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Traveling With Grandparents And Kids

If you're planning a multigenerational vacations, follow my tips on pleasing everyone -- of all ages -- participating in your family vacation, with tips on keeping them safe and healthy, too. Look around popular resorts these days and you're likely to spot a trend: more and more seniors are taking grandchildren on vacation, and many people are sharing vacations with their kids and their parents....

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Smooth Sailing Without Seasickness

Feeling Sick at Sea? FTF's Doc Holiday has tips on how to prevent it, and if that's not possible, how to make it go away quickly so you can enjoy your sea cruise. Onboard, at last! While the kids inspect the cabin, you relax, ready to enjoy your dream cruise. Suddenly, you are struck by the undeniable sensation that you are going to throw up. It's not the flu, it's motion...

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Immunizations – Don’t Leave Home Without Them

Doc Holiday on recommended immunizations, which regions are likely to require them, and where to get the shots you need.If you think immunizations are just for children, think again. As fascinating as some exotic locations can be, they do carry the danger of diseases we've virtually eradicated with vaccines in the U.S.  For example: Diphtheria is still...

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Summertime: The Heat is On

The Doctor updates you on specific precautions to take during the blistering heat of summer, especially when traveling with very young children.Summer is the time when children can play so hard and so long that it hurts! Heat stroke takes place when the body's internal temperature rises high enough to damage itself usually from over exertion in very hot weather. Although rare, heat stroke can...

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Travel Anxiety or Mummy Tummy?

What to do when your child has a tummy ache, from FTF's MD.Abdominal pain, or bellyache, is a common childhood complaint which extends to the teen years, with everything from flu, to school avoidance, to foreign foods bringing on the lament of a painful tummy. Most "simple" stomach aches are located in the center of the abdomen and experienced as a dull or crampy pain. The child usually...

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