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- Information about high altitude illness and physiology, and the home of the International HAPE Database - a registry of sufferers of high altitude pulmonary edema.
American Academy of Family Physicians
- Overview article with an informational handout for patients.
- A charity that exists to perform high altitude medical research and educate the public about the topic
- Article from Emergency Medicine covering cerebral syndromes in altitude sickness from AMS to HACE.
eMedicine Health - Mountain Sickness
- Consumer health resource center providing information on the causes, symptoms, and treatment.
Family Practice Notebook: High Altitude Sickness
- Outline of symptoms, prevention, and diagnosis for all altitude related illnesses.
High Altitude Medicine and Biology
- About the magazine published by Mary Ann Liebert, Inc.
High Altitude Pulmonary Edema (and me)
- Personal account of an experience with HAPE.
High-Altitude Medical Guide
- Information on the prevention, recognition, and treatment of altitude illness, as well as other health issues affecting travelers to destinations at altitude.
- Information about the International Hypoxia Symposium including abstracts.
International Society for Mountain Medicine
- Altitude tutorial. Newsletter archive. About the World Congress on Mountain Medicine and High Altitude Physiology.
Medex and Medical Expeditions
- Information about and from this research charity dedicated to investigating the mechanisms of altitude related illness. Newsletter archive and planned expedition information.
Outdoor Action Guide to High Altitude
- Description of altitude related illnesses, their symptoms and their treatment.
- Basic description of common illnesses encountered at various altitudes with prevention tips.
- Article from Emergency Medicine covering HAPE.
Supplemental Oxygen for the General Aviation Pilot
- Article on determining the need for supplemental oxygen at density altitude.
Warning: Altitude Sickness Shouldn't Be Taken Lightly
- Article from Health World about the effects of altitude on exercise.
WebMD - Altitude Sickness
- Explains causes, symptoms, treatment and prevention.
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