“As with many new areas of technological advancements, stem cell research has received its fair share of hype. Though much of the excitement is warranted, and the potential of stem cells promising, many have used that hype for their own monetary gain. Some market beauty products containing the rejuvenation powers of stem cells and vitamins that claim to boost adult stem cell function while others have established stem cell clinics offering treatments for major diseases and injuries. Although creams and vitamins may (hopefully) be relatively benign, the same is not true for stem cell treatments. Young and elderly patients have died from receiving illegitimate stem cell treatments; others have developed tumors following stem cell transplantations.”
“Coronary artery bypass surgery in India is giving new life to many international patients and are getting cardiac care at a comparative cost. Medical tourism is doing a great job of saving life of many of the medical tourists in India. Medical tourists coming here are getting quality treatment here and also world class lodging facilities. The act of patients going to different countries for either urgent or medical procedures is known as Medical Tourism.”
There are many non-approved and experimental cancer treatments for those with advanced cancers, those who have been offered no hope of survival and those who wish to decline the traditional treatments of chemotherapy and radiation. Medical tourism may offer cancer patients options that simply aren't available in their home countries. This video documentary talks about these treatments and why they may be suppressed.
“We are going to take a quick look at four countries, scattered across the Latin America, which make up some of the primary destinations for Medical Tourism. In this way, you can gather a basic picture of what is available on the international scene. You need much more information than is provided here to make a decision, but here is your starting point.”
Medical tourism is defined as obtaining a medical procedure outside the country of residence. This may sound far-fetched but business is booming globally. More countries are trying to attract patients to travel for medical reasons, and spend money in their market. Some locations even offer medical tourism facilitators to help with all medical arrangements, including choosing doctors, a hospital, transportation, hotels and sightseeing tours, if requested. The bundling of services acts as incentives to travel for medical care. It is estimated that 1.3 million Americans will seek medical care outside the U.S. in 2011, with 35% annual growth (Source: Deloitte).
“Josef Woodman, author of Patients Beyond Borders, will lead a panel of healthcare professionals and patients from popular medical tourism destinations in a discussion about the benefits and risks of getting medical treatment abroad. Participants will learn where to go for the highest quality care, how to negotiate the best prices, what types of insurance coverage are available, and what to do in the unlikely event that something goes wrong.”
“I’d like to share with you my first encounter with the medical system in Mexico. Keep in mind that I’m from Chicago, so when I was covered by a corporate health insurance plan, care was not a major issue for me. Yes, the annual deductible (US$2000) and co-pays were painful at times.”
“As consumers learn more and more about their health care options, people are increasingly turning to holistic medicine to aid the healing process. Homeopathic and holistic treatments take a big-picture approach that looks at the dynamics of the entire body rather than focusing on a single issue.”
“Dental tourism, basically a part of the medical tourism industry, has seen considerable growth in recent years. Though the medical tourism industry has seen growth, dentistry has been the most acceptable and the most traveled for treatment in this industry. This article will highlight a few reasons why dental tourism has seen such wide acceptance.”
“If you are suffering from chronic disabling neck or lower back pain and have been diagnosed with degenerative disc disease then artificial disc replacement might offer a surgical solution to curing your debilitating pain. And if you do not have health coverage to pay for this procedure, then surgery abroad might be an option for you.”
Cosmetic surgeons these days are taking fat by liposuction, spinning its stem cells to concentrate them, then injecting them in face, breasts and buttocks for a complete treatment in a two-hour office visit.
“Most people don't make the connection among cuts in Medicare physician payments, the rising cost of medical care and their own welfare. They think that Medicare will be there for them when the time comes, or as it has been since they turned 65.”
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