Travel Essentials

April 8, 2009 0 Comments

Medicine: Insect repellent Aspirin Bandages Water purification tablets (such as iodine tablets) Prescription medicines and copies of prescriptions (including for eyeglasses) Sunscreen Malaria pills, such as Mefloquine, taken once a week, one week prior to trip, during the trip and then for four weeks after returning, Vitamin supplements Antibiotics for traveler’s diarrhea, such as Immodium …

Vitamins and Supplements

April 7, 2009 0 Comments

Vitamin: An Organic nutrient (as opposed to a Mineral, which is inorganic) essential for normal physiological and Metabolic functions of the body. Most vitamins cannot be synthesized by the body and must be ingested in food or supplements. Vitamin A: An important fat soluble Vitamin that helps in the formation and maintenance of healthy teeth, …

Mountain Miseries

April 7, 2009 0 Comments

A Guide to the Effects of Cold and Altitude Each year, several visitors to our mountains die needlessly. They fall victim to the problems discussed here because they didn’t know how to protect themselves from the mountain envir-. onment. The San Luis Valley Emergency Medical Services Council has prepared this pamphlet for free distribution–not to …

Avoid the Pain of Ankle Sprains

April 7, 2009 0 Comments

PREVENTING AND TREATING INJURY Here are some tips to help you avoid ankle sprains, as well as steps for treating the inevitable‚Ķ Use common sense, and apply any or all of these steps to ankle injuries when traveling, to get you up on your feet and moving around quickly. What You Can Do to Prevent …