Tuesday, 26 June 2012

#mhealth Anywhere Around the World

The Internet has made people more informed about their health. When you move abroad (or you travel) you can now contact a doctor and have your problem diagnosed with the help of your iPhone.

Lost in Translation! Getting Health Care Abroad

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When you need health care abroad, the interaction with the doctor may not just be about your treatment, the doctor may try to determine your eligibility for care.

If your doctor starts to ask you about where you are from, don't treat it as though it was a normal meeting and explain where you were born and how you came to be in your host country. If the doctor is determining your eligibility for care, omitting that you are now legally resident in the country you are in can lead to non-resident charges, or refusal to give you health care.

If you've recently repatriated you might be asked eligibility questions too. If you have developed a foreign accent people won't believe that you are a citizen. If you are concerned you can take some ID to your appointment.

Private Health Care

There are several health-care companies that provide different levels of service for expats. You should check the level of service you need, and the availability of the providers in the country you are going to live in before you accept an international assignment.

Self Help

There are numerous apps that can help you to communicate with a health-care professional in another language. You can also get diagnostic tools on some of the apps.

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For more help on different health-care systems and ways to get medical support as an expat, sign up for the course, "What Should I Know About an International Assignment Before I Go?"

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Tuesday, 19 June 2012

A Solar Power Suitcase! #EndFossilFuelSubsidies

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Tuesday, 5 June 2012

#globalhub June: Libations from Around the World

In the movie, French Kiss, Luc explains, “Wine is like people. The wine takes all the influences in life all around it, it absorbs them and it gets its personality.”

In the movie he is showing Kate a box of dried local plants that grow in this part of France. There is lavender in the soil and once she knows what it smells like she can taste it in the wine.

Taste is specific to place. Soils has different properties and so does water; the combination of the plants, soil and water makes spirits, wines and beers taste of their origins.

When you travel or live abroad, you miss the tastes you know, but you also experience new tastes that become part of your life. This month's #globalhub discusses different drinks from around the world, and where and how you like to enjoy them.

 

 This Month's #globalhub Questions (4pm EST @globalhub1)

Q1. What is your favorite libation and how do you like to drink it?

Q2: Does your home country have a famous drink?

Q3: Do you drink what you like when you are invited to an event in a foreign country or do you ask your host what they recommend?

Q4: Do you have a favorite style of wine? Which part of the world does it come from?

Q5: What is the local style of beer where you live? Is there a different style in your home country?

Q6: What is the worst drink you ever had?

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