detail, everything from situational depression to
Author: Dr Bones
Posted: September 6, 2014, 7:17 pm
In his latest video, Joe Alton, M.D., aka Dr. Bones, discusses how to keep your family safe during and after an earthquake, and how to prepare for it.  Companion video to his Earthquake Safety article for the visual learners in the audience! To watch, click below: Wishing you the best
Author: Dr Bones
Posted: September 4, 2014, 2:59 am
(Update: 10 states are investigating outbreaks of respiratory disease in children, including one that has hospitalized 400-500 kids in Denver, Colorado)   There is currently an outbreak of a virus called Enterovirus 68 in the Kansas City area. This is one of those viruses that, sadly, strikes children in a
Author: Dr Bones
Posted: September 2, 2014, 4:47 pm
In this episode of the Doom and Bloom(tm) Survival Medicine Hour, Joe and Amy Alton, aka Dr. Bones and Nurse Amy, discuss earthquake safety, making your own sterile saline for wound care, the plight of pollinators like Monarch butterflies, ebola updates including a new country to report cases, and a
Author: Dr Bones
Posted: August 30, 2014, 12:10 pm




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