Archives: High On Health

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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Certification Issues

by Dr. Bill Blank, MD © Copyright 2021. All rights reserved! Published in Midwest Flyer Magazine – December 2021/January 2022 Online Issue Those of you who attended EAA AirVenture this year realized that the FAA had a markedly diminished presence. … Continue reading

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Susan E. Northrup, M.D. FAA’s Federal Air Surgeon

Published in Midwest Flyer Magazine Online October/November 2021 issue Dr. Susan E. Northrup, M.D. was appointed the Federal Air Surgeon of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) in January 2021. She succeeded Michael Berry, who held the position since January 2017.  … Continue reading

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Do You Have A Valid Medical?

by Dr. Bill Blank, MD Copyright 2021. All rights reserved! Published in Midwest Flyer Magazine August/September 2021 online issue An airman will sometimes say “I am going to quit flying when this medical expires. I can’t pass the next one.” … Continue reading

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DUIs & Certification

by Dr. Bill Blank, MD Copyright 2021. All rights reserved! Published in Midwest Flyer Magazine June/July 2021 Online Issue Recently I have had a couple of applicants with more than one DUI (Driving Under the Influence) violation. Had they handled … Continue reading

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