The Paley Institute
Patient Experience & Hospitality

Man Takes First Steps Following ‘Miracle’ Surgery for Severely Deformed Limbs

Vincenzo, 22, an Italian man who was born with an extremely rare condition called arthrogryposis shares his experience with the disease and his treatment journey at the Paley Institute.

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July 22, 2019

Malaysian Health Tourism
Destination Spotlight

Malaysia: An Emerging Global Giant in Medical Tourism

Malaysia is building many centers of excellence like these and harnessing advanced technologies that will see the country be a game-changer in the medical tourism market

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July 17, 2019

Editorial

Decades-long Pain from Post-Traumatic Arthritis Treated Successfully at the Paley Institute

The pain from arthritis could be extremely unbearable, with most days seeing patients finding it increasingly difficult to carry out everyday tasks.

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July 9, 2019

Japan healthcare tourism
Industry News

Chinese Tourists Moving in Droves to Japan for Medical Care

A few years ago, Chinese tourists traveled in their thousands to Japan for what was described as explosive shopping sprees. Fast forward several years later, Chinese tourists are still flying to Japan but this time largely for a different reason - medical care.

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July 2, 2019

Zika virus
Editorial

Does Zika still Influence Travel Choices for Women?

A few years after the Zika epidemic was stopped in its tracks, the ghost of it still lingers, influencing where we travel to for holidays or health tourism, especially for people who bore the brunt of its effects when it broke out - Women.

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June 25, 2019

China
Industry News

Private Hospital in China Shut Down after dozens of Patients Given Fake HPV Vaccines

A private hospital on Hainan Island has been forced to shut down operations after local authorities found it gave fake human papillomaviruses (HPV) vaccines to dozens of patients, including at least one pregnant woman

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June 11, 2019

Transplant tourism

Belgium Bans Medical Tourism for Organ Transplants

On April 25, 2019, Belgium's primary legislative body passed a new bill that criminalizes all activities involved in buying and selling of human organs for commercial uses

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June 5, 2019

Transplant tourism
Editorial

Transplant Tourism: The Shadow World of Medicine

In what has been aptly described as “the shadow world of medicine,” transplant tourism poses great health and ethical burden, with attendant risks of severe infectious diseases and the dehumanizing nature of the act

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May 22, 2019

Technology & Innovation

An Interview with Maxwell Cohen, Winner of Market Disrupt 2019 at HEALTHCARE ЯEVOLUTION (Healthcare Revolution), Founder and CEO of Peel Away Labs, the Innovative Startup Revolutionizing the Medical Bedding Industry

Medical Tourism Magazine recently sat with Maxwell Cohen, Founder and CEO of Peel Away Labs, to talk about his product, ‘peel-away’ bedsheets, and how it can revolutionize healthcare.

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March 1, 2019

Healthcare Development & Architecture

Population Health Management Strategies

Population health management refers to the proactive application of interventions and strategies for promoting good health. PHM is growing in significance with the paradigm shift in resource allocation in hospitals and reimbursement strategies.

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May 22, 2018

Technology & Innovation

Trends in Healthcare Digital Revolution

Digital revolution is considered as the fourth industrial revolution and has seen increased investment over the last few years. With the current trend in connected healthcare, widespread use of technology-enabled healthcare will make this idea.

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May 15, 2018

Editorial

GDPR Compliance and its Implications for Health Travel

GDPR is due to take effect and there have been many concerns and uncertainties as how much the EU regulation will get affected. The GDPR is a regulation that was approved by the EU after four years of strong deliberation.

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May 15, 2018

Marketing & Business Development

Leveraging Social Media to Boost Online Reputation in Health Tourism

Social media can help build or break the online reputation of a tourist site as a poor review would leave a negative impression. Stakeholders in medical tourism are starting to employ the social media market to its full potential.

Technology & Innovation

Cyber Attacks and Approaches to Protecting Health Data

Recently, advancement in technology has gained a massive entry into the healthcare scene with tech companies revolutionizing health. Healthcare is getting more investments as healthcare providers and insurers are using tech to make efficient healthcare delivery.

