New York, NY (PRWEB) July 08, 2014
Your bags are packed, you are ready to go, but before you leave on that jet plane be sure you are prepared to stay healthy during your summer travels with some simple tips from the Travel Medicine department at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center.
“Whether you are staying near or going far, vacations can expose travelers to new cultures, experiences and food – and no one wants to be under the weather while trying to enjoy the beach or taking a trip to a museum,” said Dr. Ole Vielemeyer, medical director, Infectious Disease Associates & Travel Medicine at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell.
Dr. Vielemeyer offers the following tips to help you stay healthy and active in whatever corner of the world you may find yourself this summer:
About NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center
NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center, located in New York City, is one of the leading academic medical centers in the world, comprising the teaching hospital NewYork-Presbyterian and Weill Cornell Medical College, the medical school of Cornell University. NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell provides state-of-the-art inpatient, ambulatory and preventive care in all areas of medicine, and is committed to excellence in patient care, education, research and community service. Weill Cornell physician-scientists have been responsible for many medical advances — including the development of the Pap test for cervical cancer; the synthesis of penicillin; the first successful embryo-biopsy pregnancy and birth in the U.S.; the first clinical trial for gene therapy for Parkinson’s disease; the first indication of bone marrow’s critical role in tumor growth; and, most recently, the world’s first successful use of deep brain stimulation to treat a minimally conscious brain-injured patient. NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital also comprises NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center, NewYork-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital, NewYork-Presbyterian/Westchester Division, NewYork-Presbyterian/The Allen Hospital, and NewYork-Presbyterian/Lower Manhattan Hospital. NewYork-Presbyterian is the #1 hospital in the New York metropolitan area and is consistently ranked among the best academic medical institutions in the nation, according to U.S.News & World Report. Weill Cornell Medical College is the first U.S. medical college to offer a medical degree overseas and maintains a strong global presence in Austria, Brazil, Haiti, Tanzania, Turkey and Qatar.
For more information, visit http://www.nyp.org and weill.cornell.edu.