fireworksby James Hubbard, MD, MPH

Thanks so much for making The Survival Doctor so successful in 2013. We quintupled (five times) our unique visitors and sextupled (six times) our page visits—over 6 million. And all because of you. Here’s The Survival Doctor’s version of the top-100 countdown: our top 10 most visited posts in 2013.

10. “How to Slow a Fast Heart Rate”

9. “How to Lance a Boil”

8. “A Smelly Remedy for a Yucky Problem” (getting rid of pinworms)

7. “6 Clues Your Ankle is Broken, Not Sprained”

6. “8 Tips for How to Treat a Knee Injury and How to Know If It’s Bad” (tear vs. sprain symptoms)

5. “3 Yeast Infection Myths. (#1: Men Don’t Get Them.)” (yeast infection home remedies)

4. “How a Felon Could Make You Lose a Finger” (infected finger: when it’s dangerous)

3. “Basic Stye Treatment: Always Do This, But Never Do That.”

2. “Earwax Removal: How to Clean Out Your Ears at Home”

And the most viewed post this year was (drum roll please):

1. “Your Child Has a Rash. Do You Know What to Do?” (tips to recognize common fever and rashes in children)


Surprised? What were some of your favorite posts? Oh, and happy New Year.


Photo: Flickr/Corey.C.