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Stem Cell Therapy for Muscle and Sports Injuries - by: Erika Sauler, Philippine Daily Inquirer

This type of stem cell therapy does not claim to be the fountain of youth, but an alternative treatment to arthritis, muscle pain and tendon tear. Two Filipino doctors who trained in the United States said in a media forum on Sunday that autologous stem cell therapy could speed up the healing of musculoskeletal and sports-related injuries, which could be an optional remedy before undergoing surgery.

The resurgence of one previously out-of-work major league pitcher has increased demand for a controversial new procedure utilizing stem cells that could usher in advances in athletic-injury treatment so effective they seem to turn back the clock.

This February, a 26-year-old Californian woman and her mother boarded a Continental flight for Costa Rica. When they arrived at the Sán Jose International Airport, a driver in a white van picked them up and took them to the five-star Intercontinental hotel. But the woman (who asked only to be identified by her first name, Jessica) hadn’t traveled to the city known as the Big Pineapple only to relax by the pool......

Every year, thousands of US citizens travel to Mexico for cancer treatment, because clinics there offer non-toxic therapies and the cost is much less expensive, says TMD Unlimited, a medical tourism corporation.

Uganda: Health Tourism, the Latest Global Craze - by: Mariam Annat, East African Business Week

Tourism includes, Cultural, Archeological, Agritourism, Sports, Sex tourism among others. Medical tourism or, Health Tourism, as it's some times called, is a burgeoning industry that, thanks to increased rates of health insurance is fast becoming a popular venture.

A Big Leap Towards Medical Tourism - by: Asma Ali Zain , Khaleej Times

The Dubai Healthcare City (DHCC) is all set to become an international hub for medical tourism in the near future, as all the major healthcare projects are nearing their completion dates..

Posh hospitals branching out to beauty, wellness programs - by: Tessa Salazar, Philippine Daily Inquirer

Are beauty, wellness and prevention programs the way to go for high-end hospitals? The Asian Hospital and Medical Center in Alabang, Muntinlupa has a new concept for integrating disease prevention and overall wellness. It recently held a lay forum titled “Asian Beauty and Health Secrets” in which physical enhancement and health—from cosmetic procedures to nutrition—were discussed.

Hip surgery in India? Insurance may pay - by: JoNel Aleccia, MSNBC

Burgeoning benefits could send hordes of U.S. patients abroad for care. Timmi Ryerson, a San Diego stock market analyst, says her left hip actually works again, thanks to an orthopedic specialist in India. And Ford Davies, a firefighter from Roseville, Calif., sports a realigned jaw and a mouthful of straight, strong teeth courtesy of a dentist in Mexico.

Stem cell therapies are the latest innovation in medicine which promises to cure a large number of different diseases. Usually, stem cell treatments are given to those “no hope” diseases and chronic diseases. 

When diagnosed with cancer, it may feel like you need to reach for the first cancer treatment that you see. While expedience is important when looking for a treatment, it is much more important to find the right one and choose properly.

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