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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February 16, 2019

Industry News

Costa Rica the Feature of Medical Tourism City

Costa Rica is the feature of Medical Tourism City, the leading social network for medical tourism and global healthcare. Medical Tourism City is the official social networking site for the Medical Tourism Association.

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February 16, 2019

Economics & Investments

The Boomers are Coming! The Boomers are Coming!

It’s the “Baby Boomers!” The emergence of the baby-boomer generation has been driving many of the changes in American society and culture. Everything from hairstyles and health clubs to the Dr. Spock method of parenting is affected.

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February 16, 2019

Editorial

EDITORIALS

America is viewed as the land of the great and the land of opportunity. Unfortunately, that is painting a pretty rosy picture that isn’t exactly true. At the end of the day our health care system is broken.

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February 16, 2019

Editorial

5 Elements to Choosing an International Hospital

With so many choices available to us, it is sometimes difficult to discern truth from fiction and make sense of the mountain of information that is coming our way. This is especially true when it comes to choosing and trusting the right hospital.

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February 16, 2019

Destination Spotlight

Costa Rica: Big Trip Little Country

In the heart of Central America, bridging the gap between the Pacific and Caribbean Seas, Costa Rica provides an ecotourism for anyone, just a two and a half hour flight from Miami.

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February 16, 2019

Destination Spotlight

ORTHOPEDIC SURGERY IN COSTA RICA

All our patients not only leave satisfied with the medical result obtained they leave thankful for having found a different way of medical care. From the medical point of view it behooves just to mention that in Costa Rica we have the highest longevity index.

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February 16, 2019

Editorial

What is Your Country's Ranking?

The WHO report came out as the first ever analysis of the performance of the health systems of WHO’s 191 Member States. The performance assessment of health systems is based on many country variables such as: socio-economic, political and technological.

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February 16, 2019

Editorial

BINA BUZZ Unaffordability Ebola Spreading throughout Healthcare

At the first, International Medical Tourism Conference in Las Vegas this year, Milstein was one of the prominent canaries singing an early warning of a virus attacking the seemingly immune U.S. Healthcare System.

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February 16, 2019

Destination Spotlight

Costa Rica: From Ecotourism Leader to World Class Healthcare Provider

Costa Rica is well known around the world as a premier ecotourism destination. Its proximity, stunning scenery and friendly locals have been luring North American travelers for at least three decades, long before the term “ecotourism” became popular.

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February 16, 2019

Destination Spotlight

First American Live Liver Transplant in India

Canadian born Kevin Stewart, now a resident of the Florida Keys is alive and very well today because of his trip to India for a liver transplant, arranged and expedited by global healthcare company, WorldMed Assist.‍

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February 16, 2019

Editorial

Costa Rica: More than Cosmetic & Dental Surgery

Costa Rica not only has universal health care, but Costa Rica is considered to have one of the best health care systems in all of Latin America The government runs more than 30 hospitals and 250 clinics.

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February 16, 2019

Economics & Investments

Financial Savings in Medical Tourism?

American patients pursue health care in medical destinations primarily to save money. Employers and insurance companies are exploring offshore healthcare options for the same reason.

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February 16, 2019

Healthcare Reform - Legal & Policy

The United States Court System and Liability for Treatment of American Patients Overseas ~ Challenging Jurisdiction

It seems like every day you see the same statistics quoted in the news media, cited by candidates running for political office or in the trade press, that as many as 50 million Americans have no health insurance.

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February 16, 2019

Editorial

Costa Rica: The Great Opportunity

Costa Rica is the country of sunny beaches on the Pacific Ocean and Caribbean rhythm on its Atlantic Coast. It is the country with the best coffee in the world, of tasty bananas, pineapple and melon consumed on the tables in five continents.

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February 16, 2019

Destination Spotlight

LEGAL ISSUES Traveling with Privacy Protection

While no one should avoid seeking medical care in an emergency, all tourists should be aware that their privacy may receive more or less protection depending on where they are. Depending on where patients are coming from and where they are going.

