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Sea Sick

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 …

From the heart, quick tips for cardiac event

When February rolls around, what is the first holiday you think of? If you are in a relationship, you’d better think of Valentine’s Day. And the symbol for …

New year reminds yacht crew to give medical equipment a check up

It’s that time of year again. Time to buy a new calendar, make New Year’s resolutions and go through your medical kit. The first step to a complete …

Aid the sick but protect yourself

I have found that most people are willing to help someone when they require medical assistance. There are, however, concerns that we have when thinking about …

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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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