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Traveling Abroad? Stay Healthy With These Tips!

February 26, 2015 11:01 am

Your vacation abroad should be one of the most exciting times in your life, but it won’t be much fun if you spend the week sick in your hotel room. Many foreign travelers become sick from the germs in the airport or the strange climate, but it isn’t unavoidable. Here are a few simple ways to stay healthy while traveling abroad.

  1. Pack the right supplies. Things like antibiotics and a basic first aid kit will help in case of minor colds, and you should also be sure to bring along any regular medications that you take on a daily basis. In case you contract a more serious illness, packing your medical documents is also important.
  2. Visit a doctor beforehand. Some foreign countries require immunizations, so be sure to let your doctor know about your travel plans. It’s also important to keep your doctor in the loop in case you need to contact him or her while abroad.
  3. Wash your hands. Just like you do at home, it’s important to wash your hands before eating, after using the restroom, and periodically throughout the day. Avoid touching your face, too.
  4. Be smart. No matter how many precautions you take against illness, your best tool is your own judgment. Don’t eat foods that look like they were prepared in unsanitary conditions, and be sure to never accept medications from anyone but a licensed doctor.

Stay Healthy While Traveling Abroad [FDA]
5 Ways to Stay Healthy While Traveling Abroad [CNN Health]
18 Surefire Ways to Get Sick While Traveling [Independent Traveler]

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Lazy Ox Canteen: Treat Yourself to Innovative New American Cuisine

February 18, 2015 10:01 am

The Lazy Ox Canteen serves New American fare with a global twist. Relying on produce and meats from local purveyors, the eatery adheres to a philosophy of "quality eating"; that is, approaching food preparation and meal time as something worth celebrating.

Regulars recommend the pig ear chicharrones, the caramelized cauliflower, the porcini risotto, and the seven-ounce Lazy Ox burger. For dessert, try the butterscotch budino or the rice pudding, both of which are popular. Pair your meal with one of the eatery's housemade "canteen wines," or opt for a draft beer or some sake. (Come during happy hour for the best deals.)

The Lazy Ox Canteen is open seven days a week. Don't miss the restaurant's popular weekend brunch!

Lazy Ox Canteen
241 S. San Pedro Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012
(213) 626-5299

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Happy Presidents Day

February 16, 2015 8:21 am

Today we take the time to honor our courageous leaders and how their visions have shaped our great country.

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