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Scuba Diving and Factor V Leiden gene mutation
October 19th, 2020
The goal isn’t to find a physician to sign off on your ability to dive but rather to objectively determine whether your medical history, Factor V in your case, is compatible with diving....  Read More
by DAN Medical Team
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The Watchman device and diving
October 19th, 2020
Divers who have AFib should be well rate controlled, both at rest and when performing moderate exercise, and understand the possible complications of their condition before considering diving. We reco...  Read More
by DAN Medical Team
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The Importance of a Predive Safety Check
October 19th, 2020
Complacency and skipping your predive safety check or buddy check are entirely preventable factors in dive accidents. Complete all your checks before every dive. ...  Read More
by DAN Medical Team
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Children and Diving
October 19th, 2020
Children are still developing both physically and mentally, which affects the decision about whether a young diver is fully capable or requires some modification. Some training agencies allow in-water...  Read More
by DAN Medical Team
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Nitrogen Narcosis at shallow depths
October 19th, 2020
His gas consumption may indicate hyperventilation occurred during the dive. Without further speculation, the student will need a dive medical exam, and he should discuss this incident with a dive medi...  Read More
by DAN Medical Team
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Oil and Particulates: Safe levels in Breathing Air at depth
October 19th, 2020
Laboratory analysis provides a good degree of accuracy but requires sending a sample, so it is a time- and money-intensive spot check. Several volatile organic compound (VOC) analysers are available f...  Read More
by DAN Medical Team
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Dive Principles for Coping with COVID-19
October 19th, 2020
While it is sometimes tempting to pick up things underwater, divers know better. The Conus textile cone snail, for example, has a beautiful shell that invites collection, but it is also highly venomou...  Read More
by DAN Medical Team
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Fluorescence Imaging help Identify Coral Bleaching
October 18th, 2020
Humans affect the very world we inhabit. Deforestation, fossil fuel use and environmental pollutants such as plastics and pesticides are changing our world. The oceans and the reefs within them are no...  Read More
by DAN Medical Team
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Freediving For Science
October 18th, 2020
It is the second-deepest marine sinkhole in the world, yet it is accessible from land. Harboring coral reefs and other marine life, it is an ideal oceanic microcosm, sheltered from prevailing winds an...  Read More
by DAN Medical Team
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Step Exercises with Cardio
October 18th, 2020
Considered a form of preventative medicine by the American College of Sports Medicine, exercise has a wide range of positive physical, mental and cognitive benefits. This timed program is designed to ...  Read More
by DAN Medical Team
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Studying Deep reefs and Deep divers
June 17th, 2020
While remotely operated vehicles (ROVs) and submersibles can be used at these depths, they have some shortcomings. Manned submersibles and support ships can cost more than $50,000 a day. The limited m...  Read More
by DAN Medical Team
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Asking the Right Questions
June 17th, 2020
Dive safety has improved with the development of better equipment, procedures, education and awareness, but much remains to be learned about divers’ risk of decompression sickness (DCS)...  Read More
by DAN Medical Team
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Lung squeeze under cold diving conditions
June 17th, 2020
Immersion Pulmonary Edema (IPE) is a multifactorial condition, largely a net effect of increased central blood volume, pressures within the chest and, for compressed-gas divers, increased breathing r...  Read More
by DAN Medical Team
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Diving with a Purpose in National Marine Sanctuaries
June 15th, 2020
We desire to test our strength and expand our horizons. Many divers find their horizon along 100 miles of ancient coral reefs in the Florida Keys, a once-desolate island chain spreading southwest from...  Read More
by DAN Medical Team
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Diving and Hepatitis C
May 14th, 2020
Divers encounter situations that involve sharing masks, snorkels, helmets and alternate air sources. It is reasonable to be concerned about sharing equipment with a diver who has HCV. A diver’s saliva...  Read More
by DAN Medical Team
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The New Pointy end of Diving
May 11th, 2020
Freediving is now the fastest growing segment of diving and is attracting a new audience of people who love the water and are into fitness, self-improvement and mind-body awareness — in addition to th...  Read More
by DAN Medical Team
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Out of the Blue
May 10th, 2020
People take pictures to render a scene with a literal perspective or as a medium to translate an abstract concept or feeling. I have spoken to photographer friends, read articles, and written many wor...  Read More
by DAN Medical Team
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Research and Outreach
May 7th, 2020
“Data we gather on these projects is important, but our opportunity for outreach is priceless.” Studies have revealed that several external factors, including cold water, exercise and high work of bre...  Read More
by DAN Medical Team
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Stock your First-Aid Kit
May 7th, 2020
Start with the Essentials Commercially available first-aid kits for divers will provide you with a reasonable array of supplies that can be upgraded or augmented according to your circumstances ...  Read More
by DAN Medical Team
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The Art of the Underwater Selfie
May 6th, 2020
