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A Letter from the Founder of World Medical Tourism Congress: Medical Travel Industry Goes to the Middle East

Is the Medical Tourism industry ready for a change? I’m sure you would agree that it is.

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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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Can Stem Cells Help With Parkinson’s Disease?

Jan Paul Olsen, Dominican, 60 years old diagnosed with advanced Parkinson´s disease had almost given in to his deteriorating health but for doctors who offered him a life-changing treatment procedure.

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China Tribunal Gives Final Judgement on China’s Heinous Transplant Crimes

To put an end to a two-decade-long controversy on forced organ harvesting and illicit organ trade in China, the Independent Tribunal into Forced Organ Harvesting from Prisoners of Conscience in China - the ChinaTribunal - delivered its Final Judgement June 17, 2019, revealing shocking details.

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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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3-Year-Old Girl Born with Leg Backwards Finally Walks after ‘Miracle’ Surgery

‍Three-year-old Victoria Komada, born with both legs backward finally takes her first steps after having surgery to correct the defects

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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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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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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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International Travel Health Insurance

When it comes to international work, study or travel, it's important to be protected around the clock and around the world. Individuals and families have to be able to afford adequate and timely medical help – no matter whether they are traveling or studying.‍

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Healthcare Improvement - Identifying the Right Partner

Healthcare management leaders face many complex issues on a daily basis and can quickly taxed when analyzing various strategies. Healthcare improvement is a priority among a vast number of healthcare services providers and facilities around the globe.

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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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Dispute Resolution Process For Medical Tourism Facilitator Contracts

Medical travel facilitators routinely engage in contractual relationships with a variety of health plans, employers, in-country patient. These contractual arrangements should be memorialized in a written agreement signed by the parties.

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Authenticate Yourself or Your Company at the WMT & GHC

The 9th WMT & GHC taking place in Washington D.C. offers a variety of ways to authenticate yourself and your company. The Medical Tourism Association offers a number of programs, blogs, membership opportunities and more that helps in getting name recognized.

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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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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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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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Six Steps in Selling to Executives

In digital environment, selling at the top may not be necessary, but calling on the relevant executives for the sales opportunity. A relevant executive whose reputation is on the line for a project can use power or influence to usurp the decision.

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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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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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10 Ways Social Media Promotes Your Online Reputation

Earlier physicians and healthcare providers were concerned with their offline reputations, today they care about their online reputation. Physicians and healthcare professionals are engaged in medical tourism, looking to promote their services to tourists around the globe.

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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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Telehealth: Implications for Medical Tourism

The worldwide telehealth market is forecast to be worth $6.5 billion by 2020, a shift in the provision of healthcare services. The telehealth industry which uses information and communication includes preventive care and curative aspects.

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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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Developing a Competitive Model for Medical Tourism

Healthcare consumers are willing to travel distances for advanced services at reduced costs, only when the quality level is high. Demand for validated treatment can influence some economies, creating a greater need for ancillary services associated with travel.

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Outbreak to Outcry: Medical Tourism Facilitates Meningitis B Vaccinations

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.

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Ransomware: Should Medical Tourism Hospitals, Patients -- Beware?

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.

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Right to Try: FDA Reaffirms What Medical Tourism Patients Know

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.

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Radiation Vacation: Medical Tourism Opens Doors to Proton Therapy

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.

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Cheers! Medical Tourism Serves British Dad Six-Pack for Life

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.‍

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All the President's Medicine: Jimmy Carter, Cancer and Medical Tourism

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.

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Drug Options Make Medical Tourism an Easier Pill to Swallow

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.

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When Legends Are Made: Medical Tourism, Stem Cells and Starr QBs

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.

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Opening Doors to China: Medical Tourism Offers Tools for Trade

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.

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In Market for Medical Tourism? Chinese Seek Healthcare Overseas

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.

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Don't Stop Believing: Medical Tourism, Caribbean Retirement, Medicare

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.

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Medical Tourism: Lisbon at Heart of Magnetic Surgery in Portugal

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.

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Middle East: Medical Tourism Stakeholders Step Up to Challenge

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.

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Grasping Dreams: Hand Transplants Greet Medical Tourism Markets

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.

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Arab Health and Wellness: Medical Tourism, Insurance and Genetic Testing

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.

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Medical Tourism Takes Off: Lufthansa Redefines Non-Stop Care

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.

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Brain Cancer: Is Medical Tourism Open to 'Keyhole' Surgery?

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.

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Puerto Rico Points to Medical Tourism Training for Personal Touches

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.

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Hungarian Rhapsody: Medical Tourism Training in Budapest is High Note

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.

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Medical Tourism Training: Dominican Republic Ready to Play Ball

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.

