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News in Review

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Border Town Targets Underinsured For Medical Tourism Fronteradesk.org – On a recent Saturday morning, a group of strangers gathered in the parking lot of the Boulevard Mall in Las Vegas. There they boarded a van with Baja California, Mexico, license plates that would take them to prearranged dentist and doctor’s visits in the Mexican border […]

This Week in Medical Travel Today…

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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. How each of our interviewees […]

Cliff Orme and Balbina Lankenau, CIMA Monterrey, PART TWO

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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 more than 20 percent of our […]

Simon Hudson, Center of Economic Excellence in Tourism and Economic Development, University of South Carolina, PART ONE

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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 up with Hudson to learn more […]

FDA Warns on Controversial MS Therapy

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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 MS community since an Italian […]

Germany Emerges as Key Destination for Gulf Tourists

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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 hospitality density, Munich has become […]

CapsulePen launches as Kickstarter’s next K.O.

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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 discrete yet convenient new form […]

Medical Travel Morphing into Niche Markets, Study Finds

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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 in regional and domestic travel […]

News in Review

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Superbugs Spread to 40 Nations Threatening India Medical Tourism  sfgate.com – India’s $12.4 billion pharmaceutical industry manufactures almost a third of the world’s antibiotics, and people use them so liberally that relatively benign and beneficial bacteria are becoming drug-immune in a pool of resistance that thwarts even high-powered antibiotics, the so-called remedies of last resort. Why Travel […]

This Week in Medical Travel Today…

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Greetings, Yet another interesting week in the world of medical travel. Both big players and small have been at work merging resources and ideas with what some might argue are varying degrees of results. On the one hand, Ascension Health announced plans to invest $2 billion in a “health city” in the Cayman Islands. This […]

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