Latest TMD Limited Stories

2011-03-30 09:00:00

SARASOTA, Fla., March 30, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Regina Baldwin was 57 and post-menopausal when she started spotting and experiencing pain during intercourse. She was shocked when her gynecologist told her she had endometrial cancer. And she shocked her family when she announced that she was going to a treatment center in Mexico. According to TMD, a medical tourism research company, Baldwin was one of half a million US citizens going out of the country for medical treatment each year. An...

2010-10-20 09:00:00

SARASOTA, Fla., Oct. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Riley Powell taught high school English, and spent her summers training horses at a nearby dude ranch. When she noticed blood in her stool, she thought it was hemorrhoids, from spending so many hours on horseback. But when it persisted, she saw her doctor. At age 34, she was diagnosed with colon/rectal cancer, and was advised to have surgery and a colostomy. Powell opted to travel out of the country for non-invasive treatment that would eliminate...

2010-09-16 09:00:00

SARASOTA, Fla., Sept. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Cora Wallace was 37 when she discovered a lump in her right breast. She was newly divorced, raising two children, and was scared to death. Before she called her doctor, Wallace started researching breast cancer options on the internet. According to TMD Limited, a medical tourism company, over half of the 750,000 Americans who travel overseas for medical treatment find clinics through the web. "I didn't tell anyone," Wallace said. "I wanted to do...

2010-08-04 09:00:00

SARASOTA, Fla., Aug. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Doug Abel blamed his severe fatigue and muscle pain on his long hours as a cross-country trucker. He began to develop frequent lung infections, and his chest hurt from constant coughing. Finally, his wife insisted he see the family doctor. He was diagnosed with non-small cell lung cancer at age 47. Fortunately for Abel, his sister had read about SonoPhoto Dynamic Therapy (SPDT), a newer treatment that offers long term success in healing lung...

Word of the Day
  • A goblin in English folklore, often appearing in the shape of a large dog and believed to portend imminent death or misfortune.
  • A ghost, wraith, hobgoblin, elf, or spirit.
The origin of 'barghest' is not known, but it may be from perhaps burh-ghest, town-ghost, or German Berg-geist (mountain spirit) or Bär-geist (bear-spirit).