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February 16, 2019

Economics & Investments

Pay for Performance: Here today..here tomorrow

The historical fee for service method does not align quality of treatment and treatment results with reimbursement ~ but rather with volume of treatment. Financial incentives have been demonstrated to change behavior.

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February 16, 2019

Editorial

Planning Your Medical Trip Abroad: Recovery Retreat or Hotel?

The needs of the “Medical Tourist” are much different than those of someone traveling on business or vacation. Historically, for a medical tourist, staying at a traditional hotel comes with much apprehension.

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February 16, 2019

Destination Spotlight

Medical Tourism ~ Misnomer or Right On?

Does the phrase “medical tourism” accurately describe the emerging phenomenon of large numbers of people traveling to other countries for medical treatment? Or should the phrase be dropped altogether and exchanged for a more “befitting” term.

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February 16, 2019

Destination Spotlight

The Lure of Medical Tourism in Asia

People have been traveling across the continents in search of cures for any imaginable illnesses and making therapeutic trips for health wellness. In ancient Greece pilgrims and patients came from all over the Mediterranean to the sanctuary of the healing god.

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February 16, 2019

Editorial

JCI CORNER The Value of Accreditation

As Americans seek care in other countries, they look for reassurance that health care organizations abroad meet certain quality. Therefore, hospitals abroad who hope to attract Americans to their institutions often seek JCI accreditation.

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February 16, 2019

Destination Spotlight

Swamis to Surgeries

As medical treatment costs in the developed world balloon out of proportion, with the United States leading the way, more and more Westerners are finding the prospect of international travel for medical care increasingly appealing.

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February 16, 2019

Technology & Innovation

Hip Resurfacing - Solving the Arthritic Hip

Arthritis is a condition where the cartilage at the joint surface of the bone wears away. It is this cartilage which normally makes the bone ends slippery and helps the joint to move smoothly without friction.

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February 16, 2019

Economics & Investments

The Meaning of the Weak Dollar in Medical Tourism

Medical tourism is greatly influenced by the global economic environment. This article explains the impact of currency exchange rates in the medical tourism marketplace with particular attention to the meaning of a weakening US dollar.

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February 16, 2019

Editorial

The Opportunity is Here Are you Ready?

The U.S. Healthcare system is in double, perhaps triple, jeopardy; to coin a popular legal phrase used to get the point across that the situation is dire. The statistics should be very familiar to everyone in the health and healthcare industry.

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February 16, 2019

Editorial

Deep Venous Thrombosis: The Traveler's Disease

With globalized and traveling becomes easily accessible to most people, we face diseases that may result from travel. Deep Venous Thrombosis (DVT), also referred to as Venous Thromboembolism, is undoubtedly a disease that can be deadly for an individual.

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February 16, 2019

Economics & Investments

Self-Funding Your Medical Travel

U.S. Employers juggling the high costs of healthcare are always looking for solutions, flexibility on benefit coverage, and ways to reduce the cost of their healthcare. Partial Self Funding/Self Insurance with Stop Loss Coverage is an attractive alternative.

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February 16, 2019

Editorial

Value Added Travel

Enhanced population mobility due to the change brought about by globalization has created a stir in every industry including healthcare driving a strong need and potential for healthcare delivery from national levels to across borders.

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February 16, 2019

Destination Spotlight

A Trip to South Korea

The South Korean Government and about 30 private hospitals collaborated to create the Council for Korea Medicine Overseas Promotion also known by its members as the Korean International Medical Service Association.

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February 16, 2019

Editorial

The Medical Tourism Association in the News

Medical Tourism Association is an international non-profit organization that serves international healthcare providers and medical travel facilitators in the global healthcare industry.

