Measles and Travel: Should You Be Worried?

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With all of the media coverage regarding measles, it’s not a surprise that the CDC recently issued a health advisory on the outbreak. Although the measles virus was eliminated from the United States in 2000, it’s now making quite a comeback. Measles is brought to the country by travelers who have not received proper vaccinations;…

Travel Cheat Sheet of the Month: Travel Vaccination FAQs

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Whether you’re traveling for business or for pleasure, getting the right vaccination(s) for your destination is vital to staying healthy.  Check out these five common questions and answers  about travel vaccinations, which will not only help you plan for better health on your next trip—but for years afterward. Q: How can I find out which…

Flu Vaccine FAQs

Fall is in full swing and ready or not, it’s time to start thinking about flu season.  According to the experts at flu.gov, seasonal flu activity usually peaks in January or February, but it can occur as early as October. This means one thing for folks who don’t want their travel plans derailed by the flu—get your…

How to Avoid the Flu While Traveling…and What to Do if You Get It

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If you were to read CDC’s most recent Fluview report, you’d see some relatively good news—at least compared to last month’s headlines. While influenza activity persists in parts of the country, activity is decreasing nationally. So does this mean we’re in the clear? Most medical experts would say, “not a chance.” In fact, if you…

How NOT to Get the Flu While Traveling

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The 2012-2013 flu season is officially here and is off to its earliest start in almost a decade. Health officials reported last week that the primary strain circulating tends to make people sicker than other types and is particularly hard on the elderly.  In fact, 2003 was one of the most lethal seasons in the…

Video: Tips If You Get the Flu While Traveling

Last week, our medical director Dr. Bob Wheeler discussed tips to prevent the flu. But, what happens if you take all the right measures and you get the flu anyway? Or, if you just haven’t had time to get your flu shot yet and you get sick? Getting sick isn’t fun no matter what, but…

Seven Quick & Easy Tips to Prevent the Flu

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The 2011-2012 flu season officially starts this Saturday, October 1st. Influenza’s nasty symptoms include fever, body aches, runny nose, sore throat, nausea and sometimes vomiting and diarrhea. To keep you in tip-top traveling condition, we’re offering you 7 quick and easy tips to help prevent the flu. 1.    First and foremost, get your flu shot!…