Travelling with Diabetes

Posted by Michael Hood-Julien on Jul 29, 2015 10:00:00 AM

Having diabetes should not prevent a person from traveling if one takes the necessary precautions. Like any chronic illnesses, planning ahead is important to having a great time away. Health experts advise that one should prepare four to six weeks before traveling. This preparation should include: 1) diet, 2) medicines and travel vaccines, 3) travel insurance, and 4) air travel.

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Traveling While Pregnant

Posted by Michael Hood-Julien on Jul 22, 2015 10:00:00 AM

Most women, with proper precautions can travel safely well into their pregnancy. It is still important to arm oneself with information on when to travel, as well as vaccinations and travel insurance information.

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How to Avoid Pool Parasites

Posted by Michael Hood-Julien on Jul 15, 2015 10:00:00 AM

The swimming pool is one of the best leisure spots during the summer. Whether at home or traveling away, the pool can be relaxing and fun. The pool can also pose health risks. 

According to Centers of Disease Control (CDC), there have been a significant rise in the number of illnesses caused by pool parasites in the last 20 years. Between 2011 and 2012, parasites were the cause of 1,788 illnesses, 95 hospitalizations and one death in the United States.

The most common parasite found was called Cryptosporidium, which accounted for around half of all recreational water-related illnesses. This parasite causes cryptosporidiosis, resulting in diarrhea, stomach cramps or pain, nausea, dehydration, vomiting, weight loss and fever.
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Tips for Travelers Dealing with Asthma

Posted by Michael Hood-Julien on Jul 8, 2015 10:00:00 AM

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5 Tips for Safe Driving

Posted by Michael Hood-Julien on Jun 24, 2015 10:00:00 AM

Are you a safe driver? Though no one thinks about losing a loved one in a car crash, vehicle crashes are the number one cause of death for children and young adults ages 5 to 24.  According to the Centers for Disease Control, they are also the number two cause of death for adults 25 and older and for toddlers.

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6 Tips to Stay Active While You're Traveling

Posted by Michael Hood-Julien on Jun 10, 2015 10:00:00 AM

 

Staying fit while traveling can be difficult. Here are 6 simple tips to help stay active while you're away from home.

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