April 30, 2017

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Nigeria: Ado Bayero Returns From Medical Trip Abroad  allafrica.com – The Emir of Kano, Alhaji Ado Bayero, was yesterday received by thousands of residents who gathered around his palace and the Airport Road in Kano as he returned to the state from a medical trip in London. Bayero, who arrived at Malam Aminu Kano International […]

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The new economics of medical tourism  The economic turndown of recent years has significantly affected medical tourism worldwide, and redefined the cost/value equation. How much value does a medical tourist really get when going abroad for medical treatment? What is the true cost of a hip transplant for a medical traveler? What is the going […]

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HealthCare Consumerism Radio Announces Launch of IHC University Free Webinar Series digitaljournal.com – During the June 8, 2012, Atlanta Business Radio program, The IHC welcomed MedServ Global’s John Linss and Gordon Church and gBehavior’s Don Doster to the studio, where the trio discussed nontraditional strategies employers can use to curb escalating healthcare costs and improve the overall […]

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India’s Halal Hospital Onislam.net – Hoping to boost medical tourism from Muslim countries, Chennai’s Global Health Center, in the eastern Indian state of Tamil Nadu, has acquired a halal certificate for its hospital services to assure Muslim patients on the quality of the services offered to them, Two Circles website reported. Dubai to develop medical […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Warning over Medical and Dental Tourism More than 50,000 people leave the UK to have medical or dental treatment abroad every year, however, a consultant surgeon has warned that patients must do extensive research in order to avoid pitfalls.   How Doctors and Patients Do Harm Newyorktimes.com – Just how broken is the United States […]

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FG to ban foreign medical trips  vanguardngr.com – The federal government is to ban public officers from traveling abroad for medical treatment, the Minister of Health, Prof. Onyebuchi Chukwu, told journalists, in Abuja yesterday. He said that Nigerians traveling abroad for medical treatment is not acceptable and that he is preparing a memo for the […]

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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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Hotels boost medical tourism programs Hotelnewsnow.com — Increasing costs of medical procedures and health insurance in many countries have consumers considering alternative ways to get quality care at prices they can afford. Medical tourism is growing in popularity as an option, and hoteliers around the globe are working to facilitate the process for traveling patients.   […]

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