Head Injury Evaluation and Treatment – Part 2 of 2
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Head Injury Evaluation and Treatment – Part 2 of 2

Every adventurer, out-of-the-way traveler, and sailor needs to know about head injury assessment and treatment. Head injuries here refer to any trauma to the scalp, brain, or skull. See diagram for common causes of head injuries. Evaluation of head injuries with no or only a brief period of loss of consciousness: (per the American Academy … Continue reading

Head Injury Evaluation and Treatment (part 1 of 2)
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Head Injury Evaluation and Treatment (part 1 of 2)

Every adventurer, out-of-the-way traveler, and sailor needs to know about head injury assessment and treatment. Head injuries here refer to any trauma to the scalp, brain, or skull. Like other fractures, they are initially classified as either open or closed. Basic anatomy: From the outside inward we encounter 1) the scalp 2) skull 3) meninges … Continue reading

Dengue Fever (Break Bone Fever, Singapore Fever, Dandy Fever, Dengue Shock Syndrome)
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Dengue Fever (Break Bone Fever, Singapore Fever, Dandy Fever, Dengue Shock Syndrome)

Dengue fever, yellow fever, zika, and chikungunya are all transmitted by the female Aedes mosquito found in tropical and sub-tropical regions (35°N and 35°S latitude). These mosquitoes transmit a virus. The CDC reports that there are 4 million cases annually. Symptoms vary widely from mild fever, runny nose, and fatigue to death. Symptoms: Symptoms usually … Continue reading