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Medical Tourism: June 2013 Archives

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Medical Tourism: White sand and whiter teeth

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Mexico's become a popular destination for people seeking major dental procedures at a fraction of the cost in Canada.

On the Island's Deborah Wilson goes south to check out the advantages, and the risks of low-priced dental care in Mexico.

The SFU Medical Tourism Research Group has published guidelines for potential medical tourists:

(This report was supported by a journalism award from the Canadian Institutes for Health Research.)

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Losing it in Mexico

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We meet a mother and daughter who are among a wave of Canadians seeking seeking weight loss surgery south of the Rio Grande.

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The work on this story was supported by a journalism award from the Canadian Institutes for Health Research.

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Passage to India for a new hip

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We hear why one B.C. man travelled afar for surgery at his own expense instead of settling for hip surgery here at home.

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 This story was prepared with the support of the Canadian Institutes for Health Research Journalism Awards.