By Ivana Orlovic Kranjcivana.photographyAlert Diver MagazineI think photography is the most powerful way to promote the amazing underwaterworld to nondivers. I started taking underwater selfies to cle...  Read More
by DAN Medical Team
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The Logistics of Exploration
May 6th, 2020
A key safety feature of the dive operations was a commercial wet diving bell. A 70-page standard operating procedure (SOP) document outlined the expedition’s safety protocols. Only four divers would b...  Read More
by DAN Medical Team
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Manage you Heartburn
December 12th, 2019
With severe reflux there is a risk of aspirating food or acid into the lungs or respirator when diving which is incredibly serious. ...  Read More
by DAN Medical Team
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Lithium-Ion Battery Safety
December 11th, 2019
To reduce the chances of catastrophic failure, manufacturers of products containing Li-ion batteries build in redundant safety features such as vents to release built-up gases, a circuit board to regu...  Read More
by DAN Medical Team
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DEMP: For more than dive Emergencies
December 11th, 2019
DEMP training, which teaches all the skills from four different first aid courses, can prove useful for more than just dive-related incidents. A spouse, friend or neighbor may need immediate CPR, and ...  Read More
by DAN Medical Team
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Sea Urchin Puncture wounds
December 1st, 2019
When a sea urchin spine puncture involves a joint, promptly seek medical attention at the time of injury. ...  Read More
by DAN Medical Team
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Predisposition to Pulmonary Barotrauma
December 1st, 2019
Since barotrauma can occur with hyperinflation of lung tissue, a diver’s lungs must be able to tolerate rapid changes in volume and pressure....  Read More
by DAN Medical Team
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Broken bones healed
December 1st, 2019
Opportunistic micro-organisms in salt water and untreated water from sources such as lakes, rivers and quarries exponentially increase the risk for infection. ...  Read More
by DAN Medical Team
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Diving after Chiropractic adjustments
November 30th, 2019
Some people might experience complications or side effects for a few days following a chiropractic adjustment...  Read More
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Wetsuits and heat stress
November 30th, 2019
Spending a prolonged time on the deck of a dive boat or onshore while dressed in a wetsuit, prior to entering the water can cause heat stress and exhaustion....  Read More
by DAN Medical Team
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Advice, Support and a Lifeline
November 30th, 2019
From across the world, DAN constantly assisted me throughout the entire ordeal from the moment I contacted them. When I arrived home, the DAN doctor saw me in person to follow up about my DCS. DAN’s e...  Read More
by DAN Medical Team
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DAN Student Medical Expense Coverage
November 30th, 2019
DAN Student Medical Expense Coverage is dive accident insurance designed specifically for new divers in training that DAN fully subsidises, so there is no cost to students or their instructors...  Read More
by DAN Medical Team
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When should I call my Doctor?
November 30th, 2019
If you had health issues before the dive, it is possible that postdive symptoms are related to your preexisting condition. Distinguishing between DCI and unrelated health issues in postdive symptoms i...  Read More
by DAN Medical Team
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Fire Safety In the Dive Industry: Part 1
October 3rd, 2019
While prevention is key, being aware, prepared, trained and equipped will ensure the best possible outcome in a fire. Do not try to be brave; if you are unsure, untrained or responsible for others, ev...  Read More
by DAN Medical Team
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Breath Hold Diving: Part 1
February 13th, 2019
Over the many years that humans have practiced breath-hold diving, it has grown to become an important part of both commercial and recreational diving. Let’s take an in-depth look at its history and e...  Read More
by DAN Medical Team
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DAN e-Learning programs
February 8th, 2019
When it comes to first-aid and safety education and training, our goal is to make the information easily accessible and maximize your in-person instructional time. ...  Read More
by DAN Medical Team
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Injuries due to exposure - Hypothermia
June 11th, 2018
The opportunity to enjoy the scenic splendor of the great outdoors is one of the major attractions of traveling. But with enjoyment of the out-of-doors comes a risk of injury due to exposure....  Read More
by DAN Medical Team
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To lie or not to lie?
May 22nd, 2018
The medical statement is a set of unified standards evolved from the need for minimum health standards prior to initiating dive training. Over the decades, fitness protocols for recreational divers ha...  Read More
by DAN Medical Team
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Investing in the future of reefs
May 22nd, 2018
The Global coral repository will collect biopsies of various coral species to protect our oceans’ future. ...  Read More
by DAN Medical Team
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Sweet Dreams: When Can I Resume Diving Post Anaesthesia?
May 21st, 2018
The ability to dive depends on the diagnosis for which the anaesthetic was given and the disability from the surgical procedure will determine when you can resume diving. If one was put to sleep for s...  Read More
by DAN Medical Team
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Breath-hold diving: Running on reserve -Part 5
May 11th, 2018
Our human design was not specifically intended for the aquatic environment. We flaunt this idea regularly and impetuously for our own gain or enjoyment. During breath-hold diving, the alien environmen...  Read More
by DAN Medical Team

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