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Surrogacy as a Business

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“India legalized surrogacy in 2002 as part of a larger effort to promote medical tourism. Since 1991, when the country’s new procapitalist policies took effect, private money has flowed in and fueled construction of world-class hospitals that cater to foreigners. Surrogacy tourism has grown steadily here as word has gotten out that babies can be incubated at a low price and without government red tape. Patel’s clinic charges between $15,000 and $20,000 for the entire process, from in vitro fertilization to delivery, whereas in the handful of American states that allow paid surrogacy, bringing a child to term can cost between $50,000 and $100,000, and is rarely covered by insurance.”

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Doctors celebrate medical tourism milestone

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“THE MEDICAL industry celebrated a milestone this month with the return of Guyanese native, Professor Ulric Trotz, to the Bahamas for a surgical upgrade to his defibrillator. In 2002, Professor Trotz became the first person in the Bahamas to receive a cardiac resynchronization therapy defibrillator (CRTD), a life-saving device for patients with heart conditions.”

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TV Documentary on Med Tourism Airs Nov. 14

TV Documentary on Med Tourism Airs Nov. 14 | Medical Tourism News | Scoop.it

Travel agents curious about medical travel might want to catch the cable documentary “Under the Knife Abroad.” The show is scheduled for broadcast on the Current TV channel on Monday, Nov. 14, at 9 p.m. EST. The 60-minute documentary takes a comprehensive look at medical travel, including through coverage of one patient’s trip from California to Mexico to receive surgery she could not afford in the U.S.

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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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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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Top 10 Questions Answered

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“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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The Medical Tourism Spotlight Is on New Zealand

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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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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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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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Are You Considering Traveling for Stem Cell Therapy?

Are You Considering Traveling for Stem Cell Therapy? | Medical Tourism News | Scoop.it

If you are considering traveling for stem cell therapy, you may want to review this downloadable, no-cost analysis by the British Health Service to help you evaluate the effectiveness of the type of therapy you are seeking.

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Health care: Americans pay more and get less than Europeans

Health care: Americans pay more and get less than Europeans | Medical Tourism News | Scoop.it
In a comparison of eleven countries, the U.S. stands out for cost burdens and access concerns for people with complex health needs.
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Medical Turistas

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TUCSON - If you can't afford medical treatment, just go to Mexico. That's the message at least one group of doctors is sending and more and more patients are actually listening to it.
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Case Study: Bariatric Surgery

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“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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More Women Self-Treating Breast Cancer

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“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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Do’s and Don’ts of Medical Travel

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“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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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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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?

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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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