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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.

2011-12-22 12:40:09

...don't climb too fast!

2011-08-29 11:31:43

Research on Mt. Everest climbers is adding to the evidence that an amino acid called leucine — found in foods, dietary supplements, energy bars and other products — may help people burn fat during periods of food restriction, such as climbing at high altitude, while keeping their muscle tissue.

2011-06-15 20:45:46

Frostbite can be a minor injury or a life-threatening condition. In the June issue of Wilderness & Environmental Medicine, a panel of experts has published evidence-based practice guidelines issued by the Wilderness Medical Society (WMS) for the prevention and treatment of frostbite to guide clinicians and disseminate knowledge about best practices.

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2011-02-22 14:13:15

Organizers said Tuesday that 15 Nepalese civil servants will soon abandon their desks for the slopes of Everest to improve government understanding of the challenges facing the Himalayas.

2011-01-16 00:23:39

As severe winter weather impacts the Kansas City area, residents are taking extra precautions against the plummeting temperatures, icy winds and snowy streets. For most of us, these precautions include extra time scraping windshields and wearing one more layer of clothes.

2011-01-03 08:10:00

NORTH CONWAY, N.H., Jan. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- 6,288-foot Mount Washington is known around the world for its horrific weather conditions.

2010-12-17 13:33:25

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.

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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.


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ecotone
  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
The word 'ecotone' comes 'eco-' plus a Greek root meaning 'tension'.