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Dealing with the heat in Europe

Imagine yourself lounging on one of the French Riviera’s famous beaches. You see glistening water, hear the waves softly crashing and feel the sun’s rays kissing your skin. As fantastic as this may sound, in reality the sun will beat down and you’ll wish for the slightest breeze to cool you. Perhaps stopping in a café with air conditioning could…

Dealing with Traveler's Diarrhea

Okay, so it might not be the most fun thing to talk about, but every traveler should be prepared for the possibility of getting traveler’s diarrhea. Traveler’s diarrhea is a stomach and intestinal infection primarily caused by bacterial pathogens. Often, the infection is spread as a result of improper handling of food or through contaminated water. The risk is particularly…

Traveling feet

As a diabetic, you know that it takes constant vigilance to manage the disease. Because of that, you spend a little more time planning before traveling to ensure you stay healthy and keep your diabetes under control. You know that changes in your meals, physical activity and time zones can all have an impact the way you manage the disease.…

Diabetes_Kit_2

People with diabetes need to prepare in advance for most daily activities. They especially need to plan before traveling to ensure their daily diabetes care routine is not disrupted. Travel with your diabetes care medicines and tools at hand. Whether traveling by car, train, or plane, ensure you travel with your diabetes care medicines and tools at hand, and make…

Traveling in a wheelchair

For many people, there’s no experience that compares to traveling the world. It’s invigorating, recharges you, opens your eyes to new and exotic cultures and food, and renews your spirit. However, if you require a wheelchair to get around, traveling may seem a daunting or near impossible feat. Outside of the controlled environment of your home, work and school, where…

Asthmatics With Altitude

Annie Sullivan views the world as her oyster. At just 27 years old, she has been to nearly every continent, having traveled to [caption id="attachment_12862" align="alignright" width="300"]Asthmatics With Altitude Annie Sullivan in Antarctica[/caption] Antarctica, through the high altitudes of the Andes Mountains of Cusco, Peru, down the Mekong River in Vietnam and Cambodia and through Egypt, Russia and the Galapagos Islands in Ecuador. So far, she’s been to about 40 countries.

Plan to manage Diabetes

Diabetics know all too well that managing the disease requires constant vigilance. Stray from your routine, and you can find yourself in trouble. But that doesn’t mean diabetics need to fear travel, whether for business or pleasure. It does require some extra planning to make sure you stay healthy throughout your trip. Traveling is very disruptive to our routines; in…

Dealing with lost or forgotten medications, broken or damaged medical equipment or the immediate effects of low or high blood sugar can ruin any diabetic’s travel plans. With a little foresight and preparation, a person with diabetes can travel locally or abroad with minimal hassles and headaches. Here are some ways to plan for a trip. Making a medical kit…

Whether you’re new to CPAP (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure) therapy or not, preparing to travel with your CPAP machine can raise a few questions if you’ve never traveled with it before. How should I pack the machine? Will the device make it through airport security? Can I use it on the plane? How will I power the machine on the plane, in…

Once one of the most feared contagious illnesses among college students and the military, the incidence of bacterial meningitis due to the Neisseria meningitidis strain has dropped significantly since the introduction of the Menactra meningitis vaccine (MCV4) in 2005. The American College Health Association, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the American Academy of Pediatrics now strongly…

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