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MY MISSION:

To provide road warriors and all travelers with information, resources, and inspiration to ease the stress and strain of life on the road and encourage healthier life choices


 

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Got a question, suggestion, or comment? Do you have a road-tested strategy or solution for a healthier life that you'd like to share? Got a travel-health challenge or question?

 

E-mail The Wellness Concierge® and I'll answer your questions and share your stories, suggestions, comments, and feedback on travel-health issues and topics.


 

GOING BEYOND

JET LAG AND IMMUNIZATIONS

For many, travel health is equated with preventive efforts or remedies for maladies. But learning how to stay healthy, fit, and balanced in body, mind, and spirit is as important as knowing when not to drink the water and how to avoid traveler’s diarrhea.

My own experience and that of other travelers and health professionals has shown that there’s a lot more to being a healthy traveler than getting the right shots or knowing where to get emergency help.

 

Knowledge is power. In healthcare on or off the ground, it’s an essential element in making informed choices and in protecting ourselves from unnecessary pain and worse.


 

FEEDBACK, SUGGESTIONS,

BROKEN LINKS, ERRORS, ETC.


I welcome your comments and questions. If you have a site or resource that you believe should be included or have an idea for what you’d like to see, or you’ve found (ouch) a factual error, please e-mail me at WConcierge@aol.com.


UPDATED LINKS

Every effort is made to provide current, working links. If you find a non-working link, please e-mail me and I'll provide you with updated information, where available.

 

DISCLAIMER

I am not employed by—and do not own any stock or have a financial investment in—any travel service provider. I’m also not a medical doctor and the material you see here is provided for information purposes only and is not a substitute for consulting a healthcare professional.

 

SOURCES

Information is compiled from medical and scientific journals and related professional publications, which have vetted the research data that they present. Additional information resources include medical and other professionals that I have interviewed.


 

 

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Marlene R. Fedin,

The Wellness Concierge®

 

 


 

 

By Marlene R. Fedin, The Wellness Concierge®:


 

>>Wabai Sabi Holidays:

Dos and Don'ts for Less Stressfuland More JoyfulFamily Gatherings & Celebrations

 

>>Zen and the Art of Safe Driving, Part 1: Just Drive

If there was ever a time when being in the moment, being "present" and aware, was paramount to both your personal safety and that of others, it's when you're driving.

 

>>Menu Minefields:

Nutritional Bombshells at Popular Chain Restaurants

Plus Strategies and Tips for Navigating Around Them!

 

>>Zen and the Art of Safe Driving, Part 2:

To Drive, or Not to Drive? That Is the Question!

 

>>'Escape' and Relax With Cinematherapy


BEFORE YOU FLY:

Always check the TSA's latest information

on what you can and can't — carry on!

 and, if needed,

 Rules for Travelers with Disabilities and Medical Conditions

 


ROAD-READY TRAVEL-HEALTH ARTICLES
>> Read articles with tips, strategies, and resources on a variety of travel- and general-health issues, including: Air Travel, Fitness & Healthy Eating, Sleep, Seasonal & Weather-Related, Heart Health and much more...



HOW TO PACK YOUR PERSONAL MEDICAL KIT

>> If you're a typical road warrior, you've probably racked up injuries along with miles: Cuts, bruises, strains, and sprains from close encounters with "aggressive" luggage and various airplanes, rental cars, and hotels. And that may be only the minor stuff.

 

To minimize the inconvenience of such common mishaps and reduce the risk of complications, medical professionals advise carrying (in your luggage and in the car) a personal medical/first-aid kit—on every trip—for prompt treatment.  

 

Here's a comprehensive review of what you need to pack to minimize mishaps and injuries and reduce the risk of complications.


 

RECOMMENDED READING

City Dharma: Keeping Your Cool in the Chaos by Arthur Jeon
You don't have to know what "dharma" means to appreciate the insights and wisdom offered in this funny, informative, and mind-and-attitude-changing tome on how to deal with the challenges that are part of daily modern urban and suburban life. Jeon peppers his real-life tales with practical ways to tackle the stress and strain that are byproducts of our noisy, chaotic, aggressive, 24/7, technology-driven, over-scheduled, over-stimulated, info-overloaded lives with their daily intrigues and dramas. (And that's before you factor in TSA patdowns, cancelled flights, and the other rigors of regular air and car travel!)  Read an excerpt.

The Wellness Concierge Says:
If you really want to put an end to your on-the-road anger, rage, and inappropriate behavior (or learn how to deal with others who exhibit annoying behavior without becoming a part of the problem), this is an essential and terrific resource.



TIME OUT
Peaceful vistas, relaxing spots, spas, healthy retreats, and more. Kick back at these restful destinations.

 

Find a spa, resort, or healing retreat:

The Spas Directory   Spa Finder  

Spa Magazine    Yoga Journal
 

 

The Mii Amo Spa at Enchantment Resort (left),  Sedona, Arizona


 

 

 

 

CARDIAC EMERGENCIES

What you need to know about sudden and serious cardiac emergencies on the go.

 


 

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TRAVEL-HEALTH

ALERTS & OUTBREAKS



 

> CDC Swine Flu

> WHO Swine Flu

> The Travel Doctor Health Alerts

> CDC Hepatitis A

> West Nile Virus

> WHO Disease Outbreaks

> Mayo Clinic Infectious Disease Center

> CDC Influenza (Flu) Information: Flu map,

   weekly activity

 > SARS: CDC; WebMD

 

TRAVEL-HEALTH LINKS


Click here for more sites to help you prep for a trip, stay well on the go, and find medical help on the road.

>  CDC Travel Health Info

>  Travel Health Online (Shoreland)

>  BA Health Services

>  Healthy Flying

>  Intl. Assoc. for Medical Assistance to Travelers (IAMAT)

>  LonelyPlanet.com Health

>  Medical College of Wisconsin HealthLink

>  Passport Health

>  The Travel Doctor TMVC (Australia)

>  WHO International Travel Health

 

FIND A TRAVEL-MEDICINE PHYSICIAN AND/OR CLINIC


>  ISTM (Intl. Society of Travel Medicine)

 

PHYSICIAN FINDERS


>  AMA Doctor Finder

>  WebMD Physician Directory

>  FastHealth Doctor Directory

>  Amer. Dental Assoc. Find a Dentist

 

INTERNATIONAL EMERGENCY MEDICAL AID


> U.S. DOS (Embassy & Consulate Links)

 

EMERGENCY MEDICAL EVACUATION

> MedJet Assistance

 

FOOD & DRUG

SAFETY ALERTS & RECALLS


> FDA Recalls, Market Withdrawals and

   Safety Alerts

 

AVIAN FLU &

PANDEMIC PREPAREDNESS


> WHO Avian (Bird) Flu Site:

   FAQs, Updates, Table of

   Confirmed Human Cases

> CDC (Centers for Disease Control)

> International SOS Information Center

> WebMD FAQs

> Intelihealth Harvard Commentary

> Google News Headlines

 

WEST NILE VIRUS


> How to avoid mosquito bites & infection

> Check activity by geographic location

>  U.S. Maps

 

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