Archive for December, 2011

Perkstreet $25 Bonus Offer

Friday, December 16th, 2011

An extra $25 bonus plus a debit card that earns you a full two percent back on purchases could never hurt you during Holiday Shopping Season.

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Healthcare Expenses Leading to Increase in Medical Tourism

Thursday, December 15th, 2011

Medical tourism is a term that describes the practice of traveling across international borders to obtain health care. The term also loosely defines the practice of healthcare providers delivering healthcare across international boundaries. Dental surgery, cardiac surgery, joint replacement and cosmetic surgeries are common healthcare services performed internationally. Medical tourism may also encompass psychiatry, convalescent care and other alternative treatments.

What Countries Participate in Medical Tourism?
Over 50 countries recognize medical tourism and participate. Some countries or medical schools have different levels of accreditation. These countries may not have state of the art equipment and ideal medical standards that may be dangerous for some of these “tourists”. If student volunteers, health professional trainees or researchers from economically developed countries are working in the country where they surgery is performed, then the same level of service may be provided in a resource-poor country.

India, Mexico and Thailand are some of the most popular locations for medical tourism. For instance, in India, they entice medical tourists by offering a $6,700 heart surgery. In another example, patients saved 80 percent on their hip resurfacing surgeries. The surgery in America would cost $48,000. The same surgery in India will cost $7,000 for equally adequate care.

Many hospitals in other countries meet or exceed the criteria set forth by institutions such as the Joint Commissions on Accreditation’s of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO), the Joint Commission International (JCI) and International Organization for Standardization (ISO).

Millions of Americans visit Asia, South America and Mexico for medical tourism. Exotic vacations also accompany these trips to calm the patient and make the experience more palatable.

Select a Network that Can Verify the Hospital’s Standards
Patients that intend to receive healthcare abroad should consider joining a healthcare network. These networks can verify the level of service that they will receive once they arrive at the hospital. The quality of the hospital is listed on the website for the patients to peruse. The proficiency of the physician will also be described so that patients can monitor and select their level of care.

Winter Wonderland promotion can get you a $100 Zynga game card from Discover Card

Wednesday, December 7th, 2011

For the first time a brand has helped bring an expansion to the Farmville players. Discover Card partnered with social game developer Zynga to promote it’s cash back credit cards. The sponsorship from Discover lasts two weeks and will allow existing cardmembers of Discover Card to turn $25 in Discover cashback bonus into a $50 Zynga Game Card. If you do not own a Discover card yet the non-cardmembers who apply and are approved for a Discover More card through a special link can receive a $100 Zynga game card after making their first purchase with their Discover card. December 5 Winter Wonderland became available to the public for Facebook users.

“Partnering with Zynga to develop a unique in-game experience helps us connect and engage with players and put more fun in time spent online,” said Mike Boush, vice president of e-business at Discover.