International travel can mean flights lasting more than 8 hours. This can potentially put you at risk of developing a blood clot in your leg, and that can be quite devastating. During our consultations, we will assess your risk and recommend appropriate preventive action, if necessary. Here’s what you need to know. We’ll refer to […]

We’re used to flu season in the U.S. Generally, it runs from October through March, and some seasons run into April or even May. But international travelers may find that their destination has a much different flu season. Take a look at the map below. You’ll notice that the world is divided into climate zones. […]

Traveler’s Diarrhea (TD) is a common problem associated with international travel, so having a plan for preventing it or rapidly treating it is important because TD can really ruin your trip. Your risk is related to your destination and your eating/drinking habits while there. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) divides the world […]

By Kathleen Doheny Sept. 7, 2017 — The hurricane has gone, but health concerns and disease risk remain for all who went through it. Even healthy people, after Harvey’s destructive force, could face health hazards related to polluted air, contaminated water, infected wounds, mold, contagious diseases, carbon monoxide, and mosquitoes. “Going back into the flood […]

‘Have family chat about organ donation’, NHS urges By Peter Russell WebMD UK Health News Medically Reviewed by Dr Sheena Meredith 4th September 2017 – Hundreds of people are missing out on potentially lifesaving organ transplants because families were unaware that their relative wanted to donate, says the NHS. More than 3 families a week […]

TRAVEL With Houston Airports Closed, Airlines Cancel Thousands of Flights By STEPHANIE ROSENBLOOMAUG. 28, 2017 A security line at William P. Hobby Airport in Houston in 2016. Credit Brett Coomer/Houston Chronicle, via Associated Press More than half a dozen airports in and around Houston, including one of the nation’s busiest aviation hubs, remained closed Monday […]

As we mentioned earlier this year, there is has been a yellow fever vaccine shortage. Now, the supply has been depleted totally, and only selected sites around the country have an alternative Yellow Fever vaccine called Stamaril available. The CDC has posted the listing of sites that have this vaccine, and here is a link […]

http://www.businessinsider.com/scott-riddle-google-employee-cancer-message-dont-assume-full-lifetime-2017-8 Rob Price Aug. 19, 2017, 4:46 AM 84,496 Scott Riddle’s life was suddenly upended after being being diagnosed with metastatic cancer. The 35-year-old Google employee is coming to terms with the fact that he may never see his three children grow up. He’s now urging people not to take their lives for granted, or […]

USA TODAY NETWORKJosh Hafner, USA TODAY Published 7:24 a.m. ET Aug. 16, 2017 The plague is still a problem The plague still pops up in present day, though not nearly to the extent that it did centuries ago. USA TODAY Fleas tested positive for the the bubonic plague in two counties in Arizona, with public […]