Safeguard Your Health While On Vacation

Safeguard Your Health While On Vacation

At my Oak Park practice, travel medicine and travel risk management are always on the agenda. If you plan to go abroad -- or even to plenty of places in the U.S. -- a comprehensive, unhurried conversation with your doctor is definitely called for. 

A pretravel consultation includes prevention of infections, prescribed medications to bring in case of emergency, and coping with hazardous terrain, for starters.

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Zika Season Is Never Over

Zika Season Is Never Over

The Zika story will take a while to unfold in the Chicago area, but you should be aware of a couple of important things now.

One is that the hazards are only for particular individuals and circumstances. No epidemic looms here. But for those who could be affected, it's a serious concern. 1.3 million travelers from Zika-affected countries debarked in Chicago during the most recently tallied year.

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