Hypothermia & Cold Water Survival. by the Alaska Information Cache.
A nice write up on how to prevent hypothermia if you're in the water.
Preventing Giardia Infection. by N. Beer.
How to prevent and treat Giardia infections.
Lyme Disease. by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
All about Hantavirus. by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
A great overview.
Information on Plague.by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
A nice write up. This is of interest to those who have to deal with it in the lava tubes of the western U.S.
Poison Oak FAQ. by M. Davis.
An informative write up on this incredibly evil plant, and how to deal with the itching once you have the rash.
High Altitude Medicine Guide - Altitude Illness Clinical Guide For Physicians. by T. Dietz.
A thorough write up on the treatment of altitude illness.
High Altitude Medicine Guide - All About Altitude Illness. by T. Dietz.
A write up on altitude illness, written for the layman. Contains nice descriptions of symptoms.
Harness Hang Pathology. by J. Green.
READ THIS ARTICLE! You can die from harness hang pathology in a matter of minutes. Any vertical caver should understand how this works, and what to do about it.
HR3 Cave Air Quality. by D. Lance.
An overview of bad air in caves.
Histoplasmosis: Protecting Workers at Risk. by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health.
An excellent write up on histoplasmosis, and how to protect yourself against it.
Harness Induced Pathology. by the National Outdoor Leadership School.
A scary look at what happens when you hang in your harness too long.
Acetylene: Produced By Carbide. by Brian Roebuck.
A discussion of the hazards of exposure to Acetylene gas.
Hypothermia - Physiology, Signs, Symptoms and Treatment Considerations. by the Search and Rescue Society of British Columbia.
A really nice article on the methods of heat loss, and how to recognize and treat hypothermia.
Altitude Illness. by T. Schimelpfenig & L. Lindsey.
A discussion of the symptoms and treatment of altitude illness, from the NOLS Wilderness First Aid book.
Are you exposing yourself to histoplasmosis?. by G. Smith.
Talks about how cavers can get histo.
Carbon Dioxide, Caves, and You. by G. Smith.
A nice overview about carbon dioxide in caves and its effects on the caver.
Radon Update. by the SNM Committee on Radiobiological Effects of Ionizing Radiation.
More than you wanted to know about radon, and how it affects you.
Weil's Disease. by the Weil's Disease Information Center.
A very thorough write up on Weil's Disease (Leptospirosis).
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