Is healthcare travel replacing leisure travel?By Liam Jacob / May 19, 2015
Medical tourism consists of people who wish to go to different countries to receive their health care services. Those who choose medical tourism, seek a high quality of care for less cost. Some developing countries focus on healthcare travels and established government departments just for this field. The total cost of the trip and surgery often ends up being less than the cost of the hospital stay in the countries such as the United States.
Leisure travel is usually considered as a time of relaxation and doing things that you wouldn’t normally have time to do. This may be reading, riding bikes, hiking, etc. Most leisure travel doesn’t include appointments and schedules.
Where to travel for healthcare?
Medical tourism marketing is doing its best to mix with leisure travel. Many countries are bringing in patients from the United States, Canada, Europe and even from the Middle Eastern counries due to less wait time and lower costs. Turkey is one of the higher ranking countries in this field. They have the education and health standards to provide the quality care expected of foreigners. Interestingly enough, most of the travel agencies now focus on healthcare travel from Arab countries, and they try to maintain an online presence with healthcare travel forums covering topics such as hair transplantation and cosmestic surgery. The Turkish government healthcare travel programs supports medical institutes and clinics by providing assistance for exhibitions and easing of getting visa to Turkey.
Depending on the type of surgery the patient and family may enjoy some leisurely activities while in their destination country. For many people, this is the perfect chance to visit somewhere new on a low budget trip. Medical tourism has become so popular that some insurance companies not only cover the medical costs, but they cover travel expenses as well. This frees up funds for fun or leisure activities before or even after the medical treatment. With this in mind, people may choose medical tourism over simply leisurely travel.
As of yet, most medical tourism users, which leave the United States and Canada, are those who have family ties in other countries. Medical tourism associations and groups are putting forth a grand effort to convince travelers that enjoying a surgery or medical treatment can be a possibility. Each country boasts of its culture, scenery, activities, sports and so on, even though most of the patients’ time will be spent with hospital staff.
Healthcare Travel Packages
Medical tourism packages may include assistance with insurance issues, social work, travel assistance, hotel, activities for the patient before surgery or after recovery, as well as activities for friends or family who may accompany the patient. Each Medical tourism group or association is seeking the key to success and the means to keep prices low in order to attract the most patients. These packages are created between hospitals, hotels, spas, and even the transportation industry. Medical tourism helps the community as a whole by bringing in clientele to various services. Although Medical tourism has not entirely taken over leisurely travel, it seems to be taking off quite rapidly. Considering the ever increasing prices and extended wait times in the United States and Canada, the increase in healthcare travel is estimated to continue.
Finding the perfect domain name for your websiteBy Liam Jacob / March 15, 2015
There are many reasons why people want to get their websites. Some just want to share their private life experience with the friends and relatives; other want to promote their business and get more customers from growing online consumer market or just to make money reselling well-named domains.
We’ll give you some tips and guidelines to help you to begin your journey in the internet world no matter what category of users you target. There are a few domain name search tools in the web that you can use to begin building your online presence.
What is a domain name?
First of all let’s clarify what domain name means. It’s a product, a word or a combination of words with different extensions such as COM, NET or ORG and so on. We’ll talk about extensions later, which identifies this or that website on internet and is provided by domain name registrars to their customers. The easiest example right now would be “google.com” or “mywebsite.net”.
If we lived in the perfect world, there would be a perfect domain name for everybody, but it’s not like that and Internet wasn’t born yesterday. You would say that all good domain names are already taken. We’ll try to prove you wrong and help you to find your perfect domain name.
You just have to follow common sense and give it a little bit of time and research before you rush to registrar and spend your money. It’s like a baby’s name, once you got it, you can’t change it.
If you are planning on running your homepage, just about you, your family and share it with the world, it should be easy enough for you to choose the right domain for your website. It can contain your family name or just your nickname you had when you were a kid or something else you can be associated. But if you are going to establish internet business, no matter that one, either transfer your offline business into an online world or start everything from scratch, you just got some serious thinking to do.
