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Heading South for the Winter? Check This Medical Checklist

Escaping from a cold, wintery place to a warm climate can be fun for so-called "snowbirds" who migrate south for the winter.

Still, experts say it's a good idea for older adults to prepare by having a "medical checklist" to ensure both regular care and help in case of an emerging issue while away from home.

"Snowbirds should have their medical checklists completed a month before th...

Canada to Remove All COVID Border Restrictions Oct. 1

All COVID travel restrictions in Canada will be gone starting on Oct. 1, health officials announced Tuesday.

Both international and domestic travelers to the country will be able to give up such pandemic mainstays as submitting mandatory health information through

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  • September 27, 2022
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  • Japan to Drop COVID Restrictions, Ease Entry for Tourists

    Japan announced plans Thursday to relax tight COVID travel restrictions, making it easier for tourists to return to the country.

    Independent tourists can begin traveling to Japan on Oct. 11. Some tour groups had already been allowed. The country will also end a cap on tourist numbers, as well as pandemic-e...

    Bout With Omicron Provides Little Immunity Against Reinfection

    If you battled a COVID-19 infection early in the pandemic, it probably won't protect you much from reinfection with Omicron and its subvariants, a new study warns.

    Even a previous infection with the original Omicron variant provides little protection against reinfection, researchers report.

    Traveling Overseas? Follow This Health Checklist

    As summer approaches, you may be planning a big trip for the first time since the pandemic began -- but be sure to make and follow a health checklist if you are traveling to another country, an expert advises.

    That includes going to a travel medicine clinic, getting all the necessary vaccinations and packi...

    One Big Motivator to Get COVID Vaccine: Travel

    Wanderlust has become a strong incentive for Americans to get COVID-19 vaccines, a new study finds.

    The bucket list beckons, and "many people consider travel an essential part of their lifestyle and a contributor to their sense of well-being," said study lead author Dogan Gursoy, a professor in hospitality business management at Washington State University.

    "They'll weigh the v...

    Mandatory COVID-19 Tests Lifted for Vaccinated Travelers to Britain

    Vaccinated travelers will no longer have to take COVID-19 tests when they enter Britain, officials announced Friday.

    British residents and visitors who have had at least two doses of an approved COVID-19 vaccine now only need to fill out a passenger locator form before arrival, the

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  • Heading to the Mountains? Heart Patients Should Check With Their Doctor First

    If the Alps or the Rockies are on your bucket list, check with your doctor first if you're at risk for cardiovascular disease.

    New advice from the American Heart Association (AHA) suggests certain people take precautions before going to high altitude places.

    These recommendations apply to folks with high blood pressure, coronary artery disease, heart rhythm abnormalities (arrhy...

    Should You Cancel Travel Plans Due to Coronavirus? Take This Quiz

    The coronavirus crisis has millions of Americans questioning whether it's wise, or even safe, to travel this spring.

    Now, an infectious disease expert has created a checklist to help you decide whether to go ahead with your trip or cancel it.

    COVID-19 is an illness caused by a new coronavirus. For most people with healthy immune systems, infection appears to result in mild ...