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This category contains tips for staying healthy on the road.

one secret to fight heartburn

If you've been reading this site for a while, then you know that I have been suffering from acid reflux since late 2010. According to my doctor, the condition was very likely caused by doxycycline, a medication I took for 6 months as a malaria prophylactic. I have since taken various medications, including Zantac, omeprazole [...]

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traveling with depression

Mental health has been creeping into the public discourse more and more in recent years, but we still have a long way to go. Despite a roaring pharmaceutical industry, mental illnesses are often misunderstood, improperly diagnosed and unfairly considered as something less than an actual disease. Traveling with depression can be particularly difficult. You may [...]

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Is a EHIC Really Necessary?

EHIC stands for European Health Insurance Cards and it entitles you to healthcare, similar to that which you would receive from the NHS, in 27 European countries. It was introduced in 2006 and replaced the old E11 forms that you used to need to take with you. If you fall ill or have an accident [...]

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buying travel insurance while already traveling

Many travelers find themselves without travel insurance while they are already on the road. This could be for several reasons. Some folks may leave without ever considering taking out a policy. Others may have a policy lapse while traveling, and they realize that the policy is not so easy to renew. In any case, it [...]

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Let's get a few things out of the way: the latest outbreak of Ebola is the worst on record. Nearly 900 people have died as of this writing. While the number of cases is falling in Guinea - the country where the outbreak started - the disease is now circulating in two neighboring countries - [...]

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chigger

Some of you saw this title and you remembered the itch. That incessant itching. I mean mosquitoes put in a good effort, but chiggers win all the awards when it comes to inspiring manic itching. And some of you probably have no idea what a chigger is, in which case you should read on. Contrary [...]

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travel health things you are doing wrong

You've taken out travel insurance, you've visited a travel health clinic, and you even have a first aid kit already assembled. That's great. Despite your preparedness, there is a good chance you are still doing something wrong. This list will set you straight. It doesn't matter where you are going, you should have a basic [...]

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caring for your hair on the road

Raise your hand if you want to deal with hair care while traveling? No one? Ok, in that case, we are going to break it down in plain terms how to take care of your hair without wasting time, spending too much money or carrying around too many products and accessories. This article is admittedly [...]

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travel insurance coverage in countries under a travel warning

There may be many good reasons to avoid a country that has been designated high-risk by your own government. In some cases, however, certain areas of a "high-risk" country may be perfectly safe. Mali, for example, has been in the red zone for the past couple of years, despite the fact that there have not [...]

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Dressing for the desert

dressing for the desert

When it comes to packing our suitcases for holiday, we are often guilty of leaving it until the last minute and cramming in as much as possible in something of a frenzy. By doing this, we often end up taking far too much – much of which is unsuitable for the destination we’re visiting. We [...]

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