As we said earlier, you can buy your domain name from one of the ICANN Accredited Registrars. The competition among registrars nowadays is on a high level, so you will hardly find a new domain name more expensive than $10-$15 per year. And if you will, it’s always worth it to spend couple more dollars for reputation and excellent customer support. But don’t be mistaken, you never own a domain name, you just rent it. You can register it for one year up to ten years in advance, and then just renew it. That’s why it’s crucial for you to fill out all contact information correctly when registering domain name to receive a reminder from registrar about coming expiration of your domain name. Remember, there is always somebody who can take over your domain as soon as it’s expired and all those years and time and money you invested in developing your website can be wasted away.
The name for your domain should be short, catchy and easy to remember. It should contain keywords or a brand name of the business it can be associated. Also, there should not be hard spelling words. The domain name of your website should give an idea to customers what they will see when they visit your web page. Try to avoid using dashes, it’s much harder to pronounce and spread your site by word of mouth and, of course, you will just redirect a vast amount of your potential customers to your competitors. For example, online users will rather type in “buycars.com” than “buy-cars.com”.
If you see that your dream domain name is already taken, you can check the owner’s information using such services as www.whois.net and try to buy it out. But before that make sure that you check the domain name history for spam and that it was not banned by major search engines. It’s very hard and sometimes impossible to get it reinstated.
You can always use such trick as adding “My”, “The” or Plural forms to the domain name, for instance “mywebpage.com” or “thewebpage.com”. Just don’t forget to promote your site using the whole name.
Choosing a domain extension?
Now let’s talk about domain extensions. You are already familiar with the most common ones, such as .com, .net, .org, etc. Online users type .com extension by default most of the time, that’s why you should aim for that one first of all. If not, we can have the same problem as we have had with the dashes in you domain name. If you have a site “buycars.net” and your competitor has “buycars.com”, you’ll just loose part of your website visitors. But we will advise you to get the right domain name for any other extension if .com is taken. Also, if you are planning on running your online business just for the local community or a particular country, you can consider using country-specific top level domain extensions, such as .de, .au, .ca. You will benefit from that. Other than that your number one choice should always be a .com extension.
We hope we were helpful and answered all your questions you had so far about choosing the right domain name for your web page. All you have to do now is just to follow our tips and come up with your perfect domain name.
Hacking change American legal systemBy Liam Jacob / March 11, 2015
It is true that the digital world has brought a comforting revolution in today’s world. Technology has the power to modify the civilization in essential ways. Some of the grandest examples include the methods of amusement that we have today, the sale and purchase of goods and services as well as participating in meetings no matter if you are away.
Hacking, one of the greatest crimes that are done in order to use others information and abilities are so commonly practiced and known that it needs no explanation. Measures that have been taken both at National and International levels to triumph over the crimes that have been done through computers and the internet. These measures include the development of criminal laws making them stronger and clear in America so that there are no hacking attacks anymore.
In the United States of America, legislation and laws have been made stricter against digital hacking at state as well as federal levels. The punishments that are given against hacking are very serious ones. Criminals who had made such crimes might have faced fewer serious sanctions if they had made a physical crime. In America, or in any part of the world, user privacy is an important key factor to keep in mind.
Some hacking is done not for making money or for knowing secrets of a person instead; it is done in order to hurt the emotions of the victim. There are many crimes that are taking place in from computers or similar electronic devices.
If anyone of you feels that you are being hacked, then, you should be aware of the law known as CFAA or Federal Computer Fraud and Abuse Act. It provides you the entire safety and punishments that are to be given to the hacker. If you want to know the extent to which your data has been hacked, you will be able to discover it with the help of the CFAA. Considerable penalties are also imposed on hackers if they are found in the state.
It is important to follow legal advice and follow the instructions of your state in order to be on a safe side.
Different kinds of crimes are being undertaken by the hackers in the United States of America, which led towards additional laws and regulations regarding hacking. The government takes the pledge of punishing the culprits, and the victim is set with the safety and security.
In a nutshell, hacking has become a very frequent offense that should completely be banned as nobody holds the right to access anyone’s individual information and data. It is the only way that would make hackers stay away from it. Laws should be the first thing that should come into their minds before they set up committing a crime. The punishments and penalties should be set as harsh as any other crime because it is one of the solemn issues that the government needs to act.
Stay safe and sound and struggle to overcome hacking with the assistance of your state’s laws and legal advice.
