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Todd Edwards

Todd Edwards

The Aerospace Medical Association

The largest, most-representative professional organization in the fields of aviation, space, and environmental medicine

 

The Aerospace Medical Association is an umbrella group providing a forum for many different disciplines to come together and share their expertise. The Association has provided its expertise to a multitude of Federal and international agencies on a broad range of issues including aviation and space medical standards, the aging pilot, and physiological stresses of flight.

AsMA's membership includes aerospace medicine specialists, flight nurses, physiologists, psychologists, human factors specialists, and researchers in this field. Most are with industry, civil aviation regulatory agencies, departments of defense and military services, the airlines, space programs, and universities. Approximately 25% of the membership is international.

Teens Use Tanning Beds to Look Good Despite Knowing Health Risks

You're So Vain: New Survey Shows Teens Use Tanning Beds to Look Good Despite Knowing Health Risks

 

For many teens and young adults, living in the moment is all about having fun, looking good and not worrying about what tomorrow brings. But for young people who use tanning beds in their quest for that popular bronze look, this unhealthy behavior can result in an increased risk of skin cancer and premature aging, such as wrinkles. A new survey by the American Academy of Dermatology (Academy) found that Caucasian teen girls and young women who tan indoors do so for the sake of vanity despite knowing the health risks.

A vast majority (86 percent) of respondents who tan indoors knew that using tanning beds can cause skin cancer – yet they still reported using an indoor tanning bed in the last year. When asked if they think people look more attractive with a tan, a large percentage of respondents (66 percent) answered yes, especially indoor tanners (87 percent).

New Translational Research Reveals a Useful Model for Studying Chronic Stress-Induced Hypersensitivity to Pain

Results from a new study offers insight into the brain’s circuitry involved in stress-induced hyperalgesia (SIH),

 

which may help lead to a better understanding of the development and maintenance of chronic pain states in patients suffering with conditions such as post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), fibromyalgia and neuropathic pain. This study was presented today at the American Academy of Pain Medicine’s 27th Annual Meeting.

Edward Bilsky, PhD, a Professor in the College of Osteopathic Medicine and Director of the Center for Excellence in the Neurosciences at the University of New England (UNE), presented results from a study today that examined the role of the rostral ventromedial medulla in a rat model* of stress-induced hypersensitivy to pain. The study was co-authored by fellow UNE colleagues, Ian D. Meng, PhD, and second year medical student Jacques Reynolds.

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