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How Much Does Medical Treatment Cost Abroad?

  Whether you’re planning to live or work abroad or you’re just settling into your new life as an expat, you’ll have plenty of things to think about. Moving to another country as an expat is an incredible adventure. But no matter where you and your family settle, one thing you must consider is the medical treatment abroad and its costs.   ...

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How Is The Cost Of Living Crisis Impacting Healthcare Around The World?

The cost of living crisis has hit us in an unprecedented way and the impact extends beyond just the UK – people and businesses are being affected worldwide. Just as we were recovering from the Coronavirus pandemic, Europe was affected by the crisis in Ukraine, which has amplified the negative financial impact on economies globally. Fuel, food, and energy prices are all rising, and we can expect lo ...

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7 Safety Steps To Take For Seniors When Traveling With Epilepsy

As a senior diagnosed with epilepsy, the idea of enjoying a vacation with your other half or your family might seem a daunting, worrisome one.  However, with the right adjustments and precautions, you can keep yourself safe and reduce the chances of experiencing a seizure while traveling with epilepsy.  In this guide, you’ll find a few key tips to make the most of your upcoming vacation – bu ...

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How Telehealth Can Improve Medical Care for Expats

  When you feel like you are coming down with something, your first reaction is to pay your doctor a visit. But, what about when you come down with something while traveling or living in a foreign country? Scheduling a doctor’s appointment may be difficult for expats in some regions of the world.         Because of that, experts have created Telehealth –virtual acces ...

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Top Probiotic Strains That Can Keep Your Gut Healthy In Another Country

Probiotics are live bacteria and yeasts that are good for your health, especially your gut. They are often called “good” or “friendly” bacteria because they help keep your gut healthy. Probiotics can be found in some foods, such as yogurt and sauerkraut, and supplements.  Some people believe that probiotics can also protect you from getting sick when traveling to a foreign country. This is because ...

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Reasons Why Drinking Organic Wine Is Healthy

  Is drinking organic wine better for you? In a nutshell, yes. Organic wine is produced according to organic viticulture standards that prohibit the use of harmful chemicals and substances.  Here we set out why drinking organic wine is healthy.         Statistics show that the wine market will reach up to 1 billion bottles of organic wine purchased worldwide by the end of ...

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7 Tips for Coping With Expat Depression

  It is widespread for expats to lack the proper mental health care coverage abroad. Some locations even lack access to mental health professionals and institutions for everyone, not just expats. And even if you end up in a place where counseling is available, like a school in case you are studying abroad, it’s most likely only going to be available in a different language or culture from you ...

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Burned Out Overseas – The State Of Expat Life 2022

  Cigna Global Healthcare carried out a survey to establish the current state of expat life in 2022 and the impact that the pandemic has had on expat attitudes and behaviours.  Here we publish their findings which shows a major change in many aspects of expats’ lives and their future plans.       Re-published with the agreement of Cigna Global Healthcare   The pandemic has cha ...

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How Does Healthcare In 10 Popular Expat Countries Measure Up?

  After a long period of travel uncertainty, many people are now revisiting their plans to relocate abroad. With the global pandemic highlighting just how important accessible healthcare is, health policies should be something expats factor in to their relocation decision.       Healthcare can differ hugely depending on which country you’re living in, with each destinatio ...

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Moving To The US? Find Out Its Major Health Issues

  If you are moving to the United States, you must be aware of the major health issues in this country. The United States has some of the best healthcare in the world, but many health problems affect its citizens. This article will discuss some of the major health issues in the US and how to stay healthy while living here.     Heart disease One of the major health issues in the US i ...

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