Healthy Traveler

Everett Potter When my father‑in‑law, Jim, collapsed in a hotel room in Tallinn, Estonia, his wife Carole had him rushed to the East Central Tallinn Hospital. He was placed in intensive care, heavily sedated, and had an oxygen tube shoved down his throat. For two days, his illness was a

By Buzzy Gordon Eight years ago, I had my first exposure to Ayurveda, India’s ancient system of holistic medicine, which is enjoying a remarkable – and well-deserved – global renaissance. My experience with Panchakarma, Ayurveda’s detoxification regimen, was no less than transformational; after its five stages of cleansing, it was

How do you maintain your weight when you’re traveling, especially during the holiday season? It’s the toughest time of the year for anyone who’s trying to maintain a diet or battling with an expanding waistline. Three experts — the author of The South Beach Diet, a nutritionist for Jenny Craig

The Chain Bridge, Budapest – Betsy Wade     As a site for a meeting on travel health, Budapest seemed to exert itself to teach by example.     Take our arrival. Grasping passports to be welcomed into Hungary, the unsuspecting passengers of Delta 99, a nonstop from JFK, confronted a sportscreen-sized

  (Photo courtesy of the Fleet Street Clinic) By Betsy Wade       "They sit here and they're angry," said Rebecca Acosta, executive director of Traveler's Medical Service in New York, indicating the patient's seat beside her desk. "They hear about vaccinations they should get before they travel and they're

    If you become seriously ill or injured while you’re traveling – that’s ill as in requiring hospitalization – you’ll likely want nothing more than to be at home with your family and your own doctor in a nearby hospital.     But guess who pays to have you repatriated

How do you keep the pounds off when you’re on the road? Traveling is arguably one of the most difficult times for anyone who’s trying to maintain a diet or simply continue the fight with a waistline that wants to expand. So I’ve gathered 15 tips from three experts on