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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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R/V Petrel finds another WWII ship

R/V Petrel finds another WWII ship

The research team of yacht owner and Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen has found another World War II ship. According to Allen's website, …

Crowds ride into the night at Sunrise Harbor Marina 2018

Crowds ride into the night at Sunrise Harbor Marina 2018

Yacht captains and crew and professionals from the industry mingled over food and beverages at Sunrise Harbor Marina's annual appreciation …

Captain arrested in guest death in propeller accident

Update: April 13 Captain arrested in charter guest death in propeller accident in Miami The captain of a yacht involved in a fatal …

Triton Expo No. 20 draws record crowd

Triton Expo No. 20 draws record crowd

More than 750 yacht captains, crew and industry gathered on the grounds of The Sails last night for the 20th edition of Triton Expo, a …

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