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January 19, 2008

“Dive Away” Diving and Diving Medicine CME Program - Roatan, Honduras –May 31 - June 7, 2008

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Here is a letter from Stuart Miller, MD :

Hi,

I want to extend an invitation to have you join us for the 17th International Diving, Diving-Medicine Program jointly sponsored by the department of hyperbaric medicine at LBMMC and the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society. The conference is being held on the Caribbean Island of:

Roatan, Honduras!

This CME course will be held May 31-June 7, 2008.

Roatan is a vacation paradise located off the north coast of Honduras and is home to pristine white sandy beaches, amazing tropical jungle-covered hills, a diverse and unique reef system, heartwarming people, unique cultures and authentic Caribbean charm. The resort and island have fantastic facilities, lots of activities for non-divers (hiking, sailing, horseback riding, white water rafting, jungle canopy rides, shopping, restaurants, etc.) and of course….great diving!

Please see the “Dive Away” Roatan, Honduras brochure for more information and request a registration form to sign up.

Brochures and registration forms are also available through the Hyperbaric Medicine Department at Long Beach Memorial Medical Center: (562) 933-6950 or by replying to this email. SMiller1@memorialcare.org

We look forward to having you join us May 31-June 7, 2008 on Roatan.  It promises to be a great time. 

Best wishes and safe diving,

The “Dive Team”

Long Beach Memorial Medical Center

Long Beach, CA

Michael Strauss, MD

Alan Lewis, MD   

Stuart Miller, MD

Jeff Bozanic, PhD

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January 17, 2008

ANNOUNCING: The 6th International Symposium for Hyperbaric Oxygenation and The Future of Healing (HBOT2008) – JULY 23-26

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After 5 highly successful events in previous years, Los Angeles will host HBOT2008 and this years’ event promises to be the best ever!

We are making early contact in order to allow you every opportunity to participate and showcase your organization.

In July, we have organized a perfect venue in the right location where there will be the greatest gathering of the world’s most highly respected and open-minded doctors of HBOT who continually seek innovative treatment for their patients. Over 3 days, several topics will be discussed including cerebral palsy, Lyme Disease, Spinal Cord Injury, Autism, Alzheimer, Stroke, Multiple Sclerosis, Near Drowning, Traumatic Brain Injury, Coma and Anoxic Encephalopathy.

There will be a vast number of influential and decision making delegates from specialist centers in attendance including neurologists, pediatricians, neonatologists, perinatologists, physical therapists, physiastricts, orthapedic surgeons, care takers, coma recovery and all other disability groups. Any exhibitor involved in helping patients during any rehabilitation or ongoing treatment should consider showcasing their products at HBOT2008.

As an exhibitor, the following options are currently available.

i) Table top ($1,000) ii) Deluxe Booth 10 x 10 ($1,800) iii) Super Deluxe Booth 10 x 20 ($3,600)

We also have a comprehensive range of sponsorship opportunities available, as there are numerous activities occurring in between the conference speaking times during the 3 day event. These can be checked out at http://www.hbot2008.com/sponsorship_opportunities.php

The event web site has just been posted, so please check it out at www.hbot2008.com for more detailed information.

I will follow up soon to qualify your interest and answer any questions.

Regards,

Sharon Phillips

Event Director HBOT2008

Office: 954.575.4973

Cell: 954.540.1896

Fax: 954.827.0723

Email: Sharon@hbot2008.com

HBOT2008 is part of The Richard A. Neubauer Research Foundation, a 501c3 non-profit organization, which is dedicated to proving and promoting the education and use of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapies, and net proceeds will be utilized in research that continues to offer new hope for children with cerebral palsy and brain injuries affecting all age groups.

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January 15, 2008

DOWNLOAD ‘DIVING MEDICINE ONLINE’ IN BOOK OUTLINE FORM

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I occasionally get requests for a download of my web site, Diving Medicine Online. This is a very large amount of material to download - so I’ve condensed the web site into an outline in PDF form that is clickable and will send you to the updated web pages. This is called Diving Medicine Online Sitebook and can be accessed at http://scuba-doc.com/DMSitebook.pdf .

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January 14, 2008

Neuroglobins Allow Diving Marine Mammals Resist Brain Damage From Low Oxygen

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ScienceDaily (Dec. 20, 2007) — No human can survive longer than a few minutes underwater, and even a well-trained Olympic swimmer needs frequent gulps of air. Our brains need a constant supply of oxygen, particularly during exercise.

