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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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Triton networks with Culinary Convenience

Triton networks with Culinary Convenience

A brisk South Florida evening was the perfect setting for outdoor Triton networking with Culinary Convenience on the third Wednesday in …

Refit18: Show focused on refits grows 28 percent

Refit18: Show focused on refits grows 28 percent

As yachts age and yacht owners personalize them, the refit industry continues to grow. The third annual Refit International Exhibition …

Hot trip on the Hudson highlights perils of procrastination

Hot trip on the Hudson highlights perils of procrastination

By Capt. Bruce Gregory I've made 40-plus offshore passages from 50 miles to 1,500 miles in boats from 8-foot dinghies to 80-foot tugs; …

Top Shelf: The Birth of Aki-Maki

Top Shelf: The Birth of Aki-Maki

Top Shelf: by Chef Tim MacDonald Many years ago on Huntress, I was taught about the theory of “POP”’ on a yacht. The owner …

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