Duct tape. It can do a lot of things. But did you know it could help save your life?
That’s the kind of thing you’ll learn at the new blog The Survival Doctor: What to Do When Help Is NOT on the Way. It’s do-it-yourself medicine for when a natural disaster or terrorist attack strikes and you can’t get expert help right away.
After reading just one post, you’ll be able to stop a bleeding artery, clean the wound by puncturing a jug of water, and close the wound with duct tape. You can even use honey on it if you don’t have antibiotic ointment. (Don’t use it on babies though.)
The Survival Doctor is written by our publisher, James Hubbard, M.D. He spent years as a family doctor in small-town Mississippi and says the blog is “a combination of science, improvisational medicine, and Grandma’s home remedies.”
You can subscribe easily by email at the site. You’ll learn a little more with each post. Just imagine how glad you’ll be when phone lines are down, the Internet won’t work and the roads are blocked. When all you have is you.
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Leigh Ann Otte is the managing editor of MyFamilyDoctorMag.com and a freelance writer specializing in health and aging. This information is not meant to be individual advice. Please consult your doctor for that. See our disclaimer here.