8 Tricks to Stay Healthy While Traveling

Safeguard yourself against germs with these travel tips.

8 Tricks to Stay Healthy While Traveling

By Toni Gasparis

Do you know the dirtiest places in hotels, planes, and other public travel spaces? Find out the small things that you can do to avoid catching the cold, flu, or an infection while traveling. Use these tips to arm yourself with the knowledge to protect yourself and your family.


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Common surfaces that people frequently touch are usually the dirtiest. In fact, airport trays have been found to harbor bacteria and viruses, like MRSA and norovirus. Use sanitary wipes to clean tray tables and arm rests on planes, as well as light switches and remotes in your hotel room, or while on a cruise ship. Remember to keep a small hand sanitizer nearby or in your bag, in case you find yourself in a sticky situation.

5 Things to Say (& Not to Say) If You See Signs of Dementia in a Loved One

Talking to them about it may be uncomfortable, but it's important not to put it off.

Tackling the issue of dementia when it affects someone near and dear is very difficult, and it is hard to know how to discuss the subject with your affected loved one. However, it is important not to put it off. Just try to make sure it is a gentle encounter — for both of you.

Here are the experts' recommendations on having the first talk.

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