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Travel Health Tips

This category contains tips for staying healthy on the road.

You’ve got everything all planned out from the plane tickets to the hotel reservations, but does any of that really matter if you’re feeling under the weather? Fortunately, you have the ability within you to prevent getting stressed or sick and risk the chance of ruining your big trip. The secret is to maintain your [...]

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How to Stay Clean while Traveling

staying clean while traveling

At any given time, there is a living film of microbial life that coats your body. There is not much we can do to eliminate the bacteria that exists on the surface of our skin - thankfully, most of it is harmless - but there is a standard of hygiene that we need to maintain [...]

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Traveling with Diabetes

traveling with diabetes

Any chronic medical condition can make traveling difficult, but diabetes poses a few particularly unique challenges. It is a condition that can fluctuate based on your blood sugar, and thus your schedule and diet can be impacted. When you are on the road, you may be exposed to new foods and it may be hard [...]

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staying fit while traveling

Whether you have a fitness routine at home or not, trying to keep in shape can be a challenge depending on the nature of your trip and the destination itself. In addition, whether you're at home or on the road, there are always excuses to make: You don't have enough time. You don't have access [...]

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tips for traveling with eczema, acne and sensitive skin

If your skin is problematic, it will probably be even more so when you are traveling. The simple reality is that sensitive skin can be thrown off course by new environments and the disruption of your normal routine. But all is not lost, and it is possible to travel with skin that is difficult to [...]

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European Health Insurance Card

A popular health insurance option for European travelers, the European Health Insurance Card offers a uniform plan that is valid in all EU member countries. In this post, we will explain who is eligible for this card, what benefits it provides, and how one can be obtained. The European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) provides a [...]

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traveling with allergies

Whether it's a bee sting or a stray peanut, an allergy attack can derail your trip (and possibly kill you). Those with severe allergies may feel like travel is not a realistic possibility for them. While it may seem that allergies can greatly limit your travel options, there are a variety of strategies that allow [...]

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are you more likely to get sick on an airplane?

It is often thought that flying increases your chances of becoming ill. The small bathrooms that are repeatedly used by dozens of passengers, the tired seats, and my God, the recirculated air. All of these things conjure up images of a microbial feeding frenzy. We have been conditioned to think that we are more likely [...]

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One potential travel health issue that is often overlooked is back care. Let's face it, there are a lot of things in your back that are quite important. Muscles, discs and oh yeah, how about your spine? Traveling in uncomfortable transportation and lugging around a heavy rucksack can lead to back pain and in some [...]

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finding travel insurance with a preexisting condition

Finding health insurance when you have a pre-existing medical condition is not easy. Often, prices are inflated and coverage is limited, and that's if you can find a carrier that will take you in the first place. Unfortunately, the same is true for travel health insurance. There are a few things you can do to [...]

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