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February 16, 2019

Complementary & Alternative Medicine

A Leap of Faith

I know that the Medical Center, the Doctors and staff are considered top drawer internationally. So what’s bugging me about what I’m doing? My mind is racing and exploding as someone had just shaken a bottle of soda inside my head.

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February 16, 2019

Economics & Investments

Understanding the American Healthcare System

If international hospitals are to succeed in attracting Americans they first need to succeed in narrowing their marketing efforts. Just as many hospitals have been misled into believing Medicare will soon be approving overseas medical treatment.

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February 16, 2019

Editorial

Psychological Barriers to Understanding the Market for Medical Tourism

In recent years medical tourism has become somewhat of a buzzword in the USA – it might even be worth calling it a bubble. One could view this evolving industry as a manifestation of globalization and more liberal trade common in all sectors of the economy.

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February 16, 2019

Editorial

Accreditation of Overseas Hospitals ~ JCI or Isqua?

Overseas healthcare facilities marketing themselves as a suitable alternative for the North American patient, the inevitable question is “how safe are they?” and “will I receive the same quality of care I would receive in an American hospital?”

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February 16, 2019

Healthcare Development & Architecture

Cost. Quality. Outcome. Victory. The War for HealthCare

Mayo Clinic Health Policy Center said patients experience significant problems which present a compelling case for healthcare reform. Patients trust providers to deliver the highest quality of care, yet care in many locations is mediocre at best; at its worst, it endangers patients.

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February 16, 2019

Marketing & Business Development

Abuzz about Marketing: Stonehenge to the Stones

And it’s always been all about Marketing – even way, way back in the day. The Neanderthal who invented The Wheel thought he could sell it simply by rolling it out on the streets. Initially, it did sell well until another Neanderthal rolled out his Wheel.

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February 16, 2019

Accreditation & Certification

New JCI Standards Focus More on Patient Safety

At Joint Commission International (JCI) we are constantly learning and sharing the knowledge gleaned from over 55 years of experience working with many hospitals we accredited around the world.

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February 16, 2019

Economics & Investments

Implementing Medical Travel in a Fully Insured or Self Funded Health Plan

We are starting to see US health insurance carriers Stop Loss Carriers and Self Funded Employers implementing medical tourism in their health plans in 2008 and some planning to implement medical tourism starting in 2009.

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February 16, 2019

Editorial

Rheumatoid Arthiritis

Rheumatoid arthritis is an auto-immune disease causing the lining in the joints to become inflamed. Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic illness and requires intensive treatment for several years.

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February 16, 2019

Editorial

Become Healthy Happy and Balanced with Ayurveda!

Human life is full of events, from birth to the end of our life we come across a number of events. We experience successes & defeats; we celebrate birthdays & parties, marriages and anniversaries.

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February 16, 2019

Destination Spotlight

IVF Treatment in Caribbean

One in six couples worldwide is suffering with infertility, and this puts a huge strain on the best of relationships. Add to this the concealed doctor’s appointments, the comments at family gatherings, and the isolation of having no one to discuss.

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February 16, 2019

Economics & Investments

The Importance of Networking

Within the medical tourism industry, networking is connecting with others in the industry, sharing knowledge and information and uncovering hidden opportunities, but more importantly, it is about building relationships and getting to know people.

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February 16, 2019

Destination Spotlight

Tips for Travel to India

You need just a little extra patience and consideration to have a wonderful experience. The transport and the range of hotels in some ways eclipse those you will find at home and you will comfortably get by with English in any established tourist town or city.

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February 16, 2019

Editorial

The Six Senses of Healthy Medical Tourism

All that is required for a successful medical treatment is a qualified physician in a well-equipped facility. Yet, having the treatment done overseas is different from having it done in your neighborhood hospital and may seem overwhelming at first.

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February 16, 2019

Healthcare Reform - Legal & Policy

LEGAL ISSUES Bad Result ~ Will Your Patient be Able to Sue You in America (Part II)

It is inevitable that a United States citizen receiving medical care abroad will experience a less than satisfactory outcome. Because cost and access were primary motivations for the patient to seek care in another country.

