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Some travel so they can lie on a beach or visit centuries-old architectural masterpieces. And then there are those who travel for medical care. While this might seem odd to those who prefer the comfort and security of healthcare in their home country, for others it’s a more affordable way to get the procedure they need. In some cases, people…

We’re all about anything that makes travel a little more convenient and a little less stressful, and this week there were several good articles that help to make travel a little less arduous. Let’s start with the New York Times’ Seth Kugel who writes about five specific travel challenges, and the websites that solve them. Wi-Fi at your fingertips can…

President Obama was the world’s most prominent traveler this week, with a much discussed trip to Israel. To mark that, we have some dining advice for POTUS, courtesy of the New York Times’ Emily Brennan. She speaks with a chef from Jerusalem who offers guidance on the best places to eat in the ancient city, including where to find the…

Fifty-seven years ago this week, we entered a new era in travel – the dawn of the jet age. Jaunted has the story of the introduction of Boeing’s debut of the precursor to the 707, a plane that changed the way we travel and made the world much smaller. Can you imagine life without the jet? Thanks, Boeing. Of course,…

The antibiotic-resistant enzyme, the carbapenemase NDM-1, has been appearing in recent headlines across the globe. For that reason, the Healthy Travel Blog requested some perspective on the situation from Dr. Vanya Gant, a Specialist in Infectious Diseases and Microbiology in London.  Here are his thoughts on the background, risk and future of this "superbug."   NDM-1 is one of several enzymes which destroy carbapenem…

Last week the British Medical Journal The Lancet reported that a new bacterium resistant to almost all antibiotics, coined New Delhi metallo-lactamase-1 or NDM-1 has emerged from India and Pakistan, and infected patients in Canada, the United States, Australia, Sweden, and a number of other countries. pay someone to do your essay Labeled “superbugs” by medical authorities, these bacteria resist…

Ever since pilgrims to Epidaurus sought the healing powers of Asclepius, the Greek God of Medicine, people have traveled to distant destinations to obtain medical care. Today published reports suggest that a new medical migration is taking place. Some estimate that as many as one million patients worldwide leave their home countries to be treated for everything from a toothache,…

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