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2009-07-01 12:00:00

EL SEGUNDO, Calif., July 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Two flight surgeons supporting Wyle and its NASA Bioastronautics Contract have been selected for the next astronaut class. NASA announced last week that Dr. Kjell Lindgren and Dr.

2009-06-29 16:31:52

Exercise requires the integrated activity of every organ and tissue in the body, and understanding how these respond to the decreased oxygen levels present at moderate to high altitude is the focus of the current special issue of High Altitude Medicine & Biology, a peer-reviewed journal published by Mary Ann Liebert, Inc.

2009-05-05 08:02:43

Obstructive sleep apnea, or periodic interruptions in breathing throughout the night, thickens sufferers' blood vessels. Moreover, it increases the risk of several forms of heart and vascular disease.

2009-03-27 22:20:00

Dr. Earl Wood, inventor of the high-altitude pressure suit worn by pilots and astronauts, has died in Rochester, Minn.

2009-03-27 10:25:00

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., March 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Caroline Brozovich's fingers and lips have turned blue-grey, her movements are sluggish, and her eyes half-shut, as though she's peering through a fog.

2008-11-05 09:00:34

HOBOKEN, N.J., Nov. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- A new study published in the journal of Minerva Cardioangiologica reveals Pycnogenol(R), pine bark extract from the French maritime pine tree, reduces jetlag in passengers by nearly 50 percent.

2008-09-09 00:00:19

By AJ Panian An elderly Pittsburgh man killed in a plane crash in Westmoreland County did not have the federally required medical certification needed to fly a plane, according to licensing records.

2008-07-02 00:00:28

By The Associated Press FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) - A fiery collision that killed six people aboard two medical helicopters has underscored the dangers of emergency flights and renewed questions about whether they are worth the risks.

2008-06-16 06:00:37

By Dariush Shafa, Messenger-Inquirer, Owensboro, Ky. Jun. 16--Residents of Owensboro and surrounding counties have a new friend in the skies. On June 9, PHI Air Medical began operating a new medflight helicopter based at the Muhlenberg County Airport.

2008-05-01 16:50:04

The Allied airmen and women of World War II were certainly brave and skilled in battle, but even they couldn't win the war on their own. Plagued in the early, low-tech years of the war by dangerous afflictions such as altitude and decompression sickness, pilots got some help behind the front lines from a team of American physiologists who studied the effects on the body of flying.


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