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Fecal Transplants: Gut Feelings for Medical Tourism Patients

Fecal Transplants: Gut Feelings for Medical Tourism Patients | Medical Tourism News | Scoop.it
Medical tourism patients have been traveling to the United States in search of a cure for nasty bowel infections.
Monica Rix Paxson's insight:

How about pro-biotics? Those work effectively post-antibiotic for most of us.

 

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Health Care in Mexico: Not-so-famous Retirement Destinations in Mexico

Health Care in Mexico: Not-so-famous Retirement Destinations in Mexico | Medical Tourism News | Scoop.it
Monica Rix Paxson's insight:

For many Americans, Mexico is Cancun or Puerto Vallarta. However, there are many other beautiful and quiet places where you can spend your golden years in Mexico.

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Health Care in Mexico: The US Is Ranked 38th in Health Care and 33rd in Life Expectancy

Health Care in Mexico: The US Is Ranked 38th in Health Care and 33rd in Life Expectancy | Medical Tourism News | Scoop.it
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The US is ranked low among developed countries. Part of it is the system, and part of it is Americans' lifestyle.
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Health Care in Mexico: Medical Care for Our Furry Friends

Health Care in Mexico: Medical Care for Our Furry Friends | Medical Tourism News | Scoop.it
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Chico had an accident and he's on his way to recovery. If you have a small friend you want to take abroad with you, make sure you learn some basic phrases in the local language that will help you find a veterinarian in case of an emergency.

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Health Care in Mexico: Surgery in Mexico: A Testimonial

Health Care in Mexico: Surgery in Mexico: A Testimonial | Medical Tourism News | Scoop.it
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What happens when you can't afford surgery because you can't afford health insurance?

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Health Care in Mexico: Tips for Making the Best Out of Your Medical Trip

Health Care in Mexico: Tips for Making the Best Out of Your Medical Trip | Medical Tourism News | Scoop.it
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Tip: Save some money for the fiesta and a couple of mariachi songs.

 

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Health Care in Mexico: First Human Liver Artificially Created

Health Care in Mexico: First Human Liver Artificially Created | Medical Tourism News | Scoop.it
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How can the title "Japanese scientist create a human liver" be correct and misleading at the same time?

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Health Care in Mexico: In Vitro Fertilization: The Cost of IVF in Mexico

Health Care in Mexico: In Vitro Fertilization: The Cost of IVF in Mexico | Medical Tourism News | Scoop.it
Monica Rix Paxson's insight:

The first IVF baby is almost 35 now. What is the state of in vitro fertilization 35 years later and how much does it cost?

 

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How will a changing global landscape affect health care providers? | JSNMA

How will a changing global landscape affect health care providers? | JSNMA | Medical Tourism News | Scoop.it
Journal of the Student National Medical Association
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Globalization has its pros and cons, but at least it allows people to benefit from medical services from other countries.

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Doctor claims breakthrough in race for spinal 'cure'

Doctor claims breakthrough in race for spinal 'cure' | Medical Tourism News | Scoop.it
A leading researcher into severe spinal cord injuries today said trials for stem-cell therapy showed groundbreaking results in giving immobile patients the ability to walk again.
Monica Rix Paxson's insight:

We love medical breakthroughs like this. We hope there will be a day when people can travel to China with their wheelchairs and return without them.

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A Homely Rodent May Hold Cancer-Fighting Clues

A Homely Rodent May Hold Cancer-Fighting Clues | Medical Tourism News | Scoop.it
Naked mole rats produce a compound that appears to render them immune to cancer, and researchers say the discovery may lead to treatments for humans.
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I think it's time we stopped doing things that cause cancer, like smoking.

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Health Care in Mexico

Health Care in Mexico | Medical Tourism News | Scoop.it
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Don't forget to read our blog too. You can follow us in Twitter at @MedTourHelpDesk

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Canada: New medical tourism guidelines for Canadians

Canada: New medical tourism guidelines for Canadians | Medical Tourism News | Scoop.it
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More information for Canadians traveling abroad for medical tourism.