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February 16, 2019

Technology & Innovation

Angioplasty ~ A Boon for Heart Attack Patients

Three decades ago, a patient who reached the hospital with a heart attack had as much as 25 per cent risk of dying. Now, thanks to several strategies that have evolved over the years, the risk in a tertiary care centre has come down to 3-5 per cent.

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February 16, 2019

Editorial

The US Healthcare Crisis Rising Supply of American Patients

Almost 50 million Americans who have no insurance, and 120 million who have no dental insurance. Compared to Canada and the UK that have nationalized healthcare, America seems like an amazing opportunity for international hospitals to tap.

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February 16, 2019

Editorial

Planning Your Medical Trip Abroad Hospital or Clinic?

Many people that are in the decision making phase related to Cosmetic surgery abroad have learned, either through their own research, or perhaps from someone that has experienced it, there are many costs associated with traveling for surgery abroad.

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February 16, 2019

Editorial

New Skyscrapers The Rise of Intercontinental Hotel Group into Medical Tourism

As the industry of medical tourism is on the rise, the availability of recovery resorts or post-operative recovery centers doesn’t seem to be growing at the same rate. To recover quite difficult for many seeking to venture into new worlds for cheaper, high quality healthcare.

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February 16, 2019

Destination Spotlight

Mexico: A medical tourism mecca across the border

The growing demand for medical tourism has helped thousands of health care providers emerge from all over the globe. Yet, it is the closest neighbor that dominates and that for many reasons.

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February 16, 2019

Editorial

Not Tonight I Have a Backache

The most common condition in people is pain, of which a large section complains of back pain. Statistics say as much as 60 per cent of the adult population have suffered at least one episode of back pain.

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February 16, 2019

Editorial

Rising Star of Global Healthcare

The MTA would like to thank our members and supporters for their continued encouragement in making this journal a success. The overwhelming response to the Medical Tourism Magazine is fantastic.

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February 16, 2019

Destination Spotlight

Allure of India

I always imagined that India was a land of historically and architecturally impressive buildings, colorful and elaborate saris and culturally rich people. On a recent trip to this vast land, I was fortunate to experience the great mixture of cultural diversity.

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February 16, 2019

Technology & Innovation

Laparoscopic Total Colectomy

The treatment of colorectal cancer with the laparoscopic approach is slowly gaining acceptance throughout the world. A newly published research paper on laparoscopic total colectomy for colorectal cancers in Surgical Endoscopy clearly establishes the benefits of this approach.

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February 16, 2019

Editorial

THE MYSTICAL WORLD OF MEDICAL TOURISM

Perhaps no other subject today has been the subject of conversations at cocktail circuits as much as the subject of Medical Tourism. But for the lay person it conjures nothing more than the idyllic comfort of the warm beaches of Florida or Pattaya.

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February 16, 2019

Destination Spotlight

Smiling Brightly

Owing to the huge difference in dental treatment costs between developed and developing nations, it is not surprising to find that dental patients in greater numbers from developed nations are now seeking standardised dental treatments.

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February 16, 2019

Editorial

JCI CORNER Communication is Essential to Continuity of Care

When seeking a medical procedure in another country, communication is key to having consistent, medically-appropriate, follow-up care. This communication should begin with the patient having a discussion with his primary care physician before the trip.

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February 16, 2019

Editorial

Land of the Free?

I mean, the United States has the best technology, the best medical schools and state of the art healthcare that draws patients from foreign countries to our hospitals for care and for employment experience.

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February 16, 2019

Destination Spotlight

My Passage to India

On the way to a job as a Home Inspector, I detoured to the hospital emergency room. Having had several kidney stones in the past, this pain felt higher and more on the side, unlike anything I had experienced before.

