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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 …

Heartburn or heart attack? Women and men are different

Earlier this year, the American Heart Association published its first scientific statement on heart attacks in women, highlighting some notable gender and …

Every yacht should have a glucometer and know how to use it

One of your passengers is not feeling well so you call your medical service and they instruct you to check the patient’s blood glucose levels. To do this, …

Expert advice about detecting and preventing skin cancer

Yacht crew spend a lot of time on the water and in the sun. But, as we know, too much sun can be deadly. For this topic, I consulted an expert, Dr. Joseph …

Turn a new calendar leaf and check those first aid kits

It’s that time of year again: Time to buy a new calendar, make new year’s resolutions and go through the first aid medical kit. Begin the latter by …

Flu season is upon us, take extra caution onboard

The United States experiences epidemics of seasonal flu each year. We call it flu season, and although it occurs in winter, flu outbreaks can start as early as …

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Crew contracts vital, no guarantee of rights

By Dorie Cox At the start of a new job, many crew are asked to sign a contract that defines wages, scope of work, leave and more. For …

Clearing up a few facts surrounding the M/Y Natita seizure

Clearing up a few facts surrounding the M/Y Natita seizure

By Susan Jobe and Lucy Chabot Reed M/Y Natita, a 217-foot (66m) Oceanco launched in 2005, was seized on July 15 after the owner, Texas …

Creative yacht crew view partial solar eclipse in Florida

Creative yacht crew view partial solar eclipse in Florida

Crew on the M/Y Albula, a 210-foot (64m) Royal Denship explorer yacht docked at Rybovich marina in West Palm Beach, joined the millions of …

Pier 66 owner buys The Sails Marina

Pier 66 owner buys The Sails Marina

By Dorie Cox The company that owns the Hyatt Regency Pier 66 has added The Sails Marina in Fort Lauderdale to its holdings. Tavistock …

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