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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.

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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.

It is a daily battle searching for blood for critical patients in all of our local hospitals. Please consider donating the Gift of Life.

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Mexico Starts Administering Russian Sputnik V Vaccine
Associated Press

Mexican authorities administered their first shots of Russia's Sputnik V vaccine Wednesday to residents of the capital, with people lining up at a vaccination station on the city's south side, eager to get any protection they could.

Covid Vaccination of Elderly Begins in Puerto Vallarta
Luis Antonio

Late Wednesday afternoon, 21,000 doses of the Pfizer vaccine arrived at the Puerto Vallarta International Airport. The vaccines will be administered to the elderly (60 years and older) throughout the municipality over 5 days, from February 25 to March 1.

First Shipment of Sinovac Vaccines Arrive in Mexico

The 200,000 anti-Covid vaccines from the Chinese pharmaceutical company Sinovac that arrived in Mexico on Saturday will be applied in their entirety to people over the age of 60 who live in Ecatepec, Mexico State, reported José Luis Alomía Zegarra, the country's general director of Epidemiology.

Free 'Native Roots' Video Course and Teachers Guide

The non-profit Center for Traditional Medicine, in collaboration with Eat the Change and the Center for World Indigenous Studies, has launched a free video course for teens, their parents, and educators that explores the application of Indigenous science and wisdom to the problems of climate change.

Vallarta's LGBT Center Helps Out During COVID Crisis
Ed Walsh

Puerto Vallarta's LGBT Community and Wellness center, SETAC, is helping to support workers in the tourist-dependent city who are struggling in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. The resulting economic disaster shuttered businesses and put many LGBTQs out of a job.

The Vaccine Passport & Other Covid Travel Documents
New York Times

A new term has entered the vocabulary of governments and those who work in the travel industry: the 'vaccine passport.' In the near future, it may be necessary to present digital documentation showing that travelers are vaccinated or have been tested for coronavirus.

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