Health and Well Being

Cruising and living in the Sea of Cortez brings it's challanges.

Cruise through these articles for some helpful hints on staying healthy.


Donating Blood

In an emergency or if a person is having surgery in La Paz the fleet will often be asked to donate blood. These requests will be made on the morning VHF net. You will be directed to a particular hospital...Read More...

 


Strokes - How to Recognize Them

Stroke - Remember the first three letters - STR: S - Ask the individual to Smile; T - Ask the person to Talk and speak a simple sentence coherently like, "It is sunny out today"; R - Ask him or her to ... Read More...


Sting Ray Injuries

While sailing in the Sea of Cortez, I have been surprised at the number of cruisers who have been stung by stingrays. Since there seems to be a variety of treatment opinions, I thought I would present the latest information regarding stingrays and stingray injuries.... Read More...


Blood Pressure History 

Click here to download  free software for recording, monitoring and printing personal weight, blood pressure, and pulse history. Display, edit and print the data history, graphs and statistics... Read More...


Rehydration Drink

The World Health Organization (WHO) provides this general formula for preparing you own rehydration beverage. - 1/2 teaspoon Salt - 2 Tablespoons Sugar - 1 quart water. "WHO" says that these measurements are very important... Read More...


Medical Terms & Translations in Spanish

Here are Three Websites to Help You With Your Spanish - Spanish Dict; Rocket Languages; Duolingo. The Following is a List of Some Useful Words and Phrases: Nunca = Never, Una vez = One time, Muchas veces = Many times... Read More...


Fish & Shellfish Poisoning

Since seafood is frequently a staple for cruisers, it is important to be aware of the potential health risks associated with eating fish and shellfish. Parasites can be found in uncooked fish such as in sashimi and sushi. Toxins contained in certain fish or shellfish have... Read More...


Traveller's Diarrhea

Traveler's diarrhea is the most common type of diarrhea that affects those who travel from countries with good hygiene to countries (usually developing countries) that have less developed public sanitation and hygiene. It is also thought that traveler's diarrhea can be caused by the introduction of... Read More...


First Aid Alternatives

These alternatives are only suggestions. You will have to decide what works for you. My Medicine Bag: Vitamin C, Echinacea, Aloe Vera/Vitamin E, Nutribiotic/Grapefruit seed extract (never use full strength - internal/external uses). Motion Sickness = Ginger, Pressure point... Read More...