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With hundreds of travel clinics in North America, Passport Health is your one-stop shop to get travel immunizations, travel medicine, yellow fever vaccinations, typhoid vaccinations, travel health advice and passport and visa expediting services before your international journey. Certified Yellow Fever Vaccine Provider, Passport and Visa Expediting Services, Travel Vaccination & Consultation

Travelers to the Middle East may notice a current lack of food security that plagues the region.
07/31/2018
Is Food Security a Problem in the Middle East? | Passport Health

Travelers to the Middle East may notice a current lack of food security that plagues the region.

Countries in the Middle East have long dealt with food security issues. Agriculture lacks as strife throughout the region increases and more locals have trouble getting the food they need. But, in…

Are you that friend who's always late to events? You might want to visit Rio, where lateness is a lifestyle.
07/30/2018
Why Brazilians are always late

Are you that friend who's always late to events? You might want to visit Rio, where lateness is a lifestyle.

Thanks to an unhurried ‘life’s a beach’ attitude, Brazilians – especially those from Rio de Janeiro – have learned neither to expect nor appreciate punctuality.

Has a language barrier kept you from visiting a foreign country? Here's how you can get around those different dialects.
07/28/2018
Visit a Country Without Speaking the Language | Passport Health

Has a language barrier kept you from visiting a foreign country? Here's how you can get around those different dialects.

Unless you're a master-level linguist, every traveler will eventually visit somewhere that speaks a different language. But, just because you don't the local dialect, doesn't mean you're without…

Not only is it legal, but it's surprisingly common to have more than one passport.
07/27/2018
When Do I Need to Get a Second Passport? | Passport Health

Not only is it legal, but it's surprisingly common to have more than one passport.

Thanks to movies and television shows, we might have this shady idea of a person with multiple passports. Contrary to that belief, it's surprisingly common to need a second passport. Whether for dual…

The typhoid superbug that's caused a disease epidemic in Pakistan? It's only getting worse.
07/27/2018
Pakistan's Typhoid Outbreak is Getting Worse | Passport Health

The typhoid superbug that's caused a disease epidemic in Pakistan? It's only getting worse.

Months ago a strain of typhoid that's resistant to antibiotics started a disease epidemic in Pakistan. Since that time, the bacteria has only become more resistant to medicine, making the outbreak…

Scientists are using the Zika virus to help treat cancer in children.
07/26/2018
Orlando scientists report cancer-killing potential of Zika virus in early study

Scientists are using the Zika virus to help treat cancer in children.

A team of researchers at Nemours Children's Hospital and UCF has published the preliminary results of a study, showing that neuroblastoma cells that were exposed to the Zika virus in the laboratory died 10 days after infections, making the virus a potential treatment for the cancer.

Bug bites are at their peak this time of year. Here's you can identify and deal with bites from various kinds of insects...
07/26/2018
How to Manage Bug Bites in the Summer | Passport Health

Bug bites are at their peak this time of year. Here's you can identify and deal with bites from various kinds of insects.

The summer brings good weather and a lot of opportunities for fun, but also makes a new problem: bug bites. It might be mosquitoes, ticks, spiders or some other insect, but those bites can cause a…

Worried that your kids won't like to travel? Here's how travel writers fell in love with foreign trips as a child.
07/25/2018
14 Tips for Raising a Travel-Obsessed Kid

Worried that your kids won't like to travel? Here's how travel writers fell in love with foreign trips as a child.

We asked our young editors what they loved (and hated) about their childhood adventures: favorite memories, regrets, and rearview-mirror advice for their parents.

A couple from the U.K. recently had their trip cut short after losing their passports. Here's how to avoid making a simi...
07/25/2018
How to Protect Your Passport While Traveling | Passport Health

A couple from the U.K. recently had their trip cut short after losing their passports. Here's how to avoid making a similar mistake:

On a foreign trip, every traveler has considered the nightmare scenario of losing their passport. The fear increases with stories in the news of a traveler getting stranded or forced to return home…

After a tick bite, how can you tell if you've also been infected with lyme disease?
07/24/2018
Ticks And Lyme Disease: 3 Factors Determine Risk Of Infection

After a tick bite, how can you tell if you've also been infected with lyme disease?

The chance of catching Lyme disease from an individual tick ranges from zero to roughly 50 percent. Three factors matter: the tick species, where it came from and how long the tick was feeding.

Ancient teeth from recently-discovered bodies prove that the bubonic plague is much older than we ever thought.
07/24/2018
Bubonic Plague Found in 4,000-Year-Old Teeth | Passport Health

Ancient teeth from recently-discovered bodies prove that the bubonic plague is much older than we ever thought.

It caused the world's deadliest pandemic and now we know that the bubonic plague is much older than previously thought. After discovering 4,000-year-old bodies in Russia, scientists also uncovered…

There are many apps to help translate foreign languages, but these are the best for each kind of traveler.
07/23/2018
The Best Translation Apps for Every Travel Situation

There are many apps to help translate foreign languages, but these are the best for each kind of traveler.

Whether you need help reading Asian characters, conducting international business meetings, or getting your wine refilled, these five will have you covered.

