The Weekly Roundup: Counseling for Travel Health (5.24.19)

May 24, 2019 | Pamela Youngberg

Repercussions from the U.S. measles outbreak continue to emerge. The latest victim: air travel, as officials leverage the CDC’s Do Not Board list as a deterrent against the spread of disease. As the summer travel season heats up, there is a range of considerations pharmacists can counsel patients on with the aim of increasing the likelihood of a healthy journey. In addition to proper vaccination, there is advice for avoiding insect-related illnesses and suggestions for an international first-aid kit. For certain patients, like your diabetes patients, there are specific recommendations. (There are special tips for those traveling by air here.)

Here are a few other stories that might be of interest:

  • HIPAA savvy? Check out these tips for avoiding patient privacy missteps in your pharmacy.
  • Need a break? Here is some advice for getting the most out of your day off.
  • June clinical oncology forum will discuss “Breakthrough Therapy” designation of new FDA-approved combination treatment for previously untreated chronic lymphocytic leukemia.
  • Need some ideas for upping your social media game? Here are some ideas for crafting and implementing (and creating boundaries for) your program.

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Pamela Youngberg

Before she came to Smart-Fill, Pamela developed marketing strategy and content for a range of technology start-ups and large-cap enterprises. Outside the office, she's into cycling, renaissance history, cooking, and exploring the outdoors in the beautiful Pacific Northwest.

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