Who Should Get A Flu Shot?

There have been a lot of questions regarding the 2014/2015 flu season. Year after year, it’s important to examine your situation to see if you need to get a flu shot. While there’s no way to predict how this year’s flu season is going to be, it’s better to be safe than sorry. Influenza is […]

How To Prevent Enterovirus D68

There has been a lot of talk in the news about a non-polio enterovirus affecting children and teens. This respiratory virus is more serious than the common cold and could lead to hospitalization. While there isn’t a vaccine for enterovirus D68, we thought we would share some helpful information with you to prevent the disease […]

Vaccines Are Not Just For Kids

August is National Immunization Awareness Month! Every year, the National Public Health Information Coalition (NPHIC) spends the month of August educating people on the importance of vaccines. This week, they’re spreading awareness for adults to get vaccinated. Vaccines aren’t just for kids! Here is some helpful information from NPHIC on what adults need to stay healthy: […]

From The CDC: Important Facts About Ebola You Need To Know

There has been a lot of talk in the news lately about the Ebola virus. Specifically around an outbreak in West Africa, where the virus has killed 932 people as of August 7th, 2014, according to the World Health Organization. Along with an outbreak as serious as this also comes the media’s take. That being […]

Worried About A Child Traveling Overseas? These 3 Things Will Calm Your Fears

So you’ve just found out that your son or daughter is going to spend next semester studying abroad. How exciting! And pretty much immediately I bet the excitement wore off and you started to worry. Though your kids are technically adults and living out of the house, it’s likely you’ll spend the rest of your […]

5 Ways To Prevent Measles Outbreaks

Because of rumors and misinformation that suggest vaccinations are unsafe, some parents have been choosing to exercise their right to deny vaccinations for their children. Since this generation’s parents of children didn’t experience for themselves what it was like when measles ran wild in the U.S., it’s understandable that they might not understand the full […]

3 Tips To Avoiding Food-Born Illnesses

When traveling to a foreign country, one concern travelers have is food born illnesses. Different countries have different parasites that live in food and water, and travelers’ stomachs aren’t necessarily used to those different parasites. In this blog, find out about how to prevent contracting a food born illness. Travelers’ diarrhea, giardia, salmonella poisoning all […]

4 Vaccine Preventable Diseases From Bugs & Animals

Part of the adventure of world travel is encountering new and exotic animals and bugs.  However, these new experiences are also what can put travelers at risk. In this blog, read about the vaccines you need to protect yourself against diseases you can get from bugs and animals. Whether you’re hiking through the jungle or […]

Vaccinate And Stop The Comeback Of Preventable Diseases

Vaccinations have done a great job of preventing diseases in the U.S. However, the combination of unvaccinated people and the ease of which world travel occurs, some diseases are making a comeback. In this blog, read about the importance of vaccinating against preventable diseases. Measles was all but eradicated. Recently, however, we have seen a […]

6 Reasons To Buy Travel Insurance

June is National Safety Month! If you’re traveling this summer, you’ll want to make sure you take all of the proper precautions. Some things aren’t preventable, no matter how hard you try. That’s why there’s travel insurance! In this blog, read about the 6 reasons travel insurance is needed in addition to your regular U.S. […]