SOURCE: Healthline Networks

December 06, 2006 22:50 ET

Media Alert: Paul Auerbach, M.D., Leading Expert on Wilderness Medicine, Available for Comment on James Kim Tragedy

SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- December 6, 2006 -- The tragic and untimely death of James Kim of San Francisco, whose body was recovered in the Oregon mountains today, has caused considerable concern over the issue of what to do following becoming stranded in the wilderness. The father of two and editor of Web site, had left his wife and children to seek help after being stranded in their car for nine days. His body was located in a steep ravine in the remote southwestern Oregon mountains.

Paul Auerbach, M.D., a foremost expert in wilderness medicine, is available to comment to press about the dangers of becoming stranded in the mountains, either via vehicle or on foot. Dr. Auerbach, a Clinical Professor of Surgery in the Division of Emergency Medicine at Stanford University Medical Center; Chair of the Medical Advisory Board for Healthline; and Founder of the Wilderness Medical Society, is internationally recognized as a leading authority on emergency medicine and outdoor health and safety. He is the author of the leading outdoor medicine handbook for laypersons, "Medicine for the Outdoors." Dr. Auerbach has degrees from Duke University, the Duke University School of Medicine, and the Stanford Graduate School of Business.

Dr. Auerbach writes the popular "Medicine for the Outdoors" blog on, the first search engine built specifically to deliver quality, medically relevant search results with navigation tools to help consumers find, understand and manage health information. He has posted a blog about the tragedy, in which he offers myriad tips for the best chances of survival when getting lost in harsh conditions:

For more information or to speak with Dr. Auerbach, please contact Krista Van Lewen of Healthline at 415-281-3110 or 415-608-0263 (cell).

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    Krista Van Lewen
    415-608-0263 (cell)