Summer Travel Health 101

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Do you plan on traveling this summer? Are you going on a beach, mountain or hiking adventure? No matter where you plan on traveling to this summer, there are a few health tips that will help keep you safe and let you focus on having fun!

 

Healthy Traveler’s Checklist – Before you go out of town, it is very important to review how your health care plan will take care of you and your family on vacation. This checklist from Health Net, Inc. includes information about health insurance, medications, proactive prescriptions, immunizations, benefits and coverage. You can see the entire list and its details here.

Traveling with Prescription Medicine – If you rely on prescription medications, make sure to plan ahead when traveling. First, you will need to order enough medication to cover your needs during your travel time. It is also very important that you pack your prescription medicine carefully in tightly closed containers and keep them protected from the heat and light. To help make your travel by plane a bit easier, follow guidelines and pack your prescription medicine in your carry on bag and bring a duplicate prescription with you. This blog has a good list of tips to keep in mind while traveling with prescription medicine.

Summer First Aid Kit – If you’re planning on hitting the open road or great outdoors this summer, be sure to have a summer first aid kit packed and ready to go in case of an emergency.  The American Red Cross, an expert in emergency response, listed the top ten essential items that you need to have inside of your first aid kit:

  • Adhesive bandages
  • Sterile gauze pads
  • Latex-free disposable glove
  • Tweezers
  • Thermometer
  • Triple-antibiotic ointment
  • Antiseptic wipes
  •  First-aid instructions
  • Topical antihistamines
  • Aspirin
  • Face mask

 

Immunizations – Make sure that you have all of your vaccines, health care information, and medication records up to date before you travel this summer. When you are traveling abroad, especially to an underdeveloped country, make sure that you’ve been adequately immunized against any infectious diseases you might encounter. Visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention1 in addition to checking with your health care provider.

 

Healthy Eating and Drinking – While most travelers want to get a taste of their destination’s culture and cuisine, be careful about what you eat and drink in different cities and countries. Your body may not be accustomed to certain types of foreign food, so in order to avoid “traveler’s tummy”, you can choose to drink bottled water, fresh foods like fruits and nuts, and avoid unpasteurized dairy products such as cheese and milk as well as certain sea food dishes.2

Healthy Traveling Iphone and Ipad Apps – There are also several Iphone and Ipad apps that may help you stay safe as you travel, including the app called “Travel Health.” Take a look at more apps that could be helpful for you as you travel.

 

Active Summer Vacation –  Even if you don’t leave town, you can stay active and moving this summer! Check out this summer workout playlist to help keep you motivated during your summer workouts.3 Or, why not make fitness part of your travels… here’s a link to view summer 2012 marathons!

 

Let’s get social and stay connected! Join Coast2Coast Rx on Facebook and Twitter to tell us about you are staying healthy and having fun on your summer vacation.

 

 

 


 

Photo Attributions:

1. “SaniyaSyona” By Swapnil Dalvi (From the Family) [GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html) or CC-BY-SA-3.0-2.5-2.0-1.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

2. By U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Chad A. Bascom [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

3. By http://www.flickr.com/photos/katjung/ (http://www.flickr.com/photos/katjung/199062645/) [CC-BY-SA-2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

 

Sources:

1 Center for Disease Controls and Prevention wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/page/vaccinations.htm

2  Independent Traveler “Eating Well and Staying Active while Traveling”  http://www.independenttraveler.com/travel-tips/safety-and-health

3 Fitness Magazine Turner, Lisa (2012, June 6) “Workout Playlist”  http://www.fitnessmagazine.com/blogs/fitstop/tag/workout-playlist/

 

 

 

Coast2Coast Rx In The News

November 12, 2010 by  
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Coast2Coast Rx Cards For Cities
Houston, Texas

www.khou.com       Article       October 14, 2010

KTRK       Article       October 12, 2010

http://www.thecypresstimes.com/article/News/Local_News/CITY_OF_HOUSTON_TO_LAUNCH_NEW_PRESCRIPTION_DRUG_SAVINGS_PROGRAM/34540

http://www.bizjournals.com/houston/stories/2010/10/11/daily35.html

http://www.houstontx.gov/mayor/press/20101014.html

http://abclocal.go.com/ktrk/story?section=news/local&id=7724619

http://www.hcnonline.com/articles/2010/10/23/bay_area_citizen/news/10drugplan21.txt

