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Tourists Seek Cheaper Medical Procedures in Asia

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Tourists Seek Cheaper Medical Procedures in Asia

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Tourists Seek Cheaper Medical Procedures in Asia

Tourists Seek Cheaper Medical Procedures in Asia

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Travel to the developing world has long been associated with health threats and advice on how to avoid becoming ill. But a growing number of tourists are now traveling to certain countries — among them India, Malaysia and Thailand — because they want medical care. Fred de Sam Lazaro of Twin Cities Public Television reports on what's being called medical tourism.