About.com Selects Patients Beyond Borders Author as Medical Tourism and Wellness Travel Expert

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New Site Brings Medical Tourism into Mainstream Travel

"About.com has grown into a credible destination site for precisely our type of content."

About.com, one of the world’s leading online information resource sites, has named Josef Woodman, author of the Patients Beyond Borders series, as the expert writer for its newly launched Medical Tourism and Wellness Travel section. This new topic joins About.com’s Travel category, helping its 90 million monthly visitors learn more about their choices in obtaining safe, affordable medical care around the world. Similarly, the new Wellness Travel content will offer advice for staying healthy on the road, including articles on the best destinations, accommodations, and services for the burgeoning new wellness tourism travel sector.

As founder of Patients Beyond Borders, the leading print and online consumer resource for medical tourism, Woodman brings more than a decade of research and experience to the international healthcare travel arena. In 1998, he also cofounded MyDailyHealth, one of the Internet’s first interactive wellness sites.

Initially, About.com’s Medical Tourism and Wellness Travel pages will inform visitors about the basics of medical tourism: planning and budgeting a successful medical travel journey; comparative costs for typical procedures; tips for finding the best hospitals, clinics, and doctors; rules of the road for safe travel; and more. New content will be added monthly by the Patients Beyond Borders editorial team and by leading medical tourism and wellness travel guest experts, including descriptions and contact information for top medical destinations and facilities.

“We are pleased to see medical tourism and wellness travel join the ranks of other mainstream travel categories,” said Woodman. “About.com has grown into a trusted destination site for precisely our type of content.”

The new About.com Medical Tourism and Wellness Travel section will join established About.com Travel categories such as Business Travel, Budget Travel and Luxury Travel. Health-related articles will address topics such as quality assurance, patient safety, remote care, and aftercare.

About About.com

About.com is one of the largest content sites on the Internet, dedicated to helping its 90 million monthly visitors discover, learn about, and be inspired by topics ranging from parenting and healthcare to cooking and travel, penned by some 1,000 third-party "Experts." In 2012, About.com was purchased from The New York Times by Barry Diller's IAC for approximately $300 million. IAC owns more than 150 media brands, including the search engine Ask.com.

For About.com media inquiries:

Meredith Worsham
Senior Manager of Communications, About.com
212.204.2617
mworsham(at)about(dot)com

Liz Allen
Communications Specialist, About.com
212.204.1472
lallen(at)about(dot)com

About Patients Beyond Borders
Patients Beyond Borders (http://www.patientsbeyondborders.com), based in Chapel Hill, NC, publishes books, eBooks, video, online, mobile, and other resources for healthcare consumers seeking high-quality, safe, affordable options in medical care. Its flagship international title, Patients Beyond Borders, now in its Third Edition, is the world's leading consumer reference guide for medical tourism. Country Editions, City Editions, and Facility Editions, with more than 150,000 copies in print, help healthcare consumers to make informed choices in searching, vetting, and obtaining world-class healthcare around the world.

Patients Beyond Borders Third Edition will be available through booksellers everywhere January 2015, and is distributed to the trade by Publishers Group West (http://www.pgw.com).

For media queries, please contact media(at)patientsbeyondborders(dot)com.

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