13 Jun '15, 12pm

Is heat training the new altitude?

I'm at the annual scientific meeting of the Canadian Academy of Sport & Exercise Medicine right now -- lots of interesting talks and fun topics. My favorite from this morning was a talk in the Wilderness Medicine session called "14 Uses of a Foley Catheter," on improvising medical equipment in the backcountry. Did you know that, if you urgently need to rehydrate someone and they can't take in fluids orally, you can shove the tube of your hydration pack up their rectum and create an improvised Murphy drip to get the fluids in through the back door? (I don't recommend trying this without appropriate training, and -- thanks to this new knowledge -- I also don't recommend buying hydration packs second-hand!) Anyway, one of the best things about conferences like this is the chance to chat informally with people and find out what they're currently up to and working on. One of th...

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