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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 …

Watch for rabies, infection when an animal bites

They say a dog is man’s best friend, but not always. Sometimes dogs bite. A dog may bite for many reasons and it may not have been intentional, but it can be …

At dock, pool, or the aft deck, drowning a constant concern

Each year, drowning is responsible for more than half a million deaths worldwide. It is a leading preventable cause of unintentional death. On dry land, when …

Internal and spinal injury add to challenges at sea

Boats move; we all know that. Sometimes boats move a lot and sometimes not as much but they are almost always moving. When a person walks around on a moving …

Dangers of heat onboard

As I write this, I am enjoying the warm, 84 degree weather that Florida summers offer. I love the heat. Having grown up in Pennsylvania and shoveled my fair …

Strokes, big and small

Often when we hear of strokes, we think of the severe kind of strokes, the ones that are obvious when you see them. The person is usually left partially or …

Emotional first aid is best tool for cancer patient

As I write this, my mother has just completed her second week of chemotherapy and ended up in the hospital for six days. The chemo, coupled with her other …

At epidemic levels, the flu virus can be managed with these tips

This year’s flu season has returned to an epidemic level, according to the latest flu data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. But …

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10th annual NMS Poker Ride rides out

10th annual NMS Poker Ride rides out

More than 100 motorcyclists and car enthusiasts joined National Marine Suppliers today for its 10th annual Poker Run. The ride has so far …

Port slip opens to yachts

Port slip opens to yachts

By Lucy Chabot Reed A 450-foot slip in the Port of Palm Beach is now available for large yachts. Port commissioners voted …

Latest news in the brokerage fleet: Lady Sheridan, Invader for sale

Latest news in the brokerage fleet: Lady Sheridan, Invader for sale

New in the sales fleet M/Y Lady Sheridan, a 190-foot (58m) Abeking & Rasmussen launched in 2007, listed jointly with Burgess and …

From atop a volcano to under the sea in St. Kitts

From atop a volcano to under the sea in St. Kitts

Story and photos by Chef Victoria Allman “Good job!” Hilton barked. Hilton “Like-the-Hotel” was the Rastafarian guide leading …

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