Posts By John Miller

Some people are so afraid of flying, they won’t even consider traveling or stepping foot in an airport, let alone get on a plane. But there are even more people who will fly to travel, but experience intense stress and anxiety during a flight. Often times, people who experience this stress and anxiety will turn to alcohol and/or prescriptions to…

cellphones

Sometimes you’re on a plane and you feel like you desperately need to call someone. We’ve become so attached to our devices that to be deprived of using them for a couple hours seems like an outlandish inconvenience. And when you’re on that plane and feeling disconnected, it can be pretty stressful. But can you imagine what it would be…

Ebola CDC projections

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a report today that indicates the Ebola outbreak in West Africa is nearing a potentially devastating tipping point – the CDC projects that the number of cases in Sierra Leone and Liberia could explode to as many as 1.4 million by the end of January. We’ve warned travelers previously that trips to…

Tom Frieden CDC

Generally speaking, when an outbreak of disease occurs, the media fans the flames of panic while officials try to keep people calm. And that has been the case in this year’s epidemic of Ebola. At least until today. Today, Centers for Disease Control Director Dr. Tom Frieden told CNN that the Ebola epidemic is “spiraling out of control.” Frieden, who…

Polio Vaccine the Telegraph

This is not a story we thought we’d be working on. Polio, the disease that ravaged children around the world in the mid-20th century, is making a comeback, and the World Health Organization is concerned. The WHO has declared that the sudden rejuvenation of the vaccine-preventable disease constitutes an international health emergency. Officials say three countries – Syria, Cameroon and…

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