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Health Care Tips for International Travelers

These tips will help you to stay healthy when you travel to other countries. The important things to keep in mind are to plan ahead, prepare and have medical and dental check-ups before your trip.

1. Long Trips

Exercise --To avoid circulatory problems in your legs, stand up and walk for several minutes every hour or so. This may be inconvenient, but isn’t your health worth it?

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Seeking Health Care Abroad

In addition to ensuring that all necessary travel documents are complete before departure, travelers should learn what medical services their health insurance will cover overseas, as well as any policy exclusions. While some major health insurance carriers in the United States may provide coverage for emergencies that occur while traveling, most do not cover medical expenses due to exacerbations of pre-existing medical conditions while abroad.

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Counterfeit Drugs and Travel

Counterfeit (or fake) drugs are products that are manufactured using incorrect, inactive, or harmful ingredients. These drugs are then packaged and labeled to look like real brand-name and generic drugs to deceive consumers into thinking that they are buying real drugs. Counterfeit drugs are unsafe because they may contain inactive ingredients that are not effective or toxic ingredients that are harmful to your health.

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A Checklist For Vaccination Before Travel

Simply looking for which vaccinations you need for your trip? Find the country or countries you plan to visit on the list of destinations.

What You Need to Know About Vaccinations and Travel: A Checklist

Have you scheduled a visit to your doctor or a travel medicine provider?

Ideally, set up one up 4 to 6 weeks before your trip.

Most vaccines take time to become effective in your body and some vaccines must be given in a series over a period of days or sometimes weeks.

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