Archives: High On Health

AirVenture Aeromedical News

by Dr. Bill Blank, MD Senior Aviation Medical Examiner © Copyright 2023. All rights reserved! Published in Midwest Flyer Magazine October/November 2023 Digital Issue From an aeromedical point of view, EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2023, July 24-30, was a quiet year. … Continue reading

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New FAA Color Vision Tests

by Dr. Bill Blank, MD Senior Aviation Medical Examiner Published in Midwest Flyer Magazine August/September 2023 Digital Issue On May 31, 2023, the FAA authorized three new color vision tests Aviation Medical Examiners (AME) can use to test airmen. They … Continue reading

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FAA Basic Med Report To Congress

by Dr. Bill Blank, MD Published in Midwest Flyer Magazine June/July 2023 Digital Issue BasicMed became effective May 1, 2017. Part of the law authorizing it required the FAA in conjunction with the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) to monitor … Continue reading

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An Internet Attack On The Federal Air Surgeon

by Dr. Bill Blank, MD Published in Midwest Flyer Magazine April/May 2023 Digital Issue Recently I have been getting questions from airmen about changes in the PR interval which the FAA will accept on an electrocardiogram (ECG). The PR interval … Continue reading

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An Upload Feature To AMCS

by Dr. Bill Blank, MD © Copyright 2022. All rights reserved! Published in Midwest Flyer Magazine December 2022/January 2023 Digital Issue Where did I come up with this title? Why would I write about it? In a way, it’s one … Continue reading

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Aeromedical News from AirVenture

by Dr. William Blank, MD © Copyright 2022. All rights reserved! Published in Midwest Flyer Magazine October/November 2022 Digital Issue I am writing this article having just returned from EAA AirVenture Oshkosh, July 25-31, 2022. There, I attended several sessions … Continue reading

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Tracking Your Medical Application

by Dr. Bill Blank, MD © Copyright 2022. All rights reserved! Published in Midwest Flyer Magazine August/September 2022 Digital Issue Until recently, it was difficult to track your medical application. It required a call to Oklahoma City or your Regional … Continue reading

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Arthritis

by Dr. Bill Blank, MD © Copyright 2022. All rights reserved! Published in Midwest Flyer Magazine June/July 2022 Digital Issue Arthritis refers to painful, swollen joints with decreased mobility and is the most common cause of disability in the U.S. … Continue reading

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Age-Related Macular Degeneration

by Dr. Bill Blank, MD © Copyright 2022. All rights reserved! Published in Midwest Flyer Magazine April/May 2022 online issue Age-Related Macular Degeneration (ARMD) is a major cause of visual loss. It affects approximately 11 million Americans. Its incidence gradually … Continue reading

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MONOVISION

by Dr. Bill Blank, MD © Copyright 2022. All rights reserved! Published In Midwest Flyer Magazine February/March 2022 Online Issue Our eyes are usually about the same: both nearsighted, far sighted or neither. Having one near sighted and the other … Continue reading

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