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Overseas Travelers Urged To Talk With Doctors Before Leaving

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Already planning your holiday travel?  There's something to add to your packing list, especially if you have one of many health conditions.  With more, here's ABC's Doctor Timothy Johnson. 

Passport - check.  Toothbrush -- check.   Talk with your doctor?  Well, before you travel overseas, that could be the most important kind of vacation insurance. 

Common conditions like diabetes, cancer, and even pregnancy can mean greater risk for illness while abroad. In a new study, Boston University researchers looked at people who rushed to clinics just days before departing.

Most were too late to get recommended vaccines. And in most cases, there was too little time to give proper guidance on how they could stay healthy on their trip.  The message for travelers with medical conditions is clear... Make a call to your doctor when you make your reservations.

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