Contrast that with Weddell seals, animals that dive and hunt under the Antarctic sea ice. They hold their breath for as long as 90 minutes, and remain active and mentally alert the whole time. The seals aren’t fazed at all by low levels of oxygen that would cause humans to black out. What’s their secret?

Certain animals–including dolphins, whales and sea otters–appear to be protected by elevated levels of oxygen-carrying proteins in their brains, according to a study by researchers at the University of California, Santa Cruz, led by Terrie Williams, professor of ecology and evolutionary biology. The team measured and compared the amounts of these complex oxygen-carrying proteins–called globins–in the cerebral cortex of 16 different mammalian species. The results suggest that some species have evolved the capacity to protect their brains from conditions of low oxygen, also called hypoxia.
“What was remarkable was the level of variability we found,” said Williams. “Some animals had three to 10 times more neuroprotecting type globins than others. These wild species may hold many clues about how to turn on protective mechanisms in the mammalian brain.”

The discovery could have important implications for understanding stroke and aging in humans, according to Williams. It’s not yet clear whether animals of a particular species are born with high amounts of brain globins, or whether their behavior and environment stimulate the production of globins. But in either case, the amounts appear to be malleable. That’s promising, she said, because if globin production could be boosted in humans, then brain damage due to disease or aging could potentially be minimized.

For more about this go to
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2007/12/071218192033.htm
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Laser Can Spot Decompression Illness Before Symptoms Appear

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ScienceDaily (Nov. 19, 2007) — It may not rank among the top 10 causes of death, but decompression sickness can be fatal. Instead of waiting for symptoms to appear, a University of Houston professor is developing a laser-based system that can diagnose the sickness in a matter of seconds.

Kirill Larin, assistant professor of biomedical engineering and mechanical engineering, is using a $400,000 grant from the U.S. Navy to develop the first optical non-invasive tool to test those most likely to suffer from decompression sickness, such as scuba divers, submariners and airplane pilots. Decompression sickness affects those who experience sudden, drastic changes in the air or water pressure surrounding their bodies. It can cause anything from joint pain – known as the bends – to seizure, stroke, coma and, in the most extreme cases, death.

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2007/11/071112163613.htm

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Training Breathing Muscles Improves Swimming Muscles’ Performance

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ScienceDaily (Jan. 19, 2007) — Swimmers and scuba divers can improve their swimming endurance and breathing capacity through targeted training of the respiratory muscles, researchers at the University at Buffalo have shown.
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2007/01/070118094155.htm

In this pioneering work, subjects who followed a resistance-breathing training protocol (breathing load) improved their respiratory muscle strength and their snorkel swimming time by 33 percent and underwater scuba swimming time by 66 percent, compared to their baseline values. Participants randomized to a similar protocol requiring high respiratory flow rates (endurance) improved their respiratory endurance and surface and underwater swimming times by 38 percent and 26 percent, respectively.

The group randomized to a placebo training program, conducted with the same equipment and protocol, showed no significant improvement in respiratory or swimming performance.

Results of the study, conducted in UB’s Center for Research and Education in Special Environments (CRESE) appeared in the December online issue of the European Journal of Applied Physiology and will appear in print next month.

Undersea Hyperb Med. 2007 May-Jun;34(3):169-80.Links
Comment in:
Undersea Hyperb Med. 2007 May-Jun;34(3):145-6.

Resistive respiratory muscle training improves and maintains endurance swimming performance in divers.

Center for Research and Education in Special Environments, University at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY 14214, USA.

Respiratory work is increased during exercise under water and may lead to respiratory muscle fatigue, which in turn can compromise swimming endurance. Previous studies have shown that respiratory muscle training, conducted five days per week for four weeks, improved both respiratory and fin swimming endurance. This training (RRMT-5) consisted of intermittent vital capacity breaths (twice/minute) against spring loaded breathing valves imposing static and resistive loads generating average inspiratory pressures of approximately 40 cmH2O and expiratory pressures of approximately 47 cmH2O. The purpose of the present study (n = 20) was to determine if RRMT 3 days per week (RRMT-3) would give similar improvements, and if continuing RRMT 2 days per week (RRMT-M) would maintain the benefits of RRMT-3 in fit SCUBA divers. Pulmonary function, maximal inspiratory (P(insp)) and expiratory pressures (P(exp)), respiratory endurance (RET), and surface and underwater (4 fsw) fin swimming endurance were determined prior to and after RRMT, and monthly for 3 months. Pulmonary function did not significantly improve after either RRMT-3 or RMMT-5; while P(insp) (20 and 15%) and P(exp) (25 and 11%), RET (73 and 217%), surface (50 and 33%) and underwater (88 and 66%) swim times improved. VO2, VE and breathing frequency decreased during the underwater endurance swims after both RRMT-3 and RRMT-5. During RRMT-M P(insp) and P(exp) and RET and swimming times were maintained at post RRMT-3 levels. RRMT 3 or 5 days per week can be recommended to divers to improve both respiratory and fin swimming endurance, effects which can be maintained with RRMT twice weekly.

