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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Dr. Leslie Korn's Nutrition Tips for Emotional Balance
Banderas News Team
Following up on her last book, 'Nutrition Essentials for Mental Health: A Complete Guide to the Food-Mood Connection,' Dr. Leslie Korn's newest book, 'The Good Mood Kitchen: Simple Recipes and Nutrition Tips for Emotional Balance' has been published and is available for pre-sale.
Mexico a Leading Destination for Medical Tourism
With earnings increasing 96 percent over the past decade, medical tourism has grown to be big business in Mexico. In the last year alone, more than one million foreign patients traveled to the country for medical procedures ranging from nose jobs to more serious surgeries.
SETAC Begins Training for PrEP Program in Puerto Vallarta
SETAC has begun training to perform fourth-generation HIV, and hepatitis B, hepatitis C, and chlamydia rapid screening tests in Puerto Vallarta. These tests are part of the Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) program the renowned community center will begin during the 4th quarter, 2017.
Keeping Mosquitos Away from Your Puerto Vallarta Home
Mosquitos: those little creatures that can be a big annoyance and even a danger to your health. During rainy season, these pests come out in their largest numbers. And, while we do not have a problem with Zika virus, mosquitos can certainly cause you a sleepless night.
Mexico is Writing Rules for Medical Marijuana
Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto approved a law in June calling on the Health Ministry to write rules for the medical use of marijuana. But given the Mexican government's no-to-drugs, tough-on-crime history, the Health Ministry is expected to issue very conservative rules.
The Fountain of Youth Rediscovered in Puerto Vallarta
Thousands of North Americans that visit Puerto Vallarta every year arrive looking pale, wrinkled, obese, and or with dental problems. But a week or two later they return home looking tan, younger, thinner, and/or with clean white and straight teeth!
New Treatment for Melanoma Exposed at Jalisco Conference
At a medical conference at the Old Civil Hospital in Guadalajara, Mexico, Emanual Maverakis, a specialist at the University of California at Davis, spoke about his successful use of immunotherapy to treat cancers such as metastatic melanoma, one of the most deadly skin tumors.
Summer 2017 Healthcare Resources PV News & Clinics
Wherever you are, we hope you are having a wonderful summer. Here at HealthCare Resources Puerto Vallarta, we are spending a good part of the summer planning and preparing for fall and winter, but are continuing with our clinics in July and August before taking a break in September.
More than 200 Run PV's 14th Race Against Addictions
More than 200 people gathered at the Agustín Flores Contreras sports stadium on Sunday, June 25, to participate in the 14th Vallarta Race Against Addictions. The purpose of this family-friendly competition was to promote a healthy lifestyle free from addictive substances.
Tips for Surviving the Summer Heat in Puerto Vallarta
Summer has offically arrived. Here in Puerto Vallarta, the heat and humidity can be dangerous for anyone, but even more so for the elderly. How can seniors protect themselves and stay cool this summer? Homecare and hospice expert, Kurt Kazanowski MS, RN, CHE, offers a few tips.
Mexico Has Legalized Cannabis for Medicinal Use
There will certainly still be hurdles to overcome on the bumpy road to medical marijuana, but Mexico just surpassed the biggest obstacle so far. On Monday, President Enrique Peña Nieto issued a decree that confirmed the legalization of cannabis for medicinal purposes.
The Key to Getting Rid of Stress & Avoiding Sickness
Holistic Bio Spa
Autoimmune diseases affect 78% of women versus only 22% men. The reason? In one word, 'stress.' Holistic Bio Spa Puerto Vallarta is excited to have our dear Jaqui Karr back to tell us everything she knows about how to get rid of everyday stress and avoid sickness with holistic treatments.
Find Your Zen at Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita Resort
Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita is bringing some Zen your way with the introduction of a series of seasonal yoga retreats which will feature celebrity yogi masters, a comprehensive wellness experience for guests and a unique opportunity to train with some of the world's top instructors.
