Congratulations to Angelo Masciantonio, CEO and Co-Founder of HTH Worldwide, for receiving the Greater Philadelphia Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year 2009 Award in the Health Care Services and Products category.  This award celebrates individuals like Angelo, who are building and leading successful, growing and dynamic businesses. 

Scores of Americans are traveling the globe for leisure, business, study and missionary travel.  Because of the recent travel concerns raised by the H1N1 pandemic and terrorist threats like the Mumbai attacks, many of these smart travelers are better planning and preparing to avoid potential hazards.  Greater consumer awareness has led to an increase in the popularity of travel medical…

Experienced travelers know that taking to the local roadways can be one of the most dangerous passages on an international itinerary. Whether in a taxi or a bus, or as a cyclist or a pedestrian, travelers roll the dice with their health and safety. Now the World Health Organization (WHO) has released a comprehensive study of road hazards across 178…

Japan is taking the threat of H1N1 very seriously, as evidenced by the new process arriving international flights must undergo.  I experienced this first hand when I went to Japan a few weeks ago to attend my niece's wedding.   As I prepared myself for the flight from the U.S. to Japan, H1N1 was not something that I was thinking about. …

The H1N1 virus is no longer front page news, and the World Health Organization (WHO) has not classified the current outbreak as a pandemic despite 40 countries collectively reporting over 10,000 cases, including 79 deaths. Most epidemiologists agree that widespread transmission of H1N1 is inevitable, and that a more virulent strain may emerge in the fall. This sobering prediction and…

Given the choice, would you rather buy an international health plan that is secure and subject to state regulators' standards, or one that is not? When it comes to international health plans, consumers often encounter products from "non-admitted" insurers that operate beyond the reach of U.S. state insurance regulations. These offshore plans--also referred to as surplus lines policies-are cheap but…

There's been a lot of attention paid to food allergies in the last couple years. But what happens to folks with food allergies when they travel overseas? At least 12 million Americans suffer from food allergies And 90% of all food allergy reactions are caused by 8 foods:  milk, soy, eggs, wheat, peanuts, tree nuts, fish and shellfish.  Country music star…

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