Insurance & Benefits

Employer Direct Contracting in Medical Tourism

As the healthcare costs are rising and plans stiffing, employers are seeking out ways to lower costs of healthcare plans. One strategy to do is by direct contracting between employers and centers of excellence.

Marketing & Business Development

Destination Branding in Medical Tourism

Branding will play a crucial role in the future of telemedicine, genomics medicine, stem cell treatments, and other developments. The brand reflects reputation, the uniqueness of its product or services, customer rating, values, price, and customer care.

Editorial

The Uberization of Healthcare

Healthcare is going Uber's way of providing user-centered medical treatment options which lower costs and save consumer's time. Technology companies are disrupting the scene in healthcare, telemedicine is about the new UBER in healthcare delivery.

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April 24, 2018

Patient Experience & Hospitality

Boosting Patient Experience in Health Travel

The industry of health tourism is driven by the quality of care, and it includes medical treatment provided to each patient. To boost patient experience, one must consider all the processes involved in scheduling the visit, the treatment and recovery period.

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April 24, 2018

Editorial

Optimizing Healthcare Infrastructure to Boost Medical Tourism

In this global medical tourism industry, to increase a country's stake in the market is the quality of healthcare infrastructure. The competition for international patients has heated on as governments, and private groups identifying essential markets.

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April 17, 2018

Economics & Investments

Five Factors to Consider before Foreign Investments in Medical Tourism

These days millions of patients are traveling from home to other destinations to seek affordable and better healthcare. Top procedures medical tourists travel for include cosmetic surgery, dental care, cardiac surgical procedures, cancer care, etc.

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April 17, 2018

Healthcare Reform - Legal & Policy

Healthcare Tourism: The Mosaic of Patient Referrals

International patient referral constitutes a major channel for health travel between different parts of the world. Hospitals partner with public or private healthcare groups or public healthcare ministries between countries allows patients to receive healthcare services in partner hospitals.

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April 10, 2018

Insurance & Benefits

Insurers Changing the Game in Medical Tourism

Employees have realized that seeking healthcare services abroad is more cost-effective than seeking same services at home. This is such that even after factoring in travel expenses, accommodation, and sick days off work, patients still get to save more money.

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April 10, 2018

Editorial

An Intimate Interview with Medical Tourism Association CEO Jonathan Edelheit

The Medical Tourism Association is the global trade association for medical tourism and travel.The association works with governments, hospitals, insurers and medical tourism players in over 100 countries.

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April 10, 2018

Marketing & Business Development

Marketing Strategies in Healthcare Tourism

Attracting international patients is at the core of medical tourism and the industry is becoming more competitive each day. Marketing is the central factor for success in the health tourism industry, and hospital with marketing influx receiving more leads.

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April 10, 2018

Healthcare Reform - Legal & Policy

Economic Impact and Models of Medical Travel in Europe

In Europe, the medical travel market has grown exponentially in recent years and many European countries are gradually becoming key players in the industry.

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April 3, 2018

Healthcare Reform - Legal & Policy

European Medical Tourism and Global Healthcare Congress 2018: Benefits to Stakeholders

With renowned healthcare professionals, leaders of healthcare institutions, and government officials speaking at the event, participants will be empowered and challenged to recreate the medical tourism industry of the future in Europe.

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April 3, 2018

Accreditation & Certification

Healthcare Accreditation Driving Patient Excellence in Europe

Since the industry began expanding, more and more patients have had to leave their home countries for other countries to seek healthcare treatment and sometimes.

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April 3, 2018

Destination Spotlight

How Precision Medicine is Reshaping Healthcare in Europe

Genomic medicine, also known by name like personalized medicine, precision medicine, stratified medicine emerged two decades back. It has led to the development of cutting-edge drug therapies that simplify the treatment of various diseases.

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March 27, 2018

Destination Spotlight

Corporate Wellness in Europe and Management of Chronic Illness

Chronic diseases such as heart disease, stroke, cancer, and diabetes constitute the commonest causes of employee absenteeism. Presenteeism, and reduced work performance can be minimized if employers can play a good role in preventing these diseases.

