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

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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 above and the sun’s rays reflecting back up at us from the water. The danger is more than sunburn. It’s the overheating of our entire body. Those downwind runs where it feels like the fresh breeze has left us and jackets come off is when the heat is particularly noticeable. How Your Body Cools Itself Our bodies have processes in place to keep our internal temperature right around 98.6°F. The…

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Eye Sunburn is Real: Here’s Why it Matters

May 24, 2019

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…

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Sun Health: Skin Cancer and Sunburn

Sun Health: Skin Cancer and Sunburn

April 26, 2019

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…

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Harken Video Series

April 8, 2019

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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Here's What You Need to Know: Cold Water Kills

Here’s What You Need to Know: Cold Water Kills

Welcome to the three part Cold Water Immersion Series! The dangers of cold water cannot be overemphasized, especially in the spring, regardless of your location. Open ocean, inland waterways, inland lakes surrounded by shore on all sides. The threat of cold water is like cancer – it doesn’t discriminate, no matter where you are. In episode one, I explore the four stages of cold water immersion, and share an important…

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