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Sea Sick: Shingles most common in older adults, weak immune systems

Sea Sick: by Keith Murray Last month, a friend called to tell me he had shingles, and no, he was not talking about his roof. Most of us have heard about …

Knowing blood pressure numbers can help prevent disease, death

When responding to a medical emergency, one of the first things emergency medical personnel do is check the patient’s vital signs. One of these is blood …

With the turn of the calendar, take time to check in with medical kits onboard

It’s that time of year again. Time to buy a new calendar, make New Year’s resolutions and go through all onboard first aid medical kits. First, gather all …

When bleeding, find source, apply pressure

One of the more common medical emergencies at sea is bleeding. Bleeding can be caused by many things but the most common causes at sea are fish hooks, knives, …

Another quick antidote for troublesome condition onboard: overdoses

This month’s topic is about a product that hits close to home for me. Although I personally have never required it, it is a life-saving medication yacht crew …

Allergic reactions require quick response and follow up

The news in the United States has been filled with stories about the high cost of the EpiPen, a life-saving medication that if administered quickly could save …

Disasters can happen anywhere; are you prepared?

Medical emergencies happen every day. These emergencies can be accidental, such as car accidents, falls or cuts. They can be health-related, such as in the …

Treatment for esophageal spasm range from diet change to surgery

Recently, I ended up in the emergency room. I felt as if I was choking, but I could still breathe. I couldn’t swallow anything. It was a blockage in my …

Think and drink water to stay hydrated and beat the heat

As I am writing this, I am enjoying the warm 89 degree weather that Florida summers offer. I personally love the heat. Having grown up in Pennsylvania and …

Mother Nature’s surprises can be cruel and hard to fend off

Earlier this year, I purchased a foreclosed home that had been abandoned for almost five years.  As you might suspect in Florida, Mother Nature quickly …

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PBIBS17: Crowds show up for busy, sunny Saturday

PBIBS17: Crowds show up for busy, sunny Saturday

As the sun came out and winds died down, yacht crew were finally able to tend the crowds. Photos by Dorie Cox and Lucy Chabot

PBIBS17: 14 yachts compete in Top Notch Tabletop challenge

PBIBS17: 14 yachts compete in Top Notch Tabletop challenge

Photos and story by Dorie Cox Melanie Wilkinson used to joke about what interior yacht crew were really doing all day. She worked as a …

PBIBS17: European builders increase presence in Palm Beach

PBIBS17: European builders increase presence in Palm Beach

By Dorie Cox The 32nd annual Palm Beach International Boat Show weathered several squalls on opening day. The first that hit about an …

New restrictions to affect travelers to U.S., UK from eight countries

New restrictions to affect travelers to U.S., UK from eight countries

By Dorie Cox New restrictions on airplane travel to the United States and United Kingdom from several countries in the Middle East may …