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Doom and Bloom,Nurse Amy,Dr Bones,Survival,Survival Medicine,Traditional and Alternative Medical Advice including Survival Medicine or Collapse Medicine.

    Survival Medicine Podcast: Altitude Sickness, Community and Survival, More

    Survival Medicine Podcast: Altitude Sickness, Community and Survival, More

    It's winter, and some folks are heading for ski resorts, and that means a big change in altitude for most. The National Academy of Sciences reports that 33.5% of the population lives below an elevation of 100 meters above sea level. That means that, in any major disaster, getting out of Dodge often means heading for the hills.

    There’s a possibility that we might have to abruptly relocate from a home at sea level to a “bug-out” location in the mountains. Many people adjust to changes of climate and altitude easily, but others don’t; the rapid change in elevation may cause a condition known as Altitude Sickness or Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS). Dr. Joe Alton tells you what you need to know, and discuss with Nurse Amy some case histories of backcountry high-elevation sickness.

    Plus, is it better to be a lone wolf or is it important to have a community to fall back on? Many preppers are keeping their thoughts to themselves these days, and they might survive a major disaster, but can it be done all by themselves? Some thoughts...

    This and more on the latest Survival Medicine Podcast with Dr. Joe and Nurse Amy Alton. 

    Wishing you the best of health in good times or bad,

    Joe and Amy Alton

    Hey, don't forget to get your copy of the survival medicine gold standard, The 4th edition of the Survival Medicine Handbook: The Essential Guide for when Help is NOT on the way, in black and white on Amazon or in color at store.doomandbloom.net.

    • 36 min
    Survival Medicine Podcast: Dr. Joe Alton discusses dog flu, winter car survival,

    Survival Medicine Podcast: Dr. Joe Alton discusses dog flu, winter car survival,

    Winter storms like "bomb cyclones" can be life-threatening, so it's important to know how to winterize, not only your car, but yourself. In this episode, Dr. Joe Alton discusses different ways to make sure you survive that car trip out in the blizzard, including all the supplies that would make sense to keep in the car just in case.

    Also, dental extraction is a rare thing you'd have to do yourself these days, but in long-term survival, someone has to do it, and you're elected. How to go about it? Dr. Alton tell you in this segment.

    Plus, Chestnuts have distinct health benefits which we'll tell you about, but also let's talk about the efforts to revive the American Chestnut, a rare tree in America's landscape today, but more than a quarter of our Eastern and Midwest forests 100 years ago.  

    Dr. Alton will talk about canine influenza, which seems to be more prevalent this year than others. What is the dog flu and can it, one day, mutate to infect humans. What you need to know for your dog and, maybe, yourself!

    All this and more in the latest episode of The Survival Medicine Podcast with Dr. Joe Alton!

    Wishing you the best of health in good times or bad,

    Joe and Amy Alton

    • 33 min
    Survival Medicine Podcast: Brain Trauma, Bee Stings, Paxlovid, Wound Care

    Survival Medicine Podcast: Brain Trauma, Bee Stings, Paxlovid, Wound Care

    Joe Alton MD, aka Dr. Bones, covers a broad range of topic in this episode, including traumatic brain injuries like concussions and worse. Head injuries will be common in survival settings, and the medic can still be effective even with limited supplies and materials.

    Also, Paxlovid, the COVID therapy, has been free so far (which is good, since it costs an average of $530) but that changes in mid-2023, simply because the FDA hasn't approved it fully yet. Medicare Part D won't cover it until it does, but these things may take a while, which could put some lives at risk. Dr. Alton discusses further.

    Plus, a question from a listener who has become more and more allergic to bee stings. What can she do to desensitize herself and avoid anaphylactic shock? Dr. Bones thinks aloud as to some options.

    Finally, some pointers on soft tissue wound care to help the off-grid medic help an injured survivor recover fully. All this and more in the latest episode of The Survival Medicine Podcast!

    Wishing the best of health in good times and bad,

    Joe Alton MD

    Check out the 4th edition of The Survival Medicine Handbook: The Essential Guide For When Help Is NOT On The Way!

