Health information for a totally SICK spring break!

by Amy Claussen

Health information for at totally SICK spring break!Spring break is almost here and the Bio-Medical Library has some binge-worthy resources for a safe and healthy vacation! Our information has you covered no matter where your spring break destination takes you.  

E-books for healthy travel

Whether you are taking a cruise, hitting the slopes for some downhill skiing, or exploring the ocean, our ebook collection covers common and lesser known contingencies. Here are a few of our favorites!

Travel Medicine 3rd ed. by Jay S. Keystone, MD
This book will provide you with all you need to know for a successful spring break trip, including:

  • Travel Medical Kits
  • High-Altitude Medicine
  • Diving Medicine

Minor Emergencies 3rd ed. by Philip Buttaravoli, MD
If your best-laid plans start to unravel, browse this book on minor emergencies. It includes tips for dealing with common spring break emergencies, including:

  • Sunburn
  • Traumatic Tattoos
  • Fishhook Removal

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Trivia References

If you want to know more about jellyfish stings, toxic substances found in nature, and Sea Bather’s Eruption, check out these resources from the University of Minnesota Libraries. 

  1. Montgomery L, Seys J, Mees J. To Pee, or Not to Pee: A Review on Envenomation and Treatment in European Jellyfish Species. Marine Drugs. 2016;14(7):127.
  2. Barceloux DG. Medical Toxicology of Natural Substances:  Foods, Fungi, Medicinal Herbs, Plants, and Venomous Animals. John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2008.
  3. Buttaravoli P, Leffler SM. Sea Bather’s Eruption. Minor Emergencies. 3rd ed: Elsevier Inc.; 2012:716-718.


The information provided in the quiz is intended for fun and should not be used in place of a medical professional!!  

If you are NOT traveling anywhere exotic during Spring Break — the U Libraries will be open. Stop by for a fun book or DVD (or try our streaming collections). And use our 12 libraries to catch up on your work, power study or get ready for the rest of spring semester. 


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