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Helium Supplies Endangered, Threatening Science And Technology (and Diving)

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ScienceDaily (Jan. 5, 2008) — In America, helium is running out of gas.
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2008/01/080102093943.htm

The element that lifts things like balloons and provides us divers with a nitrogen narcosis safe diluent for deep diving (Heliox) is being depleted so rapidly in the world’s largest storage reserve, outside of Amarillo, Texas, that supplies are expected to be depleted there within the next eight years.

There is a larger impact on science and technology, reported by Science Daily, quoting Lee Sobotka, Ph.D., professor of chemistry and physics in Arts & Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis.

“Helium’s use in science is extremely broad, but its most important use is as a coolant,” said Sobotka, a specialist in nuclear chemistry and physics who collaborates with researchers at several national laboratories.

Generally the larger users of helium (He), such as the national laboratories, have the infrastructure to efficiently use and recycle helium, Sobotka said. The same cannot be said of many smaller scale users.

Helium plays a role in nuclear magnetic resonance, mass spectroscopy, welding, fiber optics and computer microchip production, among other technological applications. NASA uses large amounts annually to pressurize space shuttle fuel tanks and divers use it as a safer choice for deep diving.

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January 11, 2008

Cataract Reported After HBOT

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HBOT has been known to cause visual changes, usually causing nearsightedness. Experimental studies using prolonged HBOT have been shown to cause cataracts - but the usual maximum number of treatments rarely is greater than 60-75 in the US. In the UHMS journal for 2007, Vol. 34, No. 6, there is a report from the University of Cincinnati by Gesell and Trott of the first case of a patient developing bilateral nuclear cataracts eight weeks after undergoing 48 treatments. Other causes of cataract formation were excluded. The authors state the case identifies the need to further investigate the ocular effects of HBOT as regards cataract formation and/or progression.

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January 10, 2008

CORRECTION: UNDERCURRENT INFORMATION ABOUT LITHIUM BATTERIES

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January 10, 2008

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Corrections to lithium battery update : In Tuesday’s e-mail about lithium batteries, many readers reported that we were too general and perhaps misleading about the new travel prohibitions regarding them, so we decided that we should further clarify our information and direct you to official federal sources in case there are further changes.

Department of Transportation spokesperson Patricia Kliger told Undercurrent that the checked-baggage ban on loose lithium batteries of all sizes was primarily put in place for industrial-size batteries, like those used in heavy-duty audio/video equipment, because they can pose a significant fire hazard. The new restrictions do not have much of an effect on consumer electronics, however, you may not pack ANY spare lithium batteries in your checked bags. It is okay to check your gear as long as batteries are installed in them. Other rules for traveling with spare lithium batteries :

* You can bring batteries with up to an 8-gram equivalent lithium content in your carryon bags. All lithium ion batteries in cell phones are below the 8-gram equivalent lithium content. Nearly all laptop computer batteries and those used by photographers and dive computers also are below this quantity threshold.
* You can also bring up to two spare batteries with an aggregate equivalent lithium content of up to 25 grams, in addition to any number of batteries that fall below the 8-gram threshold.
* For a lithium metal battery, whether installed in a device or carried as a spare, the limit on lithium content is 2 grams of lithium metal per battery.
* Almost all consumer-type lithium metal batteries are below 2 grams of lithium metal. But if you are unsure, contact the manufacturer!

Remember all spare batteries you carry with you should be in the original case, in individual plastic bags, or have tape over their contacts.

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January 9, 2008

Bert Kilbride Passes

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Bert Kilbride - Dive Resort and Resort Course Pioneer - Dies At 93

Sadly - Today We Report the Passing of a True Diving Legend

Bert Kilbride

Daytona Beach, FL (Scuba PRWire) Tue, 08-Jan-2008 - Herbert “Bert” Kilbride, age 93, died in Etna CA on January 8, 2008.

