Health & Beauty
|Because Living Well is the Best Revenge|
What better place to begin, continue or enhance your well being than in beautiful Puerto Vallarta? Whether you are here on vacation or here to stay, the many health and beauty services available in Puerto Vallarta will keep you feeling fit and looking absolutely marvelous.
As with any international travel destination, Puerto Vallarta offers an unsurpassed menu of beauty treatments and medical services that will keep you feeling refreshed, rejuvenated and revived. In addition to the availability of the latest techniques and technologies, the costs of these services are dramatically less expensive than in the States.
Bilingual medical, dental, chiropractic, and physical therapy services, as well as modern hospitals with high-tech equipment and fully accredited physicians, assure that patients can expect the same quality of health care in Puerto Vallarta as they would receive in the US - and prescription drugs are readily available, and at reasonable prices!
Puerto Vallarta is also home to dozens of gyms, spas and fitness centers that offer day packages, vacation packages and even full memberships for those of us who live here year-round. Local beauticians know all the latest hairstyles, coloring, skin and nail care techniques - and these beauty treatments cost about a third of what it would cost at home.
Vacation surgery is gaining popularity, and since most of these procedures are relatively quick, it's easy to take home not only a tan but a little tucking as well. Liposuction, tummy tucks and other 'remedial measures' cost less than half what they do up North, yet they're staffed by highly trained and board certified professionals.
Puerto Vallarta has a competent, confident and cutting-edge medical community. And since prominent hospitals, world-class gyms and spas, and well-known beauty salons continue to be attracted here, it's easy and affordable to pamper yourself with professional health and beauty treatments that'll leave you looking, and feeling, like a million bucks.
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Puerto Vallarta Medical Matters Conference, February 11
The 2019 Puerto Vallarta Medical Matters Conference, a no charge community healthcare event featuring options for the Banderas Bay Community regarding day to day well-being and emergency healthcare needs, will be held at the Marriott Hotel on February 11 from 9 am to 3 pm.
Marijuana-based Products Coming to Mexico Drugstores
Marijuana-based products will reach the Mexican market this year, with the first batch of CBD 'gummies' arriving on shelves by the end of this month. CBD, or cannabidiol, is an extract used for the relief of pain and nervous system imbalances, like anxiety, stress and depression.
UNAM Scientists Create Biodegradable Contact Lenses
Scientists at the National Autonomous University of Mexico have created biodegradable contact lenses to treat ocular inflammatory diseases. The lenses gradually dissolve and release the necessary medicine to cure diseases that could cause blindness if not properly treated.
7 Signs You Really Need to Make a Life Change in 2019
Many people are focused on creating goals at the beginning of the New Year. But for some people, there are signs that making a change shouldn't just be a fun annual ritual, but is in fact really necessary. What should you look for? Psychiatrist Vinay Saranga M.D. explains.
Coffee Can 'Perk' You Up, But Does it Make You Smarter?
Whether you are a student studying into the dead hours of the night, or an office employee trying to concentrate on their work, the caffeine in coffee can give you the buzz you need to get over the finishing line. But does it actually make you smarter?
SETAC Wellness Center Now Has STD Detection Equipment
With new equipment as part of the IMPREP project sponsored by the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), SETAC opens its doors to a number of alternatives in detecting and treating sexually transmitted infections in an efficient and timely manner
8 Ways to Keep Your Sanity During the Holiday Season
Staying sane during the holiday season is not as easy as it sounds - especially here in Puerto Vallarta, where it seems every day is a holiday - but these tips from psychological performance coach Dr. Alok Trivedi just might help make it truly 'the most wonderful time of the year.'
SETAC Community Center Second Annual Red Ribbon Gala
Tickets are on sale for the Second Red Ribbon Gala to benefit SETAC, a Puerto Vallarta non-profit whose mission is to reduce HIV and other STDs in the Banderas Bay region through education, detection and prevention. Mantamar Beach Club will host this fundraising event on Dec. 5, 2018.