http://www.facebook.com/note.php?note_id=445032995964

http://www.aframnews.com/websitepublisher/articles/texas-newsline–november-3-9-2010.html

http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/metropolitan/7248101.html

http://thewestsidestory.net/SubSection/Houston/Houston/412

http://fwix.com/houston/article/bc6c9a4b04/city_launches_prescription_program_to_save_residents_money

http://www.guidrynews.com/story.aspx?id=1000030007

Lorain, Ohio

http://www.morningjournal.com/articles/2009/12/12/news/mj2018983.eml269

http://chronicle.northcoastnow.com/2009/12/15/lorain-endorses-discount-drug-card/

http://idealhealth.us/rxsavertestimonials.html

Newark, New Jersey

http://www.ci.newark.nj.us/press/press_releases/2010_04_08_02.php

http://www.ci.newark.nj.us/press/moving_newark_forward/newarkhealthplus_and_newarkrx.php
(scroll to bottom)

Coast2Coast Rx Cards For Counties
Alameda, California

http://dublinlibrary.wordpress.com/2009/09/02/free-discount-rx-card/

http://www.allvoices.com/news/4060909

http://www.vacation-rental-wonderland.com/owner-advice/insurance/discount-prescription-cards/

http://www.tricityvoice.com/articlefiledisplay.php?issue=2009-09-23&file=Drug%20discount%20program.txt

http://www.livermorehistory.com/Archive – Newspapers – Independent/IND 2009-09-03.pdf (scroll to page 3 of newspaper)

www.acgov.org/board/district1/newsletters/Newsletter_Jul_09.pdf (scroll down to page 2)

http://www.highbeam.com/doc/1P2-20705153.html

http://www.pleasantonweekly.com/story.php?story_id=6123

Amador, California

http://www.tspntv.com/news-video-archive/amador-county-news-tspn-tv-with-john-young-5-28-09.html

http://www.tspntv.com/news-archive/prescription-drug-program-2.html

http://www.mokehill.com/node/amador-co-prescription-card-program

Augusta- Richmond, Georgia

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SSOedl7qqOI

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2010-09-01/free-prescription-drug-card-now-available

http://besthealthblog.info/?tag=free&paged=2

http://petsreport.com/pet-medications/important-tips-for-purchasing-pet-meds-online/ (scroll to bottom)

http://guiacidade.tur.br/videos/free+rx+card/

Buncombe, North Carolina

http://www.mountainx.com/news/2010/buncombe_county_unveils_new_prescription_drug_savings_card

>http://www2.wspa.com/news/2010/mar/16/prescription-savings-card-way-ar-57959/

http://community.icontact.com/p/buncombe/newsletters/ezine/posts/new-prescription-drug-savings-card

http://www.mountainx.com/blogwire/2010/buncombe_commissers_to_announce_new_prescription_discount_card

http://ganttforbuncombe.org/page/2/ (scroll down)

Charlotte, Florida

http://charlottecountyfl.com/HumanServices/SocialServices/Coast2CoastRx/

http://yoursarasota.com/article/20090730/ARTICLE/907301051

http://www.abc-7.com/Global/story.asp?S=10813577

http://www.winknews.com/news/local/52025017.html

http://www.charlottechd.com/Resources/AffordableRx.html

http://www.allbusiness.com/government/government-bodies-offices-regional-local/12597912-1.html

Collier, Florida

http://www.naplesnews.com/news/2008/dec/04/collier-residents-eligible-prescription-discount-c/

http://www.colliergov.net/index.aspx?recordid=7685&page=1098

http://www.fox4now.com/global/story.asp?s=9455121

http://www.marconews.com/news/2008/dec/03/new-prescription-discount-cards-available-collier-/

http://www.plancc.org/

Contra Costa, California

http://cchealth.org/health_plan/pdf/2010_04_coast_2_coast.pdf

http://www.contracostatimes.com/ci_15842693?nclick_check=1

http://www.co.contra-costa.ca.us/DocumentView.aspx?DID=4566 (scroll to page 3)

Copiah, Mississippi

http://www.mpbonline.org/news/story/prescription-discount-programs-gain-momentum-statewide

