Altitude Illness Clinical Update

Three Lined-up Snowplows Clearing the HighwayIn this episode of the Disaster Podcast we look at the clinical issue of altitude illness. To cover this we have Dr. Joe Holley and mountain rescue and ski patrol specialist, Kyle Nelson. We look at the various signs and symptoms, potential for long term effects, treatments and more.

Kyle’s example of a mountain rescue for altitude illness

We also have meteorologist Becky DePodwin on to talk about the upcoming winter storm heading toward the U.S. East Coast. With the potential for blizzard conditions along the shore, this classic winter nor’easter will affect areas from Virginia all the way up to Maine and into the eastern provinces of Canada.

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