Survival Medicine Hour: Allergies, pt.2, Water Issues

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The Survival Medicine Hour this week, with your hosts, Joe Alton MD, aka Dr. Bones, and Amy Alton, ARNP, aka Nurse Amy, discusses water pollutants and part 2 of the series on Allergies. Your hosts request feedback on the show and other topics you may like to hear in future episode. They would also like to have any suggestions you might have about outdoor sport or activity first aid supplies and what you might experience as first aid incidents during those activities. Write to drbonespodcast@aol.com anytime!

 

Water contaminants are many and are reviewed in this episode. A guest post at https://www.doomandbloom.net/guest-post-10-things-you-didnt-know-were-in-your-drinking-water/ , by Jennifer Moran from https://theberkey.com/ is discussed and expanded upon in detail. Pollutants like lead, fluoride, BPA (Bisphenol A), iron and arsenic are just a few covered during this show.

 

In this part 2 series on allergies, Dr. Alton reviews a few allergies from the last show and continues with drug allergies, atopic dermatitis, food allergies, and toxin allergies. Helpful medications that relieve specific symptoms can include Afrin (beware of too much, and you will learn why), antihistamines, and oral meds.  A few natural remedies to relieve symptoms, like a Neti Pot, are reviewed. One important hint when using a Neti Pot, always make sure the water or saline is a sterile solution, or you could get sick from the contaminated solution.

 

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http://www.blogtalkradio.com/survivalmedicine/2017/02/10/survival-medicine-hour-water-pollutants-allergies-pt2

 

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

 

Amy and Joe Alton

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Survival Medicine Hour: Expiration Dates, Face Masks, More

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This episode of the Survival Medicine Hour, with your hosts, Joe Alton, MD aka Dr. Bones and Amy Alton, ARNP, aka Nurse Amy, discusses the significance, or sometimes, the lack of significance of expiration dates when it comes to medicines in pills and tablets. Also, face masks as a medical supply, all you need to know about this important piece of medical protection. Also, some tips on medical storage of drugs.

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http://www.blogtalkradio.com/survivalmedicine/2017/01/27/survival-medicine-hour-expiration-dates-masks-and-med-storage

 

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

Joe and Amy Alton

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Survival Medicine Hour: Hypothermia Pt. 3, Frostbite, Winter Hazards

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The Survival Medicine Hour with Joe Alton, MD, aka Dr. Bones and Amy Alton, ARNP, aka Nurse Amy discusses altitude sickness, winter car survival, falling through the ice or into very cold water and more. Car Survival equipment should include wool blankets, instant hand warmers, flashlights and extra batteries (fresh), small tool with blade, screwdrivers, pliers etc, foldable shovel, sand or rock salt, flares and reflective large triangles, tow chain or tough rope, jumper cables, water and food, a first aid kit (Doom and Bloom makes a grab and go bag), tarp, noisemaker and more.

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Winter car survival

To increase your chances of survival in cold water you should wear a life jacket whenever you are on a boat. It enables you to stay alive longer by keeping you afloat without burning too much energy. A built-in whistle is a great item to have on the life jacket also. Keep your clothes on while you are still in the water. Button or zip up to retain some body heat. The layer of water between your clothing and your body is slightly warmer and will help insulate you from the cold.

 

To listen in, click the link below:

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/survivalmedicine/2017/01/20/survival-medicine-hour-hypothermia-pt3-frostbite-winter-hazards

 

Wishing you all the best in good times or bad,

 

Joe and Amy Alton

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Survival Medicine Hour: Hypothermia, Pt. 2, Avalanches, Blizzard Survival

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In this episode of the Survival Medicine Hour with Joe and Amy Alton: Bees are having a hard time these days and new attention is being given to their plight. The Fish and Wildlife Service have added the Rusty Patched Bumble Bee to the endangered species list, which join seven species of the Yellow-Faced bee that were added in September.

 

Hypothermia (part 2) is discussed regarding treatments including: getting the person out of the cold or sheilding them from the weather as much as possible, monitoring their breathing, begining CPR if needed, warming them up with your body heat or warm dry compresses and more. Keep a Winter Car Survival Kit and supplies handy to help when disaster or accidents happen.

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Avalanches are dangerous, but only a small percentage of victims die from hypothermia, most perish due to traumatic injury or suffocation before they freeze to death. Snow slides are part and parcel of the winter wilderness experience and it pays to know what to do if you’re caught in one. Blizzards occur every year in the United States, and cause fatalities among the unprepared. In these storms, 70% of deaths occur due to traffic accidents and 25% from being caught outside during the blizzard. Learn safety tips to prevent these deaths and keep you and your family safe and healthy during the winter.

 

To listen in, click below:

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/survivalmedicine/2017/01/13/survival-medicine-hour-hypothermia-pt2-avalanches-blizzards

 

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

 

Joe and Amy Alton

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Survival Medicine Hour: Hypothermia, Nightclub Terror

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It’s January, and a cold blast from the North is hitting parts of the Deep South. Hypothermia is a big issue for those not prepared for cold weather, and a number of people die every year from being unready to deal with Nature’s challenges. Find out about hypothermia, how the body loses heat, and some strategies for prevention this winter.

 

Also, the Turkish nightclub shooting almost exactly duplicates the blueprint established by last year’s Orlando Nightclub shootings. Along with vehicular terror, Dr. Bones makes the argument that this strategy is going to be repeated again and again, and tells you what you have to do to survive such events.

 

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http://www.blogtalkradio.com/survivalmedicine/2017/01/06/survival-medicine-hour-hypothermia-nightclub-terror-shootings

 

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All the best for a happy and healthy 2017!

 

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Survival Medicine Hour: Vehicular Terror, Hangovers, RP Ruggiero of Brushfire Plague

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The Survival Medicine Hour, with Joe Alton,MD aka Dr. Bones and Amy Alton, ARNP aka Nurse Amy, wish you a Happy and Healthy New Year on this last day of 2016. With holiday parties all around us, some will find themselves with a celebration full of alcohol and perhaps a hangover to remember the night before. Before you attend that party, you should listen to this podcast for tips to both prevent and cure that aweful hangover.

Amy Alton, ARNP, interviews the author of the Brushfire Plague Trilogy series after he has recently completed the third book. Mr. R.P. Ruggerio lives in Colorado with his wife and two sons, and spends as much time outdoors as possible. He strives to live by Robert Heilein’s credo ” Specialization is for insects.” The Brushfire Plague trilogy are novels grounded in neighboorhood defense duringa devastating plague. Brushfire Plague, according to R.P., “also has useful lessons about the value of being prepared for possible disruptions to our normal way of life woven into the fabric of the story.  One unique aspect I focus on is the interpersonal dynamics one will be forced to deal with in any crisis situation.  This adds a lot to the drama and storyline and enhances the realism of the novel.”

Vehicular terror is the new blueprint for those wishing to cause mass casualties. Simple to obtain compared to guns and bombs, we can expect more events like the Berlin Christmas Market truck attack. Find out what you need to know to stay safe in these troubled times.

To listen in, click below:

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/survivalmedicine/2016/12/30/survival-medicine-hangovers-rp-ruggiero-vehicular-terror

Wishing you a Happy and Healthy New Year!

