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Build it and they will come

In medical tourism’s “Field of Dreams”, the mantra of “Build it and they will come” has become a well worn phrase often heard at conferences and promoted too frequently by advisers and consultants. Ian Youngman from IMTJ debunks the myth. Read moreRead more


Health Care Bills: Four Mistakes That are Costing You Money

You may not have control over high medical costs, but when it comes to medical bills you can make a huge difference in how much you pay for your care. The key is to know when and where to take action.

Here are four mistakes that can take a big financial toll when it comes to medical bills. Read moreRead more


10 symptoms not to ignore

You already know that obvious symptoms, such as chest pain and severe abdominal pain, require immediate medical attention. But the not-so-obvious symptoms may leave you wondering whether you need to seek care. Here’s a list of symptoms that merit at least a call to your doctor. While some of them are more urgent than others, none should be ignored. Read moreRead more


Stroke rehab doesn’t have to be high-tech to help

The largest study ever on stroke rehabilitation found that doing physical therapy at home improved walking just as well as a high-tech treadmill program. More surprising, patients who started rehab late — six months after their strokes — still improved. It’s long been thought that there was little to gain from rehab after half a year. Read moreRead more


Lavender Oil Has Potent Antifungal Effect

Lavender oil could be used to combat the increasing incidence of antifungal-resistant infections, according to a study published in the Journal of Medical Microbiology. The essential oil shows a potent antifungal effect against strains of fungi responsible for common skin and nail infections. Read moreRead more