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How to get a flu shot in Italy?

How to get a flu shot in Italy?

Flu season is upon us! If you are wondering how to get a flu shot in Italy, or maybe wondering why you should even get inoculated, read on! Influenza can cause serious health problems. The flu, as it is commonly known as, is a contagious respiratory illness that can cause fever, cough, sore throat, runny/stuffy […]

MedinAction Now in Bologna!

MedinAction Now in Bologna!

Our English speaking doctors come to Bologna Whether traveling or living abroad, the last thing you want to worry about when you are sick is tracking down an English-speaking doctor. With MedinAction, you won’t have to worry ever again. We stand ready to deliver qualified English-speaking doctors to a patient’s doorstep, 24/7. We have been […]

What Are the Health Benefits of Drinking Coffee?

What Are the Health Benefits of Drinking Coffee?

In Italy, coffee is a delicious daily ritual that local baristas and regular espresso drinkers consider sacrosanct. But beyond being a tasty pick-me-up, coffee has some impressive health benefits. The World Health Organization explained that drinking coffee has no carcinogenetic properties and that regular consumption showed reduced risks for liver and uterine cancers. Additional health […]

Eat to stay fit

Eat to stay fit

The first thing that pops into your head when travelling to Italy is the word FOOD and I can’t blame you, since the Italians have been perfecting their food culture over 1,000 years to create delightful  pizza margherita, creamy pasta alla Genovese and decadent ricotta gelato. The question is how do Italians manage to look […]

What to do for a sunburn when in Italy

What to do for a sunburn when in Italy

Protection first! Pick up some crema solare (sunscreen) at the pharmacy and make sure the SPF is at least 30. Apply sunscreen generously all over and rub the cream in until it’s fully absorbed. Reapply sunscreen every 2 hours during mid-day (10am-4pm) or any time after swimming. Wear a hat with a wide brim and […]

Benefits of Seasonal Eating

Benefits of Seasonal Eating

Seasonal eating is one of the oldest traditions known to man. It is the foundation of how humans used to sustain themselves. There was no such thing as strawberries in the middle of December or roasted pumpkin seeds in July. Eating seasonally certainly has its benefits; it adds variety, increases the nutrition profile of the […]

Food Allergies in Italy

Food Allergies in Italy

When traveling in Italy, how do you tell people you a food allergy? And, if you need medical assistance, how do you ask for the necessary medication? Here below is a list of the most common food allergies in Italian and how you can get some relief. If you have any questions about allergies or […]

HEALTHY GUT, HEALTHY LIFE

HEALTHY GUT, HEALTHY LIFE

The word about town is that digestive health is the new “in” thing. Keeping the gut healthy is not only cool but it is proving to be of the utmost importance. It turns out that the ecosystem living in the 25 feet of your intestines can even have an effect on the brain. If this […]

The Polyphenol Low Down

The Polyphenol Low Down

“Polyphenol” is one of those words you may hear thrown around when someone is talking about red wine or maybe dark colored fruits. If you have questioned what a polyphenol is well, in essence, they are powerful nutrients that are found in plant foods. Webster’s Dictionary defines a polyphenol as “an antioxidant phytochemical (as chlorogenic […]

What kind of headache do you have?

What kind of headache do you have?

There is a variety of headaches, from minor pain due stress or intense pain from chronic migraines. Here now is a list of the most common kinds of headaches and how to treat them. Rebound headaches Caused by medication overuse, such as acetaminophen or ibuprofen. Taking over-the-counter medication more than twice a week and make […]

Healthy Tips for Italian Travel

Healthy Tips for Italian Travel

Lusty red wines, succulent panforte, sweet gelato, divine pizza, slurpy pasta’s; the list goes on and on. How can one be concerned about health and wellness when surrounded by Italian foods like these? While there are certainly many ways to overindulge, here are just a few ways to keep healthy and well, while adventuring Italy:          […]

Hydration

Hydration

At this point everyone is aware of how important it is to stay hydrated. If you don’t, well it is! Now you know. While no one is complaining, because after all, you’re in Italy, all that walking around under the hot sun can make for a thirsty, if not slightly dehydrated, traveler. Not to point […]

Late Night Pharmacies in Milan

Late Night Pharmacies in Milan

A big part of the pharmacies in Milan have the regular opening and closing times, but there are also a few late night options. Most of them are in the center of the city, but not only. If you are a tourist, expat or student, you should be aware that it’s hard to find English […]

Our English speaking doctors come to Milan

Our English speaking doctors come to Milan

Whether traveling or living abroad, the last thing you want to worry about when you are sick is tracking down an English-speaking doctor. With MedinAction, you won’t have to worry ever again. We stand ready to deliver qualified English-speaking doctors to a patient’s doorstep, 24/7. We have been providing house call visits in Rome for […]

The Mediterranean Diet

The Mediterranean Diet

According to UNESCO, the “oral and intangible heritage of humanity”, is comprised of simple ingredients, such as pasta, bread, legumes, olive oil, fish, fruits and vegetables and very little meat. Credit for deriving the specific properties of this dietary regimen goes to a US biologist and physiologist: Ancel Keys. During his stay in Italy, Ancel […]

Medical Marijuana in Italy

Medical Marijuana in Italy

Since 2013, medical marijuana has been legal in Italy. Currently, it is estimated that two to three thousand Italians consume medical marijuana to treat a specific variety of chronic conditions, such as: Chronic pain associated with multiple sclerosis and spinal lesions. Nausea and vomiting as a result of chemotherapy, radiotherapy, and HIV treatments. Appetite loss […]

