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Medical Travel a Hot Topic at AARP Conference

Medical Travel a Hot Topic at AARP Conference | Medical Tourism News | Scoop.it
As the Baby Boomers are reaching retirement age, medical travel is becoming a popular option to control the growing cost of heath care. This topic did not go unnoticed at the the AARP Life at 50+ c...
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Thyroid Cancer - Alternatives to a Lifetime of Daily Drug Therapy

Thyroid Cancer - Alternatives to a Lifetime of Daily Drug Therapy | Medical Tourism News | Scoop.it

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.

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Panama Provides Free Medical Insurance for Tourists

Panama Provides Free Medical Insurance for Tourists | Medical Tourism News | Scoop.it

“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.”

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Top 5 Medical Tourism Destinations

Top 5 Medical Tourism Destinations | Medical Tourism News | Scoop.it

“The modern concept of medical tourism - traveling to foreign countries for lower cost of care. Medical tourism destinations have emerged all over the globe, from Thailand to South Africa, and even European countries such as Hungary. The industry anticipates a great deal of growth in the coming years, from a 2004 estimate of $40 billion to $100 billion by 2012, according to statistics produced by McKinsey & Company and the Confederation of India.”

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More Women Self-Treating Breast Cancer

More Women Self-Treating Breast Cancer | Medical Tourism News | Scoop.it

“Many women are choosing to self-treat their own breast cancer, according to a survey conducted by TMD Limited, a medical tourism company. When faced with the possibility of losing a breast or being side-lined by chemotherapy, some women are going the natural route and treating themselves.”

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A Farmacia on Every Corner | By Monica Rix Paxson

A Farmacia on Every Corner | By Monica Rix Paxson | Medical Tourism News | Scoop.it

“When you spend any time in Mexico, it soon becomes clear that there are a lot of pharmacies here. In a city you may find more than one on a block, perhaps even three or four.”

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World's First Shoulder Pain Implantation

World's First Shoulder Pain Implantation | Medical Tourism News | Scoop.it

A 76-year-old man suffering from agonizing post-stroke shoulder pain for more than ten years is now pain-free, thanks to the world's first implantation of an investigational pain therapy device.

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The Medical Tourism Spotlight Is on New Zealand

The Medical Tourism Spotlight Is on New Zealand | Medical Tourism News | Scoop.it

If you’re living with chronic knee or hip pain at night, or are seeking hip or knee pain relief, then you’ve probably already visited a doctor. Depending on your condition he may have recommended hip replacement surgery, knee replacement surgery or hip resurfacing surgery. and, depending on your current insurance program you’ve likely seen how expensive those surgeries can be.

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Hospital Drug Shortages Threaten Patient Health, Prove Costly

Hospital Drug Shortages Threaten Patient Health, Prove Costly | Medical Tourism News | Scoop.it

“How can they write me an IOU for medication?” That’s Alex Aiello, and he's been battling leukemia since April 2009. Aiello, 26, was on his last few courses of Atra, a drug known to raise cure rates to 80 percent from the usual 40 percent. But when he went to the pharmacy at Massachusetts General Hospital to get his medication at the beginning of September, he was told there wasn’t any.

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How Cloud Technology can Help You Spot Fake Drugs

How Cloud Technology can Help You Spot Fake Drugs | Medical Tourism News | Scoop.it
You are at your pharmacist, asking for prescription pills. As he delivers the strip, you scratch on it to reveal a code and text it from your mobile phone to a given number. Pat comes a message that says whether the drug is counterfeit . Welcome to the world of cloud computing, whose latest use is to check the menace of counterfeit drugs.

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Medical Tourism Grows in Sonora, Mexico

Medical Tourism Grows in Sonora, Mexico | Medical Tourism News | Scoop.it

Sonora is the border state that provides a high degree of security for residents and tourists as evidenced by statistics from the Ministry of Public Security, state and national. This is complemented by its tempered climate, friendly and courteous staff doctors and nurses, air and land connectivity and infrastructure.

