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The Checkup Archive: Travel Health

Should e-cigarettes be allowed on planes?

I sympathize with people who get nervous when they fly; I imagine using an e-cigarette might help calm them down. Whether I want to be sitting next to the person "smoking" one is a different question.

By Jennifer LaRue Huget  | February 28, 2011; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (16)
Categories:  Alcohol and Drugs, Cancer, Environmental Toxins, Smoking, Travel Health  
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Do 'probiotics' work?

A lot of people these days are taking "probiotics" to help with a host of health problems. Probiotics are live microorganisms, such as bacteria. But these bugs supposedly make people feel better instead of making them sick. This may sound odd. But there's some evidence that this approach could be...

By Rob Stein  | November 10, 2010; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Alternative and Complementary Medicine, Travel Health, diarrhea  
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Should Pregnant Women Fly?

Is it safe for a pregnant woman to travel by air? According to some new guidelines from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) the answer is yes--with a few caveats. This week, the group released the first update of its guidelines on air travel for pregnant women since...

By Rob Stein  | September 24, 2009; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Motherhood, Travel Health  
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Bon Voyage!

If you're heading abroad this summer -- and, despite the lousy economy and crummy exchange rates, it seems as though many of us are -- you'll need to make sure your passport's in order, you've converted some cash to the currency of your destination, and laid in some extra memory...

By Jennifer LaRue Huget  | July 7, 2008; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Travel Health  
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