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Lifetime Surveillance of Astronaut Health (LSAH) Newsletters:
The Lifetime Surveillance of Astronaut Health (LSAH) is a proactive occupational surveillance program for the astronaut corps to screen and monitor astronauts for occupational related disease. LSAH newsletters are published semiannually with the intent to keep participants informed and up to date on the program's findings.
Click on the links below to view all LSAH newsletters published to date.

Year Issue Date Contents
2022 Volume 27 Issue 1
  • LSAH Formers’ Examinations – Update May 2022
  • JSC Clinic Welcomes Dr. Tim LaVan, Dr. David Reyes, and Dr. Charles Dukes!
  • IMPALA: NASA HHPD’s Integrated Platform for Managing Astronaut Health Data
  • SANS Maturation Project – LSAH Inputs and Recent Findings
  • Prostate Cancer in the Astronaut Corps: Results from the LSAH Systematic Review Projects
2021 Volume 26 Issue 2
  • LSAH Exams and COVID-19 Impact
  • LSAH Data Loss Due to COVID-19
  • Primary Care Provider Records
  • LSAH and LSDA Data Repositories: Updates and New Processes
  • Meet Lakshmi Kanikkannan, LSAH Team’s Graduate Intern
  • Publications Corner (2020-Present)
2021 Volume 26 Issue 1
  • Human Systems Risk Board: An Introduction
  • The Concern for Venous Thromboembolism during Spaceflight
  • Systematic Review of Cancer Outcomes and the Evidence Base
  • COVID-19 and LSAH Exams
  • Establishing the Evidence Base for Current and Future NASA Programs
2020 Volume 25 Issue 1
  • A Message from the JSC Clinic!
  • LSAH: Looking Back, Moving Forward
  • Apollo to Artemis: Mining 50-Year-Old Records to Inform Future Human Lunar Landing Systems
  • Publications Corner (2019-Present)
  • News and Notes
2019 Volume 24 Issue 1
  • From VIIP to SANS: The Evolution
  • Cancer among NASA Astronauts
  • Publications Corner (2018)
  • LSAH and LSDA repository 5-year re-consent process
  • News and Notes
2018 Volume 23 Issue 1
  • LSAH Data Happenings
  • Back pain from microgravity: Changes in intervertebral discs or muscular atrophy?
  • The Human Research Program Investigators’ Workshop: Integrating medical and research data to inform the spaceflight community
  • Protecting astronaut medical privacy: Review of presentations and publication for attributability
  • Did You Know? Medical coding and astronaut health
2017 Vol. 22 Issue 1
  • The TREAT Astronauts Act
  • Audiometric Surveillance: Benefits for Individuals and Occupational Surveillance
  • Occupational Surveillance: Relationship between Carbon Dioxide Levels and Reported Headaches on the International Space Station
  • Exploring Cardiovascular Disease Risk among Astronauts
  • Publications Corner (2014 - 2017)
  • News and Notes
2013 Vol. 19 Issue 1
  • Protecting Bone Mass During Space Flight
  • Publication Review: Galactic Cosmic Radiation Linked to Alzheimer Disease Pathology in Mice
  • Occupational Surveillance – What is it, and What is LSAH Doing with My Data?
  • Recent Reimbursement Updates
2012 Vol. 18 Issue 2
  • Individual Exposure Profiles: Documenting and Evaluating the Risks to Astronaut Health
  • Ready, Set... GO! for Fitness Assessments
  • The Lifetime Surveillance of Astronaut Health Repository (LSAH-R): Support for Current and Future Research Studies
  • What Can the Lifetime Surveillance of Astronaut Health (LSAH) Program Do For You When You Retire From the Astronaut Corps?
  • Visual Impairment/Intracranial Pressure (VIIP) Update
  • For Your Reference: Publications Derived from LSAH Data
2012 Vol. 18 Issue 1
  • What’s New in Space Medicine - Can you say “VIIP”?
