What is the cost of medical evacuation services by airplane in the USA?

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Some emergency health problems like heart attacks, trauma, fractures, strokes, and pulmonary conditions require travelers to hire medical evacuation services. Medical evacuation services have saved countless lives under emergencies and brought faster medical care to remote locations. 

In the United States, medical evacuations services by airplane are facilitating over 82 million people to access “Level-I and Level-II trauma centers within one hour. The cost of medical evacuation services depends on your location, the number of available resources, and the severity of the emergency, and the nearest hospital or clinic that can treat you. 

Cost of Air Medical Evacuation Service in the U.S 

Recent research shows that nearly 30% of people in the U.S depends on medical evacuation services to seek emergency care. There are numerous remote areas in the U.S with no advanced medical care facilities.

People who require special care or serious trauma in rural areas depend upon medical evacuation services by airplane to transport them to advanced health facilities. That way, people from rural areas get the help they need. 

But how much does such a service cost in the U.S? According to The Association of Air Medical Services (AAMS), the average air medevac cost for a 52 miles trip is between $12,000 and $25,000 per flight.

The National Association of Insurance Commissioners states that airplane’s cost of medical evacuation services can even reach $6 million. It depends on the location, medical equipment, type of plane, and maintenance. 

Factors Affecting the Cost of Medevac by Airplane 

Many factors determine the cost of air medevac service. These include the required distance, the type of airplane, the medical crew, flying to high-risk areas, airport landing costs, and ground ambulance charges. 


Distance is the primary factor that determines the cost of medevac by airplane. The price is less when the aircraft travels less distance. For example, if the airplane takes you from a rural location to the nearest advanced medical facility, it will cost you less money. On the other hand, if you need traveling to another city far away from your location, it will cost you more money. It is simple math! 

Type of Plane 

Research shows that a twin-engine propeller plane for a 55 miles medevac flight costs lower than a flight on a light jet. For instance, a twin-engine propeller plane with paramedics will cost you $2,500 for a 55 miles flight from Saint Joseph, Missouri to Kansas City, Missouri. A mid-size jet or large-size airplane will usually cost more than a light plane.

Medical Staff

The medical staff goes with you on the airplane, which can increase the cost of medevac service. The crew includes doctors, physicians, and nurses who provide emergency care throughout the flight. 

Airport Landing

Airport landing is another factor that determines the cost of medevac service by airplane. Evacuation through chartered flights include costs of landing and handling. Therefore, you will be charged more if the airport is open for the airplane to land and take off. 

Final Words 

The actual cost of medevac service by airplane depends on many factors and varies from company to company and location to location. Many companies in the U.S offer medical evacuation services by airplane. Make sure you choose the right one that is both reliable and affordable. Experts recommend having an insurance policy that covers airplane medevac costs. 

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How long does it take to recover from cataract surgery?

People who have a blurry vision from cataracts undergo surgery to restore their eyesight. Although the surgical procedure takes a few minutes to complete, many people ask: how long does it take to recover from it? 

Research shows that cataract surgery recovery time is short. Your soreness and discomfort will disappear within a few days. However, it depends on the size of your cataract and ability to heal. It means full recovery will take 4-6 weeks. 

During the first few days after the surgery, health professionals recommend that patients should keep their eyes covered at all times. For example, you can use an eye shield or eyeglasses to protect it from rubbing. 

Remember, if you put pressure on your eye, it can easily open the incision. That’s why you must protect your eye to prevent the opening of the incision. Otherwise, it can lead to complications. Read on! 

What is Cataract Surgery?

It is a surgical procedure that requires the surgeon to remove the clouded lens and replace it with a clear artificial lens. Sometimes, the surgeon may remove the cloudy lens without implanting a new one. 

You will meet with your health provider a few weeks before the surgery to pick out the correct intraocular lens (IOL) for your lifestyle. It is a synthetic, artificial lens placed in your eye that enhances the focusing power of a natural lens removed surgically. 

How to Quickly Recover From Cataract Surgery? 

If you want to fully recover from cataract surgery, it is essential to follow the doctor’s recommendations. After surgery, you will protect your eye with goggles or eye shield. Your health provider will put something over the eye to ensure you don’t scratch or rub it. 

The surgeon will also give you sunglasses that you must wear at home. The purpose is to reduce light sensitivity if you want to get outside after a few days. Most patients feel fatigued after cataract surgery. Although this is normal, you have to take the prescribed medications to relax. 

Protect your Eye 

During the first week of recovery, the patient is required to protect his or her eye. It means wearing an eye shield or glasses. The reason is that your new artificial lens is sensitive to light, and exposing it to the environment can cause complications. 

