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Elective Competition 2017
on 17 October 2017 at 7:04 pm

Elective Competition 2017

We are proud to open the Adventure Medic Elective Competition 2017! There’s a superb prize for the best adventure article from medical students or new doctors, submitted by 19th December 2017.

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World Extreme Medicine 2017
on 8 September 2017 at 4:36 pm

World Extreme Medicine 2017

WEM’s back in Edinburgh! Come visit the Adventure Medic stand at World Extreme Medicine 2017.

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Coming Down from On High
on 31 July 2017 at 8:27 pm

Coming Down from On High

Sophie Wallace reflects on returning to Everest following the avalanche of 2014, on the psychological aspects of expedition life and what we can learn from the military about decompression and debriefing.

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Prescription Medications for Expeditions
on 14 July 2017 at 6:40 pm

Prescription Medications for Expeditions

Newly published guidance on prescription-only medicines for expedition medics: where to get them? How to travel with them? And what if the group has no accompanying doctor?

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Xtreme Everest – The Story So Far
on 9 May 2017 at 10:08 am

Xtreme Everest – The Story So Far

We catch up with Kay Mitchell, Senior Research Manager at the Xtreme Everest Team, as we approach the tenth anniversary of their Everest Summit and that famous 2.55 KPa arterial blood gas.

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New Triumph Against Malaria
on 1 May 2017 at 10:41 am

New Triumph Against Malaria

Scientists at Cardiff University have dramatically streamlined the production of Artemisinin, the number one treatment for Malaria.

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Ueli Steck dies on Everest
on 30 April 2017 at 2:31 pm

Ueli Steck dies on Everest

Swiss climber Ueli Steck has died while acclimatising for an ascent of Everest.

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To the Darien Gap and beyond
on 3 April 2017 at 8:35 pm

To the Darien Gap and beyond

This month the six members of the British Trans-Americas Expedition set forth on their 20,000 mile journey from south to north along the pan-American highway by motorbike.

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World Tuberculosis Day: Unite to End TB
on 24 March 2017 at 1:54 pm

World Tuberculosis Day: Unite to End TB

Today is World TB Day: we speak to Sorsha Roberts from Health Poverty Action about working among the San people to break down barriers to accessing TB care.

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Vacuum limb immobilisation. Credit: Luca Festari
on 21 February 2017 at 7:53 pm

Ski Patrol Equipment in Scotland

Harriet Gray-Stephens, a ski patroller in Glenshee, gives us the lowdown on first aid equipment in Scotland. Tips and photos from an adventure medic who loves the snow.

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