Medical tourism refers to people leaving their own country to seek medical treatment abroad. They are typically treated as private patients and the costs are fully paid by the patient. Many treatments and cosmetic procedures are available at a much lower cost than in the USA. In fact, because cosmetic plastic surgery procedures aren’t covered… Read more

When you’re a caregiver, you have twice as many reasons to get enough sleep. You and the one you care for both need you to be well-rested. However, that’s easier said than done. Up to 70% of caregivers report sleep issues, and 41% say they are awakened during the night by the person that they… Read more

Survival statistics are not good for those who suffer cardiac arrest outside the hospital. Although about 50 percent of people who arrest are revived after attempted resuscitation, only about 10 percent of these survive to leave the hospital. And almost half of the survivors suffer some level of brain impairment from hypoxia. There’s new evidence… Read more

Healthcare providers should handle people who show signs of sepsis with the same urgency given to those who complain of chest pain that might be a heart attack, a British doctor cautions. Professor Saul Faust, of the University of Southampton and University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust, chaired the group that developed the new guideline… Read more

Aditya Bandopadhyay has treated the sick for more than twenty years. He works in the village of Salbadra, in the state of West Bengal, India. He has no degree in medicine. Bandopadhyay was trained in the rudiments of clinical medicine by a homeopath who also happened to practise modern medicine on the side. Bandopadhyay charges… Read more