DAN Mission Articles

Are AEDs Safe in Wet Environments?

DAN medics and researchers answer your questions about dive medicine.
Trust But Verify

By Joe Poe

Ensure your dive shop has properly trained and certified technicians.
Right People in the Right Places

Bill Powers

Quick-thinking witnesses save an unconscious diver.
Survive Your Dive

Petty Officer Henry Dunphy and Lieutenant John Downing

A U.S. Coast Guard perspective
Preventing Breathing-Gas Contamination

By Brittany Trout


Air, Nitrox and Fatigue

By Matias Nochetto, M.D.

Why might divers report feeling less tired after diving with nitrox?
A Shark Tale

By Mary Maguire


Not Your Mama’s Cardio

By Jessica Adams, Ph.D.


Don’t Connect the Dots

DAN medics and researchers answer your questions about dive medicine.
Panic and Post-Traumatic Stress

By David F. Colvard, M.D.

A dive accident's psychological aftermath
Tobacco, Marijuana and Asthma

By Petar Denoble, M.D., D.Sc.

Differential assessment of dive fitness in smokers and people with asthma
DCS or Serendipity?

By Allan Jones


Scientific Diving and Safety Program Oversight

By Neal W. Pollock, Ph.D.


Prepare to Get Found

By Jack Connick

Take part in your own rescue before you get lost.
Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction in Diving

By Maureen Robbs


Easy Save

By Ingrid Carlson, M.D.


Unexpected Air Pockets

By Brittany Trout


Ear Equalization with Hoods

DAN medics answer your questions about dive medicine
Tank Valves and Out-Of-Air Emergencies

By Petar Denoble, M.D., D.Sc.


Cared for in the Turks and Caicos

By Sheila Stroh


Technical Diving

By Karl Shreeves


Step Away from the Computer

By Jessica Adams, Ph.D


Military Diving

By Tim Grollimund

A history of innovation
Natural Movement

By Jessica B. Adams, Ph.D.


The Nitrogen Saturation Myth

DAN medics and researchers answer your questions about dive medicine
Keep Your Skills Sharp

By Tom Carr


Rescue of an Unconscious Diver

By Gene Hobbs


Legal Liability in Diving

By Maureen Robbs


Just Another Day at the Office

By Meghan K. MacCollum


Mastering Neutral Buoyancy and Trim

By Michael Menduno


Recognition is Essential

By Marty McCafferty, EMT-P, DMT


Core Quickie

By Jessica B. Adams, Ph.D.


A Different Kind of Souvenir

By Marty McCafferty, EMT-P, DMT


Why Might Diving Make Exercise Seem Easier?

By DAN Medical Information Staff

DAN medics and researchers answer your questions about dive medicine.
Rapid Ascent, Rapid Response

By Jan Urata


Acclimatization

By Neal W. Pollock, Ph.D.

Understanding the influence of repeated daily diving on decompression stress
Conservative Diving

By Petar J. Denoble, M.D., D.Sc.

Calculating and mitigating the risk of DCS
Lacerated in Baja

By Krista Holbrook

A spearfishing mishap lands a diver in the clinic.
Public Safety Diving

By Richard Sadler, M.D., FACS


High-Intensity Interval Training

By Jessica B. Adams, Ph.D., and Jaime B. Adams, M.S.

What's all the fuss about?
Tropical Diseases Quiz


Dealing with Downdraft Currents

By the DAN Medical and Research Staff

DAN® medics answer your questions about dive medicine.
More Than Just Bubbles

By Nicholas Bird, M.D., MMM

Are we too concerned about DCS?
Coming to Grips with Symptoms

By Marty McCafferty, EMT-P, DMT


Training Beyond Borders

By Miguel Cachoa


Effects of Diving on the Brain

By Jenna Wiley


Wrecked in Namibia

By Gary P. Fisher


Aquarium Diving

By Sebastian Sprain, EMT-I, DSO


My Aching Back

By Jessica B. Adams, Ph.D.

An exercise-based approach to managing and preventing lower-back pain
Bored With Your Traditional Fitness Routine?

By Jessica B. Adams, Ph.D., and Matthew T. Del Tufo, B.S.

Try kettlebell circuit training.
Now I Know Better

By Cathy Church