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Toronto Man Who Bought Kidney is Key Witness in Transplant Sale

Toronto Man Who Bought Kidney is Key Witness in Transplant Sale | Medical Tourism News | Scoop.it
Buying organs is illegal in Canada, but there is currently no Canadian law barring citizens from purchasing body parts abroad.
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Maria K Todd, MHA PhD's comment, January 23, 2012 10:15 AM
nah, there are just laws in most other countries about these kinds of transactions. In most cases the transaction is illegal.
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Transplant Tourism a Form of Cannibalism

Transplant Tourism a Form of Cannibalism | Medical Tourism News | Scoop.it
Mortal illness no justification for putting the lives of poor people at risk.
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5 Consumer Trends Driving Travel in 2012

5 Consumer Trends Driving Travel in 2012 | Medical Tourism News | Scoop.it
High-end consumers are as willing as ever to splurge on travel, so long as it gives them meaningful experiences. Travel with a wellness component ties in to this consumer hunger, as does sustainability with an innovative twist.
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A Lesson in Health Care, India Style

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“My brother-in-law showed up in India a few days after I did, toting four old pairs of eyeglasses. He had recently had eye surgery so his prescription had changed and he said he needed the glasses adjusted.”

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Medical Tourism: Why It’s a Smart and Growing Option For Your Employees

Medical Tourism: Why It’s a Smart and Growing Option For Your Employees | Medical Tourism News | Scoop.it
What are your thoughts on medical tourism? Would you travel abroad for a medical/surgical procedure? Would you do it if you could save 50 percent or more?
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Rising popularity of medical tourism reveals deterioration of U.S. healthcare system :

Rising popularity of medical tourism reveals deterioration of U.S. healthcare system : | Medical Tourism News | Scoop.it

Defenders of organized medicine are fond of saying that the United States has the best healthcare in the world, but I challenge that. I don’t think we have the best healthcare in the world, I think we have the most expensive healthcare in the world. In fact, in terms of results for dollars spent, I think the United States ranks very near the bottom of the list of all industrialized nations. We get less actual health than anyone else for each dollar that we spend. This realization is now hitting the general public as well, and they are increasingly leaving this country to find offshore locations and assess quality medical care and surgical procedures elsewhere.

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Large Companies Try Domestic Medical Tourism

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During the past year, Lowe's Companies paid for 38 employees or their dependents, including three children, to travel to Cleveland Clinic for heart surgery that was fully covered by health insurance with no co-pays or deductibles. PepsiCo announced on Dec. 8, 2011, that a similar arrangement will be available for their employees to travel to Johns Hopkins Medicine in Baltimore for care.

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Fewer Heart Attacks Seen After Weight-loss Surgery

Fewer Heart Attacks Seen After Weight-loss Surgery | Medical Tourism News | Scoop.it
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - In a new study of obese Swedes, those who had weight-loss surgery were less likely to go on to suffer a heart attack or stroke, or die from one, compared to people who were...
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Medical Tourism Seminar at the University of Texas, USA

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Insurance News - Medical Tourism Seminar at the University of Texas, USA...
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Spending: Save on health care abroad

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This year, more than a half-million U.S. residents will get medical care abroad, according to Patients Beyond Borders, a consumer advisory service. That number is likely to grow at a 25 percent to 35 percent annual rate.
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DOTmed News - Medical tourism remains a small but growing industry

DOTmed News - Medical tourism remains a small but growing industry | Medical Tourism News | Scoop.it
Medical tourists typically save anywhere from 40 to 90 percent of what their medical procedure would cost at home.
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Look what the doctor ordered

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Booming health care sector needs to reorganise capacities to avoid overlooking critical gaps...
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Going Naked

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The Motley Fool - Health insurance options for international travelers. There's one thing everyone has to worry about. It's a fatiguing topic and one filled with emotion and fear. As a nation, we can hardly get past it, and present solutions are sometimes as hard to handle as the problem itself.

I'm talking about health care, and how to pay for it.

