Video: Dengue Fever
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by Joseph Alton MD
3d ago
In this companion video to a previous article, Dr. Joe Alton tells you about an emerging viral illness transmitted to humans by mosquitoes: Dengue Fever. To date this year, there are three time the number of cases (2300) than there were last year at this time. Learn how to recognize it and how to prevent[Read More] The post Video: Dengue Fever first appeared on ..read more
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West Nile Virus
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by Joseph Alton MD
1w ago
It promises to be a hot summer and, combined with wet weather, an ideal environment for mosquitoes. Bites from mosquitoes can transmit a number of serious diseases, one of which is the West Nile virus. West Nile is the leading cause of mosquito-borne illness in the continental United States. West Nile is in the flavivirus[Read More] The post West Nile Virus first appeared on ..read more
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Survival Medicine Podcast: Riot Survival, Shark Attack, Suture Materials, More
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by Joseph Alton MD
1w ago
In this episode of the Survival Medicine Podcast, Dr. Joe and Nurse Amy Alton discuss a wide variety of topics, including how to implement the best strategies to stay safe during a civil unrest unrest. With the last several months seeing protests throughout college campuses and a presidential election coming up, you should know what[Read More] The post Survival Medicine Podcast: Riot Survival, Shark Attack, Suture Materials, More first appeared on ..read more
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Dengue Fever On The Rise
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by Joseph Alton MD
2w ago
Tropical diseases are on the rise in the United States and worldwide, including the mosquito-borne “dengue fever.” The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) advised healthcare providers nationwide to be on the lookout for symptomatic cases. Although many Americans have a history of having recently traveled abroad, dengue is now thought to also be spreading[Read More] The post Dengue Fever On The Rise first appeared on ..read more
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Man, It’s Hot, Part 2: Heat Stroke/Heat Exhaustion
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by Joseph Alton MD
3w ago
You might not consider a heat wave to be a natural disaster, but it can cause mass casualties if severe. Heat wave season is averaging almost 50 days longer than in the 1960s, with three times more wave events each year. This weekend, a relentless and prolonged heat wave is going to raise temperatures to[Read More] The post Man, It’s Hot, Part 2: Heat Stroke/Heat Exhaustion first appeared on ..read more
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Man, It’s Hot, Part 1: Summer Heat Risks
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by Joseph Alton MD
3w ago
We’re haven’t yet reached the first day of summer, but a major heat wave is expected to strike parts of the Midwest and Northeast for several days this week.  Record high temperatures are predicted to hit dozens of major cities from Iowa to New Hampshire. Unlike a typical occasional hot day, the forecast heat wave[Read More] The post Man, It’s Hot, Part 1: Summer Heat Risks first appeared on ..read more
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Asthma Off The Grid, Part 2: Treatments and Myths
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by Joseph Alton MD
1M ago
Last time, we discussed how to identify asthma attacks, the triggers that cause them, and how to tell them from other medical problems that cause shortness of breath. In part 2, we’ll talk about how to treat asthma with conventional and natural methods, plus dispel some “myths” that have come up over the years. CONVENTIONAL[Read More] The post Asthma Off The Grid, Part 2: Treatments and Myths first appeared on ..read more
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Asthma Off The Grid, Part 1: Diagnosis and Triggers
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by Joseph Alton MD
1M ago
  Last year, I wrote about the massive Canadian wildfires that devastated, not only the wilderness, but the air quality in many cities, including New York. Now, reports are coming in of 146 wildfires up north, many out of control, that are causing health issues at the Northern Border such as asthma. For those who[Read More] The post Asthma Off The Grid, Part 1: Diagnosis and Triggers first appeared on ..read more
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Survival Medicine Podcast: Tornadoes, Tuberculosis, Early Labor, Blood, More
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by Joseph Alton MD
1M ago
In this episode of the Survival Medicine Podcast, Dr. Joe Alton and Nurse PractitionerAlton discuss the recent outbreak of tuberculosis cases on the West Coast, and how to prevent it from affecting your family in good times or bad. Don’t worry, it’s not an epidemic in the U.S., even though it accounted for more than[Read More] The post Survival Medicine Podcast: Tornadoes, Tuberculosis, Early Labor, Blood, More first appeared on ..read more
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Urinary Infections Off The Grid
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by Joseph Alton MD
1M ago
The group medic in survival scenarios has to be ready to deal with major injuries and serious infections. Sometimes, infections aren’t serious to begin with, but can progress to something serious if not treated. Some of these infections involve the urinary tract. The urinary tract filters your blood and removes excess fluids and waste. The[Read More] The post Urinary Infections Off The Grid first appeared on ..read more
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