Joe and Amy Alton

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Survival Medicine Hour: Holiday Blues, More

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The Survival Medicine Hour, with Joe Alton, MD aka Dr. Bones, and Amy Alton, ARNP aka Nurse Amy, wish you and your family a wonderful Merry Christmas. May 2017 bring you a multitude of blessings and good health. About 16% of our population is alone and lonely during the Christmas holiday.

This special episode will help you and others find ways to be a part of this joyous time of year. Helping others, being a listening ear, making home-made presents, visiting the less-fortunate or sick, or joining a helpful cause are just some of the advice to help you and those around you feel more Christmas spirit. Christmas is not about store-bought presents. Merry Christmas and a Happy and Healthy 2017 to you and yours.

To listen in, click below:

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/survivalmedicine/2016/12/23/survival-medicine-hour-lonely-christmas-survival-tips

 

all the best,

Joe and Amy Alton

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Survival Medicine Hour: Norovirus, Cold Myths, Man Flu?

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Norovirus: The Stomach Flu

In this episode of the Survival Medicine Hour with Joe and Amy Alton, aka Dr. Bones and Nurse Amy, a bout of acute gastroenteritis, also called “stomach flu” caused by Norovirus sends Nurse Amy to urgent care. Find out about the microbe that sends two million victims to their doctors every year in the U.S., how to prevent it and some other important advice to stay healthy this winter.

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Also, top ten myths people believe will prevent a cold. We know there’s one or two in there you think are true! Also, why do men seem to have worse symptoms than women when they get the flu or other viruses? Is there such a thing as the Man Flu?

All this and more on the latest episode of the Survival Medicine Hour with Joe Alton MD and Amy Alton, ARNP. To listen in, click below:

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/survivalmedicine/2016/12/16/survival-medicine-hour-norovirus-cold-myths-man-flu

Wishing you the best of health in good times or bad, and Merry Christmas!

Joe and Amy Alton

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Survival Medicine Hour: Pneumonia, Natural Remedies

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The Survival Medicine Hour, with Joe Alton, MD aka Dr. Bones and Amy Alton, ARNP aka Nurse Amy, bring you a tremendous amount of information today. Are you going to be the medic or caretaker in a disaster or survival situation?  Our mission is to help put a medically prepared person in every family for any disaster.

Pneumonia is an infection affecting the aprt of the lungs that absorbs oxygen from the atmosphere. Pneumonia may be viral, bacterial or fungal infection. The infection usually starts by affecting a portion of one lung (a “lobe”) before spreading to the entire organ. If enough fluid clogs the air clogs the air sacs (alveoli), it’s possible, while listening to lung sounds, you actually won’t hear any sounds at all.

Natural remedies are available for help with respiratory infections to reduce symptoms and build a person’s immunity. Antioxidants, like Vitamin C and Vitamin E and other antioxidants taken regularly are supposed to decrease the frequency and severity of respiratory infections.

Some of the best essential oils for symptoms are Lavender, Eucalyptus, Rosemary, Peppermint and Geranium. Herbal teas such as Stinging Nettle, Licorice Root, Peppermint, Anise Sage and Dandelion are all made better with a bit of raw, unprocessed honey and fresh squeezed lemon.

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Survival Medicine Hour: Gatlinburg Fires, Stress, More

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On this episode of the Survival Medicine Hour, your hosts, Joe Alton, MD aka Dr. Bones and Amy Alton, ARNP, aka Nurse Amy discuss the devastating wildfires that have damaged or destroyed more than 400 structures and taken the lives of at least 13 innocent people, with more than 80 injured seeking help at local hospitals. The severity of the entire disaster is still unknown right now, and we will give you an update on the status of our own house in Gatlinburg. We live in South Florida so it has been a maddening few days to find out the results of the fires that spread up Chalet Village and Ski Mountain areas. Please donate to Red Cross to help fund those who need it so desperately and have lost their primary residence. There are so many without so much. Our prayers are with those who need it right now.
Christmas is almost upon us and the pressure to shop is causing some stress in shoppers. Dr. Alton discusses ways to decrease your stress levels and still have a fun-filled time during the holiday season (one tip: don’t be afraid to ask what they want!). Nurse Amy shares what she wishes for Christmas and what we all really want inside (hint: love, family and kindness). Relax and enjoy your Christmas with friends and family, we are all lucky to be on this beautiful earth together.
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Survival Medicine Hour: Respiratory Infections, pt. 3, Foot Care, More

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Respiratory Infections

The Survival Medicine Hour, November 25, 2016, with Joe Alton, MD aka Dr. Bones, and Amy Alton, ARNP aka Nurse Amy explore various respiratory infections and their symptoms. We classify respiratory infections as upper and lower. Upper respiratory infections invlove the troat, nasal passages, sinuses and larynx. Lower respiratory infections invlove the trachea (wind-pipe), bronchi and lungs.

Discover the common treatments and medications commonly used to treat these infections, and some special tips to help prevent them. What do you do with your toothbrush after you recover from a respiratory infection? Are you still using anti-bacterial soap to wash your hands? Find out what you should be doing to stay healthy and why.

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Pick the right shoes!

Christmas holidays are the time for shopping and lots of walking. Wear the wrong shoes and you may be in a world of hurt. Nurse Amy shares some good advice on what kind of shoes to wear on long walks and how to pick the right shoes for your feet.

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http://www.blogtalkradio.com/survivalmedicine/2016/11/25/survival-medicine-respiratory-infections-pt3-foot-care-happy-thanksgiving

 

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

 

Joe and Amy Alton, MD

 

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Survival Medicine Hour: Respiratory Infections, Part 2, Effects of Stress, More

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This week on the Survival Medicine Hour, Joe Alton, MD aka as Dr. Bones and Amy Alton, ARNP aka Nurse Amy, November 19, 2016, discuss some tips to help “survive” the possibly stressful Christmas shopping experience. Ebay did a study that found 88% of shoppers had elevated heartbeats similar to an athlete running a marathon. What are the effects of a rapid heart rate on the body, and learn why you feel so exhausted after an anxiety attack.

The latest update on Zika theories about why some countries are experiencing a higher rate of birth defects than others. What is going on with the progress of a Zika vaccine and a breakthrough medication to limit the ill effects of the virus on unborn babies.

Respiratory infections affect millions of people each year. Knowing how to tell the difference between different types will help you, as the survival medic, determine the best treatment plan. Colds vs flus, how to tell the difference, and more…

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

 

Joe and Amy Alton aka Dr. Bones and Nurse Amy

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Survival Medicine Hour: Storing Meds, Respiratory Infection, Pt. 1

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How to store meds

The Survival Medicine Hour (November 11, 2016) exposes the issues we all face when looking at an uncertain future. If you prepare for long-term survival due to man-made or natural disasters, one looming problem is how to keep your much needed medications in the best condition possible. Nurse Amy. aka Amy Alton, ARNP and Dr. Bones, aka Joe Alton, MD cover some techniques and methods to help you solve this medication storage problem.

Part 1 of respiratory infections is also covered in this episode, plus a discussion of the reappearance of the respiratory virus that originates in the intestine, Enterovirus D68.

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Medic Memorial

On this Veteran’s day, Dr. Bones and Nurse Amy want to say thanks to all of our military staff new and old; we greatly appreciate your service to our country!

