A Dream of Digital Storytelling from East Africa

Squaremouth.com is proud to promote A Dream of Digital Storytelling from East Africa In the informal settlements or slums of Nairobi Kenya, there are vibrant communities where hundreds of thousands of people live. In these communities, young people regularly go to video shops to watch films. In these videos, youth never see images of people […]

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Tips for Travelers with Kidney Stones

Daniel L. Watson, M.D. Any patient with a history of kidney stones–especially those who pass stones frequently–should visit their urologist before a significant trip. Ask for a prescription for pain medication (preferably one you’ve used successfully before), even if you are not currently having pain. Fill the prescription and carry the medication with you. It […]

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Considerations for the Pregnant Traveler

Matthew Rusk, M.D. Air Travel Most airlines will not allow women to fly during the last month of pregnancy. Earlier in a pregnancy, it is generally safe to fly on modern commercial aircraft that are pressurized. The pressure at cruising altitude, however, is not equal to that seen at sea level and may be a […]

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Travel with Congestive Heart Failure (CHF)

Matthew Rusk, M.D. With careful planning, patients with Congestive Heart Failure (CHF) can travel safely. Altitude One of the most important problems for travelers with congestive heart failure is altitude. In general, patients whose symptoms are poorly controlled should not travel on airplanes. All patients who have congestive heart failure should first consult their doctors […]

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