Tips For Travelers

Trips abroad expand the mind but also expose you to health risks. Here's how to protect yourself

Planning a little international travel this summer? Before you renew your passport and figure out how many rolls of film to buy, there are a few health precautions you should take to avoid a side trip to the hospital. Anywhere from 20% to 70% of international travelers develop health problems, according to an article in last week's New England Journal of Medicine. The risks depend on where you go and whether you take a standard weeklong package tour or trek off the beaten path for weeks of backpacking or biking. But a lot also depends on how well prepared you are...

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