To listen in, click below:

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/survivalmedicine/2016/11/11/survival-medicine-hour-storing-medications-longterm-respiratory-infections-pt1

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

 

Joe and Amy Alton

 

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Survival Medicine Hour: Giardia, Bear Safety and more

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American Black Bear

In this episode of The Survival Medicine Hour, Joe Alton, MD and Amy Alton, ARNP discuss the hazards of trail blazing in Gatlinburg Tennessee, such as Bear Safety. Walking with a sturdy stick, making noise and keeping up situational awareness are all part of bear safety tips. Bears hibernate less deeply than some animals and can be found walking around even in the deep snow of winter. Always keep an eye out and learn all about bear safety.

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Recently, Dr. Alton talked about parasitic worms in survival scenarios, but there’s a more common parasite that infects our streams, waterways, and, unfortunately, intestines! Giardia Lambia is a common cause of severe diarrhea and is transmissible all sorts of ways. Find out more about this parasite and what fish antibiotic would be most effective to have in your medical storage.

Ways to prevent Giardia are covered in this episode and include strict and proper handwashing. Just a couple of the ways to avoid getting this parasite, as well as many others, include washing fruits and vegetables before eating or cooking, and using bottled water to brush your teeth if the water is suspect. Nurse Amy recommends demanding daycare workers use gloves when changing your infant or toddler’s diapers. Unfortunately, this is not a Federal regulation and is only a requirement in a few states, which are listed in this episode.

Even though a lot of us may severely disappointed come Tuesday evening’s election results, the earth is not going to end the next day. It may just feel that way.

Life is short, learn Nurse Amy’s secret motto for happiness. Hint: It isn’t a material thing.

All this and more on the Doom and Bloom Survival Medicine Hour!

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Survival Medicine Hour: Ron Melchiore on 36 Years of Living Off the Grid

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In this episode of the Survival Medicine Hour, Nurse Amy Alton interviews Ron Melchiore, who with his wife Joanna, has lived for 36 years off the grid in Maine and, now, Northern Saskatchewan. Amy finds out all about what Ron’s life as a self-reliant “pioneer” has been like, and how he’s put it all in his book “Off Grid and Free: My Path to the Wilderness“. Ron has hiked the entire Appalachian Trail and has ridden a bicycle from the Atlantic to the Pacific Ocean.

Ron talks about power issues, experience with local animals, wildfires, and other challenges he and his wife have faced in their long-term adventure in the woods. Ron currently lives at a homestead only reachable by float plane, with trips to get supplies twice a year.

To listen in, click below:

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/survivalmedicine/2016/10/28/survival-medicine-hour-interview-with-ron-melchiore-author-off-grid-and-free

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

 

Joe and Amy Alton

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Survival Medicine Hour: Dan O’Hara of Gateway Prepper Expos, More

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Maybe you haven’t had the opportunity to go to one Dan and Kit O’Hara’s Gateway Prepper Expos, in which case, you’ve missed out on an opportunity to meet a lot of awesome, like-minded folks who are preparing for the worst, while hoping for the best. In this episode of the Survival Medicine Hour, Amy Alton, ARNP, aka Nurse Amy welcomes good friend Dan O’Hara to the show and gets a real insight on what these shows are all about, and the thinking behind putting these events out to the  public. Plus, Joe Alton, MD, aka Dr. Bones, gives you an update on the latest news reports on the East coast after Matthew, and much more!

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To listen in, click below:

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/survivalmedicine/2016/10/08/survival-medicine-hour-dan-ohara-interview-cincy-expo

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

 

Joe and Amy Alton

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Survival Medicine Hour: Epipens, Hurricanes, Kratom, Chamomile

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The Survival Medicine Hour hosted by Joe Alton, MD aka Dr. Bones and Amy Alton, ARNP, aka Nurse Amy, are bringing you another episode of exciting and thrilling (well very entertaining and useful at least) survival information. Don’t miss out! Folks we have another hurricane on the horizon, Matthew is churning up the seas and is now a level 3 Hurricane with the possibility of hitting the USA in a few days time. Get prepared and learn what you need to do now to stay safe. Storm safety for all kinds of storms is vital knowledge.
What’s up with the Epipen crisis? What will you do if you don’t have or can’t afford the epipen, or even the still expensive ($606 for 2 pack) generic version? Dr. Bones shares a method of administering an alternative in the face of an emergency.
Kratom is being made into a schedule 1 drug, which is the same level as Heroin. This herb is blamed for 15 deaths, but only one of those deaths was the person found with only Kratom onboard. Many Kratom users herald it as the reason they were able to stop using other drugs, like heroin and pain meds. The users and their families contacted their congress members and a call to delay the change of Kratom to a schedule 1 drug has been made by the supportive congress members. More research should be done to accurately determine the effects of Kratom before a hastily decision is made. We discuss this issue and give you the 411.
Chamomile is a wonderful herbal medicine. It has been used safely for thousands of years. It is know to calm digestive issues and calm nervous disorders. Nurse Amy discusses this awesome herbal remedy and how to use it.
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Survival Medicine Hour: Larry Keilberg of SelfDefenseFund, Diabetes, More

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Legal Self Defense (pictured: Amy’s Gunshot Kit)

Survival Medicine Hour, September 23, 2016, with Joe and Amy Alton. We discuss the prevalent market on Ebay for fake C.A.T tourniquets, and a couple things to look out for. The increasing epidemic of diabetes, and what the world might look like if we make changes and if we don’t. The World Health Organization announced a 4-fold increase in the number of diabetic diagnoses in the past 35 years.

If you plan to defend you or your family from harm, through self defense, using ANY item, whether gun, knife, a lamp or even hands, this interview with Larry Keilberg may provide your best protection from going to jail. When force is used, deadly or otherwise, the police and court systems are not always quick to render you innocent. Long trials and expensive defense teams can ruin your life. The SelfDefenseFund.com offers a very reasonable policy to cover you and family members in the case of self defense. From expert testimony, top lawyers and a team of defense planning, you will be defended by the best. Larry Keilberg is a founding member of The National Association for Legal Gun Defense, and is an excellent source of information. Don’t miss this interview.

To listen in, click below:

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/survivalmedicine/2016/09/23/survival-medicine-hour-larry-keilberg-of-selfdefensefund-diabetes-more

 

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

 

Joe and Amy Alton

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Survival Medicine Hour: Kratom Ban, Dental Trauma, Medical Uses for Rosemary

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Kratom

In this episode of the Survival Medicine Hour with Dr. Bones and Nurse Amy (Joe Alton MD and Amy Alton ARNP), Dr. Bones discusses the upcoming ban on the useful but, perhaps, addictive herb Kratom, a Southeast Asian herb used for centuries to treat chronic pain and depression, and used by some today to replace addictions to opiates. Also, Nurse Amy discusses the many medical uses of Rosemary, and Dr. Bones discusses dental trauma, and what to do about that loose or knocked-out tooth in a survival setting.

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To listen in, click below:

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/survivalmedicine/2016/09/16/survival-medicine-hour-kratom-ban-dental-trauma-rosemarys-uses

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

 

Joe and Amy Alton

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The Dynamic Duo

Survival Medicine Hour: Hurricanes, Zika Update, Bee Deaths

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Zika Virus

In this episode of the Doom and Bloom Survival Medicine Hour with Joe Alton, MD and Amy Alton, ARNP, a Florida landfall occurs for a hurricane for the first time in more than a decade. Were you ready? What should you do to prepare for the next one? Plus, Dr. Bones discusses new tragedies for the native bee population in the U.S. What will be the straw that break’s the bee’s, I mean, camel’s back? With every third bite of food you put in your mouth coming as a result of some bee pollinating a plant, you should be invested in this topic!

