Jun
03

Cell Phones and Cancer Update

Cell Phone Cancer Link?

Editor’s Note: For those of us who grew up in the 60’s and 70’s watching the big tobacco companies repeatedly deny any link between cigarettes and lung cancer, this all seems very familiar. It looks like there is a crack in the armor now, despite the money that will inevitably be poured in to fill…
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May
08

Korean Lessons on Gastric Cancer

Gastric Surgeons Visit from Brazil

A group of gastric cancer specialists from Brazil who are visiting Korea this week were duly impressed. The five visiting doctors from Sao Paulo had entered the operating room at Yonsei University’s Severance Hospital in Sinchon, western Seoul, on Monday, to watch Dr. Noh Sung-hoon perform gastric surgery on a cancer patient. During the procedure,…
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Apr
22

Opening of the CRCID

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    Research on Transplantation Immunity, Autoimmunity and Custom Treatment System through the Genetic Combination Analysis MTK Note: This is another example of major medical advancements resulting from the combination of University Hospital Systems and government support for the healthcare industry in Korea. On February 18th 2011, The Catholic University of Korea Seoul St. Mary’s…
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Apr
12

Korea’s “Beauty Belt” serves thousands of International Travelers

Cosmetic Surgery

Korea is quickly emerging  as the GO-TO destination for cosmetic surgery, and dermatology.  All the nation’s trends and advances in the industry of physical beauty and aesthetics start in Gangnam-gu, the district where everyone is gorgeous and made up. Both men and women flock to the area to enhance their appearance, as more than half…
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Apr
10

Hyundai develops robot for Surgery, FDA Approves

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MTK.com Note: This is another example of Korea’s push into robotic surgery, a discipline that is already very prevalent in the many of the larger hospitals. Hyundai Heavy Industries and local venture firms have succeeded in localizing high-tech robotic equipment for artificial joint operations, the company said Monday. The country’s top builder developed bodies and…
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Apr
08

South Korea’s Boom in Medical Tourism

Male medical worker looking seriously

South Korea has long been a destination for Asians seeking plastic surgery, but now the country is aiming to be a destination for people seeking many other medical services. MTK.com Note: With excellent outcomes and a vibrant market for international travelers for cosmetic procedures (over 16,000 foreign patients in 2010), Korea is branching out to…
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