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Sea Sick: IVs best left to medical pros

Sea Sick: by Keith Murray I have been asked by several yacht captains if I offer onboard training for crew on how to properly insert an IV.  Always a little …

Sea Sick: Spots that don’t heal could be skin cancer

Sea Sick: by Keith Murray May is “Skin Cancer Awareness Month,” so that will be the focus of this month’s column. I realize that the vast majority of my …

Sea Sick: Medical emergencies happen; are you prepared?

Sea Sick: by Keith Murray Medical emergencies happen every day.  These emergencies can be accidental, such as car accidents, falls and cuts; health-related, …

Sea Sick: The truth about norovirus

Sea Sick: by Keith Murray What is the norovirus? The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention describes it as a very contagious virus that can infect anyone. …

Sea Sick: Symptoms of heart attack not what you expect

Sea Sick: by Keith Murray In February we think of Valentine’s Day, and the symbol for Valentine’s Day is the heart. So I thought it fitting that we discuss …

Sea Sick: Update first-aid gear at start of new year

Sea Sick: by Keith Murray 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 …

Sea Sick: Carbon monoxide killed many after hurricane

Sea Sick: by Keith Murray Recently my home state of Florida was hit by Hurricane Irma. When you ask people in Florida what the leading cause of death was from …

Sea Sick: Best time to make a living will is now

Sea Sick: by Keith Murray Typically, my monthly column involves medical emergencies at sea. This month I wanted to talk about end-of-life medical issues. Most …

Sea Sick: Pneumonia is not contagious, but its sources are

Sea Sick: by Keith Murray We have all heard of pneumonia, but how many people really know what pneumonia is? Is it contagious? How can we treat it? Can it be …

Sea Sick: ‘Pulse ox’ a vital part of every first-aid kit

Sea Sick: by Keith Murray A common question people ask me is: “What medical equipment should I have on my boat and at home?” The Top 2 inexpensive machines …

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Yacht share program head sentenced, company moves forward

The head of a yacht sharing program convicted of defrauding investors has been sentenced to 18 months in federal prison by a Connecticut …

Port Vauban extends crew program

Port Vauban extends crew program

Port Vauban will continue its crew program events and activities into the summer, according to a company statement. The program offers …

Score with the universal language of soccer during the World Cup

Score with the universal language of soccer during the World Cup

By John Jarvie Boating is a universal language. Anywhere in the world, we have the capacity to communicate, bond and relate through …

Bahamas, Caribbean cruising guide author Steven J. Pavlidis dies

Bahamas, Caribbean cruising guide author Steven J. Pavlidis dies

By Milt Baker Stephen J. Pavlidis, one of America’s top cruising guide authors, died May 29, in Covington, Georgia, after a long …

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