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Forest Fires and Outdoor Athletes by Dr. Erik McLaughlin Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Summer is a perfect opportunity to spend more time in the forests and outdoors pursuing your favorite activities.  Unfortunately, the warmer climates and increased activity ou ... Read on »
Forest Fires and Outdoor Athletes by Dr. Erik McLaughlin Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Summer is a perfect opportunity to spend more time in the forests and outdoors pursuing your favorite activities.  Unfortunately, the warmer climates and increase ... Read on »
Free Books, that are actually good!! by Dr. Erik McLaughlin Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine I have seen this site, several times in the last few months. I think it is very cool the books are available for reading by everybody. Where There is No Doctor htt ... Read on »
Future Considerations 2 by Dr. Erik McLaughlin Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine I have been giving the concept of travel medicine, wilderness medicine and remote medicine a bit of thought lately.  Building on my previous post  that discusses some of ... Read on »
Future Considerations by Dr. Erik McLaughlin Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine I find myself entering a unique position. I have just entered my last year of residency training and will be spending it as a Chief Resident. I am now trying to decide ... Read on »
Geography Knowledge by Dr. Erik McLaughlin Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine One of the unique requirements of Travel and Expedition Medicine, besides the medical part, is a knowledge of geography. Where is the latest outbreak? Where is my ... Read on »
Getting Started with Remote, Expedition and Wilderness Medicine by Dr. Erik McLaughlin Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine “How do I get started in Wilderness, Remote and Expedition Medicine?”  This is a very good and not-so-unusual comment I seem to be getting.  I thought I would write a po ... Read on »
Giardia and Travelers by Dr. Erik McLaughlin Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Condition: A diarrheal illness resulting from parasitic infection Infectious Agent: Giardia intestinalis, a protozoan parasite Signs and Symptoms: Symptoms ... Read on »
Global Health Website: Swala.org by Dr. Erik McLaughlin Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine A new website, only about 6 weeks old, can be found at http://www.swala.org/. The site focuses on global health, with a very interesting discussion board for diseases s ... Read on »
GMRS Expedition/Wilderness/Remote Medicine Course by Dr. Erik McLaughlin Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Imagine yourself: - Packing a disaster medical clinic through the jungle to a remote village after a hurricane… - Lifting a patient – and a medic – 350′ stra ... Read on »
Grand Rounds Post by Dr. Erik McLaughlin Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine I wanted to take a minute to thank the people who work so hard on the Grand Rounds posts, for including my article on Marine and Saltwater Infections.  You can visit ... Read on »
Great Expedition Medicine Jobs by Dr. Erik McLaughlin Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine I was checking out the newsletter from ExpeditionMedicine.co.uk and found myself perusing the “jobs” section. Partially because I am getting closer to finishing my resid ... Read on »
Great post on Splenic Infarct at Altitude with Sickle Cell Trait by Dr. Erik McLaughlin Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine The ExpeditionMedicine.co.uk crew has a very interesting post about a patient that suffered a splenic infarcture on a Peruvian trip.  Something to remember, as this pati ... Read on »
Guest Post by Dr. Erik McLaughlin Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine I am very happy to say that I have a guest post on Medicine for the Outdoors.  This is a wilderness medicine blog run by Dr. Paul Auerbach who is one of the leading ... Read on »
Guidelines for sore throat management by Dr. Erik McLaughlin Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine I have been reading the new Infectious Disease Society of America guidelines on management of pharyngitis. Filled with new info, guides and info on testing, this is a ... Read on »
H1N1 and travel: it takes a whole village to raise a virus by Dr. Erik McLaughlin Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine The recent events of the H1N1 influenza virus and its simultaneous grip of the media and public attention as well as rapid spread may have been the best thing that could happe ... Read on »
H1N1 and travel: it takes a whole village to raise a virus by Dr. Erik McLaughlin Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine The recent events of the H1N1 influenza virus and its simultaneous grip of the media and public attention as well as rapid spread may have been the best thing tha ... Read on »
Hanta Virus in New Mexico by Dr. Erik McLaughlin Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine A recent alert from Promed mail brought attention to a re-emergence of hanta virus in New Mexico. The 34 year old Mckinley County resident was treated at a hospital and ... Read on »
Happy new year by Dr. Erik McLaughlin Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Happy new year from the Gulf of Carpenteria! I hope every one has a safe, happy, healthy and adventurous 2012! Erik Read on »
Healthcare provider interaction by Dr. Erik McLaughlin Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine I recently had a friend link me this wonderful video on interaction between healthcare providers on the same team. The video looks at having a team leader being “incor ... Read on »