The Health Traveler Blog: India

Wellness and Wellness Tourism: More Than a Lifestyle Choice
Posted by Josef Woodman on 17 August 2013

In 1997 I cofounded, one of the world’s first online wellness sites, eyeing a projected $2 trillion US healthcare crisis and looming challenges of the sedentary workplace and harmful lifestyle habits. The idea was to offer employee incentives for wellness behaviors that would in turn foster a healthier, more productive workforce.

We were long before our time; after four challenging years we sold the company in 2001.

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10 Top Health Care Destinations for 2012
Posted by PBB Editor on 07 January 2013
Singapore Changi Airport
Singapore Changi Airport

As US healthcare costs continue to rise and the options for quality care overseas become more widely understood, I'm often asked—by the media, in conferences and lectures, by friends and acquaintances—"Where's the best place in the world to go for medical care?"

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Observations from the Healthcare Frontlines in India
Posted by Josef Woodman on 22 September 2011
Fortis Hospital, Gurgaon
Fortis Hospital, Gurgaon

Last week, on the long plane ride home from Chennai and Delhi (headquarters of India's two largest healthcare providers Apollo and Fortis), I had time to reflect upon the astounding rate of growth and change on the subcontinent.

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