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May 23, 2008 - 5:02am

Writing in the spring 2000 issue of the FAA’s Federal Air Surgeon’s Medical Bulletin, Rogers Shaw, team coordinator of the FAA’s Civil Aerospace Medical Institute’s aeromedical education division’s airman education program, offered these tips for heading off the dangers of dehydration:

• Drink cool (40 deg F) water (forget the old theory that lukewarm water is absorbed more quickly into the system).

May 8, 2008 - 5:55am

Most medevac helicopter missions are a race against time, and when the helicopter loses, it’s usually a time for sadness. Not so in the case of Victoria and Richard Wisner of Ligonier, Pa., whose son, Nathaniel James, was born last month en route from Latrobe Hospital to Pittsburgh’s West Penn Hospital. Little Nathaniel entered this world 13 weeks premature, weighing just 2 lb 4 oz.