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February 16, 2019

Editorial

New Sentinel Event Policy Works to Make Health Care Even Safer for Patients Around the Globe

At Joint Commission International, we are working with hospitals around the world to minimize these undesirable health care events by creating a culture of safety in which errors are identified and reported, and staff members work in a “no blame” atmosphere.

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February 16, 2019

Destination Spotlight

Medical tourism: A New Addition to CHRISTUS Health's Global Ministry

The Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word of Houston and the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word of San Antonio brought their health care ministries together to form CHRISTUS Health. They created a unique purpose in the modern health care market.

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February 16, 2019

Destination Spotlight

India Rising as the Global Hub of Medical Tourism

Imagine your dental treatment being performed by highly qualified dentists at a fraction of cost than what you would be paying in your own country and combine this with the opportunity to explore the rich cultural heritage of India.

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February 16, 2019

Editorial

Forgotten Freedom American Healthcare Under Attack

Our health system represents the best the world has to offer, but in some respects it is woefully lacking. One of the first things that catches your eye about the U.S. health care system is that it is big.

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February 16, 2019

Complementary & Alternative Medicine

I THOUGHT DIABETES WAS FOR OLD PEOPLE?

Not too many years ago when somebody spoke of Diabetes Mellitus, it was because a young child had it or some very old person. When the doctors at John Hopkins described diabetes in their most recent health alerts it was simply referred to as a metabolic disorder.

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February 16, 2019

Destination Spotlight

All About Monterrey Mexico

Monterrey, Mexico is one of the loveliest tourism destinations you’ll ever visit. Should business end up taking you there ~ and medical tourism is a business that might ~ afterward, you’ll be asking,: “How is it that Monterrey escaped notice for so long?”

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February 16, 2019

Editorial

PLANNING YOUR MEDICAL TRIP ABROAD

When I first meet a Medical Tourist at the airport, my goal is to make them feel comfortable and assure them that I am familiar with what they are doing. I want them to know that I will be there for them throughout their entire trip.

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February 16, 2019

Complementary & Alternative Medicine

The Age-Old Healing Art of Hilot

“Hilot” is a word from the Tagalog dialect meaning massage-rubbing or touch with soothing strokes. Touch is the modality of “hilot.” Initially, one might think it is simply a massage, but “hilot” is more. It is energy manipulation.

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February 16, 2019

Editorial

The Good The Bad and the Ugly

Medical Tourism companies simplify the process for patients seeking surgery beyond their own borders and form the underpinning of the growing global health care industry sometimes called medical tourism or medical travel.

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February 16, 2019

Complementary & Alternative Medicine

What is Rolfing Structural Integration?

Rolfing® is an original and scientifically validated holistic system of bodywork and movement education. It releases the body’s segments – arms, legs, torso, and neck from patterns of tension and bracing in a systematic and scientifically validated manner.

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February 16, 2019

Technology & Innovation

The Mystique of Stem Cells

There is a great deal of discussion these days regarding the use of stem cells. As with any scientific discussion that enters the public domain, mass misinformation and exaggeration of facts is occurring.

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February 16, 2019

Editorial

Need your Hip Replaced?

A total hip replacement is a surgical procedure whereby the diseased cartilage and bone of the hip joint is surgically replaced with artificial materials. The normal hip joint is a ball and socket joint, the socket being a “cup-shaped” bone of the pelvis called the acetabulum.

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February 16, 2019

Technology & Innovation

Two-in-One Surgery Wockhardt Hospitals Creating Medical History

It is a type of surgery that even hi-tech hospitals and experienced surgeons in the country are not confident of undertaking. But chief cardiac surgeon, Wockhardt Hospitals, Dr. Vivek Jawali has created history of sorts by conducting such surgeries.

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February 16, 2019

Destination Spotlight

New Options for Medical Tourism in Poland

Poland, officially the Republic of Poland is a country in Central Europe with 38 million inhabitants and a total area of about 313 thousands sq km. This makes Poland a very attractive tourism desination with the Baltic seacoast, beautiful rivers, lakes.