He was born March 8, 1914 in Springfield MA, to the late Thomas and Sylvia Duquette Kilbride. Bert moved to South Florida in 1945 and was in the construction business. He moved to St. Croix, USVI, in 1956 and moved to the British Virgin Islands (BVI) in1964, living there until 2005.

Bert called himself the “Last Pirate of the Caribbean!” He had been a diver for almost a century and a treasure seeker for over 5 decades. He was an inventor, a builder, a contractor, and an entrepreneur.

He had bought and developed two barren islands and owned a SCUBA diving tour business for 30 years. In the 1960’s he created the “Resort Course” for beginners interested in SCUBA diving. It is now taught worldwide under the name “Introductory SCUBA Course.” I

n 1987 he was awarded the NOGI Award for SPORTS/EDUCATION for the creation of the resort course. He was made the “Receiver of Wrecks” by Queen Elizabeth in 1967 and called a “Pirate” by others in the BVI Government when he would not produce a map of the shipwrecks he had found on Anegada Reef (138 wrecks).

In the 1990’s, the governor of the BVI called him a “Living Legend” in his speech on the radio. In 2004, for his 90th birthday, the Guinness Book of World Records proclaimed him the “Oldest Scuba Diver” in the world.

Bert is survived by his wife, Gayla, his sons Gary, Burt, Michael, Patrick (wife Linda), James (wife Susan), Tyrel Kilbride and step-son, Dan Valls; daughters, Ellen Christopher and Jeanie Mesler; grandchildren Patrick, Christina, Kathleen, Maureen, Ryan (wife Catlin), Katie, Jacob, Shaun and Dylan Kilbride, Lloyd Christopher, Bryan and Kimberly Mesler and Kelly (husband Jorge) Nunez; great-grandchildren Ben Vennard, Brianna Marshall, Spencer Christopher, Sean, Christopher and Kailyn Nunez; his brother, George Kilbride; and his sister, Sylvia O’Connor. He is further survived by numerous nieces and nephews and their families, other relatives and many friends. In addition to his parents, his brother Everett preceded him in death.

There will be no funeral service. There will be a Celebration Of His Life held on March 9 in the South Florida area. For further information regarding the Celebration, send an e-mail to BKilbridefamily@aol.com

In lieu of flowers, a donation to The BVI Humane Society, PO Box 190, Road Town, Tortola BVI would be appreciated. Visit their website: http://www.bvihumanesociety.org.

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TWO NEW BOOKS FROM BEST PUBLISHING

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Best Publishing Company is pleased to announce the availability of two important new titles on wound care and hyperbarics,both of which are essential for the library of any hyperbaric or wound care professional.

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Now in two volumes…

The focus of this long-awaited Second Edition is assessment and management of chronic wounds in a wound care practice. Physicians, podiatrists, nurses, enterostomal therapists, physical therapists, occupational therapists and other health care professionals will find in this book the principles of modern, moist, interactive wound care, and the application of advanced therapeutic technologies.

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January 8, 2008

UNDERCURRENT ONLINE UPDATE FOR NONSUBSCRIBERS

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January 7, 2008

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New Travel Rules for Handling Batteries : Heads up, underwater photographers: As of January 1, you’ll have to handle your lithium batteries in a different manner. The Department of Transportation no longer allows loose lithium batteries to be packed in checked luggage. Instead, you can only take them in carry-on bags — but you can only take two maximum, and they must be stored in the original packaging or a plastic bag. This new regulation is supposed to reduce the risk of lithium batteries catching on fire. When it comes to checked bags, lithium batteries will only be allowed if they’re installed in electronic devices like laptop, dive computers and photo gear — which, of course, probably shouldn’t be checked, but with today’s bag restrictions, it is virtually impossible to take on board all your electronic gear.

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Oceanic and Aeris Recall Regulator First Stages : More than 6,000 regulator first stages manufactured in the U.S and in Taiwan are being recalled due to reports of uncontrolled air flow to the second stage. Oceanic is recalling FDX-10 and CDX-5 first stages and Aeris is recalling its T400-type first stages. The bad parts were shipped to retailers between May 1 and November 15, 2006. But Oceanic’s other DX series First Stages (CDX, DXi, DX3, DX4 and TDX5) and Aeris’s other diaphragm-type first stages that were serviced between May 1, 2006 and October 22, 2007 may also be affected. To see whether your regulator is affected, go to status pages set up by Oceanic and Aeris. You can also call each company’s recall helpline; Oceanic is (888) 636-9390 and Aeris is (888) 854-4960.

