Archive for Category: "Medical Tourism"
For anyone dealing with a chronic or long-term medical condition, the idea of sailing in the middle of the ocean can be daunting. But that doesn’t mean a cruise is off limits. First, forget anything you ever learned from The Love Boat. Cruise ship medical facilities can only offer basic and short-term emergency care. If [...]
Prince Court Medical Center is becoming a main tourist attraction in Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia. Why? It’s all about the brave new world of medical tourism. A heart bypass could start at like $50,000 in the US., but it tops out at about $9,000 in Malaysia. And it’s not just surgery, it’s also medical testing [...]
Daydreaming of your next vacation? Tracking airfares all the way into next summer? Check out Peter Greenberg’s report on CBS Saturday Morning where he shares his top destination picks for 2013, from the exotic to the unexpected to the totally cutting-edge. Plus, he shares his tips on the best times to go and how to [...]
For the past several years, we’ve been hearing about the brave new world of medical tourism—or traveling abroad for medical procedures at a fraction of the price without sacrificing quality of care. Traditionally, countries like Thailand and Singapore have been known as medical tourism destinations. Well, now you also want to look at Malaysia. In [...]
We all know that vacation time is limited, but a few moments of thinking ahead won’t just change where you go. It will actual change how you think about your travels. For example, most people think about heading to the islands, but to get the most out of the experience, why not rent your own [...]
If you’ve ever dealt with health issues, you already know that technology can be a lifesaver. So why not use technology to help stay healthy on the road? A handful of companies have created apps for diabetes management, so you can track your levels on the go. But the drawback is most of them require [...]
Half of travel planning is looking for the right deal. We seek out affordable airfare, car rentals, accommodations, even entertainment. Why not also “shop” for value with your healthcare? Josef Woodman, author of Patients Beyond Borders and healthcare advocate, argues it’s high time to choose to go abroad for some of your medical needs. Every [...]