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Chefs, Butlers and Marble Baths - Not Your Average Hospital Room

Chefs, Butlers and Marble Baths - Not Your Average Hospital Room | Medical Tourism News | Scoop.it
Private chefs prepared to cook anything, elegant surroundings and even butlers are among the amenities in lavish suites of some hospitals.
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What Is Cosmetic Medical Tourism? Quick Guide To Having Breast Augmentation Abroad

What Is Cosmetic Medical Tourism? Quick Guide To Having Breast Augmentation Abroad | Medical Tourism News | Scoop.it

“If you are thinking of having your cosmetic surgery outside of Canada, here are a few tips you should consider to avoid any complications. Going to an exotic location for surgery is a tantalizing idea, but remember this is your health you are dealing with. Before you even contact a medical tourism provider, make sure you have done all your own research, and do not let their marketing literature make the decision for you.”

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Medical Tourism: Will you be paying in cash, credit or airline miles?

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“While renting the Hangover II is probably the closest most of us have come to visiting Thailand recently, thousands of people from the United States visit the country each year for a variety of reasons, which, interestingly enough, include the increasingly popular trend of medical tourism. The fact that people are willing to travel clear across the world for anything from cosmetic surgery to dental services is surprising enough in its own right, but that’s nothing compared to the fact that one may be able to use airline miles to not only book travel, but also to pay for the procedures themselves. In other words, the right credit card could conceivably be your ticket to free health care.”

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Foreigners in India for 'Mommy Makeover' Surgery

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NEW DELHI — When a group of women from Uganda embarked on a trip of a lifetime to India, little did many of their friends and families at home know that a secret surgical "mommy makeover" was on their itinerary. The three mothers from the east African nation meticulously planned their month-long tour around surgical procedures in New Delhi that they hoped would enable them to return to their husbands looking trimmer and healthier.

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Dental Tourism: How To Be Prepared

Dental Tourism: How To Be Prepared | Medical Tourism News | Scoop.it

 A growing number of Americans are visiting other countries to get dental work at a fraction of the price. Saving 50% or more on a crown or root canal can be attractive, but it’s hard to gauge the quality and safety of these clinics thousands of miles away. Unlike medical tourism, no international inspection body exists specifically for dental care.

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Case Study: Joint Replacement | Extending Independent Living with Surgery in Mexico

Case Study: Joint Replacement | Extending Independent Living with Surgery in Mexico | Medical Tourism News | Scoop.it

Waiting for surgery is pretty standard in Canada where Harriet lived. The estimated wait time for a knee replace- ment was ten months, nearly a year. For everyone, the wait is annoying, but for Harriet it was a serious problem. Harriet provided the care for her dis- abled husband who was nearly helpless without her. Ironically, Ralph’s knees were fine. He had a lung condition and used oxygen, but it was Harriet, who needed the knee replacement.

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Affordable surgery is a great thing. Of course, in Canada most joint-replacement surgery is paid for by government-provided healthcare. But sometimes timing is everything. It was for this woman.

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Mexico Targets Cities with Mexican Immigrants for Medical Tourism in Mexico

Mexico Targets Cities with Mexican Immigrants for Medical Tourism in Mexico | Medical Tourism News | Scoop.it
Medical tourism campaign targets residents of cities with large Mexican immigrant populations...
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IVF Brings Two-fold Joy to Spanish Businessman

IVF Brings Two-fold Joy to Spanish Businessman | Medical Tourism News | Scoop.it
Juan Carlos couldn’t be happier. The Spanish businessman has been blessed with two bundles of joy — son Antonio and daughter Rosio. The twins are India’s New Year gift to the 41-year-old.
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Is Medical Tourism the Future of Healthcare?

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Millions of medical patients are crossing international borders each year to receive treatment in a growing trend known as medical tourism.
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When you can deduct the expenses of medical tourism

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“IRS Publication 502 explains what medical expenses can be deducted. It states "Medical expenses are the costs of diagnosis, cure, mitigation, treatment, or prevention of disease, and the costs for treatments affecting any part or function of the body. These expenses include payments for legal medical services rendered by physicians, surgeons, dentists, and other medical practitioners.”

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Mexican Woman Gets Life-Saving Transplant

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MONTERREY, Mexico – Doctors successfully transplanted the heart of a man who died in a motorcycle accident into a 34-year-old woman on Christmas Eve at a medical facility in...

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