Healthy Travel Tips

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Healthy Travel Tips

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Pre-Trip Vaccinations
If you're planning an overseas trip, some vaccinations may be in order. But think ahead. Some vaccinations should be given a month — or even six months — before you depart on an overseas trip.

Avoiding Traveler's Back
Whether from slinging suitcases, schlepping kiddies or slumping in a cramped car or plane seat, your back endures a lot of stress on vacation. It all can add up to a painful case of traveler's back. Learn how to avoid it.

Vaccines Don't Protect From Accidents and Heart Attacks
Accidental injuries, whether from falling off a cliff in Katmandu or getting in a bus wreck in Ankara, account for 22 percent of fatalities abroad.

Getting There:
Dealing with jet lag, blood clots, motion sickness and altitude sickness.

Avoiding Mosquito-Borne Diseases
Of the more than 1,200 cases of malaria treated by doctors each year in the United States, virtually all were acquired overseas, according to the U.S. government's Centers for Disease Control And Prevention.

Coping With Traveler's Diarrhea
The most frequent complaint among world travelers is diarrhea. Although it's not usually fatal, it can wreak havoc with your travel plans. Its effects can last for days or weeks, and you can become dehydrated and lethargic.

When the Sea Bites Back
There are many thing to watch out for when your trips take you to the sea, including jellyfish, man-o-war and seabather's eruption. Find out the symptoms, treatments and other cautions.

Tips for Traveling Pregnant
Here's some advice on taking care of yourself and your developing baby while traveling.

Traveling With Diabetes
In most instances, all it takes to make traveling pleasurable and reasonably worry-free is a bit of thought and careful planning.

Allergies and Asthma on the Go
If you have allergies or asthma, borrow a lesson from the Boy Scouts: Be prepared — all the time.

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