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The List – 5 health apps for travelers

Whether you are heading to the Caribbean for sun or to India for yoga, these apps will help you stay healthy away from home.

1

ITRIAGE

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Developed by two ER doctors, this has a sophisticated symptom checker that leads users through a process of connecting

symptoms with causes, combined with GPS mapping

technology to point you to a local health care provider

(in the United States only as of now ). Free

2

TRAVELEMERGENCY

Developed by Patients Beyond Borders, it allows users to search

a database of local and international emergency numbers

and get directions to the nearest English-speaking hospital.

A “PhraseHelper” translates commonly used emergency phrases

in 10 languages. Covers 50 destinations. Free

3

VAXTRAK

Recommends vaccines for different destinations according to guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and helps users keep track of their vaccinations. Free

4

TRAVEL HEALTH GUIDE

This is the techie equivalent of having a first aid handbook in your pocket. It can be accessed offline and features a symptom searcher, information on common traveler’s illnesses, and practical tips

on finding medical assistance in foreign countries. $2.99

5

TRAVEL MED

Guides travelers through pre-travel preparation, in-travel

emergencies, and post-travel health and medical problems that may arise. A comprehensive database reveals travel risks wherever your destination, as well as the required vaccines. $2.99

CAITLIN HURLEY

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