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March 27, 2018

Editorial

Interview with CEO Karen Timmons with Global Healthcare Accreditation

I have been fortunate to have had a long career. My previous roles as COO of The Joint Commission and President and CEO of Joint Commission International provided a strong foundation in understanding the need for input and feedback of multiple stakeholders in the development of standards.

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March 27, 2018

Destination Spotlight

Medical Tourism Market in Greece: Current Trends and the Future

Greece is hosting the European Medical Tourism and Global Healthcare Congress to be held in Athens from May 14th to 15th, 2018. Greece is considered a safe travel destination and the beauty of the country's landscape makes it a choice spot.

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March 20, 2018

Destination Spotlight

UKs NHS Discreetly Outsources Some Surgeries to Doctors in France

Calais hospital struck a deal with the UK's National Health Service to receive British patients for elective surgical treatment. One out of every 14 patients benefitted from the partnership recounts his experience with the endless wait for surgery.

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March 20, 2018

Technology & Innovation

Unleashing the Full Potential of Your Medical Travel Program

Recently, the medical travel industry has become increasingly more competitive as healthcare consumers become more informed. To attract medical travelers Healthcare providers building a global brand must differentiate their services through care and excellence.

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March 13, 2018

Technology & Innovation

And the Winner is Somatix!

Healthcare startups from across the world gathered in the Los Angeles Convention center for the employer healthcare and benefits. The competition brought together eleven startups from across the world to compete to possess the most disruptive products.

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February 7, 2018

Editorial

9 Benefits You Receive By Advancing Your Career This Weekend

You are a young professional just entering the job market looking for something to set you apart from your peers. The thoughts and concerns among working professionals are often the time revolve around their mind and they aren't alone getting these thoughts.

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December 12, 2017

Editorial

Cleveland Clinic on the Changing Landscape of Medical Tourism

Nizar Zein, Chairman of Global Patient Services at the Cleveland Clinic spoke at the World Medical Tourism Congress's Medical Summit. Dr. Zein told MTM, changes are driven by economic growth and due to economic indicators, people's destination will change.

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October 2, 2017

Editorial

Global Healthcare Opportunities and Development in China - An Interview With Lisa Han

Lisa Han provides legal services for hospitals, governments, facilitators in the global healthcare space, and other legal issues. China recently started reforming its healthcare system with the goal of innovating China's healthcare space by 2020.

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October 2, 2017

Editorial

Bagatin Clinic The Gold Sponsor of the World Medical Tourism Congress in Los Angeles

This October, from the 2nd to the 4th, is for the 10th World Medical Tourism & Global Healthcare Congress (WMTC) in Los Angeles. The WMTC is the most comprehensive international health conference and attracts participants from all over the world.

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September 25, 2017

Editorial

How Healthcare Facilities Can Prepare for Infectious Disease Outbreaks [Infographic]

Studies conducted in the aftermath of the 2014 Ebola outbreak, the researchers concluded that there are three categories. Better compliance with International Health Regulations, Reforming the World Health Organization and improving research and knowledge sharing.‍

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May 12, 2017

Editorial

Watch Stephen Shearer Explain the Basics of Improving the Patient Experience

The most important thing for me to get across to people regarding international patients having experience for international patients. From the moment that individual calls you on the phone, or texts you, that is someone you need to be working with!

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January 31, 2017

Editorial

Hepatitis C Treatment in India : A Fraction of the Cost

India is recognized in the medical world as a destination to obtain quality care at much lower rates and high success rate. The cure for hepatitis C can be obtained in India for a fraction of the cost elsewhere boosting India's medical travel.

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November 30, 2016

Editorial

The Zika Virus is Here to Stay

The WHO recently reported that the Zika virus is no longer a global health emergency, it will be termed as an ongoing threat. In addition to the recent declaration the warning that Zika still must still be considered very dangerous was emphasized.

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November 23, 2016

Editorial

Powerful Women Leaders Changing the World

Women are powering through the workforce and taking the reins of global leadership like never before as many having key positions. This year has been a breakout year for many women leaders affecting change in foreign policy government economics health.

