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What’s making our children sick? – Book review

What’s making our children sick? – Book review

Medical professionals join the debate over the safety of our food supply with the claim that toxic foods are causing hard-to-diagnose chronic health problems in children. Pediatrician Perro, former director of the pediatric emergency department at New York’s Metropolitan Hospital and attending physician at Oakland Children’s Hospital, and Adams (Vice Chair, Medical Anthropology/Univ. of California, San Francisco; Metrics: What Counts in Global Health, 2016, etc.) team up to document this phenomenon and to argue that the solution is a new model…

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Medical Tourism: A global stampede for affordable care

Medical Tourism: A global stampede for affordable care

If you’re considering surgery and a vacation this year, you may want to combine the two. Medical tourism is booming, thanks to the massive savings that can be had if you’re willing to trust in foreign doctors. In India, angioplasties go for around US$11,000, one-ninth the going rate in the United States. The facelift that rings in at around US$12,000 in the United Kingdom can be had for US$1,800 in Brazil. These are the benefits medical tourists are increasingly discovering,…

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