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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'Easy-Peasy' Recipe to Brighten Up Your Summer Table
Dr. Leslie Korn
PillePalle... Don't you love the sound of the word? It means piece of cake, easy-peasy, in English. In these challenging emotional times I think we all need a little PillePalle in our lives. So here I share some recipes and health tidbits that will give us all a little more PillePalle.
Learn About SETAC's New LGBTQ+ Primary Care Program
Robert M. Schley
SETAC Wellness Center is launching a new program that offers primary care services to the LGBTQ+ community in Puerto Vallarta. To introduce the program, an informational meeting will be held at Roberto's Restaurant on Saturday, August 3, from 4-6 pm - and everyone is invited!
Mexico City Hosts 10th IAS Conference on HIV Science
Thirty-eight years and one month after the first case of HIV infection was detected in 1981, over 5000 delegates from 140 countries converged in Mexico City from July 21-24, 2019 to address issues around the global response to AIDS at the 10th IAS Conference on HIV Science.
FREE Puerto Vallarta Health & Wellness Expo, August 4
Puerto Vallarta's natural surroundings make it the perfect choice for those looking to improve their physical, mental and spiritual wellbeing, so on Sunday, August 4, the Marriott Resort & Spa will host the Health & Wellness Expo, a free event full of activities that encourage healthy lifestyles.
UNAM Scientists Make Medical Research Breakthrough
Scientists at Mexico's National Autonomous University (UNAM) have developed a chemical formula to preserve cadavers without the use of refrigeration. This new method of preservation maintains the flexibility of the bodies, which improves their usability for research and teaching.
Mexico Boasts 5th Best Health Care System in the World
Mexico's outstanding combination of great weather, magnificent beaches, world famous cuisine, fascinating culture and friendly people have made of it one of the best places to retire in the world. But did you know that it also has one of the best health care systems on the planet?
Jellyfish are Seasonal Visitors to Puerto Vallarta, Too
Like tourists, jellyfish are seasonal visitors to Puerto Vallarta. A couple of the species, some harmful, visit Banderas Bay beaches during the first few weeks of summer. If you happen to get stung by one there are many remedies, some absurd, but worth trying.
Tips for Surviving the Summer Heat in Puerto Vallarta
Though the official first day of summer is not until June 21, we're already experiencing some sweltering weather here in Puerto Vallarta, so we have put together some summer survival tips to help you get through this hot and humid time of year in the Banderas Bay area.
WeExpats' Guide to Assisted Living Facilities in Mexico
Making the decision to leave behind your hometown and starting a new life in Mexico can be fraught with uncertainty - especially if you require assisted care. Nevertheless, the country's warm climate, reasonable medical costs and stellar services are attracting retirees.
Soriana Supports Santa Bárbara Rehabilitation Clinic
Banderas News Team
The Rehabilitation Clinic of Puerto Vallarta – Santa Bárbara, was awarded $57,043 pesos by the supermarket chain Soriana, who during the months of March and April, invited their clients to 'Round Up' the change from their grocery purchases for donations to the clinic.
Diabetes Prevention: The Traditional Foods of Mexico
Dr. Leslie Korn
Mexico has among the greatest remedies, herbs, and foods to prevent diabetes. Sadly, like all modern countries, the people of Mexico are burdened by the SAD diet - the Standard American Diet - and are forgetting their heritage of natural medicine.
Mexican Scientists Develop Mosquito Bio-insecticide
Mexican scientists at the National Polytechnic Institute have developed a bio-insecticide capable of stopping the development of the Aedes aegypti mosquito, preventing it from reaching adulthood and transmitting diseases like Dengue, Chikungunya and Zika.
Healthcare Resources Puerto Vallarta May News & Events
Where in the world did the 'high' season go? It just zipped by! For those who are still here in Puerto Vallarta, we have several speakers programs and fun activities planned this month, and, as always, Healthcare Resources continues to be here for all your healthcare needs.
Nutrition Programs & Check-Ups at Clinic Sanmare
Healthcare Resources, an independent resource network that provides no-charge and minimal charge health and well-being services to Puerto Vallarta residents and visitors, has announced new Nutrition Programs, as well as complete check-ups for men and women, at Clinic Sanmare.
Jalisco Health Dept. Reports 23 Deaths from Influenza
According to the Jalisco Health Secretariat, from March 3 to 9, 2019, seven new cases of influenza were reported in the state, five of them of type AH1N1, one of type AH3N2 and one of type A. Three flu-related deaths were also reported, bringing this season's total to 23.
'Hablemos de PrEP' Launched in Puerto Vallarta
Juan Carlos Fernández
Last week at the Almar Resort's Sky Bar, SETAC Director Francisco Javier Arjona presented the 'Let's talk about PrEP' campaign, which aims to educate the general population and promote awareness about the medical treatment available that helps prevent the transmission of HIV.
SETAC to Open New Office in Old Town Puerto Vallarta
SETAC, a local community and wellness center whose mission is to reduce HIV and other STDs in the Banderas Bay area, will soon open a new office on the south side of Puerto Vallarta, thanks to Timothy Real Estate Group and their Fourth 'House Hunters International' charity event.
Vallarta Medical Matters Conference Speakers - Part 2
Puerto Vallarta Medical Matters sponsors are proud to be hosting some very distinguished physicians as featured speakers at this year's health and well-being conference, covering everything from Atrial Fibrillation and Osteoarthritis to Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgery.
Four Fun Ways to Get Exercise in Puerto Vallarta
Living a healthier lifestyle and exercising more frequently is one of the most common promises people make to themselves. If getting into better shape is one of your goals, Puerto Vallarta has many options to help get you on your way. Here are a few you may want to consider.
Vallarta Medical Matters Conference Speakers - Part 1
Don't miss the 2019 Medical Matters Conference on February 11 at the CasaMagna Marriott Marina Vallarta. At this no-charge event you can meet local doctors, dentists and other healthcare providers, and attend informative medical talks by local physicians and specialists.
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.