Tag Archives: travel

Don’t Let Exercise Take a Holiday During Vacation

Many people just want to relax on vacation but if you want to stay fit and avoid gaining weight while you’re away, make exercise a part of your travel plans. It may also help you enjoy your trip a bit more. Exercise has been shown to help people sleep better and improve their mood, in […]

Prevent Mosquito Bites: Find An Effective Repellent

In light of recent news concerning the health risks of mosquito bites, many people are itching to find the most effective repellent this summer. It’s not a simple task. Not all repellents work on every species of mosquito. Two types of mosquitoes prefer to bite during the day. A third likes to feed from evening […]

Measles Cases Reach 20-Year High

Federal health authorities are urging people to make sure they are properly vaccinated to prevent measles before traveling this summer. The recommendation comes on the heels of new data, which show that measles cases in the United States have reached a 20-year high. Two hundred and eighty-eight cases of measles were reported to the federal […]

U.S. Vaccination Program Spares Millions from Disease

Vaccinations will prevent more than 21 million hospitalizations and 732,000 deaths among children born in the last 20 years. Despite the success of the U.S. immunization program, 129 people have had measles this year in 13 outbreaks, according to officials for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The recent measles outbreaks underscore the importance […]

There’s No Place Like…Om

Whether you’re trying to improve your balance after a stroke or rid your body of stress, practicing yoga has become a healthy part of many people’s lives. Finding classes has never been easier either. A yoga apparel company has created a free app for iPhone and iPod users who have iOS6. The app takes your […]

Traveling Abroad? Don’t Forget Your Vaccinations

It’s a good idea to make sure you and your family are up-to-date on any needed vaccinations long before you pack your suitcase. Check out the destinations page provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to see which vaccinations are recommended for your summer travel plans. Some diseases that rarely occur in the […]

Measles Outbreaks Prompts CDC Alert

International travelers may want to check their vaccine records. Twelve recent outbreaks of measles have occurred this year from people who weren’t vaccinated traveling to and from countries where large outbreaks have been occurring, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In a CDC Health Advisory, federal authorities are urging people to check […]

Tips for Traveling with Diabetes

Managing diabetes while you travel takes careful planning and organization. To help the millions of Americans who have diabetes, the National Institutes of Health has created a comprehensive guide to help keep your diabetes under control while you’re away from home and your primary physician.