How To Deliver A Placenta After The Baby: Human Birth, Part 3
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by Joseph Alton MD
2d ago
In this series on labor and delivery off the grid,  we’ve emphasized the importance that knowledge of the birth process plays in producing a healthy newborn. In parts 1 and 2, we got you all the way through the delivery of the baby. With the baby in the arms of its mother, you might think[Read More] The post How To Deliver A Placenta After The Baby: Human Birth, Part 3 first appeared on ..read more
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From Early Labor To Delivery: Human Birth, Part 2
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by Joseph Alton MD
6d ago
In survival settings, the family medic has to deal with a variety of different problems. Unlike what you might see in the movies, the problem may not be orthopedic trauma or gunfights at the OK corral. There’s always the possibility that they might be pressed into service as… a midwife. Last time, we discussed how[Read More] The post From Early Labor To Delivery: Human Birth, Part 2 first appeared on ..read more
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Signs Of Labor: Human Birth, Part 1
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by Joseph Alton MD
1w ago
Pregnancy and childbirth are usually considered a blessing in modern times. Off the grid, however, we will be thrown back to the 19th century from a medical standpoint. Back then, childbirth was associated with a much higher rate of complications than today. It was thought that each pregnancy carried a one- to two-percent death rate.[Read More] The post Signs Of Labor: Human Birth, Part 1 first appeared on ..read more
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Tuberculosis
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by Joseph Alton MD
2w ago
A disease that has existed since prehistoric times is making news in today’s West Coast. Long Beach, California seems to be the epicenter of an outbreak of tuberculosis (TB), leading to a public health emergency in the area. Tuberculosis (TB), known in the past as “consumption” because it appeared to gradually “consume” the body, is[Read More] The post Tuberculosis first appeared on ..read more
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TORNADO SEASON TIPS
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by Joseph Alton MD
1M ago
U.S. citizens are no strangers to natural disasters. In spring and early summer, tornados are a major concern in certain parts of the country; most recently,  the states of Nebraska, Oklahoma, Iowa, and  elsewhere were hit. Injuries and loss of life from disasters are common consequences of these catastrophes. If I had to choose between[Read More] The post TORNADO SEASON TIPS first appeared on ..read more
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Survival Medicine Podcast: Bleeding, Biological Warfare, LifeVac, More
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by Joseph Alton MD
1M ago
In this episode of the Survival Medicine Podcast, Dr. Joe and Nurse Amy Alton discuss important tips on controlling bleeding wounds (18 tips, as a matter of fact!), The cover-up (alleged) of the true origins of COVID-19 by the powers that be, biologic weapons in warfare, the pros and cons of the LifeVac dechoking device,[Read More] The post Survival Medicine Podcast: Bleeding, Biological Warfare, LifeVac, More first appeared on ..read more
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Biological Agents As Weapons
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by Joseph Alton MD
1M ago
Many different disaster scenarios can lead to mass casualties. The largest in the last century, short of a World War, was a biological event: the COVID pandemic. I have always believed that COVID originated in a lab, and the evidence for my suspicions seem to become more justified over time. While the release of the[Read More] The post Biological Agents As Weapons first appeared on ..read more
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Call Me Crazy, But Was There A COVID Cover-Up?
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by Joseph Alton MD
1M ago
The COVID pandemic is over, and the virus is now one of those that circulate through the population annually. There has always been doubt, to many, about the apparently spontaneous emergence of COVID-19 in a Chinese live market. Claiming that a Chinese virology lab was the origin of the coronavirus pandemic and that, as well,[Read More] The post Call Me Crazy, But Was There A COVID Cover-Up? first appeared on ..read more
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Bird Flu: The Next Viral Outbreak?
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by Joseph Alton MD
1M ago
Experts are waving the red flag on the bird flu virus that has infected wild and food-producing poultry, farm animals like cattle, fur-bearing critters, and recently, a dairy worker. The virus, 2020’s H5N1 influenza, theoretically has the potential to be the source of the next pandemic, and some claim it could be 100 times worse[Read More] The post Bird Flu: The Next Viral Outbreak? first appeared on ..read more
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Survival Medicine Podcast: Internal Injuries, Bandages/Dressings, Raw Honey, Antiseptics, More…
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by Joseph Alton MD
2M ago
You know, we talk a lot about medical supplies that you have to get serious training for, like tourniquets, hemostatic dressings, decompression needles, and the like, but there are important supplies you probably have right now in your medicine cabinet that are also very important for the survival medic in long-term disaster settings. Dressings, bandages,[Read More] The post Survival Medicine Podcast: Internal Injuries, Bandages/Dressings, Raw Honey, Antiseptics, More… first appeared on ..read more
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