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November 21, 2016

Editorial

Israel Makes Headway in Medical Tourism Legislation

Medical travel to Israel has seen significant growth and was recently ranked as the third most popular medical travel destination. the Tourism Minister is pleased by the vote and cites multiple reasons such as medical travel is a profitable export industry.

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November 4, 2016

Destination Spotlight

The Rise of Medical Travel in Russia

Hearing the word Russia, the first thing that comes to mind is- the Kremlin, Mariinsky Theatre, a winning ice hockey team. Many foreigners are traveling to the country for quality medical treatments and procedures all at more affordable prices.

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November 3, 2016

Editorial

Philippines as a Medical Tourism Destination

As per the MTA and the International Healthcare Research Center, the Philippines is ranked eighth among the top in the world. Philippines is seeing 80,000 to 250,000 medical tourists annually as patients come from Sri Lanka, East Asia, the Gulf States.

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November 2, 2016

Industry News

Women in the Workplace a Struggle for Gender Equality

Earlier, women were not entitled to vote, but we witnessed the first women in U.S. history competing against a male for President. Gender equality remains a widely debated topic as women are less likely to get a promotion or hired for a senior position.

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October 28, 2016

Editorial

Japan Turns Eye on Medical Tourism Before Olympics

The Japanese Ministry of Health Labor and Welfare will conduct a survey of the medical infrastructure to examine the system. The purpose is to improve Japan's medical services for foreign patients before the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo.

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October 27, 2016

Editorial

How Much Will Brexit Affect Travel?

Before and after Brexit there has been much debate surrounding the impact on the economy healthcare and tourism. After the vote for Brexit the pound depreciated and continues to trade at a very weak level by historical standards according to the WTTC.

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October 21, 2016

Editorial

Funds from 2018 Winter Olympics Earmarked for Medical Tourism?

A major benefactor of funds earmarked for the 2018 Winter Olympics is the KTO benefitting from infrastructure expansion to tourism. In 2015, Korea attracted almost 3 million medical tourists from all over the world, but only roughly 1,000 were from India.

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October 3, 2016

Editorial

Abu Dhabi Establishing a Sustainable Healthcare Sector

Healthcare just got a little more costly as the insurance costs to local residents may leave them searching for ways to stay afloat. The change in coverage does not affect every Emirate and Expat only the Emiratis with the Thiqa plans.

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September 28, 2016

Editorial

Why Medical Tourism Professionals Need to Speak with HR Professionals

HR professionals need to determine and fill holes in the staff, manage employee relations, health plans, and much more. Medical tourism is traveling beyond your home for medical treatment.

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September 24, 2016

Editorial

Medical Tourism: Where it Began and Where it is Now

The Mesopotamians are the people who originally established medical tourism on the planet as it all started in the third millennium. These days, the term medical tourism is taking a new revolution where people are traveling to other countries for treatment.

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September 24, 2016

Technology & Innovation

What an NHL Player Taught the Medical Tourism Community about the Right to Try

Former Detroit Superstar Gordie Howe crossed the border into Mexico to receive a controversial stem-cell therapy treatment. The treatment became necessary after he suffered a series of strokes in the months prior that paralyzed his right side.

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September 23, 2016

Editorial

The Future of Artificial Organ Transplants in Medical Tourism

The cost of artificial organ transplants, countries that focus on attracting medical tourists could greatly benefit. Analyst projections show Asia as the fastest-growing market for artificial organs and related surgeries and medications.

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September 23, 2016

Editorial

CMTP Graduate on Why the Course is Essential to the Medical Tourism Industry

The CMTP certification provides healthcare professionals, travel agents, facilitators, insurance agents, and HR professionals. This knowledge provides designees with information that is unavailable to their company and essential to career development.

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September 23, 2016

Editorial

Brexit's Effects on Medical Tourism: People Still Need Good Care

In a world of swiftly-changing politics and economics, people who battle life-threatening diseases competes with challenges.‍ Jason Girard relayed his thoughts how Brexit might affect the free commerce of the UK, including the promotion of medical tourism.‍

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September 23, 2016

Editorial

Point A to Point B in Washington D.C.

