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This Week in Medical Travel Today…

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Volume 6, Issue 6 by Amanda Haar, Editor Greetings, I learned a new term this week: Cross Border Reproductive Care (CBRC). It’s a handy term as it’s broad enough to cover care delivered anywhere in the world, and also encompasses all types of reproductive care – from surrogacy and egg donation to in-vitro fertilization and […]

Professor Marcia Inhorn, Part One

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Professor Marcia Inhorn, Part One Editor’s Note: One of the presentations that garnered a lot of attention at the recent Center for Medical Tourism Research Conference in Austin, Texas, was Marcia Inhorn’s Reproductive Tourism: Global Trends, Middle Eastern Perspectives. A Professor of Anthropology and International Affairs at Yale University, Inhorn is a scholar focused on the subject […]

Tele-Well Being: The Right Brain on the Move

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By Dr. Eric I. Mitchell Tele-Well Being is a “design model” for a new healthcare delivery system for on-the-go travelers.  Its design is made up of utility and significance.  The utility, the need for healthcare, is a very important part of America because of our large senior population that’s taking shape worldwide. The other part of […]

Spanish Doctors Announce World First in Fetal Surgery

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Editor’s Note: Exciting, if not somewhat delayed, news from Spain where we learned that doctors from two Barcelona hospitals performed a fetal surgery to fix a blocked bronchial tube in developing baby girl in late 2010. “It is the first time in the world that this has been achieved. It is the first time that it […]

West Virginia Selected as Site for Cutting-Edge Medical Initiative

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A forward-thinking medical initiative, which will dramatically impact how healthcare is delivered around the world, is being developed in West Virginia. Jim Justice, chairman and owner of The Greenbrier, along with world-renowned physicians Dr. James Andrews, Dr. Tom Graham, Michael Immel, orthopedic practice management consultant and long-time advisor to Dr. Jim Andrews, and lauded healthcare […]

Patient Travelers Give Candid Recaps of Medical Travel Experiences Abroad at Well-Being and Medical Travel Conference 2012

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A specially assembled panel of patient travelers will candidly discuss their experiences traveling abroad for medical and dental procedures at the upcoming “Well-Being and Medical Travel Conference 2012.” The event will take place on June 20-21, 2012, at The Phoenician luxury resort in Scottsdale, Ariz. (www.well-beingtravelconference.com) The session is a must-see educational opportunity for anyone […]

The Institute for Ethics & Emerging Technologies Turns an Eye Towards the Commercialization of Stem Cell Therapies

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Editor’s Note: A recent piece by Melanie Swan on the Institute for Ethics & Emerging Technologies (ieet.org) suggests that, more than any other industry, stem cell therapies are poised to make a significant near-term impact on worldwide public health. In addition to the most obvious use of stem cells, Swan also acknowledges their value in disease modeling, […]

U.S. Commercial Service and Leo A. Daly Host Symposium on Healthcare Tourism in Istanbul, Turkey

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Leo A. Daly shares healthcare design and programming expertise with Turkey’s healthcare leaders ISTANBUL, TURKEY-Feb. 27, 2012 —  The U.S. Commercial Service and international architecture, planning, engineering, interiors and program management firm Leo A. Daly hosted a symposium entitled “Healthcare Tourism: Medical, Wellness, Geriatrics Design Trends and New Technologies” at the U.S. Consulate General in Istanbul, Turkey, on […]

International Wellness Card Launched

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The Economic Times – Facilitating easy medical access to patients from abroad, healthcare major Prime India today launched the International Wellness Card here. The end-to-end approach in the form of an International Wellness Card will enable patients from abroad to gain access to a host of e-health services, medical tourism educational kits and discounted rates on medical services and products, […]

News in Review

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Demographic Shifts Aid Medical Tourism  tribunemedia.net – Medical tourism could prove extremely beneficial to the Bahamas given the elderly demographic shifts in the US, a local physician said yesterday, with this population segment growing by “leaps and bounds.” Speaking with Tribune Business at the 40th Medical Association of the Bahamas (MAB) conference, Dr. Agreta Eneas-Carey, […]

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