Where to volunteer in Rome

Where to volunteer in Rome

One of the great things about visiting a new place, or moving to a new location, is getting involved with the local community. In Rome, there are a variety of charities and foundations where you can volunteer and spend your time. Check-out these great opportunities to help-out and make a difference in the Eternal City. […]

Races and Sporting Events in Rome and Italy

Races and Sporting Events in Rome and Italy

Every year, dozens of marathons, triathlons, and bike races, both competitive and charity, are hosted around Italy in some of the most beautiful locations in the country. Here now is a list of the most popular and interesting athletic competitions in Italy. Make sure, if you want to participate, you get your Certificato Medico Sportivo […]

Wanderio, your ultimate travel app

Wanderio, your ultimate travel app

Wanderio aims to be your ultimate travel app. You can compare and book flights, trains, buses and airport connections in a single app: you won’t need to check many different apps or websites to compare schedule and prices offered by airlines, rail and bus companies to get your travel tickets. Thanks to Wanderio you can […]

World AIDS Day – 1 December 2016

World AIDS Day – 1 December 2016

Every year on the first of December people around the globe come together to show their support in the fight against the spread of HIV and AIDS, commemorating those who have died and supporting those who still suffer. Worlds AIDS Day was originally celebrated in 1988 and was the first ever global health holiday. Currently, […]

How Do You Ask For That At The Pharmacy?

How Do You Ask For That At The Pharmacy?

Getting sick is no fun. Getting sick while abroad is even more unpleasant. Even minor aches, coughs, runny noses, and headaches become more challenging when you must brave the “farmacia” and find something to ease your symptoms, or, heaven forbid, ASK someone for the Italian equivalent of your normal go-to medication back home. But never […]

The Best Medical Travel Apps

The Best Medical Travel Apps

With smartphones in our pocket, information about literally ANYTHING is just a few taps away. The problem is sorting through all that instant data to find the answers you’re looking for. And when it comes to medically related questions, certainty is a must, especially if you are in a foreign country and out of your […]

Where to Get a Vaccine in Rome

Where to Get a Vaccine in Rome

Whether you’re here on a study abroad program or engaged in long-term residence, being an expat can sometimes include getting vaccines. International travel, getting older, or flu season can all necessitate getting vaccinations. In general, travelers are advised to consult with a doctor at least 4 weeks before international travel to consider their vaccination needs […]

What To Do When You’re Sick In Italy

What To Do When You’re Sick In Italy

Navigating any health system can be challenging. Where to go, who to speak to, how to pay, and how to follow-up when you have questions or problems later on is time consuming and complicated enough in your own country. For travelers and expats abroad, here the top five tips and tricks to remember to help […]

Do you need a Tessera Sanitaria in Italy?

Do you need a Tessera Sanitaria in Italy?

How to Register for your Tessera Sanitaria and Enroll in the Italian Public Health System As a foreigner, if you have a permesso di soggiorno (a permit to stay) you are entitled to enroll in the Italian public health system and receive state-sponsored medical services, including free or low cost prescriptions and access to the […]

Late Night Pharmacies in Rome

Late Night Pharmacies in Rome

In a professional context it often happens that private or corporate clients corder a publication to be made and presented with the actual content still not being ready. Think of a news blog that’s filled with content hourly on the day of going live. However, reviewers tend to be distracted by comprehensible content, say, a random text copied newspaper or the internet. The are to focus on the text, disregarding the layout and its elements. Besides, random text risks to be unintendedly humorous or offensive, an unacceptable risk in corporate environments.

Late Night Pharmacies in Florence

Late Night Pharmacies in Florence

Most pharmacies in Firenze adhere to usual opening and closing times, however there are a number that stay open late. These pharmacies are probably different than what you may be used to at home, so tourists and expats should be wary of self-diagnosing and requesting the drug that they think may be most appropriate, because […]

Hospital in Florence

Hospital in Florence

In a professional context it often happens that private or corporate clients corder a publication to be made and presented with the actual content still not being ready. Think of a news blog that’s filled with content hourly on the day of going live. However, reviewers tend to be distracted by comprehensible content, say, a random text copied newspaper or the internet. The are to focus on the text, disregarding the layout and its elements. Besides, random text risks to be unintendedly humorous or offensive, an unacceptable risk in corporate environments.

Doctors in Ancient Rome

Doctors in Ancient Rome

In a professional context it often happens that private or corporate clients corder a publication to be made and presented with the actual content still not being ready. Think of a news blog that’s filled with content hourly on the day of going live. However, reviewers tend to be distracted by comprehensible content, say, a random text copied newspaper or the internet. The are to focus on the text, disregarding the layout and its elements. Besides, random text risks to be unintendedly humorous or offensive, an unacceptable risk in corporate environments.

Hospitals in Rome

Hospitals in Rome

In a professional context it often happens that private or corporate clients corder a publication to be made and presented with the actual content still not being ready. Think of a news blog that’s filled with content hourly on the day of going live. However, reviewers tend to be distracted by comprehensible content, say, a random text copied newspaper or the internet. The are to focus on the text, disregarding the layout and its elements. Besides, random text risks to be unintendedly humorous or offensive, an unacceptable risk in corporate environments.

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