As we read recently in the Wall Street Journal Health Blog, the U.S. is not the only country grappling with healthcare reform. China is dealing with healthcare challenges that come with the reality of having a billion citizens. It will be fascinating to watch as China continues to move beyond the history of peasant farmers playing the role of Barefoot…

Part of our focus on healthy travel is to build an appreciation for the doctors and hospitals around the world that make special efforts to treat sick and injured travelers.  Well, it turns out that many of these healthcare providers also go out of their way to care for some of the neediest people on the planet. We opened a window on this activity when we…

College years bring opportunities to explore the world. Young adults are adept at traveling light, but today many carry the weight of living with a mental health condition. They may be traveling with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) or a more serious condition, or, as often happens, a new condition might emerge when an adolescent leaves home for the first…

Navigating your health plan to get the most out of your benefits can be a challenge -the administrative hurdles alone can sometimes be daunting. But for international travelers there's a little known trapdoor that can open large gaps in healthcare coverage that quickly spiral beyond your control, exposing world travelers to significant financial risk. Traveling or residing outside the U.S.…

Ever since pilgrims to Epidaurus sought the healing powers of Asclepius, the Greek God of Medicine, people have traveled to distant destinations to obtain medical care. Today published reports suggest that a new medical migration is taking place. Some estimate that as many as one million patients worldwide leave their home countries to be treated for everything from a toothache,…

We all travel today. A lot. Adventure, business, pleasure, study-- all are reasons we pack our bags. Last year travelers took 924 million trips outside their home country to all points of the globe (UNWTO World Tourism Barometer). Travel is undeniably a major part of 21st century life. In today's post- 911 world, we also worry more about travel than…

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