Travel Medicine Health News

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8/19/2017
Travel Tips for Contact Lens Wearers

With an eye to safety, you can avoid vacation pitfalls

7/7/2017
Keep Legionnaire's Disease From Spoiling Your Vacation

It's prime season for outbreaks of the infection, which is often linked to hotels, cruise ships

6/19/2017
How to Beat Jet Lag This Summer Vacation

Sleep specialist offers these tips to help speed the reset

6/14/2017
Could You Spot Bed Bugs in a Hotel Room?

Survey finds they're a major worry for U.S. travelers, but many can't identify the annoying pests

5/15/2017
Many U.S. Travelers Skip Measles Shots, Despite Infection Risk

Though the disease was eliminated in the U.S. in 2000, foreign travel can still bring it home today

5/8/2017
Not All Hospitals Equal When It Comes to Pancreatic Cancer Care

Academic medical centers that perform more tumor surgeries had better patient outcomes, study found

4/24/2017
Travelers Bring Malaria Back to U.S., With High Costs

Study finds it leads to more hospitalizations than other travel-related illnesses

4/7/2017
U.S. Blood Supply Safe From Zika Virus, Officials Say

They detail steps being taken to protect people who need transfusions

2/17/2017
For a Fun and Safe Tropical Getaway, Plan Ahead

Be aware of unusual health risks in the Caribbean and Central and South America, doctor advises

12/16/2016
Taking a Holiday Trip? Protect Yourself From Blood Clots

Sitting for long periods puts you at risk for potentially deadly deep vein thrombosis

8/4/2016
Hitting the Highway? Keep Safety in Mind

Planning ahead is essential to a positive travel experience, CDC says

7/14/2016
CDC Warns of Dangers of Plastic Surgery in Dominican Republic

Report details cases of U.S. women who developed disfiguring infections after procedures there

7/13/2016
Dodge the Jet Lag, Enjoy Your Trip

Sleep specialist offers tips on ways to cope with changes in time zones

2/27/2016
Tips for Traveling to the U.S. With Medications

Unapproved foreign drugs can't be brought into the country without permission, FDA advises

2/9/2016
Short Flashes of Light May Treat Jet Lag

Stanford researchers find therapy seems to help people adjust to new time zone faster

11/6/2015
Kidney Transplant 'Tourism' Comes With Risks: Study

Infections, complications, organ rejection more likely than in patients who get organ in own country

6/16/2015
Health Assistance to Developing Countries Up Since 1990: Study

But, rise in funding has stagnated since 2010, researchers add

12/8/2014
Some NFL Players Use Unproven Stem Cell Therapies: Report

New treatments may not work, or may have unknown risks, expert says

4/24/2014
Measles on Upswing Despite Vaccines' Effectiveness: CDC

Vaccination has saved thousands of lives, report says, but outbreaks occurring as some people opt out

12/20/2013
Luggage-Lifting Tips for Safe Travels

Pack like a pro to help avoid injury

3/15/2013
Skies Not-So-Friendly for Passengers With Nut Allergies

But travelers can take steps to reduce their risk of allergic reaction, study suggests

1/18/2013
Malaria, Typhoid Pose Biggest Threat to Travelers in Tropics

The feared Ebola virus is much less common, study says

6/22/2012
Health Tip: Prevent Traveler's Diarrhea

Don't use tap water for drinking, ice or brushing teeth

6/21/2012
Rare Drug-Resistant Bacteria Spotted in U.S. Hospital

Swift treatment, stronger infection control prevented spread

1/27/2012
Tropical Trip OK for Most With Crohn's, Colitis

Symptom-free patients have no greater risk for gastro infections than general public, study finds

9/16/2011
Vaccinations Aren't Just for Kids

Adults need protection from array of diseases beyond the flu, experts say

9/29/2010
Health Tip: Pack a First Aid Kit

What to take when traveling

2/10/2010
Health Tip: Help Prevent Travelers' Diarrhea

Watch what you eat and drink

1/8/2010
Health Tip: Stay Healthy on a Cruise

Don't let illness ruin your trip

9/21/2009
Flying OK for Most Pregnant Women

Moms-to-be with no complications are cleared to go, experts say

9/15/2009
Emergency Medical Transport By Air Carries Risks

Stabilization of patients before flight may prevent many adverse events, researchers say

8/15/2009
International Travel Health Guidebook Gets Updated

New CDC Yellow Book includes information on medical tourism, exotic destinations

7/6/2009
Travelers Face Greater Risk of Leg Clots

Review finds danger up to three times higher for this serious condition

4/8/2009
Traveling for Treatment

Americans are looking overseas for less-expensive medical care

3/16/2009
Child's Food Allergies Take Toll on Family Plans

Work schedules, finances and getaway destinations are affected, studies find

2/27/2009
Fainting Most Common Medical Crisis on Planes

But researchers note that exact in-flight medical emergency numbers hard to find

6/12/2008
Vaccine Skin Patch Prevents Travelers' Diarrhea

Was 84% effective for most severe cases, researchers report

6/10/2008
Baseball Teams Strike Out When Jet-Lagged

Cross-country travel, especially east to west, takes a toll on pros, study says

4/6/2008
Travel Tips for Seniors

Medicines and a good checklist ensure safe flights on holiday, expert says

3/9/2008
Planning for Health Emergencies Eases Stress of Family Travel

Think ahead, expert says, to enjoy vacations when unexpected illness arises

12/28/2007
Holiday Travel, Bad Eating Habits a Recipe for Stomach Trouble

Give your jet-lagged gut time to recover, expert advises

8/31/2007
Seniors Need a Safety Plan in Face of Disasters

Medicines, contacts just part of emergency package necessary for survival, group says

5/28/2007
Traveling With Allergies? Pack a Plan, Too

Respiratory group offers tips to limit unwelcome companions such as pollen, pollution

8/28/2005
Make Health Part of Your Flight Plan

Take steps to ensure your air travel is healthy

12/18/2004
Travel Rx

If you take medicine, plan ahead before leaving home

9/13/2002
Travel Can Trigger Asthma Symptoms

Study finds secondhand smoke a hazard during trips away from home

6/24/2002
Seizures Common at 30,000 Feet

Neurological problems cause a third of emergency landings

11/21/2001
NO Way Up

High altitude dwellers exhale more nitric oxide

5/10/2001
Plane Facts About Stop-Clot Socks

Tight stockings may help, but problem may not be that big a problem