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Bon voyage! 6 pain-free travel tips for these holidays

Ahh… Traveling. Who doesn’t like the thrill and excitement of knowing new places? As holidays are getting closer, many people plan their vacations for months ahead to get the most of their time abroad. However, despite of our love for traveling, many of us don’t enjoy sitting in an airplane, a car or a train seat for several hours, as being in the same position for a prolonged period of time can cause physical pain and make it hard to sleep comfortably while traveling. The consequences of poor posture can haunt you throughout your stay abroad, that’s why in Doctors Barcelona we bring you six tips to pain-free travel these holidays and enjoy your trip from the moment you take your seat till you get home again.

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Medical Certificate: What You Must Know

Medical certificates are something everybody needs from time to time. They are extremely important when it comes to providing legal and valid proof for a number of scenarios. You may need them for your job or university or even to be considered “fit to fly”. Or even for ticket reimbursements

Our English speaking doctors know this and gave us the best information about the importance of medical certificates. If you need one in Barcelona, this is what you need to do: 

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Vaccinations: The Time is Now!

Vaccinations are a very important part of both personal and public health. Vaccines aid in the prevention of contagious and deadly diseases. This practice is recognized as one of the world’s most successful and cost-effective health interventions. It saves up to 3 million lives worldwide each year from infectious diseases. Such diseases include hepatitis, diphtheria, tetanus, whooping cough, measles and polio. However, despite the research and proven effectiveness of vaccines and the countless lives they have saved, still about half a million people die each year from diseases vaccines could prevent. Read more “Vaccinations: The Time is Now!”

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5 Reasons To Call A Doctor In Barcelona

Exploring new places means coming in contact with new germs and surroundings. No one plans to get sick and visit a doctor while traveling, but sometimes it can be unavoidable. 

Traveling to Barcelona? Here are the top five most common ailments in the Catalan region. Our doctors in Barcelona have made some recommendations and preventative actions if you find yourself in one of these situations. Some conditions may be mild and will pass quickly with minimum treatment, whereas others may be more serious and need a doctor’s attention. Luckily, Barcelona is full of English speaking doctors that come right to wherever you are. Read more “5 Reasons To Call A Doctor In Barcelona”

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Protecting Your Eyes in Barcelona’s Summer Sun

Who doesn’t love summer? As great as it is when the sun is shining and the temperatures grow warmer, it is important to stay in the shade as much as possible. Your skin isn’t the only thing that can be negatively affected by the sun. Many people forget how important it is to pay attention to protecting your eyes from the sun. If you are experiencing problems with your eyes, be sure to call an english speaking doctor today.

UV radiation is the most common cause of damage to our eyes and builds up over time. Eventually, it can leave permanent effects on our eyes and eyesight. Barcelona has extremely high levels of UV radiation, so you must make sure you take extra care in protecting your eyes. 

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Baby Carrying And All Its Benefits

The word baby-wearing may be new to you, but the practice has been around a long time. Baby-wearing is simply carrying a baby around on your body, either in a sling or some type of carrier. Not only does baby carrying make parenting easier, but studies have found that there are many benefits to both babies and mothers from doing so. Baby carrying helps develop the physical, emotional, and intellectual growth of a baby.

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Medical & Wellness in the Hotel Industry

Each year, more and more people are crossing borders to travel to new places and experience new cultures. Vacationing in this era is more popular now than ever. When traveling, no one plans to get sick or for an injury to occur. However, things do happen. With this being said, access to healthcare services is becoming increasingly important. Especially for a hotel, a travelers temporary home, it is important to understand their role in the guest’s care. Many hotels realize this, and are making an effort to partner with medical companies that promote the best practices and allow tourists to get the most out of their stay abroad.

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Having doctors who visit tourists in their hotel rooms can make a great addition to any hotel’s concierge office. Their goal should be to make their stay as comfortable as possible, while working with the guest or the guest’s caregiver to ensure that all of the doctor’s care instructions are followed. This may require that a nurse or patient assistant administer injections, change bandages or take a guest’s blood pressure. While these activities seem very hospital oriented, they are actually part of the normal aftercare process. In fact, it can be administered safely outside a hospital environment.  Read more “Medical & Wellness in the Hotel Industry”

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Stay Cool During A Heat Wave

A heat wave is a period of abnormally hot weather. It occurs when the temperature rises above normal for a significant period of time. In a severe heat wave, as your body tries to cool down, extra strain is placed on your heart. This can lead to heart related illnesses. Respiratory problems may also occur due to poor air quality during this time, so it is extremely important to take all necessary precautions.

Being in the middle of heat wave season, English speaking doctors provide some tips and tricks to help you keep cool this summer.

Barcelona Heat Waves

Barcelona is on heat wave watch in its summer months of June, July and August. During a heatwave, temperatures can rise to over 35° Celcius (86° Fahrenheit) in the shade. This is about 10 degrees above the average for the summer period. In Barcelona, it is considered a heat wave when the maximum temperature exceeds 33.1ºC (91ºF) for three or more consecutive days.

The start of this summer in Barcelona kicked off with a severe heat wave for Europe and Spain in the last week of June. Record breaking temperatures occurred in many countries and cities. 

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Call A Hotel Doctor When Ill Abroad

There is never a convenient time to get sick, especially when you are traveling abroad. Many people do not expect it or ever really plan for it. This makes finding a doctor an extreme chore. When you are in an area you are unfamiliar with, find yourself with lots of plans, little time and do not speak the host country’s language fluently it is easy to put off seeking help as it just simply seems too difficult. Luckily, a hotel doctor can come right to your door to help.

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