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A stroke of luck

After one spoonful off the top of my scoop, my cell phone rang. It was Brad. He couldn’t get a word in edgewise as I catapulted into the tale of our morning. Finally, he broke in to say, “I’m at St. Pat’s Hospital; I’ve had a stroke.”

Say that again?

High-altitude emergencies

Learning the signs and symptoms of altitude-related emergencies can mean the difference between life and death! Prois CEO and trauma nurse Kirstie Pike tells you what you need to know about altitude-related medical problems before you venture into the high country.

The reality of hypothermia

Good planning can help reduce the likelihood of hypothermia, but when all else fails, a smart response can save a life.