Sign in

Why we use the ingredients we do — and just a little bit of the science behind it all:

Vitamin C

Vitamin C has demonstrated to promote the differentiation of keratinocytes and decrease melanin synthesis which helps keep a bright even skin tone — leading to antioxidant protection against UV…


A 12-year-old patient presented to clinic complaining of persistent ear pain and burns to the right side of his face, chest and bilateral forearms. His father had instructed him to use an ear candle for ear pain from a presumed ear infection. A piece of the lit ear candle had…


“Nosebleed” versus “recalcitrant epistaxis with severe symptomatic hemorrhagic blood loss anemia requiring blood transfusion”

What’s in a name? Everything.

In the pre pandemic times several of us were at the Marine Safety Detachment Coast Guard base in Unalaska, out in The Aleutian Islands, watching Monday Night Football. The flight crew was out in the office completing paperwork from a rescue mission they had flown…


Summits and Superstition

Aconcagua is generally regarded as the mountain with the highest death rate of any mountain in South America — around three per year average. It has the nickname, “Mountain of Death” for some people — which probably would have stopped me from climbing it truthfully had I…


HOCUS POCUS — the Magic of Point of Care Ultrasound in Remote and Rural Medicine. Just get one already.

Rogers et all wrote in their 2016 article “Barriers to point-of-care ultrasound use in rural emergency departments” that there are numerous barriers to normalization of the use of POCUS (Point of…


A Tribute to the Unalaska Fire and EMS Department

The past 15 months in Unalaska/Dutch Harbor have been unprecedented in my 25 year (what!?!) career in EMS, SAR (Search and Rescue), and Emergency Medicine. Never before have I seen a mostly volunteer emergency response department respond to so many unusual…


The Orange Light in the Sky: Collaborative Medevacs and Active Volcanos in The Aleutian Islands

“What is that orange light in the sky?” I asked the crew from the back of a United States Coast Guard (USCG) helicopter. …


Birth and Death in The Wilderness— What a Week

Birth and Death in The Wilderness — The Inevitable Circle of Life

The call came through over the radio and woke me from a near comatose sleep in my efficiency apartment above an after-hours, somewhat make-shift emergency room on a remote…


The Not Really An Asthma Attack

The call came through as a severe asthma attack. A 41 year old male had used his inhaler multiple times with no relief and had been getting worse over several hours. He was rushed from his F/V to our little island ER by a…


We were not planning on spending the night in the Charlotte airport but — these things happen. There was an issue with the plane- when they finally got a new plane — the flight crew hours timed out. We were set up with cots by the gate around 1:30 am…

RogueMed

Medical for expeditions, trips, backstage, events, competitions. Sports teams have docs on the sidelines — why not you? Is there a doctor in the house?

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store