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EXTREME INSURANCE

Article from August, 2016

Don’t Leave Home Without It by Michael J. Manyak, MD, MED 92 There has been a tremendous increase in travel for educational, recreational, or adventure purposes including travel to previously inaccessible sites.  The exploration community is thriving with expeditions to all corners of the globe.  Travelers now have electronic access to travel health...

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RESPIRATORY PREPARATION

Article from August, 2016

Breathing Easier in the Field by Michael J. Manyak, MD, MED 92 A healthy respiratory system is key to safe adventure travel due to the exertion required no matter what the activity.  This is especially true on an expedition where greater demands on respiration are more likely than on ordinary travel.  A person breathes about 25,000 times a day taking in...

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CAN YOU HEAR ME NOW?

Article from August, 2016

Communicating in Remote Places by Michael J. Manyak, M.D., FACS Effective communication is essential on an expedition whether it is between trip members, to your operations base, or to the outside world.  Poor field communications have plagued us all at times and despite advanced technology, one cannot rely on smart phones alone.  Dr. Christian Macedonia...

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THE BUZZ ABOUT BEES

Article from August, 2016

Dealing with Insect Stings by Michael J. Manyak, MD, MED 92 Most organisms become more active with warm weather.  But along with the beauties of nature come some very necessary creatures which cause occasional consequences for humans.  The sometimes disproportionate fear of certain insects is well ingrained in our psyche.  Unfortunately for some, bee...

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TAKING THE HIGH ROAD

Article from August, 2016

by Michael J. Manyak, MD, MED ‘92 Every year spring brings with the thaw a spate of activities at higher altitudes and prompts questions about altitude illness. Serious mountaineers begin to peer skyward while seasons open at popular travel destinations such as Machu Picchu, Kilimanjaro, and Everest Base Camp. Altitude illness results from low oxygen...

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