Washington, D.C., will serve as host to many business travelers from September to November apart from being Home to the President. Due to the pleasant weather and lack of traditional tourists, this time of year is noted as the best time to visit D.C.

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September 22, 2016

Editorial

Becoming a Certified Medical Tourism Professional

15 years ago we started noticing international visitors coming to Puerto Rico to visit Sononuclear RP for PET CT scans. We were the first in the Caribbean to offer this technology making it accessible to patients without having to travel to the U.S.

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September 22, 2016

Editorial

Healthcare Access for the World's Children

According to the WHO conditions such as preterm birth intrapartum-related complications and infections are the primary causes of death. For babies and children post neonatal to five years old the main causes of death are diarrhea malaria and pneumonia.

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September 22, 2016

Technology & Innovation

NASA MEDICINE AND YOUR HEALTH : An Interview with Dr. James Polk

The biggest change will occur is that we will be moving to an individualized medicine profile, we focus on population health. We realized at NASA that individuals are very unique to the point where someone may be down in cholesterol in their arteries.

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September 21, 2016

Editorial

Inspiring Speakers at the World Medical Tourism Congress 2016

Everything is changing in the medical tourism industry, so what are you doing to expand the network and stay ahead of the competition? The medical tourism industry was valued at $100 billion with a growth rate of up to 25% year-over-year.

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September 7, 2016

Industry News

Ethical Issues in Medical Tourism: Placing the Microscope on Surrogacy

The emergence of the business of international surrogacy burst in 2007 when Rudy Rupak began marketing a surrogacy service in India. Rupak was not only the first to send foreign patients to India but also the first to provide surrogacy services to gay couples.

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August 31, 2016

Editorial

VISA Published Revised Report and Points to Need for Collaboration

The economic value of medical tourism is a quandary as VISA opted to recite a website stat between USD $45.5 and $75 billion. Friday VISA stated it had no idea it was entering into what could be construed as a “combative” industry.

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August 30, 2016

Editorial

Rice University Study Finds Texans Can Get the Same Quality Cancer Treatment Regardless Where They Live

A study by Rice University found that the quality of treatment a cancer patient receives is not contingent on the location. Living in a major city such as Dallas does not guarantee that the treatment will be better than that provided in a rural location.

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August 29, 2016

Editorial

New Zealand Woman Out Thousands of Dollars When Travel Insurance Failed to Cover Her Costs

New Zealand resident was hospitalized in Kuala Lumpur, only to realize that her travel insurance won't pay the bill.

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August 25, 2016

Editorial

Recommended Zika Precautions for Medical Travel

The MTA endorses the Centre for Disease Control recommendations on Zika and urges all people to review this site regularly. We recognize this virus has an impact on medical travel in that travelers must be informed and take recommended Zika precautions.

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August 22, 2016

Editorial

Let Your Positive Power Shine at the Global Womens Leadership Summit

Women make up a majority of the population; yet, are routinely omitted from conversations specific to healthcare policy. Forums like this provide a unique venue to discuss ways to track and assess quality of care and to make visible knowledge disparities

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August 18, 2016

Editorial

Rising Cost of EpiPens Unaffordable for Most Americans

The cost of EpiPens has increased by almost 500% since 2009, that has left Americans wondering about the affordability. An anaphylactic reaction quickly escalates into anaphylactic shock, is a severe allergic reaction causes wheezing, hives.

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August 18, 2016

Editorial

Customizing a Cure: The Pioneering Science Behind Cancer Immunotherapy

Conventional treatments like chemotherapy and radiation have been a medical hallmark to stop the spread and growth of cancer. Immunotherapy harnesses the power of one’s own immune system to fight cancer, has recently made headlines on a global scale.

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August 18, 2016

Editorial

Britons Adding Laser Eye Surgery to Their Vacation

A survey by You Gov reported that more than one-in-five eyeglass wearers and contact users consider going abroad for a laser eye surgery. Cost-effectiveness and unusually long wait-times for procedures are the two most significant motivating factors.‍

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August 11, 2016

Editorial

Buyers Buyers Everywhere!