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February 16, 2019

Editorial

The Global Nursing Shortage What it Means for All of Us

Although the nursing shortage is not new, more pressing issues have arisen in recent years. New developments in what is affecting the nursing shortage are being found, contributing to why the shortage has a new face.

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February 16, 2019

Editorial

BinaBuzz: aBuzz about Sales

Medical Tourism Plans may become the greatest insurance product to roll off of the industry’s well-developed R&D machine. The industry has a great reputation for crankin’ out products that capture any excess premium floating around out there.

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February 16, 2019

Patient Experience & Hospitality

Adult Stem Cell Research Offers New Hope

Carron Morrow had exhausted all conventional treatments for her failing heart. She came to the Texas Heart Institute at St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital for the unconventional – the first FDA approved study using stem cells from a patient’s own bone marrow to treat heart failure.

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February 16, 2019

Healthcare Development & Architecture

Continuity of Care Infections in Hospitals: What Every Patient Should Know

The Center for Disease Control estimates that one out of every ten patients admitted to a hospital will suffer from an infection acquired in the hospitals. Healthcare institutions will do everything in their power to avoid that situation from happening to patients.

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February 16, 2019

Destination Spotlight

CEBU ~ More than the Usual

It is the top tourist destination in the country and, next to the capital (Manila), the most accessible point in the Philippines. It is known as the Philippines’ Bestseller and, until recently, its best kept-secret for attracting multitudes of tourists, traders.

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February 16, 2019

Complementary & Alternative Medicine

Voice Rejuvenation ~ Do you look young while your voice sounds old?

Voice is produced when the two vocal folds inside the throat close and vibrate. The vocal folds come together and close in order to prevent food from going down into the lungs when swallowing food.

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February 16, 2019

Editorial

Medical Tourism and Insurance

As we are fast approaching the upcoming convention WMT & GHC which takes place in San Francisco on September 9-12th we are seeing a change in the way Medical Tourism is viewed by insurance companies employers and governments from around the world.

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February 16, 2019

Complementary & Alternative Medicine

When the voice doesn't match the sex

Voice feminization can be achieved by shortening the vocal folds and increasing the voice frequency. The surgery is quite simple, actually, using very thin equipment, the surface of the upper side of the vocal folds – the mucous membrane.

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February 16, 2019

Editorial

St. Luke's Heart Institute: At the forefront of patient care

St. Luke’s Heart Institute provides the best possible care to patients with cardiovascular diseases. It exemplifies St. Luke’s Medical Center’s unequalled excellence in expertise, technology, quality of healthcare outcomes, and service for total quality patient care.

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February 16, 2019

Economics & Investments

Overseas Employees Need Access to Quality Health Care

One population often overlooked when discussing Medical Tourism is employees of a company located in another country. For example many US Citizens Canadian and European citizens work in Latin America and Asia.

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February 16, 2019

Editorial

Affordable Surgery in the US?

Coronary by-pass surgery for $16,000? Hip or Knee replacements for $14,000? Sounds great! Where can you get this favourable pricing? Asia? Latin America? Actually, these prices are available right here at home, in the U.S.A.!

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February 16, 2019

Destination Spotlight

Grupo CHRISTUS Muguerza ~ The Icon of Mexican Healthcare

Grupo CHRISTUS Muguerza accounts for more than 74 years of experience, tradition and catholic inspiration. We service both national patients and international patients through a network of six hospitals, 21 outpatient centers and clinics.

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February 16, 2019

Editorial

New Hope for America's Uninsureds

America’s health care services have proven too costly for many of its citizen. In fact, now that the U.S. has exceeded 45 million uninsureds; it’s a troubling statistic that is bound to continue to grow.