Avoid Scratching 

It is important not to rub or scratch your eye. Rubbing your eye can cause bacterial infections, and the pressure you put on it can slow down the healing process. Although your eye may itch, scratching it will make things worse. Keep your eye clear of contact for faster healing. 

Shower Carefully

Research shows that exposure to water can lead to irritation or infection. That’s why you must not take a shower a few days after the surgery. The purpose is to prevent the water from hitting your eyes. Ask your health provider when it is safe to take a shower. 

Final Words 

The recovery period from cataract surgery varies from patient to patient. Generally, it takes between four to six weeks to fully recover from the surgery. However, if you want to speed up the process, make sure you follow your doctor’s recommendations. 

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Digital Health Checks Are Often Avoided By Male Business Owners But Not by Females

Statistics are everywhere in the health arena. As a man, you are nearly 3 times more likely than a woman to smoke, to drink excessive amounts of alcohol or have substance abuse problems. You are also far more likely to avoid or delay regular health check ups either through a lack of organization to remember to schedule annual appointments with the doctor, because of a fear of bad news or perhaps just an irrational egotistical driven mindset that we are immune from poor health. Suicide is the number one cause of death for men under the age of 40 and the numbers are rising every year. We as a gender do not treat ourselves with the health respect we deserve. But is the same true for our business decisions? Men are 4 times more likely to be a business owner than a female and 8 times more likely to be the decision makers of a business that they do not own. So do we take the health or our business more seriously than ourselves? Unfortunately not. Sean Butler of SearchButlers has run digital health checks on thousands of businesses in the UK, Australia and the United States and says it doesn’t matter what accent his clients speak with, he sees the exact same swings in digital health of businesses ran by and women. Women are far more likely to seek advice, far more likely to implement the advice they receive and are far less absent at the wheel with their website decision making. Men on the other hand will according to Sean have more basic errors in their digital wellbeing that go untreated for years on end and that can actually seriously undermine the future prosperity of the business as a consequence of them not being resolved when first highlighted.

Come on men of the world, up your health game both personally and in the digital arena of business.

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Health or Beauty – What is more important?

To many people across the word, going to the gym and watching what they eat is more of a path to looking good than being healthy. Call it vanity, call it ego, call it whatever you like but the world is full of people who are healthy by accident. Their priority is to look good and the consequences of achieving that are that the far more important act of living healthy is to some degree accomplished.

But what about those who develop disorders for the same basic reasoning but their development leads to a wildly improper misbalance of health and nutritional consequences because if their need to be thin or caring what others will think of them if they are not.

We have made body image far more important than body function over the last 25 years. Theres no reason to believe that thin equals happy or healthy and conversely – You can be healthy, beautiful and happy at any size. at all. Just as easily in the case of bulimics or people with eating disorders, you can be unhealthy and unhappy at any size as well.

We asked a team of male strippers for their take on the topic of health over beauty and we appreciate the opinions of men who need to be strong and fit to do their jobs but also have to look the part.

We asked 5 guys what their approach was and the consensus was that whilst they were in an aesthetic business and needed to do far more weight training to develop their muscles to a level appropriate for the “girls night out” they neglected their cardio work as it would often strip muscle away from their torso and found that if they left it too long between the occasional runs then they would struggle with the stamina requirements of the job.

They will always be trying to squeeze it in somewhere into their routines but acknowledged that whilst they look the part they perhaps struggle with some mental health issues as they and their female friends who do the same job struggle with the pressure to always look good as they get older and find it harder to build muscle and stay aesthetically appealing to their audience.

Food for thought

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Made in Movember…

This time every year, we begin to notice men growing all sorts of weird and wonderful moustaches.

Biker’s become legends, the handlebar mo becomes the ultimate achievement, while hipsters create all forms of weird and wonderfully groomed moustaches – it is Movember.

During Movember, we see men from all walks of life attempt to grow the ultimate mo. Moustaches ranging from embarassingly faint glimmers barely hinting at hair, right through to the most epic, heavy-set, handlebar-style mo’s, of which the wearer becomes a hero.

Hail the moustache!

As you are most probably aware, people don’t just grow their mo’ for the thrill, they do it for a good cause, in a bid to raise awareness around men’s health – a topic men often choose to ignore.

Did you know every hour in Australia, more than four men die from potentially preventable conditions?

On top of this, one-in-every eight Australian men (1.3million) experience depression at any give time; while one-in-two Aussie blokes will be diagnosed with cancer by age 85 – that’s if they even live that long, given the average life expectancy for an Australian man is 79.5 years, compared to 84 for Australian women.