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A hurricane’s storm surge

Plus, we haven’t talked about Zika for a while, but that’s not because there hasn’t been a lot of news about it. Nurse Amy and Dr. Bones follow the globetrotting pandemic to a new outbreak in Singapore, talk about outbreaks that might not be reported due to lack of testing, and the effects that could occur on zika-infected newborns that are born looking perfectly normal.

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More bad news for bees

All this and more on the latest Survival Medicine Hour with Dr. Bones and Nurse Amy!

To listen in, click below:

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/survivalmedicine/2016/09/04/survival-medicine-hour-more-bad-news-for-bees-hurricanes-and-a-zika-update

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

Joe and Amy Alton

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Survival Medicine Hour: Earthquakes, Epi-Pens, More

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The Epi-Pen

In this episode of the Survival Medicine Hour, Joe Alton, MD and Amy Alton, ARNP discuss some general thoughts on the nature of survival medicine that you might not have taken into account in making your preparedness plans. Also, Epi-Pens, indispensable products for anaphylactic shock, go beyond the financial wherewithal of most Americans. What’s going on, and is this something that we can accept? If so, kids are going to die from allergies of bee stings and other allergens. Also, the earthquake in Italy kills 300 and injures hundreds more. Could you survive an earthquake? What should be your plan of action in case of tremors?

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All this and more in the latest Survival Medicine Hour! To listen in, click here:

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/survivalmedicine/2016/08/27/survival-medicine-hour-earthquakes-epi-pens-more

 

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

 

Joe Alton MD and Amy Alton ARNP

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Survival Medicine Hour: Natural Pain Relief, Super Lice, Floods

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Flood Safety

In this episode of the Survival Medicine Hour, Joe and Amy Alton, aka Dr. Bones and Nurse Amy, tell you about the recent deadly floods in Louisiana and offer some tips on how to keep your family safe during and in the aftermath of the disaster. Also, Dr.Alton tells you about some mutant lice that seem to have replaced normal head lice in most parts of the country. The downside: They’re resistant to most over-the-counter lice shampoos and lotions. What to do? You’ll find out here.

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Nit (Lice Egg)

Also, Nurse Amy continues her series on alternative pain relief, with a number of natural substances you might not know have analgesic action!

 

All this and more on Dr. Bones and Nurse Amy’s Survival Medicine Hour!

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http://www.blogtalkradio.com/survivalmedicine/2016/08/18/survival-medicine-hour-flood-safety-natural-pain-relief-super-lice

 

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

 

Joe and Amy Alton

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Dr. Bones and Nurse Amy

Survival Medicine Hour: Pain Relief, Risks in Rio

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pain relief

In this episode of The Survival Medicine Hour with Joe Alton, MD and Amy Alton, ARNP, aka Dr. Bones and Nurse Amy, the discussion turns to pain relief in survival setting and what options you have in terms of prescription and non-prescription drugs, as well as the beginning of a series of natural alternatives for pain by Nurse Amy. Also, Dr. Bones talks about 5 ways that being in Rio de Janeiro during the Olympics is hazardous to your health, plus how to stay safe and healthy if you’re going to the Games.

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Serbian rowers capsize into Rio microbe-infested “waters”

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http://www.blogtalkradio.com/survivalmedicine/2016/08/07/survival-medicine-hour-pain-relief-risks-in-rio

 

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

 

Joe and Amy Alton

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Joe and Amy Alton

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Survival Medicine Hour: Snakebite, Bee Sting, Heat Waves, Zika in the US?

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In this episode of the Survival Medicine Hour with Joe Alton, MD (Dr. Bones) and Amy Alton, ARNP (Nurse Amy) tackles a bunch of topics. First, new cases of Zika in Florida may not be related to travel outside the country. Until now, all cases were from people who returned from the epidemic zone in the Caribbean and Latin America. Puerto Rico now has 4000 cases, almost all locally transmitted, and the CDC thinks we’ll have some clusters of local cases in the continental U.S. as well.

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snakebite wound

Also, summer is here and a murderous heat wave has gripped the Nation’s East, Midwest, and Southwest, causing at least 6 deaths and cause the heat index to feel like 100 degrees or more in locations that are used to much milder weather. Heat stroke is a major risk and you need to know how to identify and treat it.

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the “heat dome”

Plus, out in the woods you’ll encounter a lot of critters. Last week, we talked about bites and attacks from warm furry ones, this weeks it’s snakes and bees/wasps. Learn all the latest about how to deal with a snakebite when modern medical help is not available, plus how to use an epi-pen to treat severe allergic reactions like anaphylactic shock.

All this and more on the latest Survival Medicine Hour with Joe and Amy Alton! To listen in, click below:

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/survivalmedicine/2016/07/25/survival-medicine-hour-snakebite-bee-stings-zika-in-the-us-heat-waves

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

Joe and Amy Alton

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The Altons

 

Survival Medicine Hour: Animal Bites, Bears, Economic Forecaster Gerald Celente

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In this episode of the Survival Medicine Hour with Joe Alton, MD and Amy Alton, ARNP (aka Dr. Bones and Nurse Amy), we discuss animal bites, how to avoid them and what to do if someone gets bitten. Plus, what to do if you encounter a bear on that hike in the woods, or even rummaging through your trash. Special guest Gerald Celente, famous for forecasting economic events and trends, joins the Altons to share some troubling news about the world’s economy and how the U.S. might be in for some tough times ahead.

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Gerald Celente

To listen in, click below:

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/survivalmedicine/2016/07/17/survival-medicine-hour-animal-bites-bears-gerald-celente-on-economic-collapse

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

Joe and Amy Alton

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The Altons

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Survival Medicine Hour: Tom Martin of APN, Shooter Issues, Summer Germs, Natural Remedies

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Summer Germs

In this episode of the Survival Medicine Hour with Joe and Amy Alton, aka Dr. Bones and Nurse Amy, Tom Martin of American Preppers Network joins us to talk about his new show, plus a serious look at the recent shooter events and when violence is the answer to stop the fatalities. Also, places you’ll be this summer that could make you seriously sick if you’re not careful. Nurse Amy continues her discussion of natural remedies that will help for orthopedic injuries. Dr. Bones also talks about what the medic’s priorities should be when under fire in hostile survival scenarios. All this and more on the latest Survival Medicine Hour.

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To listen in, click below:

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/survivalmedicine/2016/07/08/survival-medicine-hour-shooters-summer-germs-tom-martin-of-apn-more

 

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

 

Joe and Amy Alton

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Don’t forget to check out our brand new Third Edition of the Survival Medicine Handbook, as well as our Zika Virus Handbook, both available on Amazon. And fill those holes in your medical supplies at Nurse Amy’s store!

Survival Medicine Hour: Sprains/Strains, Heat Wave Safety, Brazil’s Zika Woes

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In this episode of the Survival Medicine Hour with Dr. Bones and Nurse Amy (Joe Alton, MD, and Amy Alton, ARNP), we discuss how a heat waves is a major natural disaster which commonly causes deaths, sometimes on a large scale, and how you can stay safe and avoid, identify, and treat heat stroke and other heat-related illness. Also, how to deal with orthopedic injuries like sprains and strains, plus some natural remedies from Nurse Amy that might be helpful to speed healing. We also discuss Brazil’s many woes, of which Zika virus is just one. Brazil is suffering from economic and political turmoil, and you can expect issues with security that may cause some injuries and deaths on top of the risk of infection. All this and more in this week’s Survival Medicine Hour!