  • Vision Changes Observed After Space Flight
  • Ground and In-Flight Testing for Visual Impairment and Intracranial Pressure
  • Your One-Stop-Shop for Medical Records
2011 Spring 2011
  • Update on the New Lifetime Surveillance of Astronaut Health (LSAH) Program: Comprehensive Medical Exam
  • Traditional Cardiovascular Risk Factors as Predictors of Cardiovascular Events in the U.S. Astronaut Corps
  • Risk of Atrial Arrythmias in the Astronaut Corps
2010 Vol. 17 Issue 2
  • An Overview of the New Occupational Surveillance Program for the Astronaut Corps
  • LSAH Repository Participation for Astronauts
  • Getting More Juice from the Lemon: The Lean Process
  • Health and Safety Tips for Travelers
2009 Vol. 17 Issue 1
  • Vitamin D Deficiency
  • The New Direction of Your Health Records
  • Pancreatic Cancer- A Silent Killer
2009 Vol. 16 Issue 2
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Hospital Hygiene: Stopping the Spread of Nosocomial Infections
  • Tinnitus: Will That Ringing Ever Stop?
2008 Vol. 16 Issue 1
  • Metabolic Syndrome: Fact or Fiction
  • Multiple Pair-Wise Comparisons
  • Chronic Diseases Surveillance:
2007 Vol. 15 Issue 2
  • A Brief Introduction to Bayesian Statistics
  • Ten Steps to Consider Before Taking Over-the-counter Medications
  • Pandemic Flu: a Public Health Concern or Urban Legend?
2007 Vol. 15 Issue 1
  • Don't Stop My Heart: Heart Disease Prevention
  • Hazardous Air Pollutants
2006 Vol. 14 Issue 2
  • Kidney Stones
  • Screening Treadmills Work
  • Behavioral Health and Spaceflight
  • What is a Cardiac Stent?
2006 Vol. 14 Issue 1
  • LSAH Improves Collection of Comparison Participants’ Data
  • Interpreting Medical Research
  • Hearing Loss among LSAH Participants
  • The NASCA Study
  • What is a DXA Scan?
2005 Vol. 13 Issue 2
  • Bone Health and Physical Activity
  • Osteoporosis: How Bone Healthy Are You?
  • Quick Glance: Reported Daily Calcium Intake
2004 Vol. 13 Issue 1
  • LSAH saves the day for the “Iron Man”
  • Fats and Oils: how do they compare?
  • Overweight and Obesity in the LSAH population
2003 Vol. 12 Issue 2
  • Benefits of Cross Training
  • Hormone Replacement Therapy Update: FDA Releases Website to Provide Information for Women
  • Foot Care Basics
  • What is Plantar Fasciitis?
2003 Vol. 12 Issue 1
  • Ten Years of LSAH
  • Seasonal Allergies: Are you prepared?
  • Meet the LSAH Staff
  • Preserving Flight Medicine Clinic Medical Data
  • Occupational Safety and You
  • Streamlining the Blood-drawing Procedure for Comparison Participants
2003 Vol. 11 Issue 2
  • Surveillance of Health Risks Among Older Adults
  • The Risks and Benefits of Hormone Replacement Therapy
  • Arthritis and Physical Activity
  • Vision and Aging
2002 Vol. 11 Issue 1
  • An Update on the Physiological Variables of EVA Participants
  • EVA Facts
  • What is Evidence-Based Medicine?
  • Safety Tips for Walkers and Runners
  • Medical Information Resources
2001 Vol. 10 Issue 2
  • Smoking Prevalence of LSAH Participants
  • Asthma
  • Have You Had Your Cholesterol Checked Lately?
  • Cold and Flu Facts
2001 Vol. 10 Issue 1
  • Nutritional Intake of LSAH Participants
  • How Secure are Your Medical Data?
2000 Vol. 09 Issue 2
  • Physical Activity for a Healthy Lifestyle
  • The 2000 Astronaut Class
  • Aging and Cardiopulmonary Function
2000 Vol. 09 Issue 1
  • Prevalence of Hypertension in LSAH Participants
  • What is Epidemiology?