     

    • 35 min
    Survival Medicine Podcast: RSV, Cellulitis, Antibiotics, Cold Water Safety

    Survival Medicine Podcast: RSV, Cellulitis, Antibiotics, Cold Water Safety

    People in off-grid settings are often called upon to perform activities to which they’re not accustomed. In daily survival, the inexperienced will suffer mishaps that lead to injury; in situations where sanitation is questionable, these injuries carry a risk of infection, especially in unsanitary conditions. One of these is known as “cellulitis.” Dr. Joe Alton tells you what you need to know about this common problem.

    Also, aquarium antibiotics have been a staple for survival medics since Dr. Alton's article in survivalblog close to 15 years ago. Now, the government is tightening the screws as to how citizens can access antibiotics, starting with food-producing livestock. What does it mean for the preparedness community?

    Plus, an outbreak of respiratory syncytial virus on the west coast may become an epidemic and part of a triple whammy this winter along with flu and COVID. Find out about this surging virus. 

    Finally, some advice on what to do in falls into cold water from a capsized boat (or, in the case of recent headlines, a fall from a cruise ship!)

    All this and more in the latest Survival Medicine Podcast with Joe Alton MD, aka Dr. Bones!

    Hey, don't forget your copy of The Survival Medicine Handbook, the 4th edition, a 2022 Book Excellence Award Winner in the Medical category!

    • 32 min
    Survival Medicine Podcast: Wound Care, Debridement, More

    Survival Medicine Podcast: Wound Care, Debridement, More

    In normal times, once you have stopped the bleeding and applied a splint or dressing, the emergency is “over.” You sit and wait for an ambulance or rescue helicopter to arrive and your part is over. In an austere setting, however, the medic must follow the status of the wound for more than a few minutes or hours. You’re in charge until the person is fully recovered. Constant, diligent wound care is your responsibility.

    It’s important to understand that a wound is not just a “hole”; it’s part of a person who should be informed of your plan of action and participate, if possible, in their care.

    Most wounds will heal completely over time, but some may never achieve full recovery. Due to massive injuries or complicating conditions such as diabetes, the best care may sometimes yield a less-than-optimal result even in good times. The medic’s duty is to care for the patient the best they can with the limited supplies and technology available off the grid.

    In this episode, Dr. Joe Alton discusses daily wound care in austere settings, including the removal of non-viable tissue using sharp debridement. It ain't pretty, but if you're the medic, it's you that has to do it. Also, questions that preppers should ask their doctors when told to take a new drug or get a serious diagnostic test.

    All this and more on the Survival Medicine Podcast!

    Wishing you the best of health in good times or bad, 

    Joe Alton MD

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    • 36 min
    Survival Medicine Podcast: Flooding, Constipation, Monkeypox

    Survival Medicine Podcast: Flooding, Constipation, Monkeypox

    A world weary of one viral pandemic is now experiencing the early stages of another: In the last three months, more than 88 countries have reported a total of more than 30,000 cases of the disease called monkeypox, which was previously restricted to parts of Africa. That’s more than we saw in the 2014 Ebola epidemic, so the survival medic should know about it.

    Plus, flooding in Kentucky takes more than three dozen lives. Flooding is a common disaster, and anyone who doesn't live on a mountaintop should be prepared to deal with one. Flash floods, burn scars, ice jams, snowmelt, dam failures, and more are discussed so you'll know what to do to keep your family safe.

    Lastly, one of the most common problems the medic will see in survival scenarios is mundane: constipation. At least, it's mundane until you get a bad case of it! Dr. Joe Alton discusses all you need to know to help your people stay at 100 percent in times of trouble. Bonus: What about MREs and constipation?

    All this and more in the latest episode of the Survival Medicine Podcast with Joe Alton MD and Amy Alton NP....

    Wishing you the best of health in good times or bad!

    Hey, don’t forget to check out our entire line of quality medical kits at store.doomandbloom.net. Also, our Book Excellence Award-winning 700-page Survival Medicine Handbook is now available in black and white on Amazon and in color and color spiral-bound versions at store.doomandbloom.net.

    • 35 min

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