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Traveling Internationally? Book an Appointment With a Travel Health Specialist

By Crystal Sweeney, APN, FNP-BC, OSF HealthCare Traveling to some countries can pose serious health risks without the right precautions.While traveling, you may experience sudden and significant changes in altitude, humidity, microbes, and temperature that can cause illness. Serious health risks may be an issue in areas with the following characteristics: Poor accommodations Inadequate hygiene […]

A Quick Change

By Mary Huebbe, Marketing Director, Ridgecrest Village The weather just went from 50 to -20 overnight. Wow. What should we do to get our bodies accustomed to the temperature change?  How can we remain safe outside in these conditions?  And, finally, how can we stay social during these frigid times? Start with how we dress. […]

Safe Travels

By Monte Schwartz, Transition Specialist, LivWell Seniors, LLC So says the guy who apparently never traveled anywhere with kids always wondering if we’re “almost there yet!” Arriving in those cases can actually be pretty nice. Okay. I couldn’t resist. But in truth, as so many do, I admire Einstein and appreciate his many insights. We […]

Foot Care Tips to Keep Vacationers On the Go

By Melissa J. Lockwood, DPM, Heartland Foot and Ankle Clothing, passport, toiletries, accessories — when you travel you have a lot of important items to fit into your suitcase. Two of the most essential ingredients in an enjoyable vacation don’t go in your luggage: your own feet. Whether you’re walking on a sandy beach or […]