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Hepatitis a danger even onboard

Each month, I normally write about how to treat medical emergencies such as bleeding, heat exhaustion, allergic reactions and other conditions.     This …

Learn to spot a diabetic emergency to minimize danger, help guest recover

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 level. You may …

Accidental or intentional, watch for poisons onboard

Poisoning can happen in many ways, through various routes, and it can be accidental or intentional, as in the case of suicide. Below are the ways we can be …

New year is time for medical kit check up

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

Your first aid skills only diagnose in regards to appendicitis

Last month, I was on break, teaching a night class for pharmacy students, when my telephone rang. It was my father and he was calling me from his cell phone. I …

Vitals are clues when treating patient

One of your crew is sick or injured and you are several hours from the nearest port. You contact your medical service provider and the doctor instructs you to …

Surprises with your heart health

Earlier this summer, I got news that my friend Ron was rushed to the hospital. Ron is a very fit, 49-year-old man. He eats right, exercises and is not someone …

Slurring and numbness may be a stroke

Today I turned on the news and saw that country/western singer Randy Travis suffered a stroke while in the hospital for a separate medical issue. Travis is 54 …

Simple steps save someone from choking

Over the past few years, previous students have called with successful save stories, thanking me for teaching them how to save a life. Here are a few of those …

Prepare before the emergency

In October, Superstorm Sandy claimed the lives of about 150 people. Hurricane season officially started June 1 and ends Nov. 30. My question for you is, are …

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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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