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The Medical Traveler Check List

More and more, patients are leaving home for care, whether within their own country (domestic medical travel) or outside of it (outbound medical travel). The reasons are many but include lower cost, access to avoid long waiting times, access to technologies not available in their area, higher quality, a better patient experience, a requirement by their self-insured employer and some element of secrecy. Some call it "medical tourism", but you shouldn't find surgeons and facilities on Expedia.

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Sweet! The Secret Branding of Sugar Substitutes

Sugar. An essential nutrient? A cause of obesity and disease? A toxin? Call it what you will, sugar plays a huge role in our lives.  From 1, 6 fructose di-phosphate and its essential metabolic role in the Krebs cycle to the ubiquitous "high fructose corn sugar" that flavors -- for better or worse -- our world. Sugar is all around us. And where there's sugar, there are sugar substitutes.

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3 Benefits of Grapefruit Essential Oil

The grapefruit is definitely not new to the weight loss scene. Different fad diets throughout the years have loved to include cleanses using the grapefruit, and for good reason. Consuming grapefruit pulp will definitely provide many health benefits and assist with weight loss and metabolism. But, grapefruit essential oil, which is extracted from the peel of the grapefruit, also has a wide spectrum of benefits.

1 year

The Real Costs of Healthcare Mergers

It seems like every week we’re hearing talks of a large Healthcare merger, and as of late, it has heavily involved the prescription medication sectors. Whether it be two large companies merging or larger companies acquiring smaller ones, it’s just been more frequent than usual.

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4 Reasons to Eat Chia Seeds Everyday

Chia seeds may be tiny, but don’t be fooled…These little guys are packed with some serious nutrients and energy. Also known as “runner’s food” or “warrior food” by the ancient Aztecs and Mayans, these seeds are loaded with protein, omega 3 fatty acids, antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, and fiber.

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Ten Steps to Putting a Dent in the Universe!

I love the idea of the fabric of time and space. A fabric that you can touch, fold and wrap around your ideas. It's not my idea. It's the world's idea. Philosopher, thinker, physicist and seeker have all toiled to make that little dent of their own. But actually Steve Jobs owns this one. The actual quote is  “We’re here to put a dent in the universe. Otherwise why else even be here?

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The Inspiring Growth of a Doctor-Patient Relationship

Some days, it is about crossing paths with others that bring a smile to your face. Here is one such individual.