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http://www.blogtalkradio.com/survivalmedicine/2016/07/01/survival-medicine-hour-sprainsstrains-heat-waves-brazils-zika-woes

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

 

Joe and Amy Alton, aka Dr. Bones and Nurse Amy

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Survival Medicine Hour: Expert Charley Hogwood, Cinnamon, Antibiotics, Alligators

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Charley Hogwood, Survival Group expert

In this topic-packed episode of the Survival Medicine Hour with Joe Alton, MD and Amy Alton, ARNP, survival group expert and author Charley Hogwood joins us to talk about survival group dynamics as well a number of other issues that may affect your chances for survival in the uncertain future. Also, Nurse Amy talks about one of her favorite herbs, Cinnamon, and its medical uses and Dr. Alton discusses an unusual subject, driven by recent news: Alligator attacks, what to do and some common-sense prevention strategies. He also brings you up to date with the Zika epidemic ramping up in Puerto Rico, and the 3 infants born with Zika-related deformities in the United States. Finally, Dr. Alton discusses antibiotics while answering a question from a listener of the popular Survival Podcast with Jack Spirko. Dr. Alton serves as the medical expert on Jack’s Expert Council.

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Plus, doctors say 1 in 5 trauma victims’ death are preventable. Dr. Bones and Nurse Amy discuss why and what could be done to increase your chances of surviving a mass casualty incident.

To listen in, click below:

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/survivalmedicine/2016/06/20/survival-medicine-hour-expert-charley-hogwood-cinnamon-antibiotcs-alligators

 

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

Joe and Amy Alton

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Dr. Bones and Nurse Amy

Survival Medicine Hour: Urban Survival, Slowly Healing Wounds

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In this episode of the Doom and Bloom(tm) Survival Medicine Hour, Joe Alton, MD and Amy Alton, ARNP discuss what it takes to be an effective medic in an urban survival setting. From dealing with contaminated water to controlling a bleeding wound, there are special considerations that must be taken into account when surviving in place in the town or city. Find out what items you should have and how to approach the bleeding wound. Plus, Dr. Alton answers a question from “rancher”, a member of Jack Spirko’s Survival Podcast audience, about how to deal with thinning skin as you age and spend time in the outdoors. Conventional and natural remedies are discussed to help wounds in fragile skin heal faster.

Also, the new 2016 Third Edition of the Survival Medicine Handbook has hit Amazon, and it’s 670 pages of plain English advice on what to do in a disaster when the hospital is far away or just plain no longer exists. Get a copy today for your survival library.

To listen in to the podcast, click below:

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/survivalmedicine/2016/06/12/survival-medicine-hour-urban-survival-slowly-healing-wounds

 

Wishing you all the best in good times or bad,

 

Joe and Amy Alton

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Survival Medicine Hour: Depression, Superbugs, Clint Jivoin of Naked and Afraid

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A new superbug has scientists concerned after a Pennsylvania woman develops a urinary tract infection that is resistant to Colistin, an antibiotic of last resort. More and more, antibiotic resistance is becoming a challenge for doctors everywhere, where does that leave you if you were off the grid? Plus, depression is a big problem in good times or bad, and what can you do if you want to avoid drugs to treat it? Dr. Alton, part of Jack Spirko’s Survival Podcast Expert Council, answers questions from a listener with the problem. Also, Dr. Alton joins the call to cancel the Olympics with 150 other practitioners who thinks it’s a dumb idea to send half a million tourists to the epicenter of an epidemic zone.

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Clint Jivoin of Naked and Afraid

As a special added treat, our good friend Clint Jivoin of Naked and Afraid joins us at a recent event to talk about his experiences on the show and his plans for the future. All this and more on the Doom and Bloom Survival Medicine Hour with Joe and Amy Alton…

To listen in, click below:

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/survivalmedicine/2016/05/29/survival-medicine-hour-depression-superbugs-clint-jivoin-of-naked-and-afraid

Here’s wishing you the best of health in good times or bad,

 

Joe and Amy Alton, aka Dr. Bones and Nurse Amy

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Survival Medical Hour: TSP’s Jack Spirko

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Dr.Bones and Jack Spirko

 

The Survival Medicine Hour’s Dr. Bones (Joe Alton, MD) welcomes old friend Jack Spirko of the wildly popular Survival Podcast in a crossover interview of each which will appear on the other’s podcast. That is, dr. Alton will appear on The Survival Podcast and Jack will appear on the Survival Medicine Hour.

 

Topics include Zika Virus, raising livestock (jack’s raising ducks, a whole lot of ducks), and a number if other topics.

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http://www.blogtalkradio.com/survivalmedicine/2016/05/16/survival-medicine-hour-jack-spirko-of-the-survival-podcast

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

Joe Alton, MD

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Survival Medicine Hour: Zika Death, Reporters and Prepper Events, More

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Disasters happen, whether reporters believe it or not

The U.S, records its first Zika death in an elderly man from Puerto Rico, where 700 cases have been confirmed and thousands more suspected. The mainland U.S. hasn’t been immune either: 93 cases so far in Florida and 77 in New York (no subtropical climate but still a home for the Aedes mosquito). They explore how politics is infecting the Zika debate over funding, and holding up appropriations for mosquito control just as warm weather is arriving in the U.S, Their new book “The Zika Virus Handbook” is an all-you-need-to-know about Zika virus, and now available at Amazon.com. It’s the only book (far as we can tell) on the subject written by a physician.

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Zika Virus Handbook

The Atlanta Journal Constitution reports that prepper events, like the ones Dr. Bones and Nurse Amy are speaking at as of this writing are in “the business of fear”. If that’s the case, are car insurance salespeople also in the business of fear? How about health insurance plan and Obamacare? Our hosts discuss how insurance takes many forms, and tangible items like food and medical supplies might just be another form of it. Also, is it fear or common sense that drives a small percentage of the population to take measures to be prepared for disasters? Who are the crazy ones, “preppers” or the general population who scramble to the supermarket and empty shelves in a frenzy before a big storm? You decide.

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All this and more on the latest episode of The Survival Medicine Hour with Joe Alton, MD and Amy Alton, ARNP.

 

To listen in, click below:

 

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/survivalmedicine/2016/05/02/survival-medicine-hour-zika-death-reporters-and-prepper-expos-more

 

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

 

Joe and Amy Alton, aka Dr. Bones and Nurse Amy

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Survival Medicine Hour: New Normal, Zika Handbook, More

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Joe and Amy Alton announce their latest book, “The Zika Virus Handbook“! It’s the first book on everything you need to know about the infection written by an MD. It’s concise at 138 pages, but still way more information than the other books on Amazon. You’ll find out how to identify, prevent, and treat the disease, all about the mosquito that transmits it, and every measure you can take to protect your family. You’ll also hear about what our government is doing about it, plus some alternative theories about why so many cases are occurring on this side of the Atlantic. Zika’s this year’s pandemic, and with warm weather approaching, you should know about it.

