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Myth Busting: How to Treat a Nosebleed

Myth Busting: How to Treat a Nosebleed

Over the past year, I’ve been writing a regular column for SisterShip Magazine. It’s a fun format where I take a medical myth and bust it wide open, replacing misinformation with the real thing. My goal, as always, is to educate boaters on handling medical emergencies on the water in a quirky and entertaining way. Please join me for the third installment where we take on nosebleeds.   When I was working as an ER nurse, I was always bucking to have a bright red “hot phone” installed in the department for anyone who was thinking of doing something dodgy. You…

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Myth Busting: Treating Seizures

Myth Busting: Treating Seizures

March 2, 2020

Over the past year, I’ve been writing a regular column for SisterShip Magazine. It’s a fun format where I take a medical myth and bust it wide open, replacing misinformation…

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myth busting: treating jellyfish stings

Myth Busting: Treating Jellyfish Stings

January 2, 2020

Over the past year, I’ve been writing a regular column for SisterShip Magazine. It’s a fun format where I take a medical myth and bust it wide open, replacing misinformation…

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Heat Related Emergencies: What They Are and How to Treat Them

June 25, 2019

The temperature is heating up outside, which makes this a great time for us to discuss heat related emergencies. Out on the water we have the sun beating down from…

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Eye Sunburn is Real: Here’s Why it Matters

They say that the eyes are the windows to the soul. With summer on her way and May being designated Healthy Vision Month by the National Eye Institute and supported by the American Academy of Ophthalmology, it’s the perfect time to discuss the effects of ultraviolet light on our eyes, how to care for them and how to protect them. Sun exposure isn’t just damaging to our skin. It’s damaging to our…

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Sun Health: Skin Cancer and Sunburn

Sun Health: Skin Cancer and Sunburn

Two out of three light skinned people will be diagnosed with skin cancer in our lifetimes. I am one of them. It’s a pretty sobering thing to hear words like chemo, radiation and excision used in the context of one’s own body. May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month which is a perfect time to have this discussion. As boaters we’re at great risk, not only because of the time we…

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Harken Video Series

I teamed up with Harken to create a series of educational videos for the Harken Blockheads youth sailing program. Though they were created for youth sailors, the information applies to everyone, the young and the young at heart.

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Simple Wound Care on the Water

Simple Wound Care on the Water

 We’ve talked about wound care in a previous post, and I’m a big fan of repetition, especially for subjects that can seem daunting. Here is a video we did for Harken Blockheads to review some of the concepts. The more we talk about things like this, the more likely they are to become muscle memory when you need them. The things I want you to take with you are:…

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