Health

  By Everett Potter When the term medical flight is mentioned, most people envision some unlucky climber being airlifted from Everest Base Camp. They don’t think of someone like my father-in-law, who contracted Legionnaire’s Disease in his late 70’s while traveling in Estonia a decade ago. Yes, he did have

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

    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 leaving in five days and they ask who

    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