Made up like a mosaic, a new vaccine creates hope for preventing HIV in the future.
07/21/2018
Scientists Optimistic for Possible HIV Vaccine | Passport Health

Made up like a mosaic, a new vaccine creates hope for preventing HIV in the future.

Searching for a vaccine for decades, a new immunization shows progress in stopping HIV. The possible vaccine is considered a "mosaic," attacking the many varying strains that develop in different…

You might have to walk a bit on these trips, but some of the best African getaways can only be found on foot.
07/20/2018
Five Active African Getaways for Travelers Looking to Explore on Foot

You might have to walk a bit on these trips, but some of the best African getaways can only be found on foot.

If you’re looking to experience the natural beauty and wildlife many African nations have to offer, but get up close and personal, these getaways are great options.

CMV disease defies all logic, actually improving our immune systems as we age.
07/20/2018
CMV Disease Helps Strengthen the Immune System | Passport Health

CMV disease defies all logic, actually improving our immune systems as we age.

We know that immune systems weaken as we age, but a common disease appears to change that problem. Cytomegalovirus, or CMV, increase the white blood cells in a person as they get older, according to…

Two of the most dangerous mosquito-borne diseases, what's the difference between malaria and yellow fever?
07/19/2018
The Difference Between Yellow Fever and Malaria | Passport Health

Two of the most dangerous mosquito-borne diseases, what's the difference between malaria and yellow fever?

Yellow fever and malaria may come from the same bug, but the disease vary quite a bit. Even causing outbreaks in the same regions, the mosquito-borne diseases cause completely different symptoms and…

Would you fly on a plane without a human pilot? It could soon become the reality of air travel.
07/18/2018
Are You Ready to Fly Without a Human Pilot?

Would you fly on a plane without a human pilot? It could soon become the reality of air travel.

Rapid advances in airplane technology make pilotless flying possible sooner than anticipated — but the biggest manufacturers say other advances are likely first.

Currently planning a cruise for late summer or the winter? Here's how to know if a passport is needed.
07/18/2018
When Do I Need a Passport for a Cruise? | Passport Health

Currently planning a cruise for late summer or the winter? Here's how to know if a passport is needed.

A cruise is one of the few vacations that's perfect for any time of year. Boarding an ocean liner to tour the Caribbean Islands can work for summer, while a trip to Canada might be perfect in the…

Pet owners might want to try these airlines if they're looking to fly abroad with an animal.
07/17/2018
These International Airlines Accept Pets

Pet owners might want to try these airlines if they're looking to fly abroad with an animal.

A few years ago I drove from California to North Carolina for Christmas with my dog. I had originally planned to fly for our month-long visit, but at 22 pounds, my pooch ended up being a bit too heavy to legally fly under my seat in his carrier and I wasn’t willing to fly him as cargo. And so: #Fa...

Chances of miscarriage and stillbirth due to Zika virus are 3 times worse that we previously thought.
07/17/2018
Zika Virus Greatly Increases Risk of Miscarriage | Passport Health

Chances of miscarriage and stillbirth due to Zika virus are 3 times worse that we previously thought.

We already knew many of the risks from Zika virus, but the chances of miscarriage are much higher than we expected. A recent study shows that the risk is more than three times higher than previously…

The world has had a cholera problem for decades, stemming from one Indonesian outbreak in 1961.
07/14/2018
The Source of the World's Ongoing Cholera Problem | Passport Health

The world has had a cholera problem for decades, stemming from one Indonesian outbreak in 1961.

Various countries have battled cholera outbreaks in recent decades, but what's behind this ongoing risk? A recent study may have pinned down the source of the world's ongoing cholera problem. After…

We've seen epidemics from pigs and birds, but could dogs be the source of the next flu outbreak?
07/13/2018
Could Dogs be the Source of the Next Flu Pandemic? | Passport Health

We've seen epidemics from pigs and birds, but could dogs be the source of the next flu outbreak?

Many animals have carried strains of the flu in the past, but what about dogs? One of our most beloved animals can infect other canines with a dangerous form of influenza. Although the virus isn't an…

A scientific rarity, where can you find the world's most beautiful pink sand beaches?
07/12/2018
10 Most Beautiful Pink Sand Beaches in the World

A scientific rarity, where can you find the world's most beautiful pink sand beaches?

What makes a pink sand beach—a million pieces of shattered coral? A trick of the eye and the light? Here are the best places around the world to see these colorful beaches up close.

The app WeChat could soon be the only thing needed to travel between Hong Kong and China.
07/12/2018
An App to Travel Between China and Hong Kong | Passport Health

The app WeChat could soon be the only thing needed to travel between Hong Kong and China.

Using the popular app WeChat, travel between China and Hong Kong may be getting much smoother. Chinese officials and Tencent, the company behind WeChat, are looking to offer travel between the…

After following a new World Cup team for the whole tournament, how can you continue your fandom? Travel.
07/11/2018
One Way to Become a World Cup Booster? Travel.

After following a new World Cup team for the whole tournament, how can you continue your fandom? Travel.

