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Traveling abroad can be a bit dangerous for the health! Please remember that before you set off for foreign parts.

There's simply no question about this. Going abroad is usually fun - but a substantial proportion of travelers do get sick and have to consult doctors when they come home. Fortunately, you can cut down the risk of illness by sensible preparation for your holiday.

And, it's very important to make your preparations well before you go! Each summer, a surprisingly large number of folks will turn up at their doctor's office shortly before they depart - needing all sorts of jabs which there really isn't enough time to arrange.

A few minor precautions and strokes of the pen can save you considerable hassle later on. Doing some homework can save you time, money, and offer peace of mind if you encounter health problems while traveling.

Medical practices in other countries may be very different from those found in the United States. Add to this the potential for language barriers and unfamiliarity with your medical history, and the value of planning for potential medical care becomes obvious.

So, if you're planning to go abroad on vacation, or to any foreign country for that matter, start preparing now. There are a number of points about which you need to be aware. Paying attention to these points will certainly help protect your health. If peace of mind is important to you, you will also be able to enjoy your vacation more.


  Before You Leave  

  Health and Fitness Tips  

  On the Plane  

  Staying Fit After Arrival  

  Eating Healthy  





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