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Medical Tourism

Baby Markets and the New Motherhood: Reproducing Hierarchy in Commercial Intimacy

Michele Goodwin | Posted 05.13.2015 | Politics
Michele Goodwin

The reality is that family-making today increasingly includes a mixture of sophisticated science, contracts, and negotiations. Unfortunately, at times some of that negotiating is characterized by unequal bargaining power, coercion, international outsourcing, and mechanized deliveries.

Puerto Rico Set to Become Medical Tourism Hub

Adrian Brito | Posted 04.15.2015 | Latino Voices
Adrian Brito

As I've said before, Puerto Rico's legitimacy as a major destination for business is often tarnished by its unfortunate fiscal deficit. Business media outlets' fixation with the island's debt has completely overshadowed Puerto Rico's unprecedented drive for economic development.

Why Bangkok Is One Of The World's Best Retirement Spots

Kathleen Peddicord | Posted 04.29.2015 | Fifty
Kathleen Peddicord

More expats live in Bangkok than in any other city in Southeast Asia. Who would retire to Bangkok? To answer that question, you need to spend some time here. Your first impressions of Bangkok likely will be that this is a huge city with some tourist attractions. If you stick around, though, your perception will change.

2014: The Year in Travel

Nicholas Kontis | Posted 03.10.2015 | Travel
Nicholas Kontis

As we bid farewell to another year of travel, it is only appropriate to look back at some of the travel trends of 2014, and ring in a new year of wanderlust, seeking out astonishing, electrifying, or just off the beaten path destinations.

Interstate Medical Tourism for Abortion: The Early Days In New York City

David A. Grimes | Posted 02.22.2015 | Women
David A. Grimes

For a woman struggling to support her family on minimum wage, adding these travel expenses to the cost of the procedure often proved daunting.

The Snake Oil in Spine Surgery: One Spine Surgeon's Perspective

Michael A. Gleiber, M.D. | Posted 11.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Michael A. Gleiber, M.D.

Many folks responded to a paid advertisement promising "Great results" and "Little to no down time," and take the bait. They bought the snake oil.

A Travel Addict's Index to Higher Highs

William D. Chalmers | Posted 03.17.2014 | Travel
William D. Chalmers

"When you travel often, you will be addicted to it forever." -- Henry Miller Gateway drugs push you on to higher highs. Could the same be said for...

Some Brits Find A Way To Make Cosmetic Surgery Part Of Their Vacation

Posted 11.08.2013 | Travel

Medical tourism has long been a thing around the world. India, Costa Rica and Germany, among others, have been offering everything from dentistry to a...

On Pins and Needles in Beirut

Emily O'Dell | Posted 09.28.2013 | Religion
Emily O'Dell

When most people think of acupuncture and Chinese medicine, they don't think of the Middle East -- or Islam. I didn't either, until I moved to Beirut and asked a colleague where I could find an acupuncturist -- expecting to find none.

Top 7 Countries For Quality Health Care Overseas

Posted 04.25.2013 | Fifty

Medical tourism has seen a surge in popularity over the last 10 to 15 years, as many discover the savings that can be enjoyed by traveling abroad for ...

Turkey's New Tourism Angle

Reuters | Posted 06.04.2013 | Travel

* Medical tourism on the rise in Turkey * Private healthcare industry flourishing * Government striving to boost tourism...

Medical Tourism On The Rise

Reuters | Posted 05.07.2013 | Travel

By Maria Sheahan and Andreas Kröner FRANKFURT, March 7 (Reuters) - A dentist's office may not be everyone's idea of a perfect holiday...

10 Top Health Care Destinations for 2012

Josef Woodman | Posted 03.06.2013 | Healthy Living
Josef Woodman

There's now plenty of global choice: At the close of 2012, more than 350 international hospitals have been awarded JCI accreditation, offering nearly any type of medical procedure to patients seeking access to lower-priced medical care without compromising quality.

Toward Opening a Practical Dialogue on Improving US Health Care

Josef Woodman | Posted 02.13.2013 | Politics
Josef Woodman

While much of the health care "GDP gap" between the U.S. and other nations can be attributed to cost of living, it's undeniable there's plenty of room for reimagining our approach to health care, not simply in terms of reform, but in market-driven innovation.

Costa Rica's Medical Tourism Boom

Reuters | Posted 01.26.2013 | Travel

SAN JOSE - When Canadian house cleaner Marlene Trithardt needed a tooth replaced, she drove past her local dentist's office in Alberta and flew to ...

Would You Travel For Medical Treatment?

Reuters | Posted 01.15.2013 | Healthy Living

By Patricia Reaney NEW YORK, Nov 13 (Reuters) - Looking for an affordable face lift without breaking the bank? Want to combine a tummy...

WATCH: Nip Tuck Vacations

Karen Schaler | Posted 10.30.2012 | Travel
Karen Schaler

The hot topic right now is what I call "Nip Tuck Vacations," in which people are going abroad in search of cheap plastic surgery in destinations where they can also get in a vacation at the same time.

How Will Health Care Reform Affect Americans Traveling for Care?

Josef Woodman | Posted 09.16.2012 | Healthy Living
Josef Woodman

Just how will health care reform affect those seeking treatment here at home, the more than 6 million Americans currently living abroad, and the nearly 1 million patients in the U.S. who will seek medical care outside of its borders next year?

7 Hot Travel Trends For Baby Boomers

Nancy Shonka Padberg | Posted 08.23.2012 | Fifty
Nancy Shonka Padberg

Below are several categories of travel that are catalysts for Baby Boomer consumers to break out their Bank of America Travel Rewards Card or Fairmont Visa Signature Card from JP Morgan and book their next trip.

Anthonia Akitunde

Medical Tourism: What To Keep In Mind

HuffingtonPost.com | Anthonia Akitunde | Posted 06.06.2012 | Fifty

With the cost of health care continuing to soar, more older Americans are exploring medical tourism -- that is, going abroad for medical treatment. ...

Anthonia Akitunde

Why More Older Americans Are Going Abroad For Medical Treatment

HuffingtonPost.com | Anthonia Akitunde | Posted 06.06.2012 | Fifty

Fred Schuler is the type of guy you’d want to have a pitcher with within two minutes of speaking to him. He’s affable and funny –- he laughs eas...

The Real Cost of Delaying Your Health Care

Josef Woodman | Posted 04.24.2012 | Healthy Living
Josef Woodman

The cure for procrastination is action. Patients seeking care closer to home need only call their local doctor or clinic to stop postponing and start acting to promote their health and well-being.

Medical Makeovers For Tourists In India

Posted 01.23.2012 | Travel

India is becoming a hot stop for medical tourists. That's especially the case for those seeking cosmetic surgeries like "mommy makeovers," according t...

How A Medical Tourism Company Is Speeding Up Surrogate Baby Production

Slate.com | Posted 01.11.2012 | Parents

The booming business in international surrogacy, whereby Westerners have begun hiring poor women in developing countries to carry their babies, has be...

Paying for Your Trip as an Incidental Health Traveler

Josef Woodman | Posted 02.15.2012 | Business
Josef Woodman

With more than 400 American-accredited hospitals and clinics now offering Western-style medical treatment in 47 countries around the world, it's a bit of a no-brainer to check out your medical tourism options.