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February 16, 2019

Editorial

Medical Tourism- Caveat Emptor

Much of medical tourism involves cosmetic surgery, in the overwhelming majority of cases, the reason is financial. In fact, the costs are often so reasonable that when combined with the costs of travel, meals, lodging, and, in some cases, even some sight-seeing.

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February 16, 2019

Destination Spotlight

Exceeding Expectations: Health and Wellness in the Philippines

Importantly, Wellness Programs find avid supporters in the government sector which believes in the gospel of health. Encouragement and aggressive support has come in the form of the Public-Private Partnership Task Force on Globally Competitive Philippines Industries.

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February 16, 2019

Editorial

Defining Medical Tourism or Not?

Many people have tried to define and re-define Medical Tourism, and some have even gone to extremes to create new words to define the industry of patients traveling from one country to another for medical care.

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February 16, 2019

Destination Spotlight

MONTERREY HEALTHCARE CITY ~ TALENT AND TECHNOLOGY TO TREAT YOU

Monterrey is recognized as the most important health care center of the northeast region of Mexico, with human resources and medical infrastructure above the national average, as well as having one of the highest life expectancy levels.

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February 16, 2019

Destination Spotlight

Cultural barriers and Hospital Accreditation

When a company decides to work on quality and in the pursuit of excellence, once it starts down that road there is no turning back. Since its origins, CHRISTUS Muguerza Alta Especialidad accepted the commitment of spreading within its staff.

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February 16, 2019

Economics & Investments

Pass? Fail? Mediocre? What Grade Would a U.S. Employer or Healthcare Carrier Give Your Hospital or Clinic?

The process by which U.S. Employers and Healthcare Carriers select and de-select healthcare facilities is a complex one and, to help readers understand it, let me begin by saying that both groups employ extremely similar criteria in their selection process.

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February 16, 2019

Complementary & Alternative Medicine

OH MY ACHING BODY

The real problem is that there really isn’t any specific test at this time for Fibromyalgia or Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. Some researchers do believe that they are one and the same illness but back to fibromyalgia.

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February 16, 2019

Destination Spotlight

Healthcare Solutions in Mexico ~ What Type of Investment are You Looking For?

In this sense, and in the globalization and competitiveness context, the Mexican Health Care Sector is an unavoidable subject in the Tourist Sector as well. It is necessary to understand how the Medical Tourism market aggregated values are generated.

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February 16, 2019

Economics & Investments

Implementing Medical Tourism into Health Insurance Plans ~ Six Steps to Success

Employers and insurance companies have implemented HSA’s, moved to high deductible plans, shifted more out of pocket expenses to the employee, and basically tried every trick in the book, with the end result being that healthcare costs and premiums still keep skyrocketing.

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February 16, 2019

Destination Spotlight

Philippine Quality Healthcare: Excellence is the Standard

They go through rigorous procedures using standards that are internationally acceptable. They forge partnerships with external agencies, who themselves have to go through licensing and accreditation.

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February 16, 2019

Editorial

JCI Standards Address Physician Competencies

In the third edition of the JCI standards, we strengthened our standards for verifying credentials of medical personnel. We now require hospitals to verify the credential with the primary source – the organization that awarded the credential.

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February 16, 2019

Editorial

aBuzz about The Congress

The MTA has put forth an exciting invitation to the world for Global Healthcare’s Coming Out Party. Up to a thousand attendees from around the world will fill the seats at the Westin ~ Doctors, Diplomats, Lawyers, Legislators, Providers and Payers.

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February 16, 2019

Editorial

Balance: Mind body and soul

Picture yourself walking down the beach, with sparkling sands massaging your feet and the sun prompting a dose of sweat. All of this, as your senses take in a spell-binding view of forests and mountains and the fresh whiff of sea air.

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February 16, 2019

Editorial

TRAVEL INSURANCE

Passports found and checked flights booked and confirmed hotels selected and reservations made clothes chosen and packed travelers checks purchased arrangements made for friends to feed the dog and check your house.

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Medical Tourism Magazine

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February 16, 2019

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