How does technology help cure diseases?By Liam Jacob / October 2, 2014
There are many new medical technologies being used and tested almost daily. Most of these advances in technology have not reached a level of testing in which their uses are common. One advancement which is now par for the course is Computer Based Medical Charting. This includes many aspects and devices, some of which are the patients’ property. Information sharing is a very important and yet a limited aspect of patient charting. On one hand medical practitioners have to be very careful with whom they allow the information to be given. On the other hand, many patients work with various practitioners who can give better care if they are able to exchange their documentation. This aids in multidisciplinary care which presents all aspects of the patient care, including and not limited to attending physicians, physical therapist, occupational therapist, nutritionist and nurses.
Many healthcare practitioners are saving patient charting and information in “clouds” so as to not have to maintain a huge database in their offices. These clouds are protected, but can also be accessed by the patient when they need to share their information with other health care personnel. Another way technology is used to help with safe information sharing is through USBs on which the patient can carry their patient history. With this information hospital admissions and new patient visits are streamlined. Medical personnel are able to pull needed information off the USB instead of asking the patient. Many times patients are tired of answering the same questions over and over again so the USB is helpful for both the patient and the medical personnel.
Medical practitioners are also using safe information sharing in order to better treat their patients and give them the benefit of receiving more accurate and up to date information. Medical practitioners can now compare results with others from all over the world. Sharing results and procedures helps healthcare professionals to grow in their practice and knowledge at a quicker rate than ever before.
Smart phones are becoming a huge aid in curing our health problems.
Many times patients do not understand their treatment or just forget to keep on track with it. Patient education is of utmost importance in keeping our communities healthy. Doing random searches online is not proper patient education and is part of the reason we need to strive to educate patients better. Currently, various apps are coming out which can assist patients with proper medication administration, diet, exercise, and lifestyle habits.
One example is Pocket First Aid and CPR, which aids in guiding a person through the steps needed to save lives. Drugs.com is an app that has information on medications for those times that you have new or old prescriptions and are not sure why you are taking them. When it comes to exercise we see that Garmin Fit is a commonly used app which can track how far you have ran or walked and even how many calories you burned. These are only a few examples of apps that can help people learn more about their health using the newest technology.
Smart phones getting smarter analyzing your health statusBy Liam Jacob / August 30, 2014
Your health in the palm of your hands
Smart phones are more of smart doctors as far as your health is concerned. It is a kind of device that does not harm you; in fact, it would lead you towards a world of health.
Following is the list of things that smart phones do for you.
First of all, the smart phones examine your ears as they have a cell scope. This means that there is a magnifying attachment with it that turns the camera of the smart phone into a mini microscope which lets users to capture images of middle and outer ears which can be than examined by the doctors easily.
Another advantage of smart phones is that it allows monitoring your blood pressure as a device is attached with it to display your data in the form of graphs which can be sent to the doctors for regular checkups. Also, electrocardiogram known as ECG can be checked via your smart phone. You just have to put your smart phone near to your chest which is a blessing for heart patients to have a regular check up. It also counts on your calories that you have gained or lost so that you can keep a check of your calories. In short, it counts on your skin temperature, heartbeat etc.
Your smart phones also allow you to breathe through breathing exercises that the phone provides them. Smart phones also allow you to coach your life as it acts as a diary that keeps up all your records like behavior patterns and depressions etc, so that they can overcome their unwanted habits and come to life.
As far as your eyes are concerned, eyeNetra and eyeCatra are used by smart phones in order to determine your eyeglass prescription by drawing aligning patterns on the screen of your smart phone. EyeCatra on the other hand, spots cataracts.
Another great advantage of smart phones is that they let women know about their pregnancy as they have sensors that are to be worn under arm so as to identify periods and pregnancy accordingly. These also allow you to ultrasound your pregnancy period instead of rushing to the doctor every time. This is a very useful feature as pregnant women cannot rush to doctors every time easily as well as the doctors need to have a regular check up of them. Mothers find it convenient and a really helpful device that the doctors and patients both can have to make their lives easier.
So, smart phones are more of your health consultants instead of phones only as they are tracking health status when traveling with mobile devices and make the life easy and safe. It is more of a doctor than a phone because everything is included in it. No matter where you go, you can keep n touch with your doctor not through calls only but also through your each and every detail about your health.