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How The European Health Insurance Card works

The European Health Insurance Card (EHIC)

What is the European Health Insurance Card? Even though EHIC card was phased in 2004 in the European Union, nowadays to this day still creates many doubts about how it works.
How EHIC card works?
The European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) is a free card that gives EU citizens access to medically necessary, state-provided healthcare during a temporary stay in any of the 28

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|June 1st, 2017|Cross border healthcare|Comments Off|

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What is Gastric Sleeve? Surgery to lose weight

Gastric sleeve, also known as “Sleeve gastrectomy”, is a relatively new surgery to help with weight loss, where the surgeon removes a large portion of your stomach, approximately 75-80% of it, leaving the remaining stomach as a vertical tube structure that resembles a banana.

With a smaller stomach, you will feel full a lot quicker than you are used to. This

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|June 22nd, 2016|Obesity|Comments Off|

IVF Spain

More and more British are choosing Spain as a IVF destination

An increasing number of UK couples decide to undergo IVF treatment abroad. Sometimes this is because certain types of treatment are not available in their home countries or because of long waiting lists on NHS or simply for economic reasons.

There are a huge number of countries to choose from when it comes to IVF treatment abroad, being Spain the

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|June 16th, 2016|Fertility|Comments Off|

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IMED Hospitals Group has been awarded for the use of technology in health tourism

IMED Hospitals Group in Spain has been awarded in the category “Best use of technology in medical tourism” at the gala IMTJ Medical Travel Awards 2016. According to the contest rules released by the organization, “the prize sought recognition of a company that has developed an innovative technology that allows management assistance and international patient benefit.” At the gala health

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|May 30th, 2016|Medical news|Comments Off|

Irish healthcare abroad

Irish patients can pick the best medical treatment abroad

Waiting lists are a serious problem in countries like Ireland. The European Directive on cross-border healthcare allows Irish patients to access safe and good quality treatment across EU borders, solving quickly and effectively the waiting lists problems. But this healthcare directive still remains relatively unknown.

Unlike the HSE’s travel abroad scheme, it is not limited to patients unable to receive

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|May 12th, 2016|Cross border healthcare|Comments Off|