How did the 16-year-old stowaway on Hawaiian Airlines Flight 45 survive in the plane’s wheel well for 5.5 hours, enduring frigid temperatures at 38,000 feet and a lack of oxygen?
Dr. Schoene, pulmonologist and critical disease medicine specialist with Alta Bates Summit Medical Center, answers this question on KCBS Radio 106.9 FM and on CNN with Anderson Cooper. Since 1947, only about 25 percent of the 105 stowaways aboard airplanes worldwide have survived.
Can Anyone Survive in a Plane’s Wheel Well?
Dr. Schoene has done extensive research in exercise and high altitude medicine. His book High Altitude Medicine and Physiology is the world’s only authorized text on high altitude medicine and physiology.
Take a refresher course on safety techniques, defensive driving, vehicle handling, and more from Alta Bates Summit Medical Center in Oakland. Learn everything you need to know to brush up on your skills in our Safe Driving Refresher Course.
- When: Saturday, May 17, from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
- Where: Herrick Campus, 2001 Dwight Way, Berkeley , CA 94704; Maffly Auditorium
Call 510-869-6737 to register. Invite a friend.
Some interesting and unique records were set at Alta Bates Summit last week. We’ve had a long standing reputation as a high risk pregnancy center where multiple births are often welcomed into the world.
On April 7 and 8, staff and physicians were extremely busy when three sets of triplets—two sets of boys and one set of girls—were born at Alta Bates Summit within 24 hours of each other—including one set of very rare identical triplets. Read More about Three Times Three
Join us for a free discussion about the role of nutrition in management of chronic disease, Alzheimer’s and fall risk, presented by Mary Lousie Zernicke, M.S., Nutrition Program director, Merritt College.
When: Thurs., May 8, from 5:30-7:00 p.m.
Where: Bayside Park, 1440 40th Street, Emeryville
Please call Judy at 510-710-0934 to save your seat. Invite a friend.
It’s very easy to take your feet for granted, but they can cause many problems without proper care.
Podiatrist Etka Shah, DPM, from Alta Bates Summit Medical Center, will lead a free discussion about feet–how to care for them, what to check for and what can happen if you neglect them.
When: Thursday, May 1, from 3:30 to 5:00 p.m.
Where: The Lake Merritt Senior Residence, 1800 Madison Street, Oakland, CA 94607
This class is free. Call 510-903-3600 to save your seat. Invite a friend.
Trigeminal neuralgia is a nerve disorder that causes a stabbing or electric-shock-like pain in parts of the face. If you suffer from this debilitating condition, join us at Alta Bates Summit Medical Center in Oakland for support from others who know what you’re going through.
- When: Saturday, May 3, from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
- Where: Alta Bates Summit Medical Center, Elm Conference Room, 350 Hawthorne Avenue, Oakland
The event is free, but preregistration is required. Please call Joan at 510-531-3490 to register.