The Health Traveler Blog: Health Screening

Toward Opening a Practical Dialogue on Improving US Health Care
Posted by Josef Woodman on 15 December 2012
Waiting area, Bumrungrad International Hospital

While I attended a healthcare conference last month in Kuala Lumpur, halfway across the planet from the hallowed hallways of Harvard Medical School, my trusty newsfeed treated me to an item that starkly underscored some of the large competitive challenges confronting the US healthcare system and its stakeholders.

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The Real Cost of Delaying Your Healthcare
Posted by Josef Woodman on 23 February 2012

Excuses. We all have them.

Who hasn't postponed a doctor's visit until after an important project is completed, time off can be arranged, a big family event is past or some extra money appears in the budget? If you travel—either for pleasure or business—you may have another excuse: "I'll see a doctor after I get back home." But upon your return, you get caught up in work, school, family and social events, so your medical appointment gets delayed ... again!

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Paying for Your Trip as an Incidental Health Traveler
Posted by Josef Woodman on 16 December 2011
MRI scan at Sime Darby Medical Center Subang Jaya in Kuala Lumpur
MRI scan at Sime Darby Medical Center Subang Jaya in Kuala Lumpur

On a recent business trip to Southeast Asia and all too aware of my impending sixtieth birthday next January, I reserved an extra day in Bangkok for some routine medical tests and procedures. The story will likely be familiar to you: my eyesight ain't what it used to be, I can barely hear my dinner companions in restaurants, and it was once again time for that dreaded colonoscopy. So I booked a vision exam, a comprehensive auditory test, and the endoscopic-style procedure.

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