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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.




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

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technology to point you to a local health care provider

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




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



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



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



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


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