Also, are people who prepare for disasters normal? Are “normal” people who don’t prepare for disasters normal? Well, in the New Normal, they might be, but normal sure doesn’t mean “sane”. Dr. Bones and Nurse Amy discuss the difference between “normal” and “sane” and why it’s even more important, given recent events, for people to wake up and get together knowledge and supplies that might help in times of trouble.

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17-year Cicada

Also, it’s time for the 17 year cicadas to come out! Will it be a plague of biblical proportions, and do you have anything to worry about? All this and more on the Survival Medicine Hour with Doom and Bloom’s Joe Alton, MD, and Amy Alton, ARNP.

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http://www.blogtalkradio.com/survivalmedicine/2016/04/24/survival-medicine-hour-the-new-normal-zika-handbook-more

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

 

Joe and Amy Alton

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Survival Medicine Hour: Altitude Sickness, Radiation, Zika, Survival Skills

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Nurse Amy was asked by Ballistic magazine to pick three survival skills she considers most important from a lengthy list, guess which one she thought would help her most in times of trouble? Also, Joe Alton, MD, aka Dr. Bones talks about how to identify and treat altitude sickness, and some important considerations to protect your family in case of a radiation event. Plus, the results of a recent poll of US citizens on Zika virus, a possible issue when mosquitoes swarm later this spring and summer. All this and more in the latest episode of the Survival Medicine Hour podcast!

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To listen in, click below:

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/survivalmedicine/2016/04/11/survival-medicine-hour-radiation-altitude-sickness-zika-survival-skills

 

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

 

Joe and Amy Alton, aka Dr. Bones and Nurse Amy

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Survival Medicine Hour: Lancing A Boil, Headaches, Doctor Shortages?

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We’re about a million primary care doctors short in the U.S., and it isn’t getting any better in the near future. Find out why it may be important than ever to be medically self-reliant. Also, How to lance that nasty boil safely, and what about Dakin’s solution to keep wounds free of infection? Also, Nurse Amy talk about different types of headaches and their treatments. All this and a question for Dr. Bones as a member of the Expert Council of Jack Spirko’s popular Survival Podcast, on the Survival Medicine Hour with Dr. Bones and Nurse Amy, aka Joe Alton, MD and Amy Alton, ARNP.

 

To listen in, click below:

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/survivalmedicine/2016/04/03/survival-medicine-hour-lancing-a-boil-headaches-doctor-shortages

 

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

 

Joe and Amy Alton

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Survival Medicine Hour: The New 3 R’s, Ear Infections, 5 Second Rule, More

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Given the rash of bombings and shooting in recent years, should first aid 101 be taught in schools and should bleeding control kits be placed next to the fire extinguishors in schools, workplaces, and malls? Find out about the new 3 R’s of learning with Joe and Amy Alton, aka Dr. Bones and Nurse Amy. Also, does the 5-second rule really work? Hear what scientists have to say, plus how to deal with ear infections using conventional and natural remedies. All this and more on the latest Survival Medicine Hour with Joe Alton, MD and Amy Alton, ARNP.

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http://www.blogtalkradio.com/survivalmedicine/2016/03/28/survival-medicine-hour-ear-infections-first-aid-in-schools-much-more

 

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

 

Joe and Amy Alton

American Survival Radio

Survival Medicine Hour: Allergies, Anaphylaxis, Antioxidants

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Joe Alton, MD and Amy Alton, ARNP are the medical experts for Jack Spirko’s popular Survival Podcast, and today take a question from Josh, who has four children that have issues with allergies although it’s never been an issue in his family. Dr. Alton discusses the Hygiene Hypothesis of why we’re experiencing an epidemic of allergies these, days, and how to recognize and deal with severe reactions. Also, Nurse Amy and Dr. Bones talk about antioxidants, a controversial topic to some in Western Medicine. What are they, what do they do, and a lot about how diet and lifestyle that could help your family stay healthy in good times or bad. All this and more in the latest episode of the Survival Medicine Hour!

 

To listen in, click below:

 

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/survivalmedicine/2016/03/20/survival-medicine-hour-allergies-anaphylaxis-antioxidants

 

 

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

 

 

Joe and Amy Alton

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Survival Medicine Hour: Charley Hogwood and Survival Groups, more

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In this episode of The Survival Medicine Hour, good friend, author, and new dad Charley Hogwood joins Dr. Joe Alton to discuss group dynamics in survival scenarios. Charley is a veteran army recon scout with the 11th Armored Cavalry and survival expert who wrote the bible of survival groups, “The Survival Group Handbook“.

 

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Also the average family of four throws out $1500 worth of food a year, something that has got to concern any prepper. Plus: Is there a vaccine being developed that might kill cancer cells?  It’s being tested right now in Great Britain. All this and more with Amy Alton, ARNP and Joe Alton, MD in their latest podcast.

 

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http://www.blogtalkradio.com/survivalmedicine/2016/03/13/survival-medicine-hour-charley-hogwood-and-survival-groups-more

 

 

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

 

 

Joe Alton MD and Amy Alton ARNP

 

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Survival Medicine Hour: Jim Cobb on Prepper Communications

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In this episode of the Doom and Bloom ™ Survival Medicine Hour, Joe and Amy Alton welcome old friend and prolific author Jim Cobb to talk about his new book: “Prepper Communications”. He’ll talk about communications in survival settings, survival group communications, and the importance of good communications in good times or bad. Also, is there a vaccine in the works that might cure cancer? A study is being conducted in the terminally ill in the United Kingdom that’s showing promise. Also, Kudzu, the invasive vine, may help decrease the amount of alcohol you drink!

 

To listen in, click below:

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/survivalmedicine/2016/03/06/survival-medicine-hour-author-jim-cobb-on-communications

 

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

 

Joe and Amy Alton

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Survival Medicine Hour: Asthma, Zika, Fukushima 5 years later, more

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Five years ago, The Fukushima Daichi plant melted down after an earthquake and tsunami, and today spills out radioactive water from cooling operations that are still ongoing. What effects will it have on the population? Plus, Joe Alton, MD, talks all about asthma, especially in survival settings and give an update on the latest on Zika Virus. Also, super-resistant lice are now seen in 25 states, what can you do to deal with this new threat? All this on the Survival Medicine Hour with Dr. Bones and Nurse Amy.

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To listen in, click below:

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/survivalmedicine/2016/02/29/survival-medicine-hour-asthma-zika-fukushima-5-years-later-more

 

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

 

Joe and Amy Alton

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Survival Medicine Hour: Sleep Deprivation, Burns, Zika, More

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In survival, getting sleep is important to keep you sharp and make sure that appropriate judgements are made and actions taken. Learn about sleep hygiene from Joe Alton, MD, plus a new study tells you what states in the U.S. are the most sleep-deprived. Also, Dr. Alton discusses first and second degree burns, the difference between sunscreen and sunblock, and what the SPF rating system means. Also, how to identify and treat these common injuries in disasters or other situations where medical help isn’t on the way. Nurse Amy and Dr. Bones also discuss the latest about Zika virus, plus how the Army is so lacking in medical providers that they are offering a rapid path to citizenship for foreign medical graduate volunteers. All this and more on the Survival Medicine Hour with Dr. Bones and Nurse Amy.

