Airplane Safety Tips You Need to Know!

Playing Woman’s Mid-Flight Medical Emergency

Can airline travel pose a risk to your health? Check out these videos so you can prepare to travel as safely as possible. 

The Doctors discuss the tragic story of a 25-year-old newlywed who suffered a pulmonary embolism and died while on a flight on American Airlines. Dermatologist Dr. Sonia Batra shares some preventive measures against blood clots, which are important, especially if you fall into a high-risk group. 

This next video shows a foot faux pas and is a reminder for you to avoid going barefoot on a plane! Dr. Batra shares a study which found the average bacteria, like staph or E.coli, can live for 4-7 days in planes. For your sake, and the sake of others, wear socks!

The Doctors speak with Tia, a woman who didn’t know she was pregnant and in her third trimester when she traveled abroad! If you are pregnant, watch to learn what you need to know before you hop on that plane.

Here's some scary news: according to the FBI, the number of mid-air sexual assaults reported on commercial flights is increasing at an alarming rate. The Doctors offer some advice to keep you safe and also, what you need to know if an assault occurs.

Ever see anyone on a flight wearing a mask? They might just be onto something; masks have been found to be extremely effective in preventing the flu! The Doctors share some other tips to avoid catching a cold (or even something worse) on an airplane.

If you’re a coffee drinker, consider it wise to buy your coffee before you board the plane. ER physician Dr. Travis Stork explains why in the video below. 

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