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Information about all aspects of finances affected by a serious health condition. Includes income sources such as work, investments, and private and government disability programs, and expenses such as medical bills, and how to deal with financial problems.
Information about all aspects of health care from choosing a doctor and treatment, staying safe in a hospital, to end of life care. Includes how to obtain, choose and maximize health insurance policies.
Answers to your practical questions such as how to travel safely despite your health condition, how to avoid getting infected by a pet, and what to say or not say to an insurance company.

Planning A Trip: Deciding Where To Go, How To Travel There, Where To Stay


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Preparation is 9/10ths of what's necessary to travel safely.

Before undertaking any journey, ask your doctor if there are any restrictions or special requirements you should follow. While with your doctor, also ask for the best way to contact him or her if necessary while you are away. If your doctor doesn't like to give patients his or her e-mail address or mobile phone number, perhaps an exception can be made for this situation -- particularly when you're traveling across time zones which can make communication difficult.

If you are in a weakened condition, give serious consideration to traveling with a companion who is healthier than you and can help you in case something happens. If necessary, hire a nurse.

Additional preparation includes:

If you are going to travel outside the United States also see, Travel Outside The United States.

If you will have special needs, click here. If you will need nursing care en route or at your destination, see: How To Travel If You Need Nursing Care.

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