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EP 868C The Importance of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

Summary: Dr. Paul Harch, author of The Oxygen Revolution: Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy, discusses the benefits of hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) for divers and explains how it works and why it goes beyond just treating decompression sickness.
Air Date: 12/12/17
Duration: 25:24
Host: Michael Roizen, MD
Guest Bio: Paul. G. Harch, MD
Paul-HarchPaul. G. Harch, MD, is a hyperbaric medicine, diving, and emergency medicine physician and Diplomate of the American Board of Hyperbaric Medicine.

The first President of the International Hyperbaric Medical Association and a semi-finalist for the National Institutes of Health Director’s Pioneer Award, he has seen the positive effects of HBOT firsthand through the treatment of family members with stroke, dementia, and learning disability.

A graduate of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and Director of the Louisiana State University School of Medicine’s Hyperbaric Medicine Department, Dr. Harch currently divides his time between international consulting, lecturing, and his practice and research in the New Orleans area.
EP 868C The Importance of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
Approximately 1,000 scuba divers will suffer from decompression sickness every year in the U.S.

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In this episode, Dr. Paul Harch, author of The Oxygen Revolution: Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy, discusses the benefits of hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) for divers and explains how it works and why it goes beyond just treating decompression sickness. He also touches on the positive effects HBOT has on areas of inflammation and the brain.

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