Travel to Cuba: What You Need to Know

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In our post last month, we talked about five considerations for healthy travel to Cuba. Now that you’re informed with tips on how to stay healthy in Cuba, we thought we’d go over some of the other travel guidelines essential to anyone traveling to the country under the new regulations: U.S. Travel to Cuba The…

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On Call in Action: Business Traveler Questions Her Safety

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Whether you’re traveling for business, school, or pleasure, it’s safe to say that things don’t always go as planned. (Good thing you always remember to pack your On Call card!) But here’s the thing: unless you’ve actually experienced a travel emergency (a broken leg, lost prescription, stolen passport, or even a legal mix-up), it’s hard to imagine how travel assistance…

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Measles and Travel: Should You Be Worried?

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With all of the media coverage regarding measles, it’s not a surprise that the CDC recently issued a health advisory on the outbreak. Although the measles virus was eliminated from the United States in 2000, it’s now making quite a comeback. Measles is brought to the country by travelers who have not received proper vaccinations;…

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Traveling to Cuba: 5 Considerations for a Healthy Trip

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Since the Obama Administration’s recent publication regarding amended regulations that allow for expanded travel to Cuba, more Americans will be able to experience a destination that has been off-limits for 60+ years. And while the country’s infrastructure is improving to better accommodate foreign visitors, health officials warn travelers that there are health risks present in…

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Travel Cheat Sheet of the Month: Travel Vaccination FAQs

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Whether you’re traveling for business or for pleasure, getting the right vaccination(s) for your destination is vital to staying healthy.  Check out these five common questions and answers  about travel vaccinations, which will not only help you plan for better health on your next trip—but for years afterward. Q: How can I find out which…

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Spring Break Travel: A Health & Safety Guide for Your Students

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With Spring Break right around the corner, many college kids anticipate a relaxing week away from their academic responsibilities. However, since many students engage in risky behaviors during Spring Break, it’s crucial for administrators to provide information to assist travelers in making smart decisions while they’re away. Here’s a guide to help encourage a more in-depth…

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Get These Now: 10 Must-Have Apps for the Business Traveler

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According to a 2014 Google survey of 1,500 business travelers, 63% of respondents admitted to using apps to help their business travel experience. But with all of the app choices on the market, it’s hard to know which ones could actually make a difference. Luckily, we put together the following list of apps that can…

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On Call in Action: Emergency Appendectomy After Super Bowl

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Whether you’re traveling for business, school, or pleasure, it’s safe to say that things don’t always go as planned. (Good thing you always remember to pack your On Call card!) But here’s the thing: unless you’ve actually experienced a travel emergency (a broken leg, lost prescription, stolen passport, or even a legal mix-up), it’s hard to imagine how travel assistance…

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Travel Assistance 101: What is a Rescue Nurse?

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You’re at a high-stress business meeting in Hong Kong and you start to experience chest pain. You need immediate cardiac intervention (good thing you had On Call to refer you to an appropriate local facility with cardiac catheterization capabilities!) and after you’ve recuperated enough to begin rehab, you would like to return home to continue…

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Trends in Study Abroad: 2014 Open Doors Recap

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The Institute of International Education (IIE) recently released the 2014 Open Doors Report on International Educational Exchange. Open Doors, which is supported by a grant from the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs at the U.S. Department of State, is a comprehensive informational resource on international students studying at academic institutions in the U.S., as…

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