Health Travel Stories

Beware of the Sleeping Pill…

Jet lag can be a bitch. Let’s face it. If you’ve crossed the International Date Line, you’re  bound to have some trouble adjusting to the massive time difference. After all, when it’s noon here in NYC, it’s 1:00am in China (or midnight if the US is on Daylight Savings Time). Let’s flashback to August 2006. […]

Asia 2010 China Health Travel Stories

My Night in a Chinese ER!

Hospitals are supposed to be impeccably clean and highly organized, right? Unfortunately, this was not what I found when, much to my surprise, I ended up at one last night! You see, I have asthma. I’ve always had asthma and it’s never a problem for me unless I’m sick with a respiratory infection, much like […]

Asia 2010 Health Travel Tips

Preventing Malaria: To Pill or Not to Pill

When traveling to less developed portions of the world, mosquitos are definitely something to keep an eye out for, particularly as they can carry two pretty nasty illnesses: Dengue Fever and Malaria, the later of which kills 1-3 million people each year. While Dengue Fever is not preventable using modern medicine, Malaria is…mostly. Let me […]

Asia 2010 Health NYC Photos

Two Months to Go!

Exactly 2 months from today I’ll be enjoying a trans-Pacific flight with (hopefully) a taste of the spectacular service that Asian airlines are known for. Aside from figuring out what travel insurance I should get and fighting with my current dastardly health insurance over allowing me to get “vacation supplies” of my prescriptions for the […]