Travel

Hypothermia

Our bodies carefully regulate our internal temperature to a precise degree. In hot weather, we sweat to cool off. In cold weather, we generate additional

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Seniors and Traveling

About 39 million Americans are now 65 or older. Not only is this segment of the population booming, but today’s seniors are generally healthier and

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Anger at 32,000 Feet

On a chartered flight from Cleveland to Las Vegas one July, flight attendants smelled smoke coming from one of the lavatories. Head flight attendant Robert

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On the Road

For some of us, the memories of backpacking from one youth hostel to another in Europe conjure up images of idyllic summers past — full

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Chagas Disease

Chagas disease — a serious infection that may lead to heart disease and even death — doesn’t get much attention in the United States. Most

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SARS

Not long ago, in the early 2000s, the disease known as “SARS” — short for Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome — was causing panic in the

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West Nile Virus

When summer plunges into its hottest months, West Nile virus and the mosquitoes that carry the disease make their unwelcome presence felt in the United

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Adult Immunizations

Do adults really need immunizations? That’s right, immunizations aren’t just for kids. In fact, it may be time for you to catch up on some

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Seniors and Driving

You can’t judge drivers by their age — just look at teen-agers. They receive more citations and cause far more accidents than people in any

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