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2013-11-11 08:24:51

Samsung Mobile unveiled its new national advertisement featuring Miami Heat star Lebron James training with Hypoxico brand's altitude training mask system. Altitude training is a revolutionary technology used by athletes and mountain climbers alike. NEW YORK, Nov. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Training in a low-oxygen environment makes logical sense for athletes preparing to climb a mountain, but altitude training also has its benefits for athletes like Miami Heat's Lebron James...

2013-09-24 08:26:33

Building a New Kind of Innovation Firm, Positioned for Growth BOSTON, Sept. 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- For the first time since its founding 20 years ago, the innovation and design consultancy Altitude appoints a new chief, Daniel Ostrower, to advance its high-performing culture and deep client engagements to the next level. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130924/NE84727) Ostrower brings two decades of experience in understanding organizations, building businesses and...

2013-05-30 08:26:03

BOSTON, May 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Altitude, the award-winning design and innovation firm, announced today that Alanna Fincke has joined the company as vice president of marketing. Alanna will be responsible for promoting and building awareness of the organization's breakthrough products and experiences, developing innovative partnerships, implementing key marketing initiatives, and creating intellectual capital as it relates to corporate brand messaging. "I'm thrilled to have Alanna at...

2013-03-01 12:20:34

New top tier program comes into effect today MONTREAL, March 1, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - Air Canada's re-branded Top Tier frequent flyer recognition program, "Altitude", came into effect today, the carrier announced. Specifically designed to recognize and reward Air Canada's most frequent flyers, Altitude offers members a wide range of travel privileges, rewards and additional status levels. Improved benefits include enhanced priority travel services such as a complimentary checked...

2012-07-13 10:43:05

Although acetazolamide is widely prescribed to prevent and treat acute mountain sickness (AMS), the appropriate dose at which it is effective and safe has not been clearly defined. A comprehensive review and meta-analysis of 24 studies comparing the efficacy and risks associated with increasing doses of acetazolamide is published in High Altitude Medicine & Biology, a peer-reviewed journal from Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers (http://www.liebertpub.com). The article is available free...

2012-05-11 23:01:00

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2012-03-20 23:43:30

"A really nasty hangover" is how Grant Lipman, MD, describes the feeling of acute mountain sickness, and for good reason: Symptoms can include headache, fatigue, dizziness, nausea, vomiting and poor appetite. More than 25 percent of the millions of Americans who travel to high elevations each year, often to hike, camp or ski, will suffer from this condition, also known as altitude illness. But a new study led by Lipman, an emergency medicine physician at Stanford Hospital & Clinics and...

2011-12-22 12:40:09

...don't climb too fast! Lack of acclimatization and excessively rapid ascent are the main risk factors for acute mountain sickness, as Kai Schommer and Peter Bärtsch explain in this issue of Deutsches Ärzteblatt International (Dtsch Arztebl Int 2011; 108 [49]: 839-48). More and more tourists are climbing up mountains that are 5000 to almost 7000 meters high, such as Kilimanjaro, without any prior experience at high altitudes. The low oxygen content in the air...

2010-12-17 13:33:25

During Mount Kilimanjaro ascent highlights risks of high altitude climbs Former tennis champion Martina Navratilova was hospitalized for pulmonary edema"”fluid build-up in the lungs"”while climbing Mount Kilimanjaro, drawing attention to the high risk of acute mountain sickness (AMS) and high altitude pulmonary edema among climbers of high peaks. A timely study in a recent issue of High Altitude Medicine & Biology, a peer-reviewed journal published by Mary Ann Liebert, Inc....

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2010-10-18 10:05:00

Following the successful ascent of Mount Kilimanjaro by nine UK celebrities during a 2009 charity event, more and more people are feeling compelled to challenge Africa's highest mountain--a decision which, according to a new University of Edinburgh study, could be fatal if they don't prepare correctly. According to BBC News, travel agencies have reported an increase in bookings to those looking to scale the over 19,000-foot Tanzanian peak following the March 2009 climb successfully completed...


Latest Altitude Reference Libraries

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2010-11-15 18:22:54

A radar altimeter measures altitude above the terrain beneath an aircraft as opposed to a barometric altimeter which provides the distance above a pre-determined datum, usually sea level. Radar is the underpinning principle of the system. Radio waves that are reflected back from the ground are timed in order to calculate speed, distance, and time which are related to the each other and can be used to calculate the distance from one point to another. Lloyd Espenschied invented the radar...

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