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Jordan: Middle East Crossroad Points to Medical Tourism Training

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.

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Viral Therapies for Cancer Make Medical Tourism Training in Latvia Vital

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.

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Hitting Bottom: Addiction, Rehab, Medical Tourism and High-End Living

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.

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Assisted Reproduction: Lisbon Spawns Medical Tourism and Hope

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.

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Sleeping Giant: Lisbon Awakes to Medical Tourism Opportunities

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.

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Medical Tourism: Lisbon Becomes Automatic Choice for Robotic Surgery

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.

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Medical Tourism Strategies in Dubai Reach for Stars

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.‍

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Eastern Europe Sinking Teeth into Medical Tourism Training

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.

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Medical Tourism Opportunities Breathing Life into Lisbon

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.

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Organ Transplant Shortages: Kidney Recipient Wins Waiting Game of LIfe

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.

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Medical Tourism in Korea Brings Holiday Cheer to Cancer-Fighting Child

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.

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Cayman Islands Health City: At Heart of Medical Tourism in Caribbean

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.‍

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Definitely Dubai: Medical Tourism Changing Face of Healthcare in Desert

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.

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Healthy Choice: Puerto Rico Turns to Medical Tourism to Boost Economy

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.

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Medical Tourism Patients Finding More to Florida under Sun

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.

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Assisted Suicide: Who Decides -- When, Where and How?

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.

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Medical Tourism Patients Back Prostate Cancer Game-Changer

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.

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Wait-And-See: EU Directive Opens Doors to Medical Tourism

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.

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Medical Tourism Patients Can Pin Hopes On Paralyzed Man Walking Again

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.

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Oh Canada! Top-Ranked Destination Warming Up to Medical Tourism

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.

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Ten Years After: Medical Tourism Surgery is Cause for Celebration

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.

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Grenada Hopes Memory Will Serve Medical Tourism Plans Correctly

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.‍

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Medical Tourism Congress: Smart Homes Answer Aged Old Questions

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.

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Medical Tourism Congress: Little Words of Encouragement at Women's Summit

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.

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Island-Hopping Medical Tourism Patients Land Softly in Puerto Rico

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.

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Ask a Patient: Americans Turn to Medical Tourism for Healthcare Relief

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.

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Ask a Patient: Medical Tourism Consumers Know Health Is Worth Price

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.

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Hold the Phone: Medical Tourism Answering Call from Mobile Health

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.

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Medical Tourism Partners Confront Silent Killer -- Chronic Disease

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.

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Afghan Medical Tourism Patients Find Welcome Mats in India

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.

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Medical Tourism: Boxing and Wellness Become Weight of Life in Desert

Dubai's efforts to become a leading healthcare destination and supporting initiatives are providing vast opportunities. The opening of the gym comes on a report that found a high prevalence of obesity in the UAE, which authorities fear will weigh heavy.

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Juice Up: Wellness Crazes Fit for Well-To-Do Lifestyles

Juice bar sales reached $1.3 million nationwide last year, which is more than twice the concentrate from a decade ago. For those who don't have enough time to take daily nutrients, liquid concoctions can be healthy alternatives that hit the spot.

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Northern Exposure: U.S. Alliances Target Canadian Medical Tourism Patients

Canadians don't necessarily have a corner on the wait time market, they have to wait for 33 percent more than American counterpart. When the diagnosis called for elective surgery, 25 percent of Canadians waited for four months or more.‍

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Hospitals in Business of Nursing Chinese Medical Tourism Patients Back to Health

Aggressive investments in China's healthcare system begin to pay off in the form safe, effective, convenient and affordable care. Medical hospitals in China can't keep up with demand, wealthy and middle-class Chinese patients are opting for medical tourism.

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Surrogacy Overseas: Would-be Medical Tourism Parents Left Holding Baby

Americans married, single, straight or gay have bulk of hopeful international parents who have traveled overseas to adopt babies. Surrogacy is not always a safe haven, arrangements are a criminal offense in Hong Kong when anyone makes or receives payment.

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Health Insurers Turn to Medical Tourism Strategies to Bypass Obamacare

The uninsured Americans or those with limited coverage, is exposed to medical tourism and taken advantage of the bargain prices. The Affordable Care Act has enabled some Americans to purchase health insurance for the first time.

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Medical Tourism: Piéce de Résistance for Self-Funding U.S. Employers

Despite the Affordable Care Act, U.S. employers have struggled to control spiraling healthcare costs and understand complex provisions. The U.S. has high-quality care but then also at the same time, we have the most expensive care in the world.

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Medical Tourism Surgery Hoping to Give Child a Leg to Stand On

Underdeveloped countries are faced with health-related challenges because medical infrastructure has not improved to the level. Inadequate funds prevent children from getting proper medical attention, and their parents except seek help from non-governmental sources.

