Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a common condition, so it is likely that many international travelers have OSA. In fact, it is estimated that between 3% and 7% of men in the US have sleep apnea associated with daytime sleepiness. Since one of the main treatments for OSA is use of a CPAP machine, there […]

Traveling to some foreign lands may expose you to health risks that are not present in the United States or at least not as prevalent. For example, Yellow Fever is not a problem stateside, but can certainly be a risk in some areas of Africa and South America. You can still get Hepatitis A in […]

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 of June 18, 2018 Yellow Fever suppliers state it will be the end of 2018 before there is any update to Yellow Fever vaccine availability. 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 […]