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Tour of High Altitude Clinic with Dr. Jan Stepanek

Posted by @toffenbacher in Healthy Living, Tue, Feb 7 at 5:11pm CDT

Take a tour of the Mayo Clinic Arizona High Altitude and Harsh Environments Medical Clinic with Jan Stepanek, M.D., Chair, Division of Preventive, Occupational and Aerospace Medicine, at Mayo Clinic in Arizona. Questions answered were submitted before and during the live broadcast on Facebook. 

Topics discussed include:

  • Causes and symptoms of altitude sickness
  • Preacclimatization
  • Ways to prevent or treat high-altitude health problems


Posted by @JustinMcClanahan, Thu, Feb 9 at 12:50pm CDT

I would like to invite @pamelasc1, @lindam272, @llwortman @rosemarya and @peakbagger, who have recently discussed experiences or concerns with altitude related issues. If you have a question for Dr. Stepanek, please feel free to post here as questions will be answered live during the broadcast.


Posted by @lindam272, Sat, Feb 18 at 4:05pm CDT

Justin, Thank you so much for thinking of me for this broadcast. I'm sorry I wasn't available for it prior but just listened to it and got some good information. Linda


Posted by @lindaw, Sat, Feb 25 at 7:42pm CDT

I have 3 blood clots in one lung and was advised to not travel by airplane as this can cause heart attacks and strokes. Is this true and is there a way to find something out about as I have a court case in another province I can not travel too.


Posted by @colleenyoung, Sat, Feb 25 at 8:34pm CDT

Hi Linda,
Since every situation is different, you would be best to consult with your doctor about flying. You may be interested in joining this discussion:

flying with oxygen


Posted by @llwortman, Thu, Feb 16 at 11:10pm CDT

Enjoyed your talk! Would loved to have heard more about The Kili Heart Climb! Perhaps in your next interview?
Linda Wortman

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