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http://www.blogtalkradio.com/survivalmedicine/2016/02/20/survival-medicine-hour-burns-sleep-deprivation-more

 

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

 

Joe and Amy Alton

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Survival Medicine Hour: Bleeding Control Kit, Herbal Teas, Zika update, more

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Would you have the materials and knowledge to stop heavy bleeding if you were confronted with it? In these violent times, you should be prepared to deal with injuries that could be life threatening and have the equipment that might save a life. Hear Amy Alton, ARNP, explain her thinking in designing a compact med kit that deal with hemorrhage that she believes should be in every workplace, classroom, and homestead. Also, Joe Alton, MD, talks about natural remedies when he goes over some herbal teas. Plus: Why does Zika Virus in Brazil cause birth defects, while no major history of the problem seems to occur with Zika virus in its original territory (Africa and Asia)? Is a mutation the cause? All this and more on the latest Survival Medicine Hour with Dr. Bones and Nurse Amy.

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To listen in, click below:

 

 

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/survivalmedicine/2016/01/31/survival-medicine-hour-bleeding-control-kit-herbal-teas-zika-update-more

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

 

 

Joe and Amy Alton

 

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Survival Medicine Hour: Blizzard, Top Natural Remedies, More

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26 inches of snow and high winds cost 19 people their lives this weekend on the East Coast. Would you know how to keep warm in a blizzard? Dr. Joe Alton discusses the news and basic strategies that could save your life. Also, What will you do when the pharmaceuticals run out in a survival setting? Do you know the basics of natural remedies like essential oils and herbal medicine? Joe Alton, MD, and Amy Alton, ARNP, discuss what you need to know about the medicinal benefits of various natural substances.

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http://www.blogtalkradio.com/survivalmedicine/2016/01/25/survival-medicine-hour-blizzard-natural-remedies-more

 

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Survival Medicine Hour: New Sterilization Method, Skin Infections, Ginger

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One big issue in remote locations is the sterilizations of instruments and dressings. Now, the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute for Infectious Disease has tested a new method that claims 100% sterilization using portable items that won’t break the bank. Joe Alton, MD explains the procedure and talks about infections you’ll find in soft tissues as a result of poor disinfecting practices and dirty wounds. Also, Amy Alton, ARNP talks about one of her favorite natural remedies: Ginger. All on the latest Survival Medicine Hour with Dr. Bones and Nurse Amy.

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http://www.blogtalkradio.com/survivalmedicine/2016/01/11/survival-medicine-hour-new-methods-of-sterilization-ginger-skin-infections

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

 

Joe Alton, MD and Amy Alton, ARNP

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Survival Medicine Hour: The Survival Dental Kit

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Being medically prepared means being dentally prepared as well. Joe Alton, MD and Amy Alton, ARNP discuss what you should have in your storage to deal with dental issues that you might encounter in a long term survival setting. The Altons relate their research into what dental equipment the Special Operations Forces takes to remote locations on humanitarian and field missions.

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http://www.blogtalkradio.com/survivalmedicine/2016/01/04/survival-medicine-hour-dental-preparedness

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Note: This episode was recorded on the road, so there’s a little echo on the podcast.

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

 

Joe and Amy Alton

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Survival Medicine Hour: Tornadoes, Lice, Dental Issues

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More deaths from late season tornadoes in Texas makes us ask this question: Do you know how to keep your family safe if you were in the path of a twister? Find out what to do to decrease the risk of injury. Also what part does hygiene play in survival success. Dr. Alton talks about a common issue in good times or bad: LICE. Plus, some thoughts on the part dental hygiene plays in the duties and responsibilities of the survival medic, all in this episode of the Survival Medicine Hour with Dr. Bones and Nurse Amy.

 

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http://www.blogtalkradio.com/survivalmedicine/2015/12/28/survival-medicine-hour-tornadoes-lice-dental-hygiene-in-austere-settings

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

 

Joe and Amy Alton

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Survival Medicine Hour: Patient Transport, Vitals, Tree Mold, More

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How do you transport an injured person when the ambulance is heading in the other direction? Joe Alton, MD, and Amy Alton, ARNP, explore some of your options when a victim has to be transported and you have to improvise a stretcher (some illustrations to follow with are below). Also, Christmas trees cause increasing mold counts in homes that are leading to some severe allergies, plus a Christmas Eve asteroid fly-by, and some discussion on vital signs in austere settings. All this and more on the latest Survival Medicine Hour. Listen in by clicking below:

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/survivalmedicine/2015/12/20/survival-medicine-hour-patient-transport-vitals-mold-more

There are many ways to transport someone in austere settings. Below you’ll see some we discuss in this episode:

 

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the Jacket Stretcher

 

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The Blanket Pull

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The Blanket Stretcher

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The Chair Stretcher

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Stretcher improvised out of rope

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Pack Strap Carry

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Fireman’s Carry

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Making a four-handed “seat”

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2 man crutch carry

 

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

 

Joe and Amy Alton

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Dr. Bones and Nurse Amy

Videocast and more with Dr. Bones and Nurse Amy

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Part of our commitment to put out information that could save lives in disasters includes a variety of venue, and we realize that we rarely, if ever, mention these on our website. If you find our content useful on the website or in one of our other arenas, you might want to check out all your options as well, all completely free:

Every first and third Wednesday of each month, we put out a live videocast with the nice folks at aroundthecabin.com. Here you’ll see us “show and tell” medical items that will be helpful for survival, as well as have a stimulating discussion with around the Cabin founder Rich Beresford. We also give away prizes at the end of each show to random members of the chat room (yes, you can ask us questions)! Here’s one of our latest episodes:

http://aroundthecabin.com/show-archives/wednesdays/

 

In addition to our videocast, we have an audio podcast every week on blogtalk radio which is also carried by a number of great prepper networks like Gman’s Prepper Broadcasting Network, The USA Emergency Broadcast Network, Survival Central Radio, and Shake and Wake Radio.

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/survivalmedicine

 

If you like our videocast, you’ll like our YouTube channel “Dr.Bones/Nurse Amy as well. We have over 100 videos on everything from fish antibiotics to athlete’s feet, with more coming out regularly:

https://www.youtube.com/user/drbonespodcast

 

In addition, we have a presence on twitter with thousands of followers @preppershow, plus Facebook in a number of pages: Doom and Bloom, DoctorBonesandNurseAmy, and our special survival medicine group: Survival Medicine Dr. Bones Nurse Amy.

You’ll also find our articles in some issues of great magazines related to preparedness. Consider subscribing to some of the magazines below, you’ll find tons of great content by some of the best experts in the field.

  • Backwoods Home
  • American Survival Guide
  • Survivor’s Edge
  • Survivalist
  • Survival Quarterly
  • Prepare
  • Disaster Survival
  • and others

We hope that you’ve enjoyed our content. We remain committed to helping the preparedness community to become medical prepared.

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

 

Joe and Amy Alton

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Survival Medicine Hour: Vitals, Dakin’s Solution, Fungal Meds, More

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Using Dakin’s solution for wound infections

Is ISIS causing an outbreak of the parasite Leishmaniasis by dumping bodies on the street? Plus, are there fungal meds in veterinary medicine that could be used in survival scenarios for humans? Plus, how to treat wound infections with Dakin’s solution and the simple formula that can save your precious supply of antibiotics. All this and a primer on vital signs for the survival medic with Joe Alton, MD and Amy Alton ARNP in the Survival Medicine Hour podcast.

