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IS THIS THE BIG ONE?

Article from August, 2016

Caring for Your Heart in the Field by Michael J. Manyak, MD, MED 92 Chest pain is an alarming situation when it occurs in the field, creating anxiety because of its association with cardiac issues.  Chest pain is a major cause of emergency room visits for adults but the majority of individuals experiencing chest pain do not have life-threatening...

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MIND-NUMBING EXPERIENCE

Article from August, 2016

Dealings with Headaches by Michael J. Manyak, MD, FACS, MED 92 The term headache describes a myriad of problems whether they are truly medical or actually situational (like long airline check-in lines). Most headaches with a medical origin are an unwelcome nuisance…..but fortunately it rarely is a life-threatening emergency. Knowing how to prevent...

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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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