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Health Care in Mexico: Retiring in Mexico: A Sample Case

Health Care in Mexico: Retiring in Mexico: A Sample Case | Medical Tourism News | Scoop.it
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Many Americans retire to Mexico because of the low cost of living and the good weather. In addition to that, some others retire to Mexico because they can get affordable medical care. A third group do so because it allows them to work on something they are passionate about.

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Expensive Medical Bills: More Americans Can Bank on It

Expensive Medical Bills: More Americans Can Bank on It | Medical Tourism News | Scoop.it
Medical Tourism Magazine | Blog : Escalating medicals bills are predicted to send 1.7 million American households into bankruptcy this year.
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Americans, even insured ones, are going to bankrupcy because of health care bills. Is this a surprise?
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Employers offer pet insurance as employee perk - Los Angeles Daily News

Employers offer pet insurance as employee perk - Los Angeles Daily News | Medical Tourism News | Scoop.it
Employers offer pet insurance as employee perk Los Angeles Daily News While that represents a tiny fraction of the estimated 165 million pets in the United States, it has huge growth potential as America's animal affection fuels new pet products,...
Monica Rix Paxson's insight:

It's funny that I stumbled upon this after posting what happened to Chico, my dog.

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Health Care in Mexico: Safety in Mexico: A Testimonial

Health Care in Mexico: Safety in Mexico: A Testimonial | Medical Tourism News | Scoop.it
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Is Mexico as unsafe and violent as the news make it seem? Let's hear the opinion of an American who has chosen to retire in Mexico.

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Health Care in Mexico: Tell Hospitals to Make their Prices Public

Health Care in Mexico: Tell Hospitals to Make their Prices Public | Medical Tourism News | Scoop.it
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Bob and Tim get the same procedure at the same hospital. However, Bob gets a much bigger bill than Tim. Read about why this happens and how you can stop this practice.

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Medical Tourism in 2013, Facts and Statistics

Medical Tourism in 2013, Facts and Statistics | Medical Tourism News | Scoop.it
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A quick and easy to understand guide to Medical Tourism benefits.

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Health Care in Mexico: A Great Loss for Mexican Plastic Surgery

Health Care in Mexico: A Great Loss for Mexican Plastic Surgery | Medical Tourism News | Scoop.it
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Mexican Dr. Fernando Ortiz Monasterio, the first doctor in the world to fix a birth defect in utero and the first doctor in Latin America to perform craniofacial surgery. He helped many people with birth defects or accidents have a normal life. Rest in Peace.

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Medical Tourism Story: Couple Flies to India for Affordable IVF - SBWire (press release)

Medical Tourism Story: Couple Flies to India for Affordable IVF - SBWire (press release) | Medical Tourism News | Scoop.it
Medical Tourism Story: Couple Flies to India for Affordable IVF
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Medical Tourism Story: Couple Flies to India for Affordable IVF. Medical tourism was the hope a US couple has been waiting for.
Monica Rix Paxson's insight:

India is really making a difference for couples needing surrogates or IVF. Do you have a story to tell?

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Health Care in Mexico: The Top Ten Destinations for Medical Tourism: the Truth Behind the Numbers.

Health Care in Mexico: The Top Ten Destinations for Medical Tourism: the Truth Behind the Numbers. | Medical Tourism News | Scoop.it
Monica Rix Paxson's insight:

The US makes the list, but it's not number 1. Guess which country tops the list?

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Health Care in Mexico: A Pharmacy on Every Corner

Health Care in Mexico: A Pharmacy on Every Corner | Medical Tourism News | Scoop.it
Monica Rix Paxson's insight:

Here's the deal with all these huge dancing doctors that you see all around Mexico.

 

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Is your facilitator certified?

Medical Tourism Magazine | Blog :
With the Medical Tourism industry booming, more people are traveling overseas for medical treatments causing a demand for facilitators.
Monica Rix Paxson's insight:

Good tip if you're considering using a facilitatior.

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Why two patients end up paying two different prices for the same procedure at the same hospital.

Why two patients end up paying two different prices for the same procedure at the same hospital. | Medical Tourism News | Scoop.it
Monica Rix Paxson's insight:

Bob and Johny receive the same treatment at the same hospital, yet Bob ends up paying a lot more. Why is that?

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