The largest medical tourism event, the 9th medical tourism, and global healthcare congress is less than 50 days away. This event will bring together as many as 3,000 attendees from all around the world to Washington D.C. September 25 – 28, 2016.‍

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August 10, 2016

Editorial

Is Floridas Response to Zika Effective?

In response to the confirmed cases of Zika virus in the Wynwood district of Miami, CDC issued alerts for those traveling nearby. According to the CDC, self-preventative measures are key to protecting oneself from exposure to the Zika virus.

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August 8, 2016

Editorial

The Right to Try Movement: Potentially Life Saving Treatment

Since the official launch of the righttotry.org website, national support has been drawn from individuals, legislators, patients. The Right to Try law enables patients early access to medicines that have passed the initial (Phase 1) FDA approval process.

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August 5, 2016

Editorial

10 Exclusive Buyers You Need to Meet in Washington D.C.

In less than two months, hundreds of buyers of healthcare representing billions of dollars are converging in Washington D.C. Our networking software will allow you to pre-schedule meetings with these buyers of healthcare before and during the event!

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August 5, 2016

Editorial

Medical Tourism or Medical Misadventure? How to Choose the Right Hospital Abroad

A New Zealand TV station is promoting medical tourism through a reality series, 'Beauty and the Beach' showing medical stories. However, not everyone is supportive of the show, due to its apparent disregard for the patient deaths and botched operations.

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August 4, 2016

Editorial

The Placebo Effect Works but do We Know How?

The placebo effect refers to the marked improvement of a patient who receives treatment with a substance having on medical effects. Placebos are an essential part of understanding the cultural and biological components attributed to health and healing.

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August 1, 2016

Editorial

Mosquitoes Spread Zika Virus in Florida

At a press conference, Florida Governor confirmed four cases of the Zika virus, is spread by mosquitoes in the U.S. The news comes after four local residents, three men and one woman, became infected with the virus.

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July 29, 2016

Editorial

Zika Virus May be Spread Without Mosquitoes

The son of a man who died from the Zika virus is infected with the disease, and authorities have no idea how he contracted it. This case is the first of its kind where the source of the infection can’t be pinpointed.

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July 28, 2016

Editorial

ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Two Years Later

Think back to 2014, and the peculiar trend of people dumping buckets of ice water over their heads to on social media. Participants had their choice of dumping a bucket of ice water over their heads or donating to the ALS Association.

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July 27, 2016

Economics & Investments

Medical Tourism Industry Valued at $100B Poised for 25% Year-Over-Year Growth by 2025

In a report issued by VISA and Oxford Economics, the Medical Tourism industry was valued at a staggering USD 100 billion. For years the medical travel industry seemed undervalued, yet VISA’s report accounts for growth factors.

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July 25, 2016

Industry News

Brexit to Disrupt British Medical Tourism?

After six years in power, David Cameron, British Prime Minister announced his resignation after the United Kingdom voted to leave. The Huffington Post reported that, Cameron will stay in power until October when a new leader can step in.‍

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June 24, 2016

Industry News

Today is International Yoga Day

To raise awareness worldwide of the benefits of yoga, the United Nations proclaimed June 21st as International Yoga Day. The very fact that the UN has declared it as International Yoga Day means India has gifted yoga to the world.

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June 21, 2016

Industry News

How Industries Collide: Self-funding, Corporate Wellness and Medical Tourism

Gone are the days when the term medical tourism is used together with surgery, the definition of medical tourism has expanded. Patients needn't leave the country to be a medical tourist as recent form of health travel is called domestic medical tourism.

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June 16, 2016

Destination Spotlight

The First Executive Market Intelligence Course on Russia the Ukraine and Kazakhstan

The MTA with ASIB Europe has developed the first Executive Market Intelligence course on Russian markets for international patients. Digital Business focusing on trends and opportunities for cooperation and business development topics.

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June 15, 2016

Industry News

Medical Marketers Discuss Importance and Limits of Data

Top women in the medical industry discussed the role of data and the importance of human interaction in medical marketing. The focus of discussion was the use of data and its importance in creating a lasting change in a population.