  • Diabetes Among the LSAH Participants
  • Test Your NASA/JSC Knowledge
1999 Vol. 08 Issue 2
  • Injury Rate of Shuttle Astronauts
  • Colorectal Cancer Incidence of LSAH Participants
  • The Flight Medicine Clinic Enters the 21st Century
  • Breast Cancer Awareness
1999 Vol. 08 Issue 1
  • Visual Acuity Changes in Shuttle Astronauts
  • The Comprehensive Medical Information System
  • What is the Healthy Weight for You?
  • Aging and Blood Pressure
  • Black History Month Feature –The Tuskegee Airmen
1998 Vol. 07 Issue 2
  • Body Mass Changes in Phase I Astronauts
  • The 1998 Astronaut Class
  • The Association between Aging and Specific Physiological Measurements
  • Physiological Variables of EVA Participants
1998 Vol. 07 Issue 1
  • Thyroid disease investigated among LSAH population
  • Women Astronaut Health
  • Computerized Patient Records: The Comprehensive Computerized Medical Information System
  • February is Black History Month
1997 Vol. 06 Issue 2
  • Operational Monitoring of Pre- and Postflight Blood Parameters for First Time Shuttle Flyers
  • Second-hand Smoke and You
  • LSAH Plans Data Collection for Nutrient Intake
1997 Vol. 06 Issue 1
  • Risk of Cancer Mortality among LSAH Participants Compared with General Population
  • Vitamin D Plays Important Role in Winter Wellness
  • ICD-9-CM Facilitates Comparison of LSAH Data with Other Population Data
  • LSAH Sample Size Expands to Over 1000
1996 Vol. 05 Issue 2
  • Association Between Age and PSA Values
  • Melatonin: A Snapshot
  • Nail Disease
1996 Vol. 05 Issue 1
  • Pulmonary Function and Aging in LSAH
  • The Thyroid Gland: Functions and Disorders
1995 Vol. 04 Issue 1
  • Study Announcements
  • New participants in the study
  • LSAH Health Life Style Questionnaire
  • Security of the LSAH data bases
  • New research questions under consideration
  • Update on Body Mass Index (BMI)
  • Glaucoma: Are You at Risk?
  • Serum CPK Reported in LSAH Participants
1994 Vol. 03 Issue 2
  • More Baseline Demographic Data are Needed
  • Participation Continues in the LSAH
  • Policy Changes for JSC Retirees' Medical Records
  • Flu Vaccine is Offered at the JSC Clinic
  • The Health Lifestyle Questionnaire Will Supplement LSAH Data Collection
  • Reduce Your Risk of Noise-induced Hearing Loss
1994 Vol. 03 Issue 1
  • Baseline Comparisons of the Two LSAH Groups
  • What to Expect from Your Treadmill Test and How to Prepare
  • Exercising Outdoors? Exercise Caution!
  • PSA Screening Offered to Male LSAH Participants
1993 Vol. 02 Issue 2
  • JSC’s Total Health Program and the LSAH
  • Mammograms Offered to LSAH Female Participants
  • Blood Tests: a Photograph of Your Health
1993 Vol. 02 Issue 1
  • Study Gets “Off the Ground”
  • More Participation Needed from Inactive Astronauts
  • Bone Density Study to Include Some LSAH Participants
  • Bone Densitometry Data to Provide Important Information about Bone Loss
  • About Osteoporosis
1992 Vol. 01 Issue 2
  • Candidates Invited to Participate in Study
  • Treadmill Tests Offered to LSAH Participants
  • U.S./Russian Space Agreement May Benefit LSAH
  • How Is Percentage Body Fat Measured?
  • Dietary Antioxidants and Heart Disease
1992 Vol. 01 Issue 1
  • What is the LSAH?
  • What Happens to All That Data?
  • Attention Inactive Astronauts
  • Confidentiality Ensured for All Study Participants
  • Newsletter Will Keep Participants Performed