Category: Travel Health

finding quality care when you travel
May 22 2018

Travel health: How to find quality care abroad

Travel Health  •  By Miles Varn

When people who travel around the world for work were polled about their top travel health concerns, 35% of those surveyed said the most serious health threat facing travelers is not being able to access quality care if you fall ill or get injured. Taking steps to prepare for a health emergency while traveling abroad... Read More

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prescription medications
Apr 3 2018

How to travel abroad safely with prescription medications

Travel Health  •  By Susan Walker

If you regularly take prescription medications for back pain, ADHD, insomnia, anxiety, and a range of other conditions, you probably don’t think twice about packing them into your luggage when you travel. In the U.S., the most common issue people face when traveling with prescription medications is lost or forgotten medications. And while people traveling... Read More

Travel health tips
Mar 15 2016

Travel health: Getting quality care on the road

Travel Health  •  By Miles Varn

A recent poll asked people who travel around the world for work what their top travel health concerns were. Thirty-five percent of those surveyed said the most serious health threat facing travelers in 2016 is access to quality care. What steps you can take to ensure you can quickly access high quality care when you’re... Read More

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Protect your family from mosquito-borne illnesses
Mar 1 2016

How to protect yourself from Zika virus and other mosquito-borne illnesses

Travel Health  •  By Miles Varn

Zika virus is the focus of a great deal of attention in the media and from researchers around the world. While the virus is a concern for women who are pregnant or planning to become pregnant in the near future, there are also several other mosquito-borne illnesses that you should also be aware of. We... Read More

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Could you handle a medical emergency while traveling?
Dec 29 2015

How to handle a medical emergency while you’re traveling

Travel Health  •  By Miles Varn

With all the planning that goes into travel, people usually spend very little time thinking about how they would deal with a medical emergency if faced with one while away from home. But having a plan and resources in place can help ensure you get the right care from experienced physicians in a timely manner.... Read More

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Will your health insurance cover you while traveling?
Dec 8 2015

What does your health insurance cover when you travel?

Travel Health  •  By Miles Varn

Whether you’re traveling to visit friends and family for the holidays or for business, it’s wise to know what your health insurance will cover if you fall ill or are injured away from home. There are several questions you should ask your insurer well before your trip so you’ll be prepared if you get sick... Read More

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chronic health problems
Jul 9 2015

Chronic health problems don’t have to limit travel

Travel Health  •  By Miles Varn

Just because you’re living with a chronic health problem doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy travelling for vacation or join your co-workers on a business trip. To make sure you’re prepared to manage your condition while you’re away and safely handle any issues that arise, follow these recommendations. See your doctor first. Before you start planning... Read More

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Children's health while traveling
Jun 16 2015

6 ways to protect your children’s health while traveling

Travel Health  •  By Miles Varn

If you’re planning to travel with your children this summer, you’re probably ready to deal with car or air sickness, scraped knees, and sunburn on the one spot where you didn’t get the sunscreen. There are, however, several other steps you should take, especially if you’re travelling overseas, to help make the trip safer and... Read More

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travel and pregnancy
May 5 2015

5 tips for safer travel while pregnant

Family Caregiving, Travel Health  •  By Miles Varn

If you’re pregnant and planning a vacation or have to travel for work, there are several steps you can take to make travel safer and healthier. It’s best to start your planning and preparations at least several weeks before your departure. But before booking that trip, it’s essential that you talk to your OB/GYN and... Read More

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replacing lost medication
Apr 7 2015

If you lost your medicine while travelling, what would you do?

Travel Health  •  By Miles Varn

Whether you’re travelling across the country to visit family or across the globe for business, it’s smart to have a plan in place in case you need medical care. That’s especially true if you use medication to help manage a chronic health condition such as heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, asthma, or chronic obstructive... Read More