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Sitting for long periods of time while traveling, whether by airplane, train or car, can increase a traveler’s risk for developing a blood clot.  Research shows that this low-activity situation and the environmental conditions of a plane increase a person’s risk of deep vein thrombosis (DVT). DVT is the formation of blood clots in your veins, usually in the legs…

Traveling often goes hand-in-hand with being a competitive athlete. Whether it’s a professional football player or an endurance runner, traveling before competition and, in some cases, traveling in general, can decrease athletic performance and expose the athlete to health risks. In this two-part series, I’ll address these specific threats: jet lag and deep vein thrombosis (DVT). We all know about,…

Beach season may be drawing to a close in the Northern Hemisphere, but it’s not too late to get a really nasty sunburn, especially if you’re traveling to a high-altitude area.  A study conducted by the Ronald O. Perelman Department of Dermatology at the New York University School of Medicine suggests an approximate 8 to 10 percent increase in ultraviolet…

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