The CDC has recommended Tamiflu® and Relenza® for treatment of the swine influenza virus . As is often the case in any type of outbreak, there are numerous conflicting reports arising concerning the availability of the necessary medications. One of our physician advisors, who is based at a Mexico City hospital, has provided us with the latest information on the treatment…

After 24 surreal hours on the ground in Mexico, I’m on my way back out of the country. I had arrived in Monterrey yesterday for a conference of Mexican Hospitals, but the conference has been canceled due to the swine flu outbreak.   Here are my observations from my quick stay:   The mood and behavior of people has changed…

Not since the panic of 1976, when a Fort Dix, New Jersey soldier died and four of his fellow recruits became ill, has there been such attention paid to swine flu. The 1976 "outbreak" triggered a massive effort from the US government to immunize the entire population. The pandemic never materialized despite only 24 per cent of the population receiving…

College years bring opportunities to explore the world. Young adults are adept at traveling light, but today many carry the weight of living with a mental health condition. They may be traveling with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) or a more serious condition, or, as often happens, a new condition might emerge when an adolescent leaves home for the first…

Navigating your health plan to get the most out of your benefits can be a challenge -the administrative hurdles alone can sometimes be daunting. But for international travelers there's a little known trapdoor that can open large gaps in healthcare coverage that quickly spiral beyond your control, exposing world travelers to significant financial risk. Traveling or residing outside the U.S.…

Ok, I admit it, I am not a runner.  Not really, anyway.  I was on the track team in high school, but focused on events that are over before you even realize that you are breathing hard. For many travelers, however, getting in their run is an important way for them to maintain their daily routine.  Before the Internet, finding…

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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