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Fit for Business: Colorado Banking on Wellness Tourism for 'Extreme Makeover'

Wellness tourism broke ground on a new 15,000 square-foot health and wellness facility that will cater to living and more jobs. The University of Colorado's Health and Wellness Center will provide consulting and programs for the Estes Park project.

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Melody Key: A High Note in Wellness Tourism for Luxury Adventurers

Melody Key is a hotspot in subtropical blue-green currents, home to vacationing celebrities or boarders who demand exclusivity. Multi-million-dollar homes are attention-getters, and luxury abodes in the Florida Keys are the most prized properties in the U.S.

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Strait Talk Highlights World Medical Tourism Congress in Taiwan

Taiwan today means business, international healthcare seekers are beginning to define the strengths of a medical care system. the Medical Tourism Association will extend its resources to regional interests and work to strengthen existing initiatives.

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WMTC Taiwan: China Means Business to Medical Tourism Entrepreneurs

New facilities in Taiwan with loosening of restrictions on the Strait have created perfect conditions to extend medical tourism. Chinese medical tourists want high-end stem cell procedures, detoxification programs and spa therapies, among others.

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Reverse Brain Drain: Indian Doctor Comes Home to Medical Tourism

Not every doctor wants to leave India, but some are compelled to do so to be educated and trained at a world-renown institution. A growing list of hospitals and high-tech medical centers dedicated to medical tourism patients are recruiting Indian doctors.

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Revolutionary Plasma Treatment Injects New Blood into Medical Tourism

Platelet-rich plasma therapy is a treatment used today for a variety of sports injuries and replaced PRP as a bone-healing agent. Recently PRP become popular for treating ailments resulting from golf and tennis elbows and knee and joint problems.

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Take Heart: Groundbreaking Procedure May Boost Medical Tourism to Florida

Florida home to Disney World, the Kennedy Space Center, is a proven tourism site for millions of travelers from around the world. The exposure to existing hospitals and treatment centers like Cleveland Clinic in Orlando and the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville.

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3-D Printing: Breath of Fresh Air at World Medical Tourism Congress Taiwan

3-D printing technology has been used to recreate a lot of things from jewelry and clothing to guns and even fruit. 3-D printing can claim to have saved life from the throes of tracheomalcia, makes the trachea so weak that it becomes difficult to breath.

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Politics Aside: Medical Tourism Industry Keeping Close Eye on Thailand

Famous for pristine beaches, ancient Buddhist temples and a mecca for backpackers, tourism fuels 10 percent of Thailand's GDP. The immediate effects on medical travel are minimal unless of course the government has set restrictions to that particular country.

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Dubai Medical Tourism Transformation More Than Cosmetic Procedure

MasterCard ranks Dubai seventh behind travel luminaries of the Middle East can now boast the fortunes of hosting a Medical Tourism. Dubai has grown from a sleepy Gulf port in the desert to become a crossroad of international commerce ad medical hotspot.

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Could Medical Tourism Rescue Medicare -- It's a Start

The Medical Tourism Association has been providing a voice to healthcare providers, insurance companies, overseas nations, hospitals. Qualified Americans paying into Medicare for decades and now living overseas are only asking for services from a social program.

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Doctors Hospital Chief: Medical Tourism Better in Bahamas

Plans to launch a stem cell treatment center, an in vitro fertilization facility, a cochlear implant center, Bahamas is developing. It brings a potential new revenue stream through The Bahamas, 18% of the revenue is coming from medical tourism.

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Fitness Trackers On Course To Become Fashionable in Wellness Programs

Activity-tracking devices will be challenged to keep pace with the increasing popularity of employee wellness programs. It is intended to improve and promote health and fitness that’s usually offered through the work place; insurance plans can offer them.

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Dubai Rolling Out Red Carpet for Medical Tourism Patients

The Dubai Health Authority has its eyes set to attract 500,000 medical tourism patients a year and plans to build 22 hospitals. Designs aimed at making Dubai a major center for medical tourism when the United Arab Emirates territory hosts World Expo 2020.

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In Peak Condition: Medical Tourism Is Alive and Well

Healthcare professionals dedicated to the integrated state of wellness are at the beckon call of medical tourism seekers. Fitness-minded activities like skiing and hiking can be coupled with traditional Western and alternative medicines from acupuncture and yoga.

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Surrogacy Mishaps Shift Medical Tourism Focus Toward Education

Planet Hospital closed its surrogacy services, the sudden halt to services, an estimated 30 sets of parents are out of money. Planet Hospital no longer lists surrogacy among the services on its website, but continues to cite assistance for patients.

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