Thomas Simon Salon: Keeping Puerto Vallarta Beautiful
The JG Group
One group of people who work to keep Vallarta beautiful are the amazingly talented stylists - some call them magicians - among us. One of the most popular and requested stylists is Thomas Simon, who recently hung out his own shingle in the new Zenith Condominium on V. Carranza.
Mexican Teen Designs Breast Cancer Detection Bra
An 18-year-old student from Mexico won the top prize at the 2017 Global Student Entrepreneur Awards for his creation of EVA, an intelligent bra that can help in the early detection of breast cancer. Julian Rios Cantu was inspired by his mother's struggles as she battled the disease.
Mexico's Lower House Approves Medical Use of Marijuana
Mexico's lower house passed a bill on Friday approving the use of marijuana for medicinal purposes, the latest in a series of legal changes and court rulings that have somewhat relaxed cannabis laws in Mexico. It will now be sent to Peña Nieto's desk where it is expected to be signed.
Mexico Eliminates Leading Infectious Cause of Blindness
World Health Organization
Trachoma has been eliminated as a public health problem in Mexico, the World Health Organization announced this week. Mexico becomes the first country in the Americas and the third in the world after Oman and Morocco to receive validation from WHO for having eliminated this disease.
May 2017 Healthcare Resources PV News & Clinics
Due to the Semana Santa/Semana Pascua holidays, Healthcare Resources Puerto Vallarta didn't have time to hold clinics or send out a newsletter in April. We are now back on track! For those who are here for the summer, we continue, as always, to be here for all of your healthcare needs.
'Semana Santa Protegida' Underway in Puerto Vallarta
SETAC's 2017 Semana Santa Protegida campaign kicked off Thursday at Lázaro Cárdenas Park, where information on the HIV virus and other STDs, condoms and lubricants, and rapid tests for HIV and syphilis are free for the asking from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm through Saturday.
April 11 Workshop: Creating a Pain-Free Yoga Practice
Does it hurt to sit down, get up, climb steps, lift your grandchildren, carry groceries, walk from here to there? Certified Yoga and Movement therapist Via Anderson will be presenting a 3-hour workshop on 'Creating a Pain-Free Yoga Practice' on April 11 at Davannayoga in downtown Vallarta.
Help Needed to Fully Implement 911 Services in Vallarta
Banderas News Team
On January 9, 2017, 911 was put into service in Puerto Vallarta but additional funds are needed to buy all the equipment required to fully implement the new system. All 'friends of Vallarta' are encouraged to make a one-time donation that will greatly reduce response times in emergencies.
The Virtues of Natural Medicine for Pets & Their Humans
While you are out doing your Saturday shopping at Mercados Los Mangos, be sure to stop by and say 'hello' to Claudia Hernández & Luis Estrada, who moved to PV less than 3 months ago. They own Alquimiate, a source of natural medicine products and therapies for pets and their humans.
Three Easy Stretching Exercises You Can Do in Bed
Nowadays we find ourselves so busy with work and family responsibilities that we have little or no time to go to the gym. But stretching can keep you healthy. Holistic Bio Spa Puerto Vallarta shares three easy stretches you can do in bed, before you go to sleep, or once your alarm goes off.
How You Can Support SETAC's Fight Against HIV in PV
For many years, much of the gay community in the US has had access to PrEP (Pre-exposure prophylaxis) which basically means taking a Truvada a day to prevent HIV. Unfortunately, due to cost, this has been unavailable to PV residents. Here's how you can SETAC help bring PrEP to Vallarta.
Are We Happy Yet? 8 Keys to Unlocking a Joyful Life
A new book written by internationally recognized positive psychology coach and talk radio show host Lisa Cypers Kamen, 'Are We Happy Yet? Eight Keys to Unlocking a Joyful Life,' will be released on March 20, 2017, which is the United Nation's International Day of Happiness.
U.S., Mexico Healthcare Officials Talk about Zika
Healthcare officials and epidemiologists representing 11 states from both sides of the United States-Mexico border met last week at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley to plan a pilot program aimed at monitoring mosquitoes capable of spreading viruses such as Zika.