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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 …

What to do if guests slips or falls

“I’ve fallen, and I can’t get up” was a catchphrase of the late 1980s from a U.S. television commercial for a medical alert button. It …

Oxygen meter vital tool to diagnose health

A guests complains he has difficulty breathing. You are several hours from the nearest port so you contact your medical service provider and the doctor …

Hand washing keeps flu at bay

It is hard to listen to the news or read the newspaper and not hear or read something about the flu. This year, the flu has been more severe than in recent …

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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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