An End-of-Life Plan is a Good Idea for Expats in Mexico
Wendy Jane Carrel, MA
If you live in Mexico and wish to save your loved ones considerable grief and time, it is important to understand what is involved when a foreigner dies in Mexico, and to have a plan in place. This goes for 18-year olds, 40-year olds, and especially for all persons over age 60.
The Cannabis Caravan is Coming to Puerto Vallarta
On Saturday, October 13th from 10 am till 2 pm, and again on Monday, October 15th from 10 am till 4 pm, the Centro Universitario de la Costa in Puerto Vallarta will be hosting 'The Cannabis Caravan,' a Medical Cannabis Conference & Expo, with a focus on education and commercialization.
Savvy & Well Seasonings: Made in Puerto Vallarta
What started out as an online meal delivery service has morphed into a seasoning line produced right here in Puerto Vallarta. Savvy & Well now offers a line of 8 seasoning blends containing 5-14 herbs and spices that make preparing healthy and delicious food a breeze.
SE Spa at Grand Velas Among World's Most Luxurious
Forbes Travel Guide named SE Spa at Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit among 'The World's Most Luxurious Spas.' The distinguished Verified Lists are compiled from data gathered by the company's incognito inspectors who stay at the properties and evaluate them on up to 900 standards.
NASHIELLI Plastic Surgery Puerto Vallarta Guadalajara
Attraction Begins With You
One of the most appealing things about cosmetic surgery vacations is being able to relax and enjoy yourself while recovering from treatment. NASHIELLI Plastic Surgery Center offers aesthetic and reconstructive surgery in two of Mexico's popular destinations: Puerto Vallarta and Guadalajara.
Medical Myth: You Need Eight Hours of Sleep Each Night
There's no doubt that the eight-hour solid sleep myth is a recent cultural imposition. And although it satisfies our modern lifestyle, it does have its disadvantages, the greatest being its power to create insomniacs out of those who experience normal awakenings during the night.
Breast Cancer Awareness Events in Puerto Vallarta
October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, so Healthcare Resouces Puerto Vallarta is organizing a variety of pink activities and events to promote awareness, honor breast cancer survivors and remember those who lost the fight. Everyone is invited to participate.
PrEP Program Officially Launched in Puerto Vallarta
Thursday, September 13, 2018 was a historic day in Puerto Vallarta. It was on this day that the UN's PrEP (Pre-exposure prophylaxis) pilot program was officially launched in the Banderas Bay area and inaugurated at the S.E.T.A.C. LGBTQ Wellness Center in Colonia Versalles.
SETAC Community Center Now Has its Own Medical Office
A fully equipped medical office for patients requiring ambulatory care is now operating at SETAC, a non-profit organization and community center focused on the prevention of HIV and other sexually transmitted infections in Puerto Vallarta and the greater Bandera
Genetically Modifying Mosquitoes to Prevent Disease
Jason Rasgon - The Conversation
With the evolution of insecticide resistance in mosquitoes a certainty, GM technology has the potential to reduce the burden of mosquito-borne diseases across the globe, without the environmental and health risks associated with harmful pesticide use.
Assessing the Effects of Microplastics on Human Health
John Meeker - The Conversation
Given that human exposure to microplastics is widespread, results from animal studies are a cause for concern and an important factor for risk assessment. But, lab animals and wildlife are not accurate proxies for what might happen in humans due to differences among species.
New Study Reveals the Antioxidant Benefits of Sleep
PV Sleep Well
Sleep disorders are correlated with many diseases that are also associated with oxidative stress, such as Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, and Huntington's diseases. A new study published in the open access journal PLOS Biology found that sleep increases resistance to oxidative stress.
Tips for Surviving the Summer Heat in Puerto Vallarta
During the summer months in Puerto Vallarta you can get heat exhaustion just by walking in the sun for five minutes, so we've put together some simple summer survival tips to help you make the most of your time here in the Banderas Bay area during this hot and humid time of year.