Be travel ready this holiday season

Traveling for the holidays? You’re not alone. More than 100 million Americans will travel this holiday season. From avoiding road rage to traveling safely while pregnant, here are some tips and advice from experts at Baylor College of Medicine.

Comfort, safety key for pregnant women

Dr. Kelly Hodges, assistant professor of obstetrics and gynecology at Baylor, said the best time for pregnant patients to travel is between 14 and 30 weeks when complications are less likely to occur. See more travel tips.

Avoid bed bugs while travelingplane-photo

Travelers are particularly vulnerable to sleeping in places with bed bugs, such as hotels and other accommodations. You can protect yourself and your family by following these safety recommendations.

Tips for the elderly

Traveling during the holidays can be rewarding at any age. Dr. Angela Catic says that for the elderly, it is an extra special occasion, especially with the proper planning. Read more.

Avoid road rage situations

If you live or work in an urban area, you likely have to deal with traffic every day. Long-distance travel can lead to frustration, and unfortunately can result in road rage. Dr. Asim Shah shares advice to avoid participating in or escalating a potential road rage situation.

Additional Resources

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