Travel Smart: Visit Winthrop's Travel Center

Vol. 17, No. 2
Spring/Summer 2007

  • Hand and Feet - From Buttoning to Toe-tapping, they're the 'Every Day' Tools

  • Advanced Wound Healing Comes to Winthrop

  • Winthrop Selected as National Training Center for CyberKnife�

  • Winthrop Celebrates Survivors

  • Healthy KIDS Takes the Show on the Road

  • Precious Purls Project Knits Memories for New Moms & Babies

  • Volunteer Louise Mazzaro Saluted for 33,500 Hours of Service

  • Smiles for Scott Foundation Brings Smiles to Pediatric Patients

  • Smiles for Scott Foundation Brings Smiles to Pediatric Patients

  • Golfers Raise More than $400,000 Under Sunny Skies at Winthrop�s 22nd Annual Golf Tournament

  • 10th Annual Opera Night Hits a High Note

  • First Annual Black & White Ball Raises More than $300,000 for CCK

  • Sleep Disorders Center Achieves Fourth Reaccreditation

  • Travel Smart: Visit Winthrop's Travel Center

  • Miracle Foundation Makes Second Grant of $50,000

  • Research at Winthrop Addresses Vioxx Heart Attack Risk

  • Accolades for Winthrop

  • New Smoke-Free Campus Policy

  • Michael Magro Foundation Donates VeinViewer Imaging System

  • Annual Swim-a-Thon Makes a Splash for Pediatrics

  • New Music Therapy Program Helps Patients Cope

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  • Serving the growing needs of travelers who should take precautionary health measures before venturing abroad, Winthrop's Travel Center offers a variety of services ranging from destination-specific travel counseling to vaccinations and preventative measures for travel-related infections.

    Staffed by a team of board-certified infectious disease clinicians, Winthrop Infectious Disease Associates provides services so travelers can enjoy a healthy trip. After a phone interview during which travelers discuss their itinerary with Lorraine Martone, RN, Winthrop's Travel Nurse Coordinator, an office consultation is arranged. During the consultation, infectious disease risks related to the individual's itinerary are discussed with a physician, along with tips for staying healthy during the trip. Additionally, appropriate vaccinations as well as chemoprophylaxis - the use of medication to prevent disease - and other preventative measures are administered at this time.

    Travel to destinations across the globe exposes travelers to potentially serious infectious diseases such as cholera, malaria, typhoid fever and meningococcal meningitis. Winthrop's Travel Center offers vaccines and preventative measures for all of these diseases and others including hepatitis A, hepatitis B, yellow fever and Japanese encephalitis.

    It is recommended that consultations be arranged at least four weeks prior to travel. For an appointment at Winthrop's Travel Center, call (516) 663-3819.

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