 

To listen in, click below:

 

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/survivalmedicine/2015/12/13/survival-medicine-hour-vital-signs-dakins-solution-fungal-meds-more

 

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

 

Joe and Amy Alton

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Survival Medicine Hour: Active Shooters, SWAT-T, Superbugs

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Would you know the right plan of action if you were caught in an active shooter situation? Having a plan of action in advance may mean the difference between life and death? Joe Alton, MD gives his take on what to do in a mass casualty incident. Also, Dr. Alton discusses antibiotic-resistant superbug CRE, as well as Dr. Brock Blankenship’s SWAT-T, a tourniquet that might be a good addition to many workplace and schools’ first aid kits.

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To listen in, click below:

 

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/survivalmedicine/2015/12/06/survival-medicine-hour-active-shooters-swat-t-new-superbug

 

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

 

 

Joe and Amy Alton

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Joe Alton, MD and Amy Alton, ARNP

 

Survival Medicine Hour: Nosebleeds, Flu Vaccines, Natural Diabetes Remedies, More

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Last year’s vaccine was 20% effective, is next year’s any different?

 

What do you know about FLUAD, the latest flu vaccine? How is it different from older versions? Also, are there any natural remedies that might have a beneficial effect on diabetes (more than you think)? Joe Alton, MD discusses these topics plus using Afrin for nosebleeds, and how to approach head trauma. All this and more on Amy and Joe Alton’s Doom and Bloom(tm) Survival Medicine Hour.

 

To listen in, click below:

 

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/survivalmedicine/2015/11/28/survival-medicine-hour-flu-vaccine-nosebleeds-natural-diabetes-remedies-more

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

 

Joe and Amy Alton

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Hey, looking for a Christmas present for that older child or prepper in your family? Check out our board game Doom and Bloom’s SURVIVAL!, a great way to get the whole family together  and have a fun family game night!

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Survival Medicine Hour: GMO Salmon, Medical Emergencies

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What’s for dinner? Well, it could be Frankenfish, as the FDA gives final approval for  genetically modified salmon to hit the supermarket shelves. This story and more about dealing with a person physically collapsing in front of you are part of this episode of the Survival Medicine Hour with Joe and Amy Alton, aka Dr. Bones and Nurse Amy. Also, a visit to the Urban Farming Institute…

 

To listen in, click here:

 

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/survivalmedicine/2015/11/22/survival-medicine-hour-gmo-salmon-medical-emergencies

 

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

 

 

Joe and Amy Alton

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Dr. Bones and Nurse Amy

Survival Medicine Hour: Paris Terror, Prepper Author Jim Cobb, more

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What’s the new normal? It’s certainly not what is was just a few days ago for the French, that’s for sure. Nurse Amy gives her opinion and Prepper Author Jim Cobb of Preppers Survival Hacks joins in to discuss the news of the day, and talk about his new book that’s guaranteed to turn you into the next MacGyver. Also, Joe Alton, MD, aka Dr. Bones discuss some emergencies that cause a person to collapse, this week: heart attacks. All this and more on the Survival Medicine Hour.

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To listen in, click below:

 

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/survivalmedicine/2015/11/15/survival-medicine-hour-paris-terror-prepper-author-jim-cobb

 

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

 

Joe Alton, MD, and Amy Alton, ARNP

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Survival Medicine Hour: Survivalist Author James Rawles

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James Wesley, Rawles

Famed survivalist James Wesley, Rawles joins Amy Alton, ARNP, aka Nurse Amy, for an interesting and informative interview regarding all aspects of preparedness, from starting out to barter to needed skills and supplies.  James also talks about his new book “Island of Promise”, about the formation of a Christian sanctuary state with libertarian principles. Also, Joe Alton, MD, aka Dr. Bones, answers some question from a listener of Jack Spirko’s Survival Podcast as part of his expert council.

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To listen in, click below:

 

 

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/survivalmedicine/2015/11/10/survival-medicine-hour-james-rawles-of-survivalblog

 

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

 

Joe and Amy Alton

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Survival Medicine Hour: E. Coli Outbreak, Bear Attacks, Making Saline, more

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Type of Bear Unlikely To Attack You

 

Bears are about on the Alton property in Tennessee, filling up for their winter sleep. We’ve come upon them a few times, but would YOU know what to do if confronted by one? Find out the best and safest way to handle either a defensive or a predatory bear, and much more about these amazing creatures. Also, Chipotle closes 43 stores when linked to an outbreak of E. Coli bacteria; find out how this common and needed bacteria turns into a pathogen (disease-causing organism) and how to identify and treat it. All this and more from Joe Alton, MD, and Amy Alton, ARNP, aka Dr. Bones and Nurse Amy.

 

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To Listen in, click below:

 

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/survivalmedicine/2015/11/02/survival-medicine-hour-bear-attacks-e-coli-saline

 

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

 

Joe and Amy Alton

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Survival Medicine Hour: Metronidazole, Prepper Stores, Interviews, More

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What antibiotics should you have in your medical storage in case of disaster? In their continuing series, Joe Alton, MD and Amy Alton, ARNP, aka Dr. Bones and Nurse Amy, talk about Metronidazole (Flagyl, Fish-Zole) and its potential for use in survival settings. Dr. Bones talks about Hurricane Patricia, the latest floods in Texas, and more, plus a visit to Carolina Readiness Supply, an actual brick-and-mortar Prepper Store in Waynesville, NC, and interview owner Jan Sterrett. Plus, Nurse Amy talks about freeze-dried foods and a couple of short interviews with famed prepper author Jim Cobb of survivalweekly.com and Aroundthecabin.com founder Rich Beresford, the first videocast channel for preppers.

 

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Carolina Readiness Supply

 

To listen in, click below:

 

 

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/survivalmedicine/2015/10/25/survival-medicine-hour-metronidazole-prepper-stores-interviews-more

 

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

 

 

Joe and Amy Alton

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Survival Medicine Hour: Kermit Jones of Prepper Pete, Skin Glues, More

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Navy Chaplain Kermit Jones

Teaching the youngsters about preparedness isn’t easy, but Navy Chaplain Kermit Jones is helping with his great series of children’s book on self-reliance, Prepper Pete and Friends. In Nurse Amy’s interview, you’ll hear how Kermit is helping forge a new generation that will be resilient in the face of adversity. Also, Joe Alton, MD,,aka Dr. Bones, discusses the pros and cons of skin glues to close wounds, and how to use them.

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To listen in, click below:

 

 

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/survivalmedicine/2015/10/03/survival-medicine-hour-kermit-jones-of-prepper-pete-skin-glues-more

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

 

 

Joe Alton, MD and Amy Alton, ARNP

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Survival Medicine Hour: Amputation, Insomnia, more

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What if you were the medic in a long-term survival scenario and came upon an injury that won’t get better with the usual treatment? What if you had to make an extreme decision like whether to perform an amputation? Joe Alton, MD steps out on a limb to talk about considerations that would be necessary in these circumstances. Also, Amy Alton, ARNP, discusses a common problem and how to deal with it: Insomnia! All this and more in the latest Survival Medicine Podcast.

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To listen in, click below:

 

 

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/survivalmedicine/2015/09/28/survival-medicine-hour-amputation-insomnia

 

 

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

 

 

Joe and Amy Alton, aka Dr. Bones and Nurse Amy

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