Category Archives: Health

Horrendous and Frightening Healthcare Costs in NYC

Yesterday I got two notices from my insurance company for the blood tests performed. The total submitted to them by the lab was just a few dollars short of US $10,000.00. Yes, you read that right. $10,000.00 for blood tests. Continue reading

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Open at Your Own Risk

There I was with a raging fever, a spinning head, and a churning stomach. The clock indicated I could, at last, take a suppository. Each one was individually wrapped in aluminum foil – the kind used to build Boeing 707′s. Continue reading

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An Apple a Day Doesn’t Work

On the other sheet I listed people to contact in case of my death. I was there because of an annoying toenail fungus. Dying never entered my mind. Now I wondered if I should worry. Continue reading

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Unlocking the “Girl Effect” in Guatemala

An educated girl can change the world. Read about the indigenous Maya educational and mentorship program in Guatemala by Starfish One by One. Continue reading

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Cancer Treatment in Guatemala

Just say the word Cancer, and all sorts of emotions arise. Guatemala is proud to offer three Cancer Treatment Centers and top-notch oncologists, each with a separate focus, that are able to work in conjunction as a team, together with the surgeons, to impact the patient’s treatment plan toward a successful recovery. Continue reading

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Stem Cell Therapy – The Future of Curing Disease and Restoring Youth

The most exciting therapeutic possibility of stem cell transplantation is that it enhances the body’s own natural inclination is to heal itself, effectively reversing the effects of disease and aging. Continue reading

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Americans Too Busy to Notice a Medical Solution?

He says, dont you qualify for Medicare? No, you little twerp… Im not that old. I dont tell him that, but thats what Im thinking. I just say Medicare isnt an option… I have to pay out of pocket. Continue reading

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Starfish One by One Empowers Young Women

We are doing one thing – girls empowerment — and given our model, we cannot expand beyond 300. We want to do a lot for a few instead of doing a little for a lot. ‘The Girl Effect’ is the best way to tackle the otherwise daunting list of problems in Guatemala like malnutrition, environmental degradation, or economic exclusion. Continue reading

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A Reader’s Commentary on Health Care in the U.S.

It’s become impossible for me to think clearly here. I’m stressed out and upset all the time. I think we’ll try to get our lives here wrapped up as much as possible and head for Antigua so I can… Continue reading

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Our Readers Worry About Medical Insurance

We fully realize that the idea of medical tourism might not appeal to those with growing families and a full work and school schedule, but for retirees who do not want to carry a policy that costs them thousands of dollars a month this is a workable option. Continue reading

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