According to the Movember Australia website (au.movember.com), the reasons for the poor state of male health in Australia are both complex and plentiful, including:

  • Lack of awareness and understanding of the health issues facing men
  • Men not openly discussing their health or how they are feeling with anyone
  • Reluctance to take action when they don’t feel physically or mentally well
  • Men engaging in risky activities that threaten their health
  • Stigma plaguing mental health
  • Men are less likely than women to seek help for health concerns, and are also less likely to use health care services.

The Movember Foundation aims to change this way of thinking by putting a fun twist on this serious issue. Using the moustache as a catalyst, the idea is to drive change and offer men the opportunity and confidence to learn and talk about their health and take action when required.

As a global men’s health movement, the Movember Foundation has the ambition to contribute to improving the lives of men all around the world. This will be achieved through programs funded in the areas of Awareness and Education, Living with Cancer, Research as well as Mental Health. We see success as moving the dial on progress towards:

  • Reduced mortality from prostate, testicular cancer and men’s suicide
  • Men living with prostate or testicular cancer being physically and mentally well
  • Men and boys understanding how to be mentally healthy and taking action when experiencing mental health problems
  • Men and boys with mental health problems not facing discrimination

So gentlemen, it’s time we take our health seriously. Grow a mo this month to help raise awareness for people just like you!Let the men in your life know that it’s okay to feel unwell, to express emotions and to ensure they take the best care of themselves possible.

Ladies, you’re most welcome to lend your voice to this month of Movember. So get talking and support your boyfriend, husband, brother/s, dad, uncle/s and friends in their bid to grow a mo. And no matter, let them know growing a mo is a beautiful thing!

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Launch of Top End’s first holistic clinic dedicated to men


Launch of Top End’s first holistic clinic dedicated to men

Australia’s first holistic men’s health clinic will open its flagship practice in the Top End today (Wednesday, October 29, 2014).

Staffed by leading clinicians and allied health professionals, Ageless Men’s Health Clinic (AMHC) is committed to generating positive health and wellbeing outcomes for NT men of all ages.

According to Dr Satbir Aulakh, Anti-Ageing specialist, AMHC, Darwin, the clinic, the first holistic clinic of its kind in the NT, aims to encourage men to seek health advice in order to look, act and feel their very best.

“We’re entering a new age in men’s health care. Men are typically not proactive when it comes to their health, often letting themselves go until serious issues develop.

“The new Ageless Men’s Health Clinics are designed to provide holistic, tailored healthcare treatments and programs to men that target not only diagnosed health issues, but a patient’s entire physical and psychological well-being,” Dr Aulakh said. The AMHCs treatments will be administered by host of clinicians including anti-ageing specialists, cosmetic medicine specialists, urologists and plastic surgeons. Allied health professionals including nurses and psychologists, as well as holistic staff such as beauticians, masseurs and personal trainers will also deliver treatments.

AMHC specialises in treating erectile dysfunction, fat reduction etc. The clinic utilises cutting-edge healthcare technologies, including a unique, non-invasive, low intensity shockwave device that helps reverse ED,and a fat-cell cooling treatment for localised body-sculpting. Tailored protocols, such as the topical medication and PEP Factor system for hair loss, and a detailed biochemical assessment, also support the clinic’s overarching healthcare and well-being regimen tailored to individual patients.

AMHC NT is located at level 6, Mantra Pandanus Hotel, 43 Knuckey Street, Darwin CBD and has access to two gyms, one large plunge pool and a lap pool. An official launch event to be attended by NT doctors will be held at the AMHC premises this evening, from 6-8pm.

To learn more about the AMHC NT, please click on the following documents or tee up an interview with one of our leading clinicians

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Cool Trimming

A non-invasive treatment for the reduction of unwanted fat tissue

What is Cool Trimming

A non-invasive treatment for the reduction of unwanted fat tissue. Gradual thinning of the fat layer has been shown to occur within two-to-four months

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AMHC uses Cryolipolysis™, a precisely controlled form of cool trimming that targets, cools and eliminates fat cells without damaging other tissue

Cool Trimming FAQs

How do I know if it’s for me? What happens to the skin in the frozen area?

Cryolipolysis™, a precisely controlled form of cool trimming, has been shown to result in noticeable body contouring in the majority of patients undergoing the procedure1.

Gradual thinning of the fat layer has been shown to occur within two-to-four months1.

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Cool Trimming is now available

Cool trimming is a non-invasive treatment for the reduction of unwanted fat tissue. The Cool trimming approach uses a precisely controlled cooling method called Cryolipolysis™ to target, cool and eliminate fat cells without damaging other tissue. This is a new, proven method of fat reduction available to AMHC patients.
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