Category: Travel Health
6 ways to protect your children’s health while traveling
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
5 tips for safer travel while pregnant
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
If You Lost Medicine While Traveling, What Should You Do?
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
Are you protected against diseases common at these spring break destinations?
If spring break travel is in your plans, it’s important to know what health problems you could be exposed to and how you can protect yourself. There are a number of diseases, some you’re probably aware of and some that may be unfamiliar, that are common at popular spring break destinations. Know what steps you... Read More
3 Tips for Preventing DVT and Blood Clots During Travel
If you’re traveling this holiday season, you should know what steps to take to lower your risk of developing blood clots in your legs that can cause serious, sometimes fatal, health problems. Long flights or travel by car can keep you from moving around, which increases the risk that these abnormal clots will form. However,... Read More
Going abroad? Medical contingency planning to protect your health
When you travel, health problems are probably the last thing on your mind, but illness and injury can strike anywhere. Between 2009 and 2011, more than 2,700 Americans died from accidents and illnesses while they were abroad. Overall, 23 percent of deaths abroad are injury-related, and 2 percent are caused by infectious disease. Read More
A curated medical record can save your life abroad
Before you travel, you want to make sure you are as healthy as you can be. This means visiting a travel medicine specialist to determine disease-preventive measures specific to your travel destination, ensuring you are up to date on routine immunizations such as measles, which is still endemic to many international destinations, and confirming you have... Read More
Does your travel medical insurance cover evacuations?
To be prepared for a medical emergency abroad, it is a good idea to have travel medical insurance to make sure that the cost of any emergency care you need while you are traveling is covered. However, when picking a policy, it is also important to know whether it will cover the cost of transport... Read More
Traveling outside the U.S.? Make sure you have health coverage
When planning your vacation, you probably focus on your daily itineraries: activities, places to eat, where to shop and so on. However, it is also important to be prepared for medical emergencies. One fundamental question to ask is whether your insurance policy covers care outside the U.S. While it is unpleasant to think about, you need... Read More
What you need to know about MERS
If you follow health stories in the news, you’ve probably heard about Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) and may be wondering if you should be concerned. This infectious disease – a coronavirus that is similar to but distinct from the virus that caused the international severe acute respiratory syndrome, or SARS, outbreak about a decade ago –... Read More