Dallas, Texas

http://dallas.bizjournals.com/dallas/stories/2009/09/07/daily26.html

http://www.pegasusnews.com/news/2009/sep/04/dallas-county-launch-new-prescription-drug-savings/

http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/dn/latestnews/stories/090909dnmetprescrip.4058b57.html

http://www.emaxhealth.com/2/94/33317/dallas-county-launches-prescription-drug-savings-program.html

http://www.examiner.com/x-7641-Dallas-Animal-Rescue-Examiner~y2009m9d8-Dallas-Countys-prescription-drug-card-covers-even-your-pets-prescription-medicines

http://www.mydallasmommy.com/2009/09/dallas-county-discount-drug-card.html

http://www.ci.duncanville.tx.us/prescription.shtm

http://www.pissd.com/2009/09/free-discount-prescription-card-available-now-for-dallas-county-residents/

http://www.healthinsurancesort.com/blog/2009/09/dallas-health-insurance-perk/

http://dallasanimaladvocates.wordpress.com/2009/09/08/save-money-on-your-pets-prescription-medicines/

http://www.pegasusnews.com/news/2009/sep/04/dallas-county-launch-new-prescription-drug-savings/

http://twitter.com/thenightbeat/statuses/3853647117

http://www.wellsphere.com/healthcare-industry-policy-article/dallas-health-insurance-perk/792500

http://www.dallascounty.org/department/comcrt/district2/archives.html

http://www.pvbubble.com/forums/pvnews/768-dallas-county-launches-discount-rx-card-bizjournals-com.html

http://www.examiner.com/examiner/x-7641-Dallas-Animal-Rescue-Examiner~y2009m9d8-Dallas-Countys-prescription-drug-card-covers-even-your-pets-prescription-medicines

Dukes, Massachusetts

http://www.mvtimes.com/marthas-vineyard/briefs.php?d=20101104

http://www.mvtimes.com/pdfs/2010/55-plus/20101028-55-plus.pdf (scroll to page 3)

Ellis, Texas

http://www.italyneotribune.com/stories/prescription-discount-program-launched

Highlands, Florida

http://www2.highlandstoday.com/content/2009/mar/04/county-launches-discount-cards-help-prescription-c/

http://www2.highlandstoday.com/content/2009/mar/12/la-county-discount-prescription-card-launched/

http://www.allbusiness.com/government/government-bodies-offices-regional-local/14871319-1.html

http://www.mpbonline.org/news/story/prescription-discount-programs-gain-momentum-statewide

http://www2.wjtv.com/jtv/news/local/article/hinds_county_residents_eligible_for_free_prescription_card/204278/

Humboldt, California

http://www.allbusiness.com/government/government-bodies-offices/14355021-1.html

Jackson, Mississippi

http://www.mpbonline.org/news/story/prescription-discount-programs-gain-momentum-statewide

Lee, Florida

http://www.lehighacrescitizen.com/page/content.detail/id/511191.html

http://www.northfortmyersneighbor.com/page/content.detail/id/507302/Prescription-plan-comes-to-Lee-County.html?nav=5174

http://www.winknews.com/Local-Florida/2010-10-05/New-prescription-drug-program-launched-in-Lee-County

http://www.lee-county.com/gov/bocc/District4Blog/Lists/Posts/Post.aspx?List=ecc374e5-2956-4d4f-a417-80a9d5ce5528&ID=44

http://ftpcontent.worldnow.com/wbbh/newsscripts/101005_nbc_5p.htm

Madison, Mississippi

http://www.mpbonline.org/news/story/prescription-discount-programs-gain-momentum-statewide

http://www.wlbt.com/global/story.asp?s=12908993

Mobile, Alabama

http://blog.al.com/live/2010/05/mobile_county_officials_launch.html

Panola, Mississippi

http://www.mpbonline.org/news/story/prescription-discount-programs-gain-momentum-statewide

Placer, California

http://www.placer.ca.gov/News/2010/September/Rx.aspx

Rock Island, Illinois

http://www.kwqc.com/Global/story.asp?S=10070586

http://www.co.rock-island.il.us/Index.aspx?id=13324

San Joaquin, California

http://www.recordnet.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20100820/A_NEWS/8200313/-1/A_LIFE04

http://www.allbusiness.com/government/government-bodies-offices-regional-local/14977249-1.html

http://www.contracostatimes.com/ci_15842693?nclick_check=1

http://pul.se/San-Joaquin-County-to-Launch-New-Prescription-Drug-Savings-Program_Oddities-CA-J4n6GKlGJd,iZeY3TdoPDLE

http://www.californiahealthline.org/articles/2010/8/24/san-joaquin-county-unveils-prescription-discount-cards.aspx

