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Specialized Generalists and Remote Medicine by Dr. Erik McLaughlin Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine I have been a bit absent from writing on the blog lately due to gathering up paperwork, evaluations and the like.  This is because yesterday was my last day of being a residen ... Read on »
Specialized Generalists and Remote Medicine by Dr. Erik McLaughlin Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine I have been a bit absent from writing on the blog lately due to gathering up paperwork, evaluations and the like.  This is because yesterday was my last day of be ... Read on »
About Adventure Doc by Dr. Erik McLaughlin Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine This is a blog to link with my website: www.AdventureDoc.org Filed under: Websites | Tagged: adventure doc, adventure doc website, adventuredoc This is a blo ... Read on »
Water Disinfection by Dr. Erik McLaughlin Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Water disinfection Knowledge of how to make water safe for human consumption or use is vital. There are basically three methods: heat, chemicals and filtration. He ... Read on »
Toxic Seafood by Dr. Erik McLaughlin Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Food borne illnesses People who travel are naturally adventurous. They are explorers and enjoy trying new things. This also includes eating new and different foods. T ... Read on »
Travel and Wilderness Medicine Books by Dr. Erik McLaughlin Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine I guess you could call this post a “review” of the books I think are great to study from. As I run into some new books, I’ll put them up, too! Like anybody reads this, a ... Read on »
Malaria in Kingston, Jamaica by Dr. Erik McLaughlin Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine A few more cases of malaria have been confirmed in Kingston, Jamaica, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 370. The outbreak started in fall of 2006 and invol ... Read on »
Wilderness Medicine Conference by Dr. Erik McLaughlin Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Unfortunately, I cannot attend these conferences…But I thought I would spread the word because they are going to be great! Anybody with an interest in wilderness medicin ... Read on »
Organizing a soup sandwich by Dr. Erik McLaughlin Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine The site is giving me trouble, and not in the technological way. Although it is usually the main problem. Nope, this time, it is layout of a few, new pages. I know th ... Read on »
Long Term Malaria Prophylaxis by Dr. Erik McLaughlin Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Long Term Malaria Prophylaxis I seem to be hearing this question a lot, lately. I will try to give a brief summary of what I know… Atovaquone/Proguanil (Malarone) ... Read on »
Think before you swim…This is Schistosome country by Dr. Erik McLaughlin Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Schistosomes Basics: Also known as Bilharziasis. This Trematode/blood fluke infection may lead to portal hypertension, liver fibrosis or bladder cancers, depending on ... Read on »
Malaria Vaccine shows promise by Dr. Erik McLaughlin Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Glaxo experimental malaria vaccine works in babies Wed 17 Oct 2007, 16:00 GMT Reuters Africa By Ben Hirschler LONDON, Oct 17 (Reuters) – African babies — the ... Read on »
CDC releases interactive malaria map by Dr. Erik McLaughlin Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine http://www.cdc.gov/malaria/risk_map/ CDC Malaria Risk Map The CDC just released a new Malaria Risk Map that is interactive and pretty cool. The link is to the home ... Read on »
Stoked! by Dr. Erik McLaughlin Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine I know it is not a technological miracle that I was able to link the newly started blog and the website, but I am pretty damn proud of myself. I am not the best in the w ... Read on »
Expedition Medicine Conference by Dr. Erik McLaughlin Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Check this out: Expedition Medicine Conference September 2-6, 2008 After that…Check out Adventure Doc Wilderness Medicine Page Filed under: Conferences and Co ... Read on »
Dengue Updates by Dr. Erik McLaughlin Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine The good people at ProMed Mail has just sent out some new info on Dengue activity. For the “hard core” out there, you can get all the info form the above link. Here’s ... Read on »
Missed Lariam/mefloquine dose? by Dr. Erik McLaughlin Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine A pretty common question I get is about what to do when someone misses a dose of mefloquine (Lariam). Well, here it is for the 3 questions I got this week: A weekly m ... Read on »
Chikungunya Virus in Italy by Dr. Erik McLaughlin Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine The north-eastern area of Italy has recently been dealing with an outbreak of Chikungunya virus, for the last 2-3 months.  The villages of Castiglione di Ravenna and Cas ... Read on »
Expedition Medicine Classes by Dr. Erik McLaughlin Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine I got an e-mail about a great website and even better courses in expedition medicine. Check out their website here: ExpeditionMedicine.co.uk This group is UK based ... Read on »
Worst Meningitis Epidemic in 10 years Predicted by Dr. Erik McLaughlin Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine There is a predition of the worst meningitis outbreak in 10 years, coming to Africa. Prediction of the worst meningitis outbreak in 10 years is not by loonies who thin ... Read on »