If you’re going to adopt a country to root for, why not one you experienced firsthand?

How did a common strain of tuberculosis manage to spread across the globe? Through the Ancient Romans.
07/11/2018
Ancient Romans Are Behind a Common Strain of TB | Passport Health

How did a common strain of tuberculosis manage to spread across the globe? Through the Ancient Romans.

Centuries ago, the Romans managed to rule a massive empire that stretched across the globe. That incredible empire also appears to be the source of our worldwide tuberculosis risk. In conquering and…

When visiting a new city, most travelers try to act as a local would. A new app can make this much easier.
07/10/2018
Experience a New City Through The Eyes of a Local With This Service

When visiting a new city, most travelers try to act as a local would. A new app can make this much easier.

One of my favorite parts of traveling is meeting new people and exploring new cultures where I am. When you don’t know where to do to meet those people or have those unique cultural experiences, then things can get a little difficult.

A booming trend in travel, DNA tourism is increasing along with at-home DNA testing kits.
07/10/2018
What's the Growing Travel Trend Called DNA Tourism? | Passport Health

A booming trend in travel, DNA tourism is increasing along with at-home DNA testing kits.

At-home DNA testing makes it easier than ever to learn about personal ancestry. The ease of these tests have now stretched to travel in the form of DNA tourism. After finding out their genealogy,…

Starting in 2019, the U.K. will offer a "start-up" visa for entrepreneurs looking to start tech companies in the area.
07/07/2018
United Kingdom Offers New Visa for Entrepreneurs | Passport Health

Starting in 2019, the U.K. will offer a "start-up" visa for entrepreneurs looking to start tech companies in the area.

Hoping to attract new businesses to the region, the United Kingdom will soon offer a visa for aspiring entrepreneurs. Called a start-up visa, the program hopes to bring in businesspeople who are…

After mapping the parasite that cause malaria, we've taken another step toward a vaccine for the disease.
07/06/2018
Have Scientists Found the Key to Fight Malaria? | Passport Health

After mapping the parasite that cause malaria, we've taken another step toward a vaccine for the disease.

One of the reasons we don't have a vaccine for malaria is the many varieties of the virus. In the past, we couldn't dig into the parasite that infects blood cells and creates the deadly disease. A recent breakthrough might change that, as a team of scientists successfully mapped the parasite and how...

You may have noticed more shareable bikes in cities around the world. Here's you can find the new transportation option ...
07/05/2018
How to Find Sharable Bikes and Scooters When You Travel

You may have noticed more shareable bikes in cities around the world. Here's you can find the new transportation option when traveling.

Over the past year, sharable bikes have become a huge thing in my home of San Francisco. It started with the bikes you can rent by the hour from Ford, I think, but then quickly expanded to a zillion other options ranging from Jump bikes to Bird and Lime scooters.

Happy 4th of July from everyone at Passport Health!
07/04/2018

Happy 4th of July from everyone at Passport Health!

Do you use Instagram when traveling? Since it was created in 2010, the app has greatly changed how we travel the world.
07/04/2018
How Has Instagram Changed Travel? | Passport Health

Do you use Instagram when traveling? Since it was created in 2010, the app has greatly changed how we travel the world.

It probably isn't surprising to hear that most people use Instagram when traveling. The wildly popular app is perfectly built for tourists, looking to show pictures of new attractions, experiences…

A delayed flight may be frustrating, but how do you stay productive while waiting for a late plane?
07/03/2018
How to Use Your Flight Delay Time Productively

A delayed flight may be frustrating, but how do you stay productive while waiting for a late plane?

Every time a flight takes off on time, it seems like a little miracle. Despite airlines’ set schedules, there’s a lot working against getting to your destination on time. First, there’s the weather: it’s either too hot, too cold, too windy, too rainy or too foggy. Then there are the mechanic...

The epidemic has spread to numerous states and Kentucky now has the worst Hepatitis A outbreak in U.S. history.
07/03/2018
Kentucky Has Worst Recorded Hepatitis A Outbreak | Passport Health

The epidemic has spread to numerous states and Kentucky now has the worst Hepatitis A outbreak in U.S. history.

Even with numerous states battling a hepatitis A outbreak, Kentucky is home to the worst epidemic. Officials have reported almost 1,000 cases of the disease after the state's outbreak started in…

As wellness programs increase throughout business, employees are finding their own relief with wellness holiday.
06/30/2018
What is a Wellness Holiday? | Passport Health

As wellness programs increase throughout business, employees are finding their own relief with wellness holiday.

During the work week, employees are using various methods to improve wellness. Yoga, exercise and meditation are great tools at home, and many are even seeking these out on vacation. The wellness…

Even when traveling abroad, your dog or cat doesn't have to stay home. Here's how you can take a foreign trip with your ...
06/29/2018
How to Travel Abroad with Your Pet | Passport Health

Even when traveling abroad, your dog or cat doesn't have to stay home. Here's how you can take a foreign trip with your pet!

Even when exploring an exhilarating new destination, many pet owners will start to miss their animal who's stuck at home. Luckily, with the growth of travel, your pet may be able to come along for…

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