http://www.highbeam.com/doc/1P2-25537748.html

San Luis Obispo, California

http://www.ksby.com/news/san-luis-obispo-co-to-give-out-free-prescription-discount-cards/

http://www.unitedwayslo.org/ComImpacFund/income.html

http://www.frenchmedicalcenter.org/stellent/groups/public/@xinternet_con_fre/documents/webcontent/210799.pdf (scroll to page 2)

http://www.nipomorex.com/LInks___Resources.html

http://www.theadobepress.com/articles/2010/07/22/news/nipomo/news10.txt

San Mateo, California

http://www.paloaltoonline.com/weekly/story.php?story_id=12202 (scroll down to bottom of Santa Clara County launch)

http://www.californiahealthline.org/articles/2009/11/24/san-mateo-county-to-launch-drug-discount-cards-for-all-residents.aspx

Santa Barbara, California

http://www.thedailysound.com/071509discountcard

http://www.syvjournal.com/archive/7/29/4780/

http://volunteer.united-e-way.org/uwsbc/org/opp/10339777828.html

http://www.santaynezvalleyjournal.com/archive/7/36/5056/ (scroll down through several other news stories)

http://www.uwcentralcoast.org/health.html

http://www.thedailysound.com/090309discountmeds

http://www.noozhawk.com/noozhawk/print/090109_countys_drug_discount_card_program_now_available/

http://www.noozhawk.com/noozhawk/print/090109_countys_drug_discount_card_program_now_available/

cityofgoleta.org/Modules/ShowDocument.aspx?documentid=3937

Santa Cruz, California

http://news.santacruz.com/2009/12/16/countys_new_coast2coast_rx_discount_prescription_card_program

http://www.santacruzsentinel.com/localnews/ci_13876591

http://www.mcpost.com/article.php?id=2374

http://www.santacruzhealth.org/admnstr/2benefits.htm

http://www.register-pajaronian.com/v2_news_articles.php?heading=0&story_id=8048&page=72

Sarasota, Florida

http://www.abcactionnews.com/content/financialsurvival/tampabaystories/story/Free-prescription-discount-card-could-save-you-big/jC3bAlpr1U2KysTB9w14WQ.cspx (click on video button on pill picture)

http://www.myfoxtampabay.com/dpp/news/local/sun_coast/sarasota_prescription_drugs_040609

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/SarasotaVoices/message/13729

http://www.abcactionnews.com/content/financialsurvival/tampabaystories/story/Free-prescription-discount-card-could-save-you-big/jC3bAlpr1U2KysTB9w14WQ.cspx

http://www.scgov.net/RxCard.asp

http://www.sarasotaeoc.net/RxCard.asp

Smith, Mississippi

http://www.mpbonline.org/news/story/prescription-discount-programs-gain-momentum-statewide

Tulare, California

http://www.ksee24.com/news/local/84526597.html

http://www.recorderonline.com/articles/prescription-44423-nationwide-cost.html

http://www.co.tulare.ca.us/news/displaynews.asp?NewsID=1047&targetid=1

http://www.recorderonline.com/news/county-44707-program-discount.html

http://www.allbusiness.com/pharmaceuticals-biotechnology/pharmaceutical/14157586-1.html

Ventura, California

http://www.venturacountystar.com/news/2009/jul/14/county-endorses-no-cost-prescription-discount/

http://www.santapaulatimes.com/news/fullstory.php/aid/19203/New_Rx_Ventura_County_partnership_program_offers_deep_discounts_for_everyone.html

http://www.vcstar.com/news/2009/jul/14/county-endorses-no-cost-prescription-discount/

http://portal.countyofventura.org/portal/page/portal/HCA/PUBLICHEALTH

Walthall, Mississippi

http://www.mpbonline.org/news/story/prescription-discount-programs-gain-momentum-statewide

York, Pennsylvania

http://www.allbusiness.com/government/government-bodies-offices-regional/12463900-1.html

http://www.allbusiness.com/government/government-bodies-offices-regional/12463608-1.html

Coast2Coast Rx Cards For Townships:
Niles – Township, Illinois

http://www.highbeam.com/doc/1N1-133013938F449D78.html

http://issuu.com/bugle/docs/final-nw-101310 (flip to second page)

http://www.pioneerlocal.com/skokie/news/2813802,skokie-prescript-102110-s1.article

Additional Coverage:

http://www.mpbonline.org/news/story/prescription-discount-programs-gain-momentum-statewide

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