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October 1st, 2017 · Comments Off on Potpourri · Uncategorized

I was 14 years old when JEOPARDY! first appeared on TV. I was a regular, and my favourite category, aside from Sports, was Potpourri. Today’s blog, after another sabbatical, is some potpourri. Travel medicine continues to be plagued by vaccine shortages… not just for yellow fever, but also typhoid, Twinrix (hepatitis A and B) and […]

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It’s all about the roads ….

August 15th, 2016 · Comments Off on It’s all about the roads …. · Uncategorized

Zika, dengue, diarrhea, dogbites, sunburn …. these are a few of my favourite things, as Julie Andrews sang in The Sound of Music. But what do I really worry about with my travelers? Accidents … mostly of the motor vehicle variety. With the Olympics and Donald Trump so pervasive in the press, probably most of you […]

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The Natural Way – a guest column

July 5th, 2016 · Comments Off on The Natural Way – a guest column · Uncategorized

Enough of yellow fever shortages and Zika. I think you will find the following information from my naturopathic friend and traveler of interest and benefit! Thanks Leena Travel medicine has come a long way in the last few decades. People are travelling more than ever before which has dramatically increased travel-related health concerns. While conventional […]

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The telephone and me

January 8th, 2016 · Comments Off on The telephone and me · Uncategorized

On March 10, 1876, Alexander Graham Bell made the first telephone call (albeit to the next room) to his assistant Thomas Watson. The first words spoken were ” Mr. Watson …come here. I want you“. We have come a long way since then. We can call from our cell phone (even better than Maxwell Smart’s […]

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Not so simple

March 5th, 2011 · No Comments · Uncategorized

Most travel patients that I see are fairly straightforward – they are healthy and the world is their oyster. But there are many others who would like the world to be their oyster, but they have significant medical problems. In the past week, I have seen travellers with the following: I’m pregnant, or I might […]

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Here we go again

January 20th, 2011 · No Comments · Uncategorized

Two years ago, when I refurbished my website, I began to write a blog. Blogging is a bit like dieting – we’re gungho for awhile, then we fall off of the wagon. I am trying to climb back on. I have been inspired by my son, Benjamin, who has faithfully posted to his site, Ben […]

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