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Do I Have a Cold or the Flu?

Do I Have a Cold or the Flu?

You know when it’s coming!  That feeling that you are just not quite feeling right. Maybe it’s that itch in the back of your throat or the sneeze that just didn’t quite feel right. And with the latest flu crisis affecting hundreds of people in Boston, New […]

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Right Aircraft for the Right Trip

Right Aircraft for the Right Trip

Ensuring that your air medical transportation is as safe as it can be is of the utmost importance to us.  It goes well beyond just having the correct medical equipment and personnel on board.  The type of aircraft used can mean significant reductions in the total time […]

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Guiding Aircraft Safely on the Ground

Guiding Aircraft Safely on the Ground

You probably seen them at the airport.  Ground handlers waving orange wands signaling to the plane.  This “aircraft marshaling” is a technique used by ground crews to communicate with the pilots when they are maneuvering on the ramp. Depending upon the size of the plane and the […]

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Waiting in Vain? What Happens When Your Medical Flight is Delayed

Waiting in Vain? What Happens When Your Medical Flight is Delayed

  We regularly get the call for help from patients families, but it’s not the call you would think. “Help! My mom is supposed to be flown today and the air ambulance company just told me that the aircraft is broken and won’t be available for 36 hours.” What […]

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Mercy Jets Medical Director Trains Military Doctors

Mercy Jets Medical Director Trains Military Doctors

With over 134 casualties in the Afghanistan conflict this year already, the military continues to use its reserve forces.  Report indices show over 3000 casualties for personnel deployed into Afghanistan in the past decade with over half being United States Citizens and the yearly average (previous three years) of […]

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Duran Duran’s Le Bon Supports Air Ambulance Service

Duran Duran's Le Bon Supports Air Ambulance Service

In the 80’s he was the front man for one of the most successful band of the era.  Simon Le Bon of Duran Duran has now turned his focus on helping the British Helicopter Air Ambulance Service charity to raise money.  Helping to keep their fleet of Air Ambulance’s aloft. The Air […]

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Happy Presidents’ Day

Happy Presidents' Day

Today is Presidents’ Day! A federal holiday that is a celebration of two of our greatest presidents, George Washington and Abraham Lincoln.  Here at Mercy Jets we just want to take a moment to acknowledge this day and the accomplishments of these two men. As a worldwide […]

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Valentines Day and Heart Health

Valentines Day and Heart Health

Positive Effects Valentines Day Can Have On Your Health Valentines Day leads us to romantic images of holding hands, walks through the park, kissing, candy, and romance.  But, did you know that these things are just as beneficial to the heart as they are to the soul?  […]

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It’s just a little Heart Attack

It's just a little Heart Attack

Here is a video from Go Red For Women™ about a super-mom who has just a “little heart attack.”  It’s starring Emmy-nominated actress Elizabeth Banks.  It’s heart health month and Mercy Jets wants to help you understand the signs and symptoms of the number one killer of […]

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Understanding Your Blood Pressure Numbers

Understanding Your Blood Pressure Numbers

Your blood pressure is so important that during an air ambulance mission, we at Mercy Jets, continually monitor it status.  It is considered one of the principle vital signs.  But what is blood pressure and what do those numbers really mean? What is Blood Pressure? Blood Pressure, […]

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