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Have you ever thought about taking someone with a disability into the wilderness? What are the unique challenges that you should consider? In this podcast Dr. Joey Fyans discusses why it is important to get people with cognitive and physical disabilities into the wilderness setting and how to do it.توسط AWLS
 
How low do you go? Climbing is called an ‘antigravitational’ sport. So, the lighter the weight, the easier it is to climb. But some climbers take this to an extreme so that disordered eating becomes a problem. Lighter weight means less calories for performance. This podcast introduces the topic.توسط AWLS
 
Your wilderness experience begins with travel. Listen as Dr. Natalie Bronthius gives fascinating tips on how to stay safe as we travel, especially for solo travelers. She covers common social media scams, Uber/Taxi/Lyft safety, hitch hiking, hotel robberies, and getting lost. For more information on Solo Travel, virtual Wilderness First Aid, and Wi…
 
An unlikely climber, Carol Masheter, was 61 years old when she summited Mt. Everest. And that was only the beginning. Before she was done, she had climbed to the top of all 9 of the 7 Summits and became the only person to summit them in her 60's. Listen to this amazing story.توسط AWLS
 
One of the most exciting modern sports is also the most ancient of activities - rock climbing. So, what are the most common traumatic and over use injures in this fantastic sport? What is a suspension injury? These and other medical issues are reviewed in this episode.توسط AWLS
 
What would you do if a climbing partner was injured deep in a mountain range, stranded in a precarious position, and far from help? How would you get him out? Listen as Dr. Alex Charmoz describes this dramatic rescue from the Bugaboo Mountains in British Columbia, Canada.توسط AWLS
 
If you were about to hike 2,640 miles (4250 km) would you know what to bring, what illness or injuries to expect? Listen to Forest Streeter's experience in the Summer of 2021 as he did the unbelievable, hiked the Pacific Crest Trail from Mexico to Canada.توسط AWLS
 
Probably the most asked question in wilderness medicine is, "What should I put in a first aid kit." There is no one simple answer to this question. But there are a bunch of guidelines that will help you put together a great medical kit for your adventure.توسط AWLS
 
Diarrhea at home is a terrible nuisance! But in the wilderness, it quickly can become a major medical issue. What are common causes and treatments for diarrhea while in the backcountry? What medicines are appropriate? When do you evacuate? This podcast 'runs' with this important subject.توسط AWLS
 
Have you ever wondered what to do if a tooth is knocked out on a back country trip? What do you do if a person gets a toothache or a filling falls out in the backcountry? In this lecture, Dr. Paul Schmutz gives answers to these and other lessons on dental problems in the wilderness.توسط AWLS
 
On a hot June day while floating the Colorado River, a 38 year old lady, with no medical problems, needed help to step off of a river raft. She then collapsed on the beach. What could have caused this? This podcast reviews the wilderness medicine issues surrounding this case.
 
Ultrasound is essential in hospital medicine, but can it be used in wilderness and austere settings? What are the advantages and what are the challenges of bringing ultrasound into the backcountry? Listen as Nicholas Weinberg, MD, Johndavid (Jd) Storn, MD and Jennifer Wray from the Emergency Medicine Department at Dartmouth-Hitchcock discuss this e…
 
Epidemiologists estimate that four to five percent of all human deaths in history are attributable to Malaria. Currently, Malaria is responsible for the infection of 220 million people worldwide and caused over 700,000 deaths across the globe. Most deaths happen to children in Africa.توسط AWLS
 
These are very important emerging diseases. But before we discuss them, we must first ask where do emerging diseases typically come from? The answer, they come from animals. Scientists estimate that more than six out of every ten known infectious diseases in people are spread from animals. We talk about this and more in this important podcast.…
 
Ticks are not insects, although they are often mistaken for them. They require blood for sustenance, but they don’t jump or fly. How long does it take for a disease to transmit to a human after a it latches on to out skin? And how do you remove a tick? This and more in this podcast about these creepy little things.…
 
All it takes is a snail, a worm and some freshwater to become infected. Once you are, the disease could persist for decades -- and prove fatal. The culprits come as a pair: freshwater snails harboring parasitic worms. People cannot do their wilderness travel without knowing about this very prevalent disease. This podcast will tell you what you need…
 
The danger associated with flash floods is due to their sudden onset. They can occur up to 6 hours after a rainful. Flash flooding is the second leading cause of natural disaster-related deaths. And while they are dangerous, they can be avoided. This podcast discusses the important details of flash floods.…
 
Of the 50 million people who travel each year into ‘the world,’ up to 11% return with a febrile illness. Many of these will be caused by more exotic diagnoses such as malaria and dengue. A systematic approach to the returned traveler with a fever is essential.توسط AWLS
 
To understand the use of clothing, it is first essential to understand heat. To some, clothing might seem like an afterthought. But it is the first and most important layer of protection between you and the elements. No level of skill or planning can make up for ill-chosen clothing. This podcast outlines the science behind clothing.…
 
It is estimated that over 90% of hikers experience painful foot issues. From a medical perspective, it is challenging to assess these types of patients because of the complexity and multiplicity of joints within the foot. Proper shoes, support and socks really do help. This podcast will help to keep our feet healthy.…
 
What repellant can you use on a child? Which repellant do you use to prevent malaria? Globally, there are about 75 quadrillion mosquitos on earth. But of the 3,000 species of mosquitoes, only three species bear the responsibility for the spread of human diseases. This podcast outline steps to help the spread of diseases from mosquitos.…
 
What causes back pain when backpacking? How do you prevent it? Do trekking poles help prevent injury? The equipment you choose when hiking, backpacking and trekking has significant ramifications for your health. This podcast covers these important questions.توسط AWLS
 
When we go fast we get hurt. What are the most common biking injuries? What is the appropriate set up for a bike to prevent these injuries? How are snowboarders injured? How do you treat injuries associated with skiing? Lets talk about all of this with Dr. Jake Saunders.توسط AWLS
 
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