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November 1, 2015
Forget the excuses and get your flu shot, even if you're not traveling.

 

The CDC recommends that everyone over the age of 6 months receive a seasonal influenza vaccine (known as the flu shot), and it is likely your doctor has also suggested that you get one.

My job is to educate my patients about travel vaccines and I’m always amazed... Read More

September 29, 2015
Get a flu shot before you travel.

Fever, chills, and muscle aches, oh my! If you’re experiencing these symptoms, as well as a headache or a nonproductive cough, the flu bug may have bitten you! Continue reading for ways to avoid the flu while traveling this year.

First, it’s important to note that while you may feel sick... Read More

September 15, 2015
The Mayan pyramid at Chichen Itza in the Yucatan

 

Mexico has the most foreign visitors of any Latin American country and is the country most frequently visited by US tourists.1  With its... Read More

August 14, 2015
Be prepared with medications to treat your seasickness

     In our last blog, we looked at strategies to prevent motion sickness. ... Read More

August 9, 2015
Make sure to prevent Motion Sickness before it gets you.

     If you travel a lot, you’ve no doubt felt the ill effects of air turbulence, while in a small boat in rough waters or trying to read in the back seat of a... Read More

July 30, 2015
Enjoy all the comfort and convenience of your next cruise without getting sick.

If you read our last blog, your hands are washed and you’re all prepared to avoid Norovirus.

Now here are a few more tips to keep you healthy on your high seas adventure.

Remember that when you book your cruise, you also sign a cruise ticket contract ensuring that you are fit for... Read More

July 20, 2015
Try a fist bump instead of a handshake

“Cruise Ship Returns to Port Early due to Norovirus Outbreak” reads one of many recent headlines.

Noroviruses are very common and a leading cause of gastroenteritis (commonly called stomach flu) worldwide. Outbreaks are often associated with settings where people live in close quarters,... Read More

June 19, 2015
Don't be a D'oh. Keep your passport up to date.

Recently, I found myself in one of those awkward travel predicaments.  My three children had to travel to Canada on short notice for a funeral and I discovered with a panic that their passports had expired two weeks prior.  D’oh!

Not only did I not have the usual several weeks it takes to... Read More