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This is wilderness medicine education from the Spencer Fox Eccles School of Medicine at the Univeristy of Utah. It is designed for use in the Advanced Wilderness Life Support (AWLS) program, but anyone who goes into the backcountry should study this material. Log onto: www.wildmedu.org for more information.
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It was first isolated in the forests of Africa but now Zika Virus is found in many places of the world. This disease does not cause serious symptoms, if any at all. But this is what makes it scary, because it can cause serious birth defects. Listen to know more about this horrible disease.Bởi AWLS
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Most people call it Crypto, and most people will have only mild diarrhea. But don't be mistaken, not only can it ruin a trip, it is very contagious and many people can get it. And some will get very sick. Worse still, It is resistant to chlorine and iodine. Listen and learn how to prevent this parasite from entering your body.…
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Its fantastic to take your dog outdoors into the wild. But you watch as they swallow water you would not drink. They sniff and eat things you would not touch. And then you wonder if they will get sick? Giardia is everywhere. Do dogs get it?. How do you know if your pet has it? What do you do to treat it? Can you get a Giardia infection from them? L…
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So many things can cause pain in the knee when we are outside recreating. Trail runners and backpackers frequently feel the strain on their knees for sure. Surpirsingly, some of the problems can be corrected by a simple change to our shoes. Listen and find out about the Gooses's Foot and other knee problems caused by our feet.…
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A common name for this disease implies it causes illness in the winter time. It actually is called Norovirus and happens all year round. It poses a special risk to backcountry travelers because, it can be spread in the air by vomit and is resistant to hand sanitizers. Listen and learn about the most common cause of vomiting and diarrhea in the worl…
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So they've earned the nickname “the murder hornet,” but really they're known as the Asian giant hornet. Raiding parties of several dozen of these can kill whole hives containing thousands of bees in a few hours! In the last of this series, here is the untold and dramatic story of this new insects that stings us by Dr. Matt Gunderson .…
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In July of 2021 a family suffered the ultimate tragedy when their dad, Wil Lundberg died while riding his electric skate board. For the first time ever, he did not wear a helmet. Turning sadness into hope, his wife created a foundation to encourage people to wear helmets. Listen to this amazing story and help her in her mission to save lives. The f…
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The University of Utah School of Medicine provides free resources for students of wilderness medicine. We are developing a program to help keep children safe in the backcountry. Will you help us make all this possible? Everyone who works for this program does so free of charge. Give by clicking on the link below. Bless you. https://ugive.app.utah.e…
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When you are done with a ride your bottom hurts. Normally we don't pay much attention to what we sit on, but with bike seats, it is important. They not only cause discomfort, but also having the proper seat helps provide much needed power. Listen as Justin Allen tells us what we need to know about bike seats.…
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Two horrible disease are out there when you travel into the wilderness. Now we have vaccines for both. There already is a vaccine for Dengue Fever. Now there is a new vaccine for painful Chikungunya. They once thought these two diseases were the same. So what is the difference between them? Listen and find out about how to stay healthy in your trav…
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What on earth is that? A tiny stinging sore sits right on top of a joint on a toe. You have been wearing sandals on a warm summer day, hiking in the back country in a forest with small streams. You don't remember bumping it. This is a chilblain. They are common, yet most people know little about them. Listen and learn about these tiny irritating so…
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It does not take much, even moisture from sweat is enough water to cause this painful and potentially deadly condition. It's seen in river sports but also people at outdoor outdoor music festivals can get it. Trench Foot is easily treatable, but first you need to be able to recognize it. Listen and learn about this danger in the water.…
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