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Wellness Wednesday: Safety tips for Americans traveling outside the US for medical treatment

A doctor's office.
Robyn Wright

Medical tourism and traveling abroad for health procedures have been in the news recently. This was a result of the abduction of four Americans in Mexico on a medical tourism trip.

Josef Woodman, the CEO of Patients Beyond Borders, a resource for international health travel shares what you should know before leaving U.S. borders to receive health care.

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