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Managing your health while traveling

Dec. 22, 2017

Managing your health while traveling

However you plan to get there — by plane, train, automobile or cruise ship — traveling involves a long checklist of items to remember. While packing enough socks is up to you, Sharp experts have tips for all things health-related. Use the following resources to help you prepare for your next vacation — and sleep soundly knowing your health is covered.

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Review your insurance coverage

Insurance options when you travel

Health insurance options when you travel While trip-planning logistics remain top of mind, you should also look into your health insurance coverage in case medical issues come up while you are away.

Traveling abroad? Get covered!

Travel insurance for all ages From college students studying abroad to older adults booking an international cruise, emergency medical insurance is a smart bet for anyone leaving the U.S.

Plan ahead

Health tips for long-distance travel

Health tips for long-distance travel Traveling internationally can take a real toll on the body, especially for older travelers. Here are seven things you need to know before you go abroad.

5 tips for cruise ship safety

Cruise ship safety You have the tickets, sunscreen and passport ready for your upcoming cruise. Don't leave port before reviewing these ways to stay safe and healthy while on board.

Traveling internationally with a toddler

Traveling internationally with a toddler Dr. Veda Wu explains what to do before and during an international trip to help your toddler adjust.

Tips for traveling with diabetes

Traveling with diabetes Holiday travel and festive meals can mean big trouble if you have a chronic condition like diabetes. Start planning now with these simple tips.

Tips for traveling with arthritis

5 tips for traveling with arthritis Whether it's a quick road trip or a globetrotting adventure, travel is slightly more complicated for people with arthritis. These five tips can help.

Avoid travel-related injury

Preventing aches on a plane

Plane exercises If your holiday plans include air travel, these three simple exercises can promote proper blood circulation and help prevent potential life-threatening blood clots.

DVT: Why travelers shouldn't ignore it

Deep Vein Thrombosis and Travel Learn how to avoid deep vein thrombosis (DVT), which occurs in more than 900,000 people every year and can strike both men and women.

5 tips to help ease airplane ear pain

5 tips to help ease airplane ear pain Why do our ears pop on an airplane and why does yawning help? Find out how to soar up and away pain-free.

Avoiding the drag of jet lag

Avoiding the drag of jet lag Traveling across time zones can interfere with sleep cycles and leave you hungry, tired and disoriented. These tips from an experienced globetrotter can help.

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