Medical Air Service Blog

In our blog, we further elaborate on topics concerning ambulance flights and medical repatriation.

 Bali is the most popular tourist destination among Indonesia's more than 17,000 islands, with millions of visitors flocking to this fascinating destination each year. Here are a few reasons why you should book a flight to Bali. The key points to remember: Bali is a tropical paradise for fun, relaxation, partying, shopping, and carefree ...

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As one of the most complex and misunderstood medical condition, coma was long thought to be irreversible. However, thanks to ongoing development and progress in this field, comatose patients are now given a chance of recovery. To this end, they must sometimes be transported across continents to medical facilities with more modern and advanced ...

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With its individualistic gastronomic, historic and artistic heritage, France never ceases to fascinate American travelers. Whether you intend to visit the country just for fun or for a deeper purpose, France has something for everyone, which is why it is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Europe. With a glass of Bordeaux's finest ...

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There are many hidden dangers surrounding the world of air travel. With research outlining the different risks associated with flying, some travelers are concerned about taking the plane, especially if they have a pre-existing medical condition. Several factors, the change in air pressure, lack of medical help onboard or lack of medical ...

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With more than 190 million people across the globe being affected by coronary heart disease (CHD) and cardiovascular diseases being the leading cause of death worldwide, the regularity of heart stent surgeries should not be surprising. In the US alone, approximately one million people, if not more, have this stenting procedure per year. What ...

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While the change in air pressure in a plane cabin might not be noticeable for healthy passengers, it can be drastic for patients with lung issues. In that case, is it safe to fly when you have bronchitis? What are the risks involved?  What you should know about flying if you have bronchitis Acute bronchitis is not a cause of concern and can ...

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Many aviation health experts and healthcare specialists agree that pregnant women and their unborn children face no particular risks when flying commercially. However, this statement only applies to healthy pregnancies. What about pregnant women who have underlying medical conditions? Is it dangerous for them to fly? Can it result in a ...

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Epilepsy is the fourth most common neurological disorder in the world. It is distinguished by electrical activity surges in the brain, which are responsible for recurring seizures. Seizures and epilepsy in general can jeopardize the safety of epileptics, especially when flying long distances. In this factsheet, we explain everything you need ...

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While it might seem scary, joint replacement surgery is one of the most common and most successful interventions in modern medicine. Joint surgery, or arthroplasty, typically involves replacing a damaged joint with an artificial one. Is this restrictive? Can you fly with an artificial joint? The simple answer is yes, on the condition that ...

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Can bed-bound patients fly? What is a safe traveling option? How can someone who cannot move from one room to another on his own fly across continents? Is life so restrictive for bed-bound patients that they cannot travel, whether short or long distances? The simple answer to this question is No. While bed-bound patients are at a ...

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With increasing frequency, regions of the world are being overwhelmed by devastating natural disasters: forest fires, earthquakes, tsunamis and floods. This time, Pakistan has been hit. June to September is the monsoon season in Pakistan. However, this year, the unexpected and unusually heavy rainfall has created massive flash floods in which ...

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For years the US has maintained a strong relationship with South America. Once considered to be the fastest-growing trading partner of its Northern counterpart, Latin America has undergone considerable development over the years. Even today, Latin America remains the largest source of US immigrants. According to Immigration officials, more ...

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Are you hearing the call of a "farniente" vacation where the sun and sea will carry you away? Explore the Maldives! It is surrounded by the Indian Ocean and has a warm climate all year. The key points to remember about medical repatriation from the Maldives: Medical emergencies are common during summer vacations. With only three hospitals in ...

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Each family's reason for chartering medical flight services is unique, whether it's due to old age, a degenerative disease, or a life-threatening situation. Our air ambulance transportation services are available for both non-emergency situations and patients who are critically ill or injured. Why do elderly passengers need flight ...

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Mexico is considered to be the perfect holiday destination for Americans. Its proximity to the US and comparative affordability for Americans result in a huge number of tourists every year, even after COVID-19. Despite the appeal of Mexico, certain precautions are in order to avoid a medical emergency in Mexico. Fully equipped hospitals can ...

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Florida has more tourist attractions than any other state in the United States. There are beaches, restaurants, museums, bars, and cultural centers in the area. However, while synonymous with fun, summer vacations are also a time of increased medical issues. Hopefully, our medical escort service and air ambulances can transport you to a ...

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Spring break is one of the best times of the year to relax and rejuvenate. It is also an excellent time to visit beautiful beaches and exotic places. In contrast, a medical emergency could cut your long-awaited vacation short. Learn how to have a safe spring break and how our air medical transport services can help if the unthinkable ...

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Most parents are terrified of flying with a sick baby or child, and for good reason. Both air travel and infants are unpredictable, and they don't always get along. However, some forethought and preparation can help make the flight more enjoyable for your baby, you, and everyone else on board. This article addresses some common concerns you ...

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In the United States, 1 person dies every 34 seconds from heart disease, accounting for 1 in every 5 deaths. High blood pressure, high cholesterol, and smoking are all risk factors for cardiovascular disease. Being overweight, unhealthy diets, physical inactivity, and excessive alcohol consumption also increase Americans’ chances of developing ...

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The pleasure of sun-drenched picnics on Mediterranean beaches, the staccato stamp of a flamenco dancer's heels, the splendor of a royal palace... American tourist experiences like these encapsulate the soul of Spain, portraying the country's enchanting natural beauty, fascinating culture, and rich history. The key points to remember about ...

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Americans visiting Germany are spoiled for choice when it comes to unique places to visit. Vacationing in this beautiful part of Europe is perhaps best described by its historical sites and picturesque small towns, as well as an abundance of mountains and forests. But what if you become seriously ill or injured while on vacation in Western ...

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With soaring volcanoes, spectacular sunsets, and palm-fringed lagoons, Hawaii is a treasure trove of flora, fauna, and fun, attracting 10 million international tourists each year for adventure and relaxation. Vacations in Hawaii truly provide a lifetime of bliss.  This tropical experience, however, could be cut short by an unexpected illness ...

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When we hear or read the term "medical flight," we may automatically assume that it is intended for patients suffering from critical illnesses or serious injuries, necessitating constant medical care and supervision in a dedicated air ambulance. While this is correct, we also provide non-emergency non-urgent medical flight services. This ...

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The term air medical transport is used at Medical Air Service to refer to the transport of a patient in a specially designed air ambulance with appropriately licensed and certified medical staff. As a result, our aeromedical transports provide full-service intensive care to patients on board, regardless whether they are injured or ill ...

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