Parkinson's is so scary as the doctors do not have a test to detect the disease, but sure of its symptoms impaired movement. The good news is that like most non-communicable diseases, Parkinson's is not contagious; doctors are not even sure why it happens.
Medical visas are free and do not require applicants to provide financial statements or proof of medical insurance. Getting Indian visas is easy, and the treatment and medical infrastructure is world-class and affordable at the same time.
Immunotherapy is a new class of cancer-fighting medicines that have not been used and left untouched for several times. Immunotherapy, credited with ridding former U.S. President Jimmy Carter of cancer, is a potential asset to medical tourism patients.
Canada topped the list for Country Environment and Medical Tourism Costs, which is good news for major healthcare providers. Canada has all of the characteristics that make medical tourism attractive to patients, especially from the United States.
Virtual consultations between physicians and patients are among the many reasons medical tourism is using mobile health technology. Mobile health has tremendous potential to help train health workers, manage chronic disease, monitor critical medical barometers.
Making Dollars and Sense Out of the Medical Tourism Experience, questions and answers from real and active healthcare consumers. The live interactive webcast connects patients from all over the world to the hospital administrators, doctors and clinicians.
Despite the best intentions of the Affordable Care Act, Americans continue to find difficulties with access to affordable healthcare. The confusion and costs vary widely from one hospital to the next or even looking beyond state or national boundaries.
Instead of dwelling on the negative, Botti and her sisters transferred their collective energies into productivity and kindness. A few little words proved to be something special, not only morphing into an iconic symbol of sisterhood.
In Puerto Rico, medical tourism patients can find orthopedists who use the latest instrumentation and apply the newest advances. Puerto Rico can offer the same level or better quality of service than anywhere in the U.S.
Some may have known about Grenada if they remembered the U.S. operation in 1983, when American troops liberated the island from Marxist forces. Those who were not aware, St. George’s had grown from only a few hundred students at the time of invasion to 4,000 today.
Some pharma and biotech companies as well as medical-device manufacturers have already begun to transform the healthcare sector. In China, there are more people living with Alzheimer's than any other country in the world.
Technologies along with the increasing mobility and medical tourism of consumers are closing gaps in healthcare access. Knowledge gained from the procedure has helped guide similar successful surgeries around the world.
A man completely paralyzed from the waist down can walk again is truly miraculous and offers hope for millions who were hopeless. It's tremendous news for medical tourism patients waiting for restructured funding and regulations that accelerate biomedical research.
The reimbursement of medical expenses in another member state cannot be refused where a lack of medical supplies and infrastructure. Cross-border patients are beginning to take advantage of the directive and access care across Europe.
A quarter-million men in the U.S. are diagnosed with prostate cancer each year, according to the American Society of Oncology. Early detection and increased vigilance means more cases can be cured, as most men no longer have to die from prostate cancer.
European nations are the favorite place where willing customers can travel, see a doctor, and die on the same day. Assisted suicide is not to be confused with euthanasia, which is legal in Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg.
Medical tourism is enough to convince anyone that there is more to Florida than warm weather by the pool. It will strengthen Florida's position as a medical tourism destination of choice for both international and domestic healthcare consumers.
Puerto Rico is not just aiming to step into a highly competitive market but also aiming to become a key player. Medical Tourism Association training and certification will compliment Puerto Rico's multifaceted strategy.
Dubai is considered by many including the medical tourism patients to be among the top plastic surgeons in the world. Sometimes called the capital of excess in the Middle East, Dubai is changing the face of healthcare in the Gulf region.
The Cayman Islands is situated 480 miles south of Miami, Fla., the destination offers plenty of natural beauty, fine dining, shopping. It's further complemented by the evolution of Health City, hotel to lodge overseas patients for rehabilitation facilities.
Known as a mecca for plastic surgery, Korean authorities are hoping cancer patients will change the face of medical tourism. The Korea Tourism Organization, raised a few eyebrows, predicting the number of health travelers to Korea will reach 998,000 by 2020.
Organ transplants have become the preferred treatment for chronic diseases like kidney failure and heart, lung, pancreas. Despite public awareness campaigns such as kidney paired donation, medical officials have been slow to keep up with the increasing demand.
Celebrated for its rich and endless nightlife, distinctive neighborhoods, masterful art, and peerless custard tarts. Buoyed by strong investor, government leaders are leaning on the medical tourism industry to finesse Portugal's sluggish economy.
Croatia, the newest member to the EU, is in the midst of an economic recession, gross domestic product declining since 2011. Investment toward training and planning along with enhanced services, essential to elevating medical tourism in the region.
Health and tourism officials in Dubai are outdoing themselves as the city hopes to attract 500,000 medical tourism patients annually. The government plans to build a smart hospital and medical university having 300 beds across 150,000 square meters park.
Healthcare speaks to both residents and international visitors to Portugal — who seek a range of multidisciplinary services. The surgical robot takes advantage of minimally invasive techniques to reduce pain, blood loss and infection rates for patients.
