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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
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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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Ray of Hope
July 3rd, 2020
With authentic expeditions you never know what you will encounter along the way. That is the single most treasured aspect of fieldwork and travel. I had recently co-founded a nonprofit organisation ca...  Read More
by DAN Medical Team
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Caissons, Compressed-Air work and Deep Tunnelling
May 14th, 2020
During construction, the working spaces, or caissons, are pressurised with compressed air to keep out groundwater, and laborers (known as sandhogs) pass though pressure locks into and out of the caiss...  Read More
by DAN Medical Team
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Effects of Aspirin on Diving
May 11th, 2020
Aspirin is a potent medication that has antithrombotic effects by affecting platelet function. Platelets play an important role in the clotting function. This effect can be seen with low doses of aspi...  Read More
by DAN Medical Team
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No Sit-ups no problem
February 3rd, 2020
To avoid an increased risk of decompression sickness, DAN® recommends that divers avoid strenuous exercise for 24 hours after making a dive. ...  Read More
by DAN Medical Team
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Water: Element of Life and Fitness
January 28th, 2020
As with any sport, maintaining a healthy body and good physical state are key to maximizing your experience. Water aerobics provides a diverse exercise program, and its bidirectional resistance target...  Read More
by DAN Medical Team
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Tabata training - The four-minute fat torch
January 22nd, 2020
This program was originally designed for extremely fit athletes, the original protocol is enough to cause nausea in many people. Fortunately, people of most fitness levels can benefit from lower-inten...  Read More
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The Right to Refuse Service
October 4th, 2019
Denying service to a paying customer can be difficult, especially if the customer is outraged or the business owner is more concerned about revenue than safety....  Read More
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Fire Safety in the Dive Industry: Part 2
October 3rd, 2019
Preventing fires is paramount, but we need to be prepared to deal with fire emergencies when they occur....  Read More
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Conservation Photography
July 16th, 2019
The power to change the world lies with us as users and caretakers of the planet....  Read More
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Pinched Nerves
July 13th, 2019
The pain in your thigh is not likely related to a snug-fitting wetsuit. ...  Read More
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Five lessons for Cold-water Diving
April 5th, 2019
Staying dry and layering with proper undergarments — along with the layer of air between the suit and your body — provide warmth. Consider these five lessons to prepare yourself for this interesting a...  Read More
by DAN Medical Team
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Zeljko Dujic: Finding his niche in Breath-hold Research
April 4th, 2019
At the forefront of the field, Dujic continues to study the body’s physiological responses to breath-hold diving. Both divers and patients with conditions such as sleep apnea and diabetes benefit from...  Read More
by DAN Medical Team
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How to plan for your dive trip
June 11th, 2018
This Smart Guide is a quick and easy reference tool to help you prepare for your dive travel to local and international destinations....  Read More
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Injuries due to Exposure - Dehydration and other concerns
June 11th, 2018
Dehydration is often suspected when someone feels unwell after having been physically active and sweating profusely in a hot, humid environment....  Read More
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Injuries due to exposure - Altitude sickness
June 11th, 2018
Traveling to high altitudes exposes travelers to increasingly rarefied air and progressively decreasing amounts of oxygen, resulting in declining levels of oxygen in the blood and thus impaired physic...  Read More
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Emergency Oxygen units
June 7th, 2018
In a diving emergency, oxygen first aid can save lives (See "First Aid Refresher"), but only if the emergency kit is fully charged and in good operating condition. Proper maintenance is vital, especia...  Read More
by DAN Medical Team
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Know Your Oxygen-Delivery Masks 2
June 7th, 2018
Nonrebreather masks are a first-aid option for distressed injured divers who are unable to activate demand valves....  Read More
by DAN Medical Team
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Know Your Oxygen-Delivery Masks 1
June 7th, 2018
The oronasal mask is the most versatile and effective delivery device in most circumstances. ...  Read More
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Oxygen Unit Maintenance
June 6th, 2018
Inspecting an emergency oxygen unit is not difficult, but a few specific features need to be checked regularly for both your safety and the functionality of the unit. ...  Read More
by DAN Medical Team

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