DAN® MEDICAL INFORMATION SPECIALISTS and researchers answer your dive medicine questions. “I have developed Bell’s palsy. Due to its internal effects, are there any reasons I should not dive? I understand the risks of its external effects — but could diving cause …”
Costantino Balestra, Ph.D., has spent his life coming up with groundbreaking hypotheses in research labs and applying them to the real world. Read more about the researcher, his motivation and projects.
Gerardo Bosco applies modern technologies in hyperbaric research and has authored more than 100 scientific publications. In dive medicine, he focuses on finding a cause for a known mechanism rather than discovering something unknown.
If you take aspirin everyday, what will be the impact on a diver’s risk of decompression sickness? Two DAN doctors answered a common question and provided their best advice.
It can be easy to lose sight of depth, time and gas supply when you’re in search of the perfect image. Stay alert — don’t compromise your safety for the sake of a photograph.
DAN medics and researchers answer your questions about dive medicine.
Ingrid Eftedal, Ph.D., studies the genetic and molecular mechanisms involved in the body’s responses to diving. Eftedal’s diverse background includes work in molecular biology, forensic genetics, civil engineering, biophysics and medical technology.
Lindell Weaver, M.D., has spent his career treating critically ill patients and conducting research on carbon-monoxide (CO) poisoning and brain injuries.
DAN promotes safe chamber operations with research, education and training. Learn more about recompression chamber safety.
Richard Moon, M.D., has spent his career studying phenomena of great interest to scuba divers — including decompression sickness. Learn more about the researcher Richard Moon.