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Do Your Research Before Considering Medical Tourism

I first encountered people traveling for medical treatment overseas more than 20 years ago when I was working in Beijing. They came from everywhere for cosmetic surgery or other treatments. European tourists discussed health care in Bangkok. As a foreign resident, I visited the same prestigious medical center that served high-ranking government officials. Dentists crowned [...]

Older adults use social networks to stay connected

Older adults use social networks to stay connected

Although Rita Schena moved to Menlo Park from Massachusetts five years ago, she sees her old friends regularly. She visits with her two granddaughters daily, hearing about activities and school projects. When things get technical, sometimes the kids draw pictures to illustrate what they mean. The retired schoolteacher, 79, isn’t a frequent flier. She does [...]