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  • August 24, 2016 | 94 (# of comments)
    There have been some reports that a nine-year-old child with a pacemaker was prevented from flying home because TSA thought his pacemaker was a bomb. Long story short, nobody thought his pacemaker was a bomb, and the boy and his mother made their...
  • April 08, 2014 | 28 (# of comments)
    When traveling with portable oxygen, the first thing travelers should do is contact their airline. Not all airlines allow the use of portable oxygen concentrators, so that’s a very important first step. Travelers should also check with the...
  • April 01, 2014 | 66 (# of comments)
    If you are being treated for diabetes or some other medical condition and have concerns about TSA’s screening process, please contact the TSA Cares Helpline. Travelers or families of passengers with disabilities and medical conditions can call the...
  • February 25, 2014 | 45 (# of comments)
    Insulin Pump (Photo Courtesy of Energy.gov)Many travelers rely on personal medical electronic devices (PMEDs) (pacemakers, neurostimulators, implantable cardio defibrillators, insulin pumps, blood glucose monitors, etc.), so it’s understandable that...
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