The holidays are here and you’re getting ready to hit the road for a well-deserved vacation—the one thing you should always remember to take with you is a first aid kit. Emergency room physician Troy Madsen, MD, says the majority of the items most people would include in their kits, he leaves out. Dr. Madsen goes through his top three first aid travel kit items and tells you why it’s important to never travel without them so that you won’t have to spend countless hours in the ER.
We occupy the Earth by the simple act of walking, exploring—traveling. Part of traveling is getting to think about who we are in the world and where we belong. As travel season nears, Theresa Sofarelli from University of Utah Health's Travel Clinic joins this episode of 7 Domains of Women's Health to talk about why humans are drawn to travel, and how traveling affects the different domains of our health.
Traveling during widespread COVID-19 transmission in the U.S. increases your chance of getting and spreading the virus. There are many risks involved, including the possibility of infecting those you are...
Pathology labs like ARUP see an increase in parasite cases during summertime. Hiking, swimming in pools, traveling and barbecuing are all common summer activities that can expose you to parasites. Kristen Case from ARUP joins us to talk about the infections she sees during the summer and what you can do to protect yourself.
Dr. Tom Miller tells us why using antibiotics to prevent traveler’s diarrhea could cause bigger problems than the one you are trying to avoid. He also has a couple quick and easy things you can do that will help your stomach stay happy and healthy when you travel to developing countries.
Did you know you can look at your medical records when you’re traveling in case of an emergency? Dr. Tom Miller and Dr. Mike Strong bring us up-to-date on how records are shared and what government mandates will do to unify everyone’s medical information. From smart phone apps to digital X-rays and beyond, Drs. Miller and Strong examine the worldwide transformation of medical informatics.
Infectious diseases such as Ebola are becoming a worldwide major concern, especially if you're traveling abroad. Dr. Sankar Swaminathan, Chief of the Infectious Disease Division at University of Utah Health Care, tells you the one thing you should always do before you leave the country, and in some cases after you get back, to keep yourself and others healthy.