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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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Hey, We're Number ... Uh ... 36!

Hey, We're Number ... Uh ... 36! | Medical Tourism News | Scoop.it

“According to the United Nations (UN) list of nations by life expectancy (which uses data between 2005 and 2010), the United States ranks number 36. The average male and female life expectancy here is 78.3 years. That ties us with Cuba and Denmark. Japan is number one, at 82.6 years. (That, of course was before the earthquake and tsunami.) Spain is number 6, France, 10; Canada, 11; the United Kingdom, 20. You can check it out at the "List of countries by life expectancy" entry in Wikipedia.”

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Kobe Bryant a Medical Tourist?

Kobe Bryant a Medical Tourist? | Medical Tourism News | Scoop.it
Los Angeles Lakers star forward Kobe Bryant recently left tinsel town (and the US medical system) and traveled to Germany for medical treatment for his knee.
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Man Robs Bank for 4 Quarters and Healthcare

Man Robs Bank for 4 Quarters and Healthcare | Medical Tourism News | Scoop.it

This indeed did seem like the only option for Richard James Verone, a 59-year-old from North Carolina, who robbed a bank on June 9, 2011 claiming this was the only way for him to get coverage; because they have to provide healthcare in prison.

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Medical Tourism: The Element of Cost

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“Thinking about a tummy tuck or dental implants? Need a knee replacement or heart bypass surgery? Medical tourism may be the ticket to saving you money without skimping on care.”

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Medical Tourism: Is It for Me, and What Do I Need to Know?

Medical Tourism: Is It for Me, and What Do I Need to Know? | Medical Tourism News | Scoop.it

AARP Expo Starting today, Sept, 22, the Los Angeles Convention Center will be abuzz with activity as AARP’s Annual National Event & Expo moves into town for three days of workshops, celebrities, entertainment, experts and exhibits aimed at helping AARP’s Life@50+ members and others learn more about living well into their senior years. Workshop sessions will include Medical Tourism: Is It for Me, and What Do I Need to Know?

 

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Surrogacy in Georgia

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“For couples having problems with conceiving children and looking for modern infertility treatments at reasonable costs, surrogacy in Georgia, Europe is a great option. Cost of surrogacy in Georgia is a pittance as compared to that in the USA and other developed European countries.”

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Breast Slapping: Ancient Body Wisdom or New Scam?

Breast Slapping: Ancient Body Wisdom or New Scam? | Medical Tourism News | Scoop.it

Ladies: Come to Thailand and Get Your Breasts Slapped? “The secret is out now that the world has caught wind of Bangkok's only government-approved "body-slapping" beauty shop.” [Editors comment: Might be worth trying before resorting to surgery.]

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Medical Tourism Wins Fans | Reuters Money

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First-class facilities, private nurses, good food. Medical tourism has become a $40 billion business, winning over Americans who say they're saving money and getting top-notch treatment abroad.
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How Global Trade Can Rein in Health Costs

How Global Trade Can Rein in Health Costs | Medical Tourism News | Scoop.it
Allowing Americans to seek health care abroad could help address ever-rising health costs - one of the biggest issues facing the debt committee. A commentary by Dean Baker and Jagdish Bhagwati.
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New Hope For Patients With Juvenile Diabetes

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Researchers at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem have identified the key signal that prompts production of insulin-producing beta cells in the pancreas - a breakthrough discovery that may ultimat...
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Medical Tourism: Benefits of Ayurvedic Treatment

Medical Tourism: Benefits of Ayurvedic Treatment | Medical Tourism News | Scoop.it

If you are not getting results from one system of medicine, why not try another system? Ayurvedic medicine has a long, enduring history and has offered relief to many patients worldwide.

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Drug shortages raise health care costs, endanger patients

Drug shortages raise health care costs, endanger patients | Medical Tourism News | Scoop.it
Hospitals around the country are experiencing serious shortages of drugs, which cause raising costs and even death.
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Indian Medical Tourism: Next Big Success Story after Software

Indian Medical Tourism: Next Big Success Story after Software | Medical Tourism News | Scoop.it

“The most popular treatments sought in India by medical tourists are alternative medicine, bone-marrow transplant, cardiac bypass surgery, eye surgery and orthopedic surgery. India is known in particular for heart surgery, hip resurfacing and other areas of advanced medicine.”

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Colonoscopy in Costa Rica: Fox 2 Weather Man Turns Medical Tourist to Save Thousands

Colonoscopy in Costa Rica: Fox 2 Weather Man Turns Medical Tourist to Save Thousands | Medical Tourism News | Scoop.it
Fox 2 meteorologist Chris Edwards recently traveled to Costa Rica for fun in the sun, tree gliding and... a colonoscopy.
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How to Pay for a Luxury Vacation Rental in Costa Rica with Medical Tourism

How to Pay for a Luxury Vacation Rental in Costa Rica with Medical Tourism | Medical Tourism News | Scoop.it

“The savings you get from shopping outside of the US for a knee replacement or many other procedures can be a great way to pay for your luxury vacation rentals.”

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Medical tourism: A faraway health fix

Medical tourism: A faraway health fix | Medical Tourism News | Scoop.it
When Stan Long's doctor told him he needed prostate surgery, the unpleasant procedure bothered him less than the part of the price tag he'd be on the hook for: $15,000 for the hospital stay his Medicare plan didn't cover.
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MedSafe Travel

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Escorted senior travel and caregiver support services for disabled or physically challenged individuals to Cancun and the Riviera Maya.
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Peyton Manning Undergoes Stem Cell Treatment

Peyton Manning Undergoes Stem Cell Treatment | Medical Tourism News | Scoop.it
Indianapolis Colts quarterback Peyton Manning has reportedly undergone a stem cell treatment in Europe because of a neck injury that is so far this season keeping him off of the field and on the sidelines, according to news reports.
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Outsourcing Medicine: The Expanding Field of Medical Tourism

Outsourcing Medicine: The Expanding Field of Medical Tourism | Medical Tourism News | Scoop.it

“In a country where 62% of all bankruptcies are the result of skyrocketing healthcare bills, it’s clear that the U.S. has a healthcare expenses problem. Combine that with some of the worst mortality rates in the developed world, and you start to understand how Americans are in a lose-lose situation when it comes to healthcare options.”

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Cancun Positions Itself as a Medical Tourism Destination

Cancun Positions Itself as a Medical Tourism Destination | Medical Tourism News | Scoop.it
Travelers have long made their way to Cancún and the Riviera Maya for a little rest and relaxation, recuperating both body and soul from the stress of daily grind. With Mexico's increasing popularity as a medical tourism ...
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Using Health Savings Account Funds for Medical Tourism

Using Health Savings Account Funds for Medical Tourism | Medical Tourism News | Scoop.it

“Many people have the option of contributing to a Health Savings Account or healthcare Flexible Savings Account through their employer where they also have health insurance. The contributions to these accounts is tax advantaged as they are contributed pre-tax and any amounts you don’t use are rolled over from year to year. A smart way to make the most of those savings is through medical tourism since you are paying with tax advantaged funds.”

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Contest Gets Doctors, Patients Thinking about Healthcare Costs

Contest Gets Doctors, Patients Thinking about Healthcare Costs | Medical Tourism News | Scoop.it
It seems everyone has a tale about a medical bill gone bad -- an inpatient procedure, pre-approved by insurance, that becomes a multi-thousand-dollar headache because of a clerical error; an unnecessary test, ordered by a doctor, that isn't...
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