Country Profile: India

When you think of India, what comes to mind? Taj Mahal? Delicious curries? When we think of India, we think of medical tourism. If this comes as a surprise to you, read on for a sampling of the many reasons why India has become a prime destination for medical travel. What Makes India a Great […]

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New Treatment Option for Hepatitis C

Hepatitis C (HCV) is a blood-borne virus that can cause significant liver damage. It is estimated that 3.5 million people in the US are infected. Some people will get rid of the virus, but the majority develop chronic disease. HCV infection is one of the leading causes for individuals to eventually need a liver transplant. Of […]

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Best Thermal Destinations in Europe

Have you ever been to a natural hot spring (also known as a thermal spring)? Thermal springs are formed when the water from a natural spring is significantly warmer than the surrounding air. This can happen for a few reasons, but the most common are: 1) Because the area has volcanic activity nearby, and thus […]

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Health Tourism: Spas, Wellness & Medical Travel

What is health tourism? How does it differ from medical tourism? How do things like spa retreats and other similar programs fit into these areas? Let’s take a look at how this all fits together. What is Health Tourism? Health tourism is the broad term applied to traveling for the purpose of getting some form […]

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Our thoughts on consumer healthcare hacks

Many people are unaware of the vast range of prices that can exist when it comes to medical care. We came across an article that was filled with a number of tips to reduce medical costs but wanted to share a few thoughts that we had as well. The article can be found at […]

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Country Profile: USA

Considering medical travel? Every country has its own unique set of reasons why that country might be the right country for a given traveler. Today we’re looking at the United States—what sets it apart as a medical tourism destination? Medical Tourism in the US The United States has an international reputation for high quality healthcare, […]

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Hodgkin’s Lymphoma: A Disappointment With US-Based Care

We recently were contacted to help a family from Brazil navigate the US healthcare system. They had a son who had been diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma and obviously wanted to find the best treatment for his disease. His doctor in Brazil had recommended a new research study that was being conducted at one of the […]

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10 Things You Should Know About Medical Tourism

If you’re considering medical tourism but not sure what to think, there are a lot of things you should know! Medical tourism has many benefits—read on to learn more! 1. There are lots of facilities around the world that have medical standards at or above the standards you’re accustomed to at home. In fact, the […]

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Profile of an American Medical Traveler

Have you ever wondered what the typical medical traveler is like? Or wondered what motivates them to travel for medical care? The answers can be quite varied – and often depend on the circumstances the individual is coming from – but there are some trends that we can observe overall. Here’s a look at the […]

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Trip4Care Facilitates Joy for a Lesbian Couple

Tai and Jess have been together for eight years and recently decided it was time to start a family. They began this process looking for in vitro fertilization (IVF) options. As a lesbian couple reciprocal IVF, was their preferred option. Reciprocal IVF involves harvesting the egg from one woman (in this case Jess), fertilizing it, […]

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