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The answer is a resounding yes, say travel health experts. With proper planning and precautions, the 7 in 10 Americans hitting the roads and skies this summer can help ensure a healthy vacation for their families.
Here is some travel health advice, straight from the experts.
"Think about health in advance of your trip," advises Bradley Connor, MD, a travel health specialist at Weill Medical College of Cornell University and president of the International Society of Travel Medicine (ISTM).
"If you have a chronic health problem, get a checkup before you leave," he says. And find out as much as you can in advance about destination-specific health risks. The ISTM as well as the CDC and the World Health Organization (WHO) offer up-to-date information.
Pack a Travel Health Kit
Expect the unexpected, warns Connor. He tells all his patients to pack a travel health kit, equipped with the following:
An anti-inflammatory drug such as ibuprofen or naproxen
Anti-diarrhea medication such as Imodium, available over-the-counter
Motion sickness medication -- also available over-the-counter
Drugs for stomach upset
If you wear glasses, pack a spare pair. Mosquito or other bug repellents may also be advisable.
And if you take any prescription drugs, be sure to bring along enough for the entire trip, he says. If you're flying, always place the medication in your carry-on luggage in case your baggage is lost.