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As 2012 draws to a close it’s naturally a time to look back and reflect, and it seems clear that this has been a pretty remarkable year around the globe. There’s been the Euro-crisis, seemingly ever-present tumult in the Middle East, and obvious signs – including natural disasters – that climate change is impacting weather patterns. In a lot of ways,…

While much of the U.S.-based media took their nose off the grindstone this week, there was some very interesting news from abroad, particularly for expatriates. One of the big factors most people consider (or should consider) when contemplating a move overseas is the cost of healthcare. And, according to a new study from Towers Watson, the cost of healthcare around…

The last few years, most Americans have been wondering just how golden their golden years are going to be. But putting that aside and focusing on the upside, there’s been some interesting information in the news this week about Boomers retiring abroad. International Living recently came out with its 2012 Retirement Index. They ranked countries based upon categories such as…

I guess I drew the short straw.  Here it is the last day of the year, and I have been tasked with writing the pivotal year-end post.  Except that this year, it is the pivotal decade-ending post.  I realize that today is not the last day of the first decade of the third millennium.  As many others have pointed out,…

I started out today with the task of posting a short note about a cool new use for one’s mobile phone.  As Sarah Perez recently wrote at ReadWriteWeb, STAR Analytical Services received a Grand Challenges Explorations grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to develop software that can make a diagnosis based on the sound of a cough on…

Healthy travel usually requires some understanding of how health care systems work in different parts of the world.  This post is the first in a new series to help broaden our understanding by looking at practices outside the U.S.  Of course, the current health care reform efforts in the United States make this information more topical than usual and help…

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