Archives: High On Health

Expansion of Third Class Medical Can Help GA Rebound

by Representative Todd Rokita Indiana 4th Congressional District General Aviation is a homegrown American industry that is responsible for 1.2 million jobs and pumps more than $150 billion into our nation’s economy. But it’s also an industry that could do … Continue reading

Posted in Columns, Columns, Government/Legislation, High On Health, June/July 2014 | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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