NNLM Reading Club: Travel Health

NNLM Reading Club: Travel Health

Travel Health

Topic: Travel Health
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Traveling can increase your chances of getting sick. For example, a long flight can increase your risk for deep vein thrombosis and water in developing countries can contain viruses, bacteria, and parasites that cause stomach upset and diarrhea.

If you are traveling out of the country, you might also need vaccinations or medicines to prevent specific illnesses. Which ones you need will depend on what part of the world you're visiting, the time of year, your age, overall health status, and previous vaccinations.

Source: MedlinePlus: Traveler's Health

Listen icon imageGoing Places: How to prepare for — and deal with — getting sick while traveling by Matthew Brumley. KNKX Public Radio. December 13, 2018

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Traveler's Health More Frequently Asked Questions

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is the government's official resource for travel both domestic and international. On its website, Traveler's Health, you will find current, need-to-know information from a checklist of what medications to take and the vaccinations required for every country as well as notification of travel restrictions and health alerts.

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The CDC Yellow Book 2020: Health Information for International Travel is published every two years as a resource for health professionals providing care to international travelers. The fully revised and updated CDC Yellow Book 2020 compiles the U.S. government’s most current travel health guidelines, including pre-travel vaccine recommendations, destination-specific health advice, and easy-to-reference maps, tables, and charts. Table of Contents

Some ongoing health conditions may require extra consideration before traveling.

21 Tips for Traveling with Diabetes (CDC)

Pregnancy and Travel (MedlinePlus)

Travel and Heart Disease (American Heart Association)

Travel Tips: A Guide for Kidney Patients (National Kidney Foundation)

Travelers with Chronic Illnesses (CDC)

Travelers with Disabilities (U.S. Department of State)

Your Health Abroad (U.S. Department of State)

Book: Everything Left to Remember
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Discussion Guide for Everything Left to Remember: My Mother, Our Memories, and a Journey Through the Rocky Mountains
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Everything Left to Remember book image coverToo aware of her mother’s waning memory, Steph proposes that the two take a camping trip out to Montana. An adventure full of horseback riding, hiking, and “tenting” out West quickly turns into one woman’s reflection on childhood, motherhood, personhood―and what it means to love someone who doesn’t quite remember the person she spent her lifetime becoming.ebook icon Audio book icon

Everything Left to Remember: My Mother, Our Memories, and a Journey Through the Rocky Mountains | Steph Jagger | 2022 | Flatiron Books | 272 pages | ISBN: 978-1250261830

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Steph Jagger is a sought-after mentor and coach whose offerings guide people toward a deeper understanding of themselves and their stories. Her work, including speaking and facilitating, lies at the intersection of loss, the nature of deep remembrance, and the personal journey of re-creation. Steph grew up in Vancouver, Canada and now lives and works on Bainbridge Island, WA. Everything Left to Remember is Steph’s second book. Her first, Unbound, was published in 2017.

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Bainbridge Island's Steph Jagger on making memories after mother's Alzheimer's diagnosis by Colleen Stinchcombe. The Seattle Times. April 23, 2022

‘What will I carry forward?’ A journey through wilderness, dementia, and memory by John O'Brien. KUOW NPR. May 12, 2022

 

Book: Holiday SOS
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Book cover image Holiday SOSHoliday SOS is Doctor Ben MacFarlane's story. His job is to bring people back to Britain after holiday disasters, gap year crises, embarrassing incidents on business trips and all the other things that can go wrong when we head off overseas. Follow Ben as he grabs his medical bag and flies to pick up the pieces after another holiday emergency. Dramatic, hilarious and wildly unexpected, emergency medicine doesn’t just take place in intensive care wards – it can happen just across the aisle on your next flight.ebook icon Audio book icon

Holiday SOS: The Life-Saving Adventures of a Travelling Doctor | Ben MacFalane | 2020 reprint | Lume Books | 230 pages | ISBN: 978-1839012310

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Ben MacFarlane, M.D., graduated in medicine in 2000 and started carrying out medical repatriations in the spring of 2001. He has worked in several hospitals overseas, in a major London teaching hospital and on a series of cruise ships around the world.

Book: Travel 911
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Travel 911 book cover imageFrom what to pack to traveler's diarrhea to skin issues, you will be introduced to and advised on a wide range of possible, unfortunate occurrences that could affect not only how pleasant your trip is but also how well you recover from unexpected medical events. Additionally, this guide provides preventative measures and some quick first aid tips that will hopefully help you avoid unforeseen health hazards. Travel well!ebook iconAudio book icon

Travel 911: A Health Guide for Adventurers | Purposely Created Publishing Group | 2021 | 106 pages | ISBN: 978-1644843932

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Photo of Dr. Yvette McQueenDr. Yvette McQueen is an Emergency Medicine physician and Travel Doctor on a mission to educate about health, travel wellness, and disease prevention. She also is the Executive Producer on the award winning travel show "Fly Brother with Ernest White II" available on PBS/Create TV. She also provides Wellness Lifestyle Coaching, Wellness Retreats, and is a Board of Directors member of the Wellness Tourism Association. 

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