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Protect Yourself in the Great Outdoors

Vacations in nature top the escape list for many families, so it’s more important than ever to know how to protect yourself in the great outdoors. During the COVID-19 pandemic,...

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Cycling, In-line Skating and Skateboarding Safety

Safety comes first for kids and parents who bike, rollerblade, scoot and go skateboarding so we're sharing tips to keep it fun and protective gear ideas to keep you safe.

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Summer: The Season for Fireflies, Fun and Fractures

It’s not a coincidence that the season for extended daylight and outdoor activity is also the season for broken bones. Increased physical activity leads to increased likelihood of bone fractures. Summer...

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Adoptive Children And Family Health

According to research, adopted children and the families who make new homes for them face a special set of medical issues. Here are some tips on what to watch for.Research on adopted children...

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Stress Free Flying While Pregnant

You can keep air travel stress-free with some tips on keeping it healthy, especially important if you're pregnant.  You may have just received the news that you’re expecting and you already...

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Healthy Vacations During Pregnancy

Pregnancy, vacation and good health can mix easily -- even travel by air shouldn't be a problem -- as long as you follow a few common sense tips from Doc Holiday.  Just make sure your physician...

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Super Cold – 1st Aid Treatments For Hypothermia

What to do, and what not to do, when you or someone in your family is suffering from being in the cold for too long or accidentally falls into frozen water. It could be the early stages of hypothermia.Any...

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Home Remedies Can Be Helpful

With travel come many opportunities for bumps, bruises and various ouches. Fortunately, most of the classic aches of childhood have tried 'n' true home remedies to spare parents a midnight's...

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Kids Menus Can Mean A Healthy Diet

Let the scientists guide you through the labyrinth of chain restaurant kids' menus around the US to determine the healthiest roadside dining for your children. Parents who think the food on...

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Travel Fitness Exercise Routine

Too many business cocktails and breakfast buffets? A trainer from NYC's Chelsea Piers will help travelers keep in shape with a quick and easy-to-do travel exercise routine.  Even if you’re...

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Preventing And Minimizing Motion Sickness

Heading out on a long road trip, train journey or cruise? Here's the latest in herbal and pharmaceutical remedies to ease the symptoms of motion sickness.Heading out on a long road trip, train journey...

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Accommodating Travel For The Mobility Impaired

Don’t be left behind (or leave anyone else behind) because of physical limitations or special needs. Here are tips to ensure that everyone can be part of the fun. It’s always more...

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Myths and Facts About Sun Protection

What's true and what's false about sunscreens, UV protection and tanning beds? Here are the interesting results of a survey conducted by the American Academy of Dermatology.What's true and...

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GeoSentinel: Global Illness Surveillance

International health organizations are using new tools and technology to keep travelers and those who stay home free of illness. As all travelers know, the World...

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Selecting A Travel Medicine Clinic

The discipline of travel medicine involves specialists in infections, environments, tropical diseases and more to help diagnose illnesses abroad or at home. Planning an exotic family adventure...

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Traveler’s Thrombosis

This report from an international panel of travel medicine specialists looks at Deep Vein Thrombosis and how to prevent it. A press conference on the hot topic of "Economy Class Syndrome" was...

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Preventing Malaria On Tropical Travels

Tips from FTF's Doc Holiday on a topic of interest to any families heading to South America or Asia -- malaria, its prevention and treatment strategies.Malaria, a serious but preventable...

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Safety In And Around the Water

Learn how to prevent accidents around pools, lakes, rivers and oceans -- even in your own bathtub -- when one adult is designated the Water Watcher. Kids can’t wait for summer. ...

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Preventing Illness Due To Heat And Sun

High temperatures and sunshine, whether at home or on vacation, can cause heat related illnesses. Read on for to-dos and tips to keep your family well protected. Intense heat and strong sunshine,...

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Vacation Safety Tips

When packing for a family vacation, don’t forget to bring a travel first aid kit and some safety common sense. Sometimes injuries happen while on vacation because families are relaxing...

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Pool and Spa Safety Tips

Children's Healthcare of Atlanta offers pool and spa safety tips to prevent drowning, a leading cause of children's death. Remember to have fun and keep safe!Children's Healthcare of Atlanta...

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Travel Smart: Tips from Your Pharmacist

The American Pharmacists Association offers tips on how to practice safe medication use when traveling. Traveling, whether for business or pleasure, alters our daily routine and disrupts our...

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Healthy Flying: Yoga For Mid-Air Stress Reduction

Plane yoga? Be conscious of your body during air travel and keep comfortable while cramped in a seat high above the earth with these therapeutic exercise tips.We all know that statistically, air...

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Safety Tips for Back-To-School Sports Players

Do your kids play school sports? Read helpful tips from the American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society in case of injuries.Thirty million children and teens are busy gearing up for the fall athletic...

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Keeping Allergies And Asthma in Check

Here are some medically proven allergy prevention tips, designed to help you identify and overcome travel situations likely to aggravate asthma or allergies, and cause problems that can ruin a vacation. Did...

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Breastfeeding Moms: Are You Deficient in Key Nutrients?

Keeping out of the sun is healthy for your skin, but is it healthy for your infants? New research finds that Vitamin D is essential for healthy lactation and healthy babies. Are breastfeeding...

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Travel and the Common Cold

Feed a cold and starve a fever? Or is it starve a cold and feed a fever? Read on to find out the best way to deal with that annoying cold.The traveler who laments, "Whenever our kids go away,...

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Doctor in the Casa?

Family Travel Forum provides a resource for health-related travel issues Becoming ill in a foreign country is one of the biggest fears faced by international travelers with children. Different...

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Avoiding Turista, Coping with Travelers’ Diarrhea

Studies presented at the annual International Society of Travel Medicine Conference offer new preventive measures for avoiding the most common travel illness.When you run a travel medicine clinic...

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Doc Holiday’s Hygiene Tips For Healthy Travel

After the Spring 2009 flu outbreak made travelers across the globe afraid to fly, FTF's resident doctor saw a need to share simple health tips to ease parents' worries.After the Spring 2009 flu...

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Medical Risks In Adventure Travel

Medical practitioners caution parents to watch out for the really common things that most often go wrong.Adventure travel is growing substantially, and the family travel sector of this market is...

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