Portugal is a sleeping giant that is opening an eye toward medical tourism and the country's economy is finally growing again. Lisbon officials have their sights on medical travel opportunities to generate increased revenue and augment healthcare infrastructure.
Scientists in Israel working with a team, have successfully created embryonic cells that give rise to sperm and ova in a test tube. The medical breakthrough might someday help tens of millions of people who can't start families.
Substance abuse touches everyone those who abuse and those who don't, people spend huge amount to get rid of their addiction. All insurers, including Medicaid, are required to cover the treatment of drug and alcohol addiction.
Cancer is a big deal in Latvia, the Medical Tourism Association will hold a day-long training workshop to ensure patients get an idea. Healthcare officials in Latvia are working diligently to diagnose early stages of cancer throughout Europe.
Jordan enjoys the facilities, human resources, and stability to provide quality care even in the face of an aging population. Access to quality care is contingent on more than professional staff and equipment.
International investors are aware of Dominican Republic status as an elite destination based on the success of the tourism industry. Hospitals and clinics in the Dominican Republic welcomes 20,00 international patients, 1,000 for plastic surgery alone.
Hungary has long been considered a thriving destination for dental treatments, plastic surgery, and ophthalmology treatments. Region's propensity to attract health and wellness seekers to Hungary's historic Turkish baths and thermal spas.
The Puerto Rico Medical Tourism Corporation is in the midst of an aggressive campaign to market the island's healthcare services. Investors and entrepreneurs can learn about healthcare and tourism services in Puerto Rico.
The Brain tumor center has clinical fellowships for U.S. and Canadian neurosurgeons and fellowships and visiting scholar programs. By no means do brain tumors adhere to boundaries nor do they discriminate on the basic or region or race.
Lufthansa - a sponsor of the 8th World Medical Tourism & Global Healthcare Congress knows better than most airlines. The physicians, facilitators, and travel and hospitality interests rely on Lufthansa for transporting patients and their companions to destinations.
Population growth coupled with lifestyle changes will put increasing pressure on Arab states to deliver healthcare services. There are challenges to an overstretched infrastructure, but demand can mean opportunities as well and that's healthy for all.
Demand for double-hand transplants is gaining momentum on the international stage and encouraging patients who lost both hands. Prosthetics for arms and hands are not as advanced as those for feet and legs and the growth of nerves remains a prohibitive factor.
Medical tourism patients from Europe and other Arab countries have traditionally sought treatment in the Middle East. Population growth, diverse lifestyle-related illnesses and the demand for healthcare services fueled the medical tourism in the Gulf region.
Cardiac electrophysiologists at Hospital da Luz have performed more than 1000 ablation procedures to treat atrial fibrillation. Ablation involves long, flexible tubes or catheters inserted through a vein in the patient's groin and threaded to the heart.
When Americans dream of a day when they can retire to a Carribean island, they often reminded of the potential harsh realities. It is inevitable that in the next decade, the U.S. will have to amend Medicare regulations.
Medical tourism has become an option for Chinese patients, who want the best care available and who can afford to pay for top doctors. Other Chinese patients travel overseas for advanced pharmaceuticals that bureaucratic delayed their sale at home in China.
Chinese visiting the U.S. make a stop in New England either for the lobster, white sandy beaches or brilliant fall foliage. The Maine thing is about the Chinese middle class explosion, prompted business leaders from all corners of the globe to head to east.
Adult stem cells treatments are traced to undifferentiated cells found throughout the body that divide to replenish dying cells. Despite the relaxed government oversight, the potential to ease suffering and reverse their disease is too hard to ignore.
China where the costs of cancer and the drugs used in their treatments can overwhelm even the most robust health systems. In India, every 50 seconds a person dies of cancer, the health ministry has sought inexpensive forms of Herceptin.
The procedure, dubbed Abdominal Etching, enables cosmetic surgeons to create a more visible muscular definition in the male torso. The liposuction technique is designed for men who are relatively fit, but desire a leaner, chiseled abdominal appearance.
Proton therapy, which grabbed international headlines when five-year-old Asha King was removed from a UK hospital last year. However, less than 50 proton centers operate worldwide including 19 in the United States and 21 in Europe.
After more than a decade boarding plane to Europe, Asia, Latin America to treat patients, doctors can finally fight prostate cancer in the U.S. That's because the FDA gave American surgeons the go-ahead to perform High-Intensity Focal Ultrasound.
Until the government responds to calls to immunize all children from meningitis B, parents in the UK may continue to seek out private doctors. Policymakers cited budgetary restraints for denying entry into the year-old immunization program beyond babies aged 2-6 months.
Surgery just got complicated, hard to identify and difficult to trace, this risk has doctors and hospital administrations in emergency mode. The digital high alert reached a peak earlier this month when ransomware prompted administrators at a Southern California Hospital.