Kids Sea Camp : The perfect week-long summer vacation for divers who want to introduce their kids, ages 4-15, to their favorite sport. Ten weeks to choose from in the Cayman Is, Roatan, Bonaire, Fiji, Bahamas, Galapagos, and Costa Rica. Programs can include dolphins, scuba, snorkeling, horseback riding, treasure hunts, kayak racing, zip lining, and so much more. Certified kids have their own boats to dive with other kids. Parents can even take a night off while kids enjoy pizza movie nights or even a night dive. SASY for kids 4+, PADI Seal Team for kids 8+, Certification for kids age 10+ All locations held at PADI 5 star Gold Palm resorts. www.kidsseacamp.com or call 1800-934-3483 for more information email kids@kidsseacamp.com. Click here to read our February 2007 undercover review. It’s organized by long time Undercurrent subscriber and scubamom Margo Peyton, who runs Caribbean Adventures/World Dive Adventures (www.worlddive.com)

Wife-Killing Diver Nabbed By Feds : David Swain, the Rhode Island dive shop owner found guilty by a civil court for murdering his wife Susan Tyne while diving in Tortola, was arrested by federal authorities. Attorneys said circumstantial evidence, including his behavior after her death, apparent financial motivation, and Tyne’s gear showing signs of a violent struggle, was “overwhelming.” The civil court ruling last year ordered Swain to pay Tyne’s parents millions in damages. Now, eight years after the incident, he is facing extradition to the British Virgin Islands for a murder trial. (For the full story, subscribe to Undercurrent and read our April 2006 issue online.)

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* REEF field survey in Kona, Hawaii
* Car rental scam in Cozumel
* How you can survey fish year round
* Sea Dragon, Bahamas
* When needlefish attack
* How to emergency breathe from a BCD
* Testing quirky fins
* Female vs. male divers
* Shark shields and repellants
* Share your good diving tips
* Diving, the rich man’s sport?
* Flotsam & Jetsam
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January 3, 2008

DIVING MEDICINE _ NEWS ITEMS FROM THE WEB

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Campus mourns death of Florida Keys scuba accident victim
CDNN - New Zealand
Monroe County Sheriff’s officials told CDNN that Dr. Kreiter, 50, died while scuba diving with Reef Adventures at a wreck diving site off Key Largo.

Against all odds
San Gabriel Valley Tribune - West Covina,CA,USA
In the couple months following his accident, the Millers took advantage of hyperbaric oxygen treatments, used to treat scuba divers who are deprived of

Swimmers honor the legacy of Loyola grad
Towson Times - Towson,MD,USA
has been dedicated to the Loyola alumnus after the Army Special Forces sergeant died in late October in the Philippines during a scuba diving accident.

Wound healing center opens
FayObserver.com - Fayetteville,NC,USA
from cyanide poisoning, gangrene, carbon monoxide poisoning, brown recluse spider bites, and the bends, or decompression sickness, the release said.

Airmen, Soldiers deliver wheelchairs to Hondurans
Air Force Link - Washington,DC,USA
Many lobster fishermen along the Miskito Coast have lost the use of their legs from the effects of decompression sickness while diving for their catch.

SRMC opens new healing center
The Robesonian - Lumberton,NC,USA
such uncommon ailments as cyanide poisoning, gangrene, carbon monoxide poisoning, brown recluse spider bites and the “bends,” or decompression sickness.

Novel cure restores electrician’s sight
Stuff.co.nz - New Zealand
Luckily for Hawkins, an inventive group of Christchurch Hospital medics has been trialling the use of the dive, or hyperbaric chamber to treat his condition

College Professor Dies While Scuba Diving
WBAL - Baltimore,MD,USA
BALTIMORE — A Baltimore college professor died in a scuba diving accident while vacationing with her family in Florida, officials said.

Scuba diver dies in hospital
CDNN - New Zealand
Happier times for Resa Shuck and scuba diving accident victim Josh Magee. The drop turned out to be part of Magee’s plan as well.

Scuba diver found unconscious
CDNN - New Zealand
Authorities declined to speculate on what might have caused the accident and hospital officials have not commented on the man’s condition.

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January 2, 2008

UHMS COURSES

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The UHMS has added material to their web page concerning courses offered at http://www.uhms.org/Courses/Courses.htm

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DCS Support Group

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PLease be aware of a forum that has been started in support of people who have had decompression illness. This can be accessed at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/DCSsupportGroup/

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