A tiny border town is home to hundreds of dentists and is a major destination for Americans seeking big savings on dental care.
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However, an interesting twist to the tale is starting to emerge. Major healthcare providers, particularly from India, are
Medical tourism increasingly takes place beyond hospitals. Forging a new definition of "mobile health," cruise ships now
Affordable healthcare isn't a myth. In fact, if you look beyond U.S. borders you'll find healthcare systems in other countries that are equally as good -- if not better -- than what you get at home. And you won't have to remortgage your house to stay healthy.
Welcome to the most heavily militarized border in the world.
"I was reminded of the many levels of dislocation involved whenever an individual decided not to let her ability to imagine a healthier self be constrained by the boundaries of her home nation."
Journalist Sasha Issenberg discusses the wild world of medical tourism.
People usually get the disease from inhaling barnyard dust.
Some of the criticisms of medical tourism include that there are fewer regulations in the industry; bringing malpractice litigation can be difficult; you typically have a lack of adequate follow-up care; and the culture shock and jet lag can sometimes be too much for patients.
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.
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.
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.
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.
For a woman struggling to support her family on minimum wage, adding these travel expenses to the cost of the procedure often proved daunting.
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.
Medical tourism has long been a thing around the world. India, Costa Rica and Germany, among others, have been offering everything
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.