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June 15, 2016

Industry News

AMA Will Discuss Guidelines for Telemedicine this Weekend

With the growth of telemedicine, the AMA decided to meet to decide whether or not to adopt guidelines of telemedicine. The AMA has been working on ways to advise physicians on the best way to deal with and incorporate telemedicine into their practice.

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June 14, 2016

Industry News

Steps to Become a Medical Tourism Pioneer: Certification

An industry which is in the growth and development stage, medical tourism requires participants certification from a known organization. This is the right time to get certified seeing the complexity of the knowledge required to be a success.

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June 9, 2016

Industry News

Puerto Rico Hotels Setting the Standard for Health and Wellness

The hospitality industry is getting a piece of health and wellness pie as medical travelers need a place for a medical procedure. Wellness travelers are looking for the best place to go in order to jump-start their healthy lives.‍

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June 8, 2016

Industry News

Domestic Medical Tourism Works for Workers and Employers

Employers everywhere are in a difficult situation of finding the best possible care for their employees for the best possible value. Everyone wants the best surgeon operating on them, but getting the best comes at a price.

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June 8, 2016

Industry News

Wellness and Medical Tourism: Opportunity for Travel Agents

With the advancement of mobile devices and internet penetration, news of the demise of the travel agent is quite premature. In some respects, travel agents, doctors, and spas have actually joined forces at the hip to offer health and wellness seekers.

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June 7, 2016

Editorial

Interview with Carlos Zavala Ruiz

Carlos Zavala Ruiz has more than 16 years of experience in the healthcare and in 2004 he became the Director of Hospital Angeles Tijuana. One of Mr. Zavala's main goals is to offer the services of Angeles Hospital to the healthcare carriers in the U.S.

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June 1, 2016

Economics & Investments

All Abroad: Hip Knee Replacements Drive Underinsured to Medical Tourism

As the cost of hip and knee replacement vary, patients are comparing the cost and quality of doctors and hospitals abroad. Many patients contemplating medical tourism opportunities cited an interest in orthopedic surgery including hip and knee replacements.

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April 8, 2016

Technology & Innovation

Grasping Dreams: Hand Transplants Greet Medical Tourism Markets

In case of a hand transplant, the problem is the rejection of transplant hand, if it's mild, it can be treated with medication. If the rejection is severe or if it happens repeatedly, then it becomes more and more difficult to treat.

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October 13, 2015

Editorial

Keyhole Cancer Surgery: Is Medical Tourism Open to Cutting-Edge Surgery?

The concept of keyhole cancer surgery is really about sneaking in and out, like removing the tumor with absolute minimum disruption. Keyhole cancer surgery can be done through the nose or through a small bony opening in the eyebrow, ear, scalp positions.

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October 13, 2015

Healthcare Reform - Legal & Policy

Medical Tourism and Obamacare: Self-funding Employers in Search of Benefits to the Affordable Care Act

The Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare, has enabled some Americans to afford health insurance for the first time. A majority of Americans don’t feel good about their healthcare, so Obamacare is providing them with little meaningful coverage.

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October 13, 2015

Healthcare Reform - Legal & Policy

Surgery Abroad: Medical Tourism Gets Down to Business

A vast majority of employers who remain committed to providing healthcare benefits to their employees continue to sweat reform. 95% of U.S. employers say that subsidizing coverage for active employees is a very important part of their compensation package

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October 13, 2015

Accreditation & Certification

Puerto Rico Points to Medical Tourism Training

Puerto Rico is banking that more Carribean patients will feel right at home in Puerto Rico and make the island their destination. International patients are handled with proper professional training and certification processes offered by the MTA.

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Medical Tourism Magazine

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October 13, 2015

Accreditation & Certification

WellHotel: Puerto Rico Enterprises Certified for Medical Tourism

The Medical Tourism Association® worked closely with the international healthcare community and stakeholders who purchase services. Puerto Rico medical tourism corporation is the midst of an aggressive campaign to market the healthcare services.

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Medical Tourism Magazine

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October 13, 2015

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