Archives: High On Health

Save Time & Money: Come Prepared!

by Dr. John Beasley, M.D. & AME Aviation Medical Examiner, Professor Emeritus & Clinical Professor Department of Family Medicine, University of Wisconsin – Madison So, this guy comes to me for a renewal of his medical certification and the form … Continue reading

Posted in April/May 2014, Columns, High On Health | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Sleep Apnea, Policy or Not!

by Dr. John Beasley, MD Aviation Medical Examiner, Professor Emeritus & Clinical Professor Department of Family Medicine, University of Wisconsin – Madison There’s been a lot of fuss in the past few months over a proposed change in FAA aeromedical … Continue reading

Posted in Columns, Columns, February/March 2014, High On Health | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

How Much Sun Is Too Much – Or Enough?

by Dr. John Beasley, M.D Aviation Medical Examiner, Professor Emeritus and Clinical Professor Department of Family Medicine – University of Wisconsin – Madison A couple of recent articles said: “Sun Protection is vital for all” and “If you don’t need … Continue reading

Posted in Columns, Columns, December 2013/January 2014, High On Health | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

New Procedures Cut Red Tape, No Ill Effects Anticipated

by Dr. Bill Blank, M.D. I want to talk about four subjects, which I think will be of interest to airmen: CACI, stents, over-the-counter medication side effects, and MedXPress. CACI or Conditions AMEs Can initially Issue.  These conditions previously required a … Continue reading

Posted in Columns, Columns, High On Health, October/November 2013 | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Sleep Apnea

by Dr. John Beasley, M.D. Aviation Medical Examiner Professor Emeritus and Clinical Professor Department of Family Medicine University of Wisconsin – Madison Does your snoring frighten small children and cause dogs to cringe? Does your spouse/partner consider homicide in the … Continue reading

Posted in Aug/Sept 2013, Columns, High On Health | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Gotcha! (Round 2)

by Dr. John Beasley, M.D. A couple of issues ago, I wrote about some of the things that get pilots in trouble with the medical certification system. The dreaded “Gotchas.” I pointed out that really (really!) those folks in OK City … Continue reading

Posted in Columns, Columns, High On Health, June/July 2013 | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Gotcha!

by Dr. John Beasley We all want to avoid the dreaded “gotcha,” when it comes to aviation medical examinations, and I can assure you that those folks in Oklahoma City are not out to “do a gotcha” to you. Most … Continue reading

Posted in Columns, Columns, February/March 2013, High On Health | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Sedentary Death Syndrome

by Dr. John Beasley, M.D. Aviation Medical Examiner Professor Emeritus and Clinical Professor Department of Family Medicine University of Wisconsin – Madison News Flash: Watching TV for an hour will reduce your life span by 22 minutes according to a … Continue reading

Posted in Columns, Dec 2012/Jan 2013, High On Health | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Fatigue.

by Dr. John Beasley, M.D. Aviation Medical Examiner Professor Emeritus and Clinical Professor Department of Family Medicine University of Wisconsin – Madison You’re not as bad when you’re not dog tired,” said my friendly examiner when I took an IPC … Continue reading

Posted in Columns, Columns, High On Health, October/November 2012 | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

It Ain’t Necessarily So…

by Dr. John Beasley, M.D. Nothing like preventive maintenance for both you and your airplane, right?  Overhaul at TBO. Well, as the song goes, “It ain’t necessarily so,” whether we are talking about airplanes or people. For airplanes, a convincing … Continue reading

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