As part of Medscapes Emergency Medicine Perspectives, Dr. Pines discusses Trump's impact with Dr. Glatter.
Increasing commercial launch frequency could mean more events that require emergency medical response and intervention. ... EMS providers need specialized education and training to respond to the unique threats to human health posed by high-altitude flight and spaceflight. Although high-altitude and suborbital flights are unlikely to result in impairment in nominal operations, the extreme flight environments encountered are associated with some unique medical risks.
Published in the December issue of REACH - Reviews in Human Space Exploration the paper discusses health risks associated with long-term exposure to space radiation including tissue damage, increased cancer risk, acute radiation syndrome, central nervous system defects, and many others. It also looks at the differences between terrestrial and space radiation, recent knowledge developments regarding space radiation, and also potential countermeasures for protecting future human spaceflight explorers.
Dr. Pourmand, Davis, and Shokoohi co-authored this article about an uncommon cause of sore throat with ST segment elevation.
Reasearch coordinator, Lorne Richards, and 3rd year medical student Chloe Michel were also co-authors.