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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
Guest post by fighter pilot and editor of Tally One Rob Burgon When was the last time you remember hearing about a U.S. fighter aircraft being lost in air-to-air combat? How about the last time one of our fighters was shot down[...]read more
In the United States, Flight Surgeon is the title used by the military (and NASA) to designate a medical doctor who has completed specialized training in aerospace medicine and has been awarded an aeronautical rating. This contrasts with the term Aviation Medical Examiner (AME) used by the Federal[...]read more
Ebola has come to the United States! First, an imported case from Africa and now two cases transmitted within the country. Making things worse, the first home-grown Ebola is a nurse named Nina Pham who willingly cared for a contagious and sick patient under constant[...]read more
The Boeing 747 was first introduced in 1970 by Panam Airlines. The 747 was the first aircraft to earn the moniker ‘Jumbo Jet’, which has now become synonymous with all large passenger aircraft. Even after more than 3 decades, this incredible double-decker[...]read more
This is boring, but important news in military health. The final report for the 90-day review that Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel called for in July 2014 was released on 1 October 2014. This request by Hagel is thought to[...]read more
“Ok, I got this nailed- Vitamin M, dip, coffee, Jack & Coke. That’s what makes a fighter pilot” ~ Anonymous Fighter Pilot Although this may be the typical formula that fighter pilots from decades past relied on for optimal performance, the[...]read more
Many times large number of incentive and familiarization flights are offered to maintenance and operational support personnel during temporary duty (TDY) deployments. Flight surgeons play a crucial role in this process educating and medically clearing potential candidates. In this setting,[...]read more
Another piece of investigative journalism slamming military medicine recently ran across the New York Times‘ headlines. The same journalists, Sharon LaFraniere and Andrew W. Lehren, who published the 28 June 2014 article provoking my initial response on GFM have published[...]read more
AsMA 2018 was a blast, but it left me wondering if the aerospace medicine community is really capitalizing on the huge potential that the internet and social media offers.
What exactly is Free Open Access Medical Education... https://t.co/uDnLqipFrw
Hugely important topic for both the present and future!
The Wounds of the Drone Warrior
Even soldiers who fight wars from a safe distance have found themselves traumatized. Could their injuries be moral ones?
Final day at #AsMA2018 opened with talk on @StationCDRKelly’s year in space & subsequent twin studies by NASA chief scientist/@SpaceMedAssoc prez John Charles: 1. Some telomeres lengthen in space, 2. Space DOES NOT change genes 7%, 3. Final study results TBA. @Aero_Med4