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Nothing ruins a vacation faster than getting sick. You’ve planned your trip, taken time away from work and spent your hard-earned cash on flights, hotels, and tours all to get hit with an illness that leaves you stuck in bed.  Unfortunately, it happens pretty often. Between packing stress, cramped flights, disrupted sleep schedules and unfamiliar foods, traveling can weaken the…

Sailing Off: Cruise Around the World without Getting Sick

Norovirus. It’s the worst nightmare of cruise lines and cruise ship passengers alike. When an outbreak occurs on a ship full of people, the ship’s staff scrambles to contain it and sanitize, passengers deal with the nasty symptoms of the illness or fear catching it, and the cruise line company’s PR department goes into crisis mode. According to the Centers…

sick after vacation

A great vacation can leave you with lasting memories and souvenirs, not to mention fatigue or jetlag. But what if you’re feeling a little more than just tiredness and a dread of going back to work? Most post-vacation sicknesses are mild, such as a head cold or upset stomach. But up to eight percent of travelers are sick enough to…

Motion Sickness

There’s virtually nothing worse than missing out on a fun event or feeling generally miserable due to motion sickness when traveling. Trust me, I’ve been there, and I know a lot of other people struggle with it too. Motion sickness is a common inner ear issue that’s caused by repeated motion, such as the movement of a car, airplane, or…

Air travel can be exhausting. We all know that and, in the past, we’ve written about jet lag and ways to try to prevent it.  But that exhausted feeling you feel when you land – or when you’re in the air – might actually be mountain sickness. Mountain sickness – or altitude sickness – occurs most often in mountain climbers…

Recent events in Japan, along with the pervasive terrorist threat of “dirty bombs” loaded with radioactive material, have brought radiation sickness -- its detection and treatment -- to the world’s center stage. Attacking radiation sickness requires the same diagnostic and treatment developments that have helped us deal with other illnesses. Diabetics, for instance, have access to sophisticated blood glucose monitors…

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