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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 …

Time is of the essence in medical emergency onboard

Tasked with the safety of everyone onboard, yacht crew are trained how to react in an emergency. Accidents and injuries are easy to identify, and can be …

Don’t get stuck when guest is choking; act quickly and firmly

Consider for a moment what you would do if a guest suddenly stood up and looked directly at you. She is scared and does not speak. Would you recognize that as …

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Scuba diver dies in accident at Old Port Cove Marina

Scuba diver dies in accident at Old Port Cove Marina

A scuba diver was killed by a yacht propeller Tuesday morning at Old Port Cove Marina in North Palm Beach, Fla. The diver, identified Luis …

From the Bridge: Captains prefer experienced owners

From the Bridge: Captains prefer experienced owners

From the Bridge: by Dorie Cox Some yacht owners are in it because of their love of boats. They have spent a lifetime on the water, …

Motoryachts Renaissance, BW and Blue Moon named best in Newport competitions

Motoryachts Renaissance, BW and Blue Moon named best in Newport competitions

Chef Ian Gabbe of the 116-foot M/Y Renaissance won top honors in the Best Charter Yacht Chef competition during the Newport Charter Yacht …

Triton networks with United Yacht Transport

Triton networks with United Yacht Transport

About 175 captains, crew and industry professionals joined The Triton to network with United Yacht Transport on the first day of summer in …