Panama’s Health Tourism Boom

A new kind of tourism is sweeping into Panama, but these visitors are not just coming for sun and fun. Offering first-rate health care at cut-rate prices, Panama is attracting the latest kind of traveler: the medical tourist. Medical tourism is a rapidly growing, multi-billion dollar worldwide industry. Countries like India and Thailand have long been attracting patients from developed countries looking to escape the high prices and long waits at home, providing high-quality health care at a fraction of the price. Panama is one of the latest countries to emerge on the health tourism scene, offering US-trained doctors, state-of-the-art…

How Did Don Vierra Become the World Renowned Consultant in Health Information System?

For those in Health Informatics, the name “Vieira” might not sound strange. Immanuel Antonius, professionally known as Don Vieira, is a successful and independent consultant who has reached horizons beyond expectations. The 32-year old Technoprenuer has ticked off projects, which most consultants still consider as a dream.While he was brought up in Namibia, his expertise and skills were never limited to the boundaries. If Namibia is his primary home, his work stations or contracted duty stations have become the secondary residence where he used to spend most of his days. As far as his academic background is concerned, he holds…

Fat Food Tax to Pay For Health Care? A Modest Proposal – Pros and Cons

Obesity, which contributes to several health problems like cancer, stroke, diabetes and high blood pressure has become epidemic and affects nearly half the U.S population. The number of obese people has doubled since 1985, which has led to a 30% increase in health premiums. The overall financial costs of obesity are greater than those for alcoholism or smoking. The annual cost of treating health problems related to obesity is estimated at upward of $100 billion. Reduction of health costs over time will not happen if obesity is ignored. Why more taxes? Two reasons; First and most obvious is to raise…

Genius & Simple Health Tips You Should Know | 20 genius health tricks

It seems like there’s a new study out everyday presenting scary medical news figuring out how to stay healthy can be really stressful and we all know that stress isn’t healthy. Fortunately, there are lots of simple ways to boost your health, from sleeping on your left side to getting a pet, even playing video games can be good for you, in moderation, prepare to be amazed by this list of 20 genius health tricks, a magazine, Number 20 sleeping On your left side, you may not think it matters which side you lie on when you go to bed,…

The Use of Air Purifiers in Health Care Facilities

Effective disinfection and environmental sterility is of paramount importance in any healthcare setting. This is important to maintain patient health and protect those who have weak immune systems. Therefore, the point is that healthcare facilities should be free of harmful contaminants. In this article, we are going to talk about the importance of air purifiers for healthcare facilities. Read on to find out more. With an effective air purifier, it is possible to remove airborne particles from the following sources: Endogenous sources: These contaminants become Airborne through different sources such as packaging, supplies, flowers, fresh fruit, clothing, and visitors. Airborne…