Sunshine is not always nice…

We love the sun and call the nicest people as sunshine. Definitely, it is but… Each summer, people go to the beaches and spend holidays under the rays of sun,without realizing how much harm it may cause to their skins. Each year, incredibly big amount of people die from skin cancer, which is usually caused by the ultraviolet rays of the sun. So it is very important to follow some rules in order to protect skin from such disaster.

  • Make sure that you stay in the shade between 11am and 3pm
  • Do not let your body get burnt by the sun, keep the balance
  • Always use factor 15+ sunscreen
  • Be extra careful if you’ve got freckles or moles on your skin, because they make it easier to catch illnesses

It is pretty surprising, that UV lights affect not only our skin, but also the surface of eye and cause painful burn as well. So, better to wear good sunglasses walking under the sun.

Fighting jet lag

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We have no doubts that travelling brings a lot of fun and excitements to travelers. However, there is something even stronger that our excitement and make our body disobey us. It is the well-known jet lag, a condition when sleep patterns are disturbed and caused weakness weariness by travelling among different time zones.
Jet lag is harder when the one moves from west to east because it is harder to adapt to a shorter day than a longer one.

Below there are some steps that will prevent jet lag or at least make it go easier:

  • Do not start traveling in exhausted condition. “Charge the batteries” of your sleep and it will keep you pretty dynamic till you reach your destination.
  • Try getting used to the new time zone even before traveling. Put an alarm according to that time zone and go to sleep according to it as well.
  • Keep your body hydrated. Make sure you have enough drink after spending so many hours in a dry airplane cabin.
  • Let eye-shades and earplugs help you sleep on the plane as well.
  • Avoid using sleeping medication, since it doesn’t help your body to adjust naturally to a new sleeping pattern.
  • When you reach the destination, make sure you have enough hours of sleep, just like you used to at home.

 

Stay safe

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For those fellors out there, who is already off for adventure in another country! Do not lose cautiousness even after you have packed necessary medicine for travelling, because there is something else just as important as medicine and it is “healthy behavior”!

It is very important to practice that behavior during and after the trip, in order to keep both you and your close ones. So what do we mean by that “healthy behavior”?

First of all, it means taking a a good care of yourself and paying attention to the trip. It can include basically using sunscreen and insect repellent, not taking risks of trying strange fruit or vegetables in order to prevent food poisoning.

There is not much need to warn about overusing alcohol, especially while driving. Do not forget using protective gears during adventure activities. Try to get to know the local laws and customs closer in order not to face misunderstandings.

These were very simple but very important reminders for you to make the best of your trips abroad!

Ready, steady, go!

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Now we are all packed up for future trip, but the question is where are we actually going? What is the destination and what is the reason we chose it? Is it a simple tour of sightseeing or health improvement trip to some exotic places?

If the choice is the second one, then we’ve got two rabbits in one shot! What else can be better than having quality time abroad and improving health at the same time?! But wait, let me make some things clear: please, do not be scared of the word health improvement at all! It does not always mean hospitals and hurtful medical processes. There are so many natural resources in the world, such as hot springs, mineral waters, variety of herbs and so on. Special spaSpending just a couple weeks with them can be much more effective than taking pills for months.

So, do not hurry while choosing a perfect place to visit on vacations. Look through all aspects and pick the most useful one, since health should always be our number one concern! Take care!

Packing for travel!

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Packing for future adventures is one of the most exciting things to do, although it makes heads spin around! If you are also in process of doing it, then let me ask according to the checklist:
Have you got suitable clothes for the new place? – Yes.
Have you got a good camera? – Sure!
What about souvenirs? – I did as well.
Oh, and medicine? – Uh…nno…

Unfortunately, this is what some of us do – leave health issues to the end of the list and end up forgetting. However, it is supposed to be considered the most important point. So, in order not to repeat this mistake, it is good to have a short checklist of basic necessities, which include:

antiseptic
sunscreen
after sun lotion
insect repellent
antihistamines
anti-diarrhoea pills
rehydration sachets
first aid kit

It is very important to visit a doctor before going abroad and take some vaccinations if needed, in order to prevent the risk of diseases there.

Keep it recorded

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There is a very important thing that every traveler should keep in mind before leaving for another country and it is a health insurance. No one can tell exactly how the body will react to the new climate and atmosphere of the foreign country and it is very necessary not only to learn about that country, but also one’s own body. Only with good health and security can the person have the best experience abroad.

So, first of all, I’d like to introduce you guys to one of the most used methods of keeping your health information, no matter where you are. They are medical billing and coding, which are increasingly becoming relevant these days. They are an inevitable part of medical practice. Unlike in the past, today all medical accounts and related details are recorded into the computer database. The management of the medical institution can access these accounts details conveniently for verification purposes. This is where the importance of medical billing and coding jobs comes into play. Individuals who do the medical billing and coding jobs record diagnosis details, fees and other relevant details in codes. These details are sent to the insurance company, when required. If any patient requires any of these details for one reason or the other, he/she can request the concerned department of the hospital and get the same.