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If the mere thought of a dentist makes your teeth ache, you are not alone. Some experts estimate that as many as four in every five adults fear dental treatment to some degree, and only 20 percent of us see the dentist twice a year as we know we should.
Although many spine injuries can (and should) be treated without surgery, it is sometimes the best option.
The World Health Organization estimates that 1.6 billion people worldwide are overweight or obese. The death toll associated with obesity runs to 2.5 million annually, and the numbers haven’t reached their peak.
Orthopedic complaints are the most common reason why patients make appointments to see their doctors. In the US alone, more than 7 million people each year require hospitalization for an orthopedic condition.
On the face of it, reproduction is a stay-at-home proposition. Most pregnant women receive prenatal care from their local obstetrician and deliver their babies at a nearby hospital. But not all couples can conceive a child nature’s way.
On the face of it, reproduction is a stay-at-home proposition. Most pregnant women receive prenatal care from their local obstetrician and deliver their babies at a nearby hospital. But not all couples can conceive a child nature’s way.
Few people live a full lifespan without seeing an ophthalmologist, a specialist in disorders of the eye. In the US alone, according to the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO), six out of every ten adults need some type of corrective eyewear.
Cancer causes one in every eight deaths worldwide. It kills more people than AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria combined. It is the second leading cause of death in economically developed countries and the third leading cause of death in developing countries.
A number of factors contribute to the popularity of overseas destinations for plastic surgery patients. Most important is the reluctance of most health insurance companies and national health programs to cover the costs of elective procedures undertaken for aesthetic reasons.
The World Health Organization estimates that 16.7 million people around the globe die of cardiovascular disease (CVD) each year. Heart disease respects no geographic, gender, or socioeconomic boundaries. It is now more common in India and China than in all economically developed countries combined, while remaining the leading cause of death in Europe. According to the American Heart Association, an estimated 81 million American adults (more than one in three) have one or more types of CVD.

Patient Experiences

  • Georgia K., Maryland, USA
    Cancer Treatment Centers of America, Eastern Regional Medical Center

    Georgia was first diagnosed with breast cancer in 1999. To treat it, she underwent a mastectomy of her right breast, reconstructive surgery, and chemotherapy. In 2001 she was diagnosed with a new cancer in the left breast. She had a lumpectomy, radiation, and chemotherapy. After that she lived...

  • Jerry B., North Carolina, USA
    Cancer Treatment Centers of America, Southwestern Regional Medical Center

    In 2003, at age 52, Jerry became hoarse—nothing new for him. For years he had suffered from allergies. The symptoms had always disappeared with treatment. This time the hoarseness persisted.

    Jerry works as a captain of a rescue squad, a deputy sheriff, and a part-time teacher at the...

Ten "Must-Ask" Questions for Your Physician Candidate

Be sure to make the following initial inquiries, either of your health travel agent or the physician(s) you’re interviewing. Note that for some of these questions, there’s no right or wrong answer. Your initial round of inquiry will help establish a dialogue. If the doctor is evasive, hurried, or frequently interrupted, or if you can’t understand his or her English, then either dig deeper or move on.
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