If you wouldn't drink the water in some foreign countries, why would you consider going overseas for a risky procedure—with a doctor you've never even met? First of all, we're not talking backroom surgery here.
“It started with a phone call. Alison Hamilton of Casa Ciudad de Mexico – also known as Casa Mexico City – invited me to tag along on an upcoming health care tour of Mexico City. Her organization promotes medical tourism and other activities in Mexico’s capital. While I couldn’t take the trip, I was curious. Get your heart bypass surgery done in Mexico City?”
“India legalized surrogacy in 2002 as part of a larger effort to promote medical tourism. Since 1991, when the country’s new procapitalist policies took effect, private money has flowed in and fueled construction of world-class hospitals that cater to foreigners. Surrogacy tourism has grown steadily here as word has gotten out that babies can be incubated at a low price and without government red tape. Patel’s clinic charges between $15,000 and $20,000 for the entire process, from in vitro fertilization to delivery, whereas in the handful of American states that allow paid surrogacy, bringing a child to term can cost between $50,000 and $100,000, and is rarely covered by insurance.”
“THE MEDICAL industry celebrated a milestone this month with the return of Guyanese native, Professor Ulric Trotz, to the Bahamas for a surgical upgrade to his defibrillator. In 2002, Professor Trotz became the first person in the Bahamas to receive a cardiac resynchronization therapy defibrillator (CRTD), a life-saving device for patients with heart conditions.”
Travel agents curious about medical travel might want to catch the cable documentary “Under the Knife Abroad.” The show is scheduled for broadcast on the Current TV channel on Monday, Nov. 14, at 9 p.m. EST. The 60-minute documentary takes a comprehensive look at medical travel, including through coverage of one patient’s trip from California to Mexico to receive surgery she could not afford in the U.S.
“There was hardly a night when Sonia didn’t awaken from the same bad dream. Her weight was out of control and she was growing to human-mountain proportions. Regretfully, her anxieties didn’t reduce that much when she was awake. Sonia was a woman with a problem. Her doctors warned her that she was “morbidly obese,” a term that meant she could die at any time from a number of maladies that were more likely for overweight individuals.”
Between 2006 and 2010, drug shortages increased by more than 200%, according to a Government Accountability Office report released Thursday. There were a record 196 shortages last year, and even more are expected in 2012.
“Be an informed consumer and make a wiser choice in selecting a medical tourism facilitator. Know the qualification and experience of the facilitator and the fee structure. Ensure that there is transparency and full disclosure of information regarding him and the company. The facilitator has to provide options for travel and medical complication insurance. The patient should check for the license of the facilitator and testimonials from former clients. They should also investigate about any unresolved issues regarding the facilitators. The patient should ask him what alternative arrangements he will make in case of emergency or any problems.”
SARASOTA, Fla., Dec. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Larry Conrad went in for his annual physical on his 50th birthday. During his exam, his doctor found swollen lymph nodes in his armpits and groin. Conrad had a cough and said he'd lost weight because he 'felt full all the time'. His doctor ordered a series of tests, and Conrad was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, the most common type. He rejected the standard chemotherapy protocol, and, like over half a million other Americans, traveled outside the US for cancer treatment. According to TMD Limited, a medial tourism company, many patients seeking care in foreign medical centers are going specifically for cancer treatment.
Are you considering medical treatment aboard? When traveling for treatment abroad there are a few dos and don't to take into consideration and some careful planning and research could make all the difference to a successful trip abroad for medical treatment.
If you are considering traveling for stem cell therapy, you may want to review this downloadable, no-cost analysis by the British Health Service to help you evaluate the effectiveness of the type of therapy you are seeking.
Hanna loved sports, running and working out at the gym, but nothing she did gave her the flat stomach she longed for. She laughed about her “kangaroo pouch,” the sagging belly she was left with after three pregnancies, but in truth the image she saw when she stood in front of the mirror upset her. Her husband Ian didn’t seem to mind, but so what? It was Hanna’s body and she minded, a lot.
Amy Murray, a 35-year old mother of two, had a sore throat for weeks. When she begun to have trouble swallowing, she thought she might have strep throat, and went to see her doctor. He found a lump in her neck, and after several medical tests, Murray was diagnosed with papillary thyroid cancer. According to TMD Limited, a medical research company, Murray's research and ultimate decision to seek treatment outside of the US is typical of more than half a million US citizens receiving medical treatment outside the US annually.
“The insurance policy will cover accidental death and repatriation of body (up to $20,000 dollars), hospitalization and medical expenses for injuries due to accidents or in case of contracting a disease in Panama (up to $7,000 dollars), expenses for dental emergency (up to $ 2,000 dollars), administrative legal assistance by accident (up to $ 3,500), lost or stolen documents, and necessary translation services, among others. You’ll find a complete description of the coverage in the brochure.”
Sharing your scoops to your social media accounts is a must to distribute your curated content. Not only will it drive traffic and leads through your content, but it will help show your expertise with your followers.
How to integrate my topics' content to my website?
Integrating your curated content to your website or blog will allow you to increase your website visitors’ engagement, boost SEO and acquire new visitors. By redirecting your social media traffic to your website, Scoop.it will also help you generate more qualified traffic and leads from your curation work.
Distributing your curated content through a newsletter is a great way to nurture and engage your email subscribers will developing your traffic and visibility.
Creating engaging newsletters with your curated content is really easy.