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Travel, Medical Tourism and Health

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AMA Guidelines on Medical Tourism

The American Medical Association (AMA) offers 9 principles for employers and insurance companies to follow when encouraging consumers to get medical care outside the US.

Cosmetic Surgery Tourism

The American Society of Plastic Surgeons prepared this briefing paper on vacation-related surgery trips. The Society provides a patient safety checklist. Very useful overview and link to international ASPS member surgeons. Updated 2009

MedlinePlus: Traveler's Health

Topics for consumers who travel, such as jet lag, ears and altitude, motion sickness, in-flight medicine, traveler first aid kits, medical exams for international adoption, what Medicare covers outside the US, pregnancy and flying can all be found at this site

Travel and Health | CDC

Extensive site by the CDC that covers travel injuries and illnesses abroad, vaccinations, health warnings and precautions, cruise ship and air travel. Also provides links to individual state health department websites, and allows search by international destination location. Sections for H1N1 Flu and Students Studying Abroad

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