Archive for August 2005

Traveling with Diabetes

Published by Chris Harvey August 8, 2005

Matthew Rusk, M.D. Stress, irregular meals, and confusing schedules can make traveling with diabetes quite challenging. With a few precautions blood sugar control can be maintained even when traveling across multiple time zones. While many of the following rules apply to travelers with any chronic medical condition, they are particularly important for travelers with diabetes. […]

Traveling with HIV

Published by Chris Harvey August 5, 2005

Eliot C. Heher, MD Patients with HIV disease who travel abroad may encounter some unique risks. Some pre-travel vaccinations may be inappropriate for HIV positive travelers. The risk of acquiring infections abroad may be higher. Some countries also have discriminatory policies towards HIV positive travelers that may make entrance to the country difficult. Despite these […]

Tips for Travelers with BPH (Prostate Enlargement)

Published by Chris Harvey August 3, 2005

Daniel L. Watson, M.D. If you are a man over the age of 50, you might have Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH). BPH refers to the enlargement of the prostate gland that typically occurs with age. Most men are familiar with the symptoms: Slow urinary stream Hesitancy when starting to urinate Frequent trips to the bathroom […]