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Survival Medicine Book | TMPG, 2nd Edition, Prebuy

The Best Survival Medicine Book Available! In October, I will be releasing the 2nd edition of my best-selling survival medicine book, The Medical Prepper Guidebook. The entire book has been reformatted and I’ve added expanded sections on wound closure (including suturing with multiple techniques), abscess care, and more. The 2nd …

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Strep Throat | Diagnosis and Treatment

Strep Throat Diagnosis Fall and winter always bring with them an increase in the number of strep throat cases I see each day.  Some patients truly have strep throat, and some don’t.  So, how can you tell the difference? “Strep” throat is a term widely used by non-medical lay persons to …

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Skills | Eye Pain and Discharge

Eye Pain and Discharge Eye pain can represent an ocular emergency or just an inflammatory state.  The disease and illness states of the eye are varied and many.  I will address in this article some common eye complaints. Conjunctivitis, also called pink eye, is an irritation of the conjunctivae (the …

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Online Suture Course | Elements of Suturing

Online Suture Course In this article, The Medical Prepper will describe the importance of knowing how to repair wounds, and advocate for the use of an online suture course. Background A clear aspect of survival is putting parts and pieces back together when they are cut apart.  Obviously, there are …

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Medicine Expiration Safety

Medicine Expiration Medicine expiration safety is a concern for most medical preppers.  When planning your stockpiles, medicine expiration is always a variable that sends preppers onto a hunt for organizational structures to limit medicine expiration dangers and rotate expired stock with new stock. This article was posted by ProPublica on …

Emergency Departments – Necessary and Potentially Frustrating

Emergency departments are both necessary for life-threatening emergencies, and potentially frustrating for patients waiting a long time to be seen. I work mainly in emergency medicine.  This puts me right in the middle of a busy emergency department every shift I work.  I have worked in a few different hospital …

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Gear Review | 2-Person Guardian Elite Survival Kit by Living Rational

  For this week’s gear review, we’ll be reviewing the 2-Person Guardian Elite Survival Kit, available at LivingRational.com.  There are tons of survival kits available, but I want to tell you why Living Rational’s Elite Kit (retal $114.99) is one of the better ones for the money.  Here’s the breakdown: GEAR REVIEW …

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Pediatric Survival Medicine | Nursemaid’s Elbow

Nursemaid’s elbow is a common pediatric occurrence.  Put simply, it is a dislocation of the radius (the bone that line’s up with the thumb). Nursemaid’s elbow is very common in children under the age of 4, and most common in boys.  This dislocation occurs when a parent or guardian suddenly …

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Skills | Abscesses

Get all of this article … and MUCH, MUCH MORE by purchasing my Complete Abscess Care Guide, now only $9.99! Abscesses are collections of pus and other fluids beneath the skin.  They can occur pretty much anywhere on the body.  These collections of fluid usually need to be drained.  This …

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Seizures | What to Do

Seizures are essentially a lightning storm of electrical exchange among neurons in the brain.  They are a temporary disarrangement of the normal orderly exchange of electrical impulses from one neuron, or group of neurons, to another.  Seizures can have many triggers including stress, fever (in children), and non-trigger triggers (a …