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Antarctic Rescue for Bear Grylls by Dr. Erik McLaughlin Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Bear Grylls, host of Man Versus Wild, suffered a fall while climbing in Antarctica on Dec. 6th 2008.    The fall, suffered during a bivy on an ice ledge, has injured his ... Read on »
Artemisinin resistant malaria in Cambodia and Thailand by Dr. Erik McLaughlin Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine The border region of Cambodia and Thailand has been a battleground of medicine, bacteria and parasites.  Unfortunately, the medicines seem to be losing the fight, again.  A re ... Read on »
Artemisinin resistant malaria in Cambodia: counterfeit drugs to blame? by Dr. Erik McLaughlin Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Artemisinin is considered the best weapon the world has in the war against severe malaria.  This humble, plant derived medicine comes from the quinghasou (sweet wormwood) plan ... Read on »
Artemisinin resistant malaria in Cambodia: counterfeit drugs to blame? by Dr. Erik McLaughlin Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Artemisinin is considered the best weapon the world has in the war against severe malaria.  This humble, plant derived medicine comes from the quinghasou (sweet w ... Read on »
Article featuring Adventure Doc and what we do by Dr. Erik McLaughlin Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine We are very proud of a recent article in Robb Report Magazine that examined adventure travel and how people can stay healthy overseas. This article looked at Adventure ... Read on »
Asia/Pacific International Conference on Travel Medicine by Dr. Erik McLaughlin Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine A wonderful conference is coming up, Februrary 24-27 of 2008 in Melbourne, Australia. www.apictm.com has all the details. This conference also includes the Regional C ... Read on »
Avalanche Awareness and Safety by Dr. Erik McLaughlin Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine As I was shoveling snow the other day, I was dreaming of snowboarding. Fresh powder, long turns, steep runs and about 2-3 feet of fresh stuff on a good base.Epic condit ... Read on »
Away from Internet until mid-August by Dr. Erik McLaughlin Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine I will be with limited internet access until mid-August, as I am traveling/working. Thanks for the understanding with a lack of updates and posts, but I will have ver ... Read on »
AWLS Advanced Wilderness Life Support Classes by Dr. Erik McLaughlin Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Cinchona.org has some great information on the subjects of wilderness/expedition medicine and travel health. One of their new articles is about the NAU (Northern Arizona ... Read on »
Back from Travels by Dr. Erik McLaughlin Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine We have made it back from our travels in Greece, Crete and Egypt!  Our travels were amazing and we were able to document a lot of good travel and expedition hea ... Read on »
Blackwater Tactical Weekly: Malaria Article by Dr. Erik McLaughlin Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine For those of you who have not heard of Blackwater…You should. Blackwater was one of the most prolific, controversial and effective private military security companie ... Read on »
Blog changes by Dr. Erik McLaughlin Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine The Adventure Doc Blog is undergoing a few changes to match the new websites. These will take place over the next few days and your patience is appreciated! In the ... Read on »
Brazil Yellow Fever Alert by Dr. Erik McLaughlin Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Brazil will release an official Yellow Fever Alert, later today. This is in response to the second death from Yellow Fever, in Brasilia. The country is also reporting ... Read on »
Bundibugyo Ebola Strain by Dr. Erik McLaughlin Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Last year, an outbreak of Ebola Virus was responsible for 37 deaths in Uganda.  The causative species has been found to be genetically unique from other types of Ebola ... Read on »
Bundibugyo, Uganda Ebola Trouble by Dr. Erik McLaughlin Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Another fatality has been reported from Fort Portal in Uganda.  This case, believed to be Ebola hemorrhagic fever, would make the 17th death from the Ebola outbreak that ... Read on »
Busy, busy and a few changes! by Dr. Erik McLaughlin Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine The few people who read the blog might have noticed that I have been absent from posting lately.  I have been quite busy with some other projects and will try to ... Read on »
Caffeine Withdrawal in the Wilderness by Dr. Erik McLaughlin Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Coffee, tea, soda or whatever your favorite ingestion method is…caffeine rocks!  Maybe it is because I am a resident, but I drink tea on a daily basis.  Caffeine helps ... Read on »
Can you tell me a Good Book? by Dr. Erik McLaughlin Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine I frequently get asked about which books I advise people to read, to better prepare for travels and staying health. There are two books that I feel are fundamental for h ... Read on »
Capillariasis in Siayan, Phillipines by Dr. Erik McLaughlin Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine ProMed just released some news of a potential outbreak of Capillaria Philippinensis in the town of Zamboanga del Norte, Phillipines. I guess if there was going to be an ... Read on »
Carrying Home Medication While Traveling by Dr. Erik McLaughlin Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Many travelers are taking regular medications for one reason or another. Cholesterol, high blood pressure, thyroid regulation and depression are just a few very com ... Read on »