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The recent Germanwings tragedy has called commercial aviation’s concept of ‘Fitness for Flight’ into question. In case the reader has just returned from a week long hike in the wilderness and missed the news headlines – on 24 March 2014[...]read more
Have you ever been part of Code Blue (patient in full arrest) that went horribly wrong? Almost all docs have a horror story from either a real-world or (preferably) sim lab scenario where a resuscitation fell apart and ultimately led[...]read more
BLUF: Bilberry is probably not effective in improving night vision visual acuity or contrast recognition. It recently was brought to my attention that some pilots have added bilberry to their diets and others have been willing to shell out cold hard cash[...]read more
On a recent domestic flight with Delta Airlines departing the busy Chicago O’Hare International Airport, I had an unexpected, but enjoyable experience. Awaiting takeoff near the back of the Boeing 737’s coach seating, I heard an announcement from the front of the aircraft. I looked up to[...]read more
There exist a huge number of Laws in Physics & Chemistry. However, there are only a few that are really important in aerospace medicine. Most of these are the basic Gas Laws. Let’s review some of the most important ones.[...]read more
I recall seeing an inspiring commercial from US Navy recruiters (see below) some years ago. After showing a series of action-packed video clips, the narrator asks the provocative question: “If someone wrote a book about your life, would anyone want to[...]read more
On a recent flight in a Block 40 F-16 with our squadron’s weapons officer I was introduced to the new pilot-activated recovery system (PARS). Starting at about 20,000 feet (FL 200) we rolled inverted and started a rapid 30 degree[...]read more
In January 2014, F-22 Raptor driver and creator of TallyOne, Rob “Shotz” Burgon partnered with commercial aviator Brent Owens of iFlyBlog to create a unique podcast for aviation enthusiasts called Slipstream Radio. This past week, Slipstream Radio discusses topics relevant to aviation medicine and[...]read more
The niche medical specialty known as Wilderness Medicine is not officially a subset of Aerospace Medicine, but similarities abound. Both medical disciplines focus on normal healthy patients in abnormal environments. Both fields have to consider unique medical conditions that affect individuals only[...]read more
Although horrific plane crashes continue to make the headlines and the media seems to agitate the public by suggesting otherwise, traveling by air remains the safest form of transportation. Period. According to data compiled by the Bureau of Aircraft Accidents[...]read more
The World's Biggest Passenger Plane, the A380, Is Dead. Here's What Killed It - TIME https://t.co/Pz9aTMQyK7
This is a true intersection between aerospace and biotechnology.
Growing human hearts for transplantation in outer space may be the future.
Read this article for details on why microgravity may be the ideal environment for this process! https://t.co/TOv5FuEnWX
For anyone who ♥️’s space medicine! #spacemedicine #medicalinnovation #makelove
"The aim is to grow complete human hearts in space": Why your new heart could be made in space one day.