Greetings, While I hate the visual of the phrase "there's more than one way to skin a cat" evokes, it kept coming to mind as I compiled this week's issue. Our two SPOTLIGHT interviews both address the challenges of attracting patients to a destination, Central America and South Carolina respectively.
Editor's Note: Part One of our conversation with Cliff Orme and Balbina Lakenau appeared in Issue 9 of Medical Travel Today. Click here to read. Medical Travel Today (MTT): What are your expectations for growth in the future? Cliff Orme (CO): Well we certainly expect it to continue growing, but it will never be
Editor's Note: Earlier this year Dr. Simon Hudson and his colleague Xiang (Robert) Li published a research report entitled, Domestic Medical Tourism: A Neglected Dimension of Medical Tourism Research. Since then Hudson has presented at several medical travel events where his findings and ideas have been both challenged and lauded. Medical Travel Today caught
MedPageToday.com - The Food and Drug Administration has issued an alert about risks, including death, associated with endovascular treatments for multiple sclerosis (MS) based on the controversial theory that the disease is caused or exacerbated by blocked cerebrospinal veins. Called chronic cerebrospinal vascular insufficiency (CCSVI), the theory has polarized the
Arabnews.com - Germany has become one of the key destinations for tourists from Gulf countries. Munich received 120,000 arrivals from the Gulf Cooperation Council last year and over 70 percent of the tourists were there for medical treatment," said Frank Hell, General Manager, Charles Hotel in Munich. With a high
New York, NY (May 10, 2012) - CapsulePen, the brainchild of Joseph Cote (serial entrepreneur and former Founder of Dance.com), hit Kickstarter (watch the video here: http://kck.st/JgHSHy) on May 9 and changes the way medication and supplement takers carry their capsules. CapsulePen is a pill box shaped like a pen, a
Travelmarketreport.com - A new study predicts that much of the growth in medical travel will be focused in three niches - dental, cosmetic and fertility services. The 2012 Medical Tourism Facts and Figures study, released recently by the International Medical Travel Journal (IMTJ), also predicts that medical tourism's growth will be primarily
"We're not considering this a medical tourism facility." "... we intend to offer cost-effective treatment for the citizens of the US and also (those) who are under-insured." Stltoday.com - Ascension Health Alliance executives say their joint venture to build a $2 billion "health city" in the Cayman Islands with an