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48% Of Americans Skipping On Medications And Other Health Services Because They Cannot Afford It

48% Of Americans Skipping On Medications And Other Health Services Because They Cannot Afford It | Medical Tourism News | Scoop.it
Not being able to afford their medical expenses and prescription medications is again the top financial worry for people in the USA, says a Consumer Reports Index survey.
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Some Doctors Blame Themselves for Rising Healthcare Costs

Some Doctors Blame Themselves for Rising Healthcare Costs | Medical Tourism News | Scoop.it
We all know that Americans spend too much money on healthcare – more than twice as much per patient as people in other industrialized countries, on average – but we don’t necessarily know who to blame.
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Medical Tourism Will Force Health Care Change

Medical Tourism Will Force Health Care Change | Medical Tourism News | Scoop.it
I had a big “ah ha!” recently.  It came after reviewing my notes and reflecting on what I heard and learned at the World Medical Tourism & Global...
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Case Study: Bariatric Surgery

Case Study: Bariatric Surgery | Medical Tourism News | Scoop.it

“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.”

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Medical Tourism Tips: What a Medical Tourist Should Know and Do

Medical Tourism Tips: What a Medical Tourist Should Know and Do | Medical Tourism News | Scoop.it
It's easy to hop on a plane and catch the next flight to your surgical destination .
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The Most Heartbreaking 99% Graphic You Will See This Week

The Most Heartbreaking 99% Graphic You Will See This Week | Medical Tourism News | Scoop.it
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Retirees Now Pay More for Health Care Than Food

Retirees Now Pay More for Health Care Than Food | Medical Tourism News | Scoop.it

“Most of us look forward to retirement as a time to shift gears, worry less, and enjoy a slower pace of life. But that rosy picture can quickly change and include some sticker shock as retirement nears, especially when it comes to paying for healthcare.”

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Top 10 Questions Answered

Top 10 Questions Answered | Medical Tourism News | Scoop.it

“Having a surgery or a medical procedure abroad is a major decision. Most patients have never travelled overseas and it could be a very trying time for many patients. They have to overcome uncertainty, safety, anxiety, fear and financial concerns. Here, we have tried to address the top 10 concerns voiced by patients.”

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Do’s and Don’ts of Medical Travel

Do’s and Don’ts of Medical Travel | Medical Tourism News | Scoop.it

“Even though there are many advantages to medical tourism, there are some concerns as well. In this article, I will discuss some basic points that medical tourists should keep in mind before finalizing their trip, to prevent from getting scammed.”

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Why More Americans are Going Abroad for Surgery to Save Money

Why More Americans are Going Abroad for Surgery to Save Money | Medical Tourism News | Scoop.it
More Americans are travelling abroad than ever for cut-price health care, in a bid to avert the astronomical costs of undergoing treatment at home, experts say.
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Ridiculous US Healthcare Costs are Driving American Medical Tourism

Ridiculous US Healthcare Costs are Driving American Medical Tourism | Medical Tourism News | Scoop.it
It is estimated that annual premiums have gone up as much as nine percent in the last year.
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Travel Guest Post: How to Take a Luxurious Medical Tourism Trip

Travel Guest Post: How to Take a Luxurious Medical Tourism Trip | Medical Tourism News | Scoop.it

To help alleviate stresses of surgery, consider taking a luxurious medical tourism trip. Certain countries cater to medical tourists and the hotel accommodations provided will pamper the travelling patient. To help coordinate your trip, you will need to obtain a medical tourism facilitator; they will handle all the details.

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Medical Tourism: Travel Tips for the Medical Tourist | Travel Deals

Medical Tourism: Travel Tips for the Medical Tourist | Travel Deals | Medical Tourism News | Scoop.it

If you are one of the thousands of people considering medical tourism as an option for your health needs, how can you be sure that your trip will be everything that you hope it will be? Here are some practical tips for medical travel to help make sure that your trip is smooth sailing.

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Surveys: Health insurance costs shift to workers - CBS News

Surveys: Health insurance costs shift to workers - CBS News | Medical Tourism News | Scoop.it
Washington Post: Faced with climbing premiums, employers seem to be turning to cost-shifting as an alternative to dropping coverage outright...
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