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Survival Medicine Hour: EMPS, Herbal Teas, Wound Closure, More

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In this episode, Joe Alton MD and Amy Alton ARNP discuss the phenomenom known as the electromagnetic pulse (EMP) and how the U.S. is poorly prepared to withstand even a small-moderate event without chaos. Also, Dr. Alton discusses the factors that go into deciding whether a wilderness wound should be closed or not; the answer isn't simple and might surprise you.

Also, in long-term situations where the medicines run out or even in normal times, natural remedies such as herbal teas may be helpful tools in the medical woodshed. Amy and Joe discuss a number of different ones that you might consider for your medicinal herb garden.

Wishing you the best of health in good times or bad,

Joe Alton MD and Amy Alton ARNP

Learn more about medical issues in long-term disaster setting with the Alton's award-winning "Survival Medicine Handbook" third edition! You'll learn about more than 100 medical topics in situations where modern medicine may not be accessible. Also, consider one of Nurse Amy's often imitated but never equalled medical kits at store.doomandbloom.net. You'll be glad you did.

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