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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.

Click HERE to learn about the health and well-being services offered by HealthCare Resources Puerto Vallarta

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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The Virtues of Natural Medicine for Pets & Their Humans
Paco Ojeda

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
Zoli Hargitai

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
Casa Cupula

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
Katie Schnack

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
Brownsville Herald

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.

More 2017 Vallarta Medical Matters Conference Speakers
Pamela Thompson

Vallarta's 7th Annual Medical Matters Conference, a no charge community health care event featuring options for the Banderas Bay Community regarding day to day well-being and emergency health care needs, is being held today, February 13, from 9 am to 4 pm at Marriott CasaMagna.

Vallarta Medical Matters Conference Speakers - Part 2
Pamela Thompson

Vallarta's 7th annual Medical Matters Conference, a no charge community health care event to be held February 13 at the Marriott CasaMagna Resort, will feature options for your day to day well-being and health care needs, plus a wide array of speakers covering a variety of topics.

Vallarta Medical Matters Conference Speakers - Part 1
Pamela Thompson

The 2017 Vallarta Medical Matters Conference sponsors - HealthCare Resources, the U.S. Consular Agency, and the CasaMagna Marriott Puerto Vallarta Resort & Spa - are proud to welcome some very distinguished medical practitioners as featured speakers at the February 13th event.

Broadway Cares / Equity Fights AIDS Supports SETAC
Paco Arjona

On Monday, January 16, the SETAC Community Center was honored by a visit from Mr. Tom Viola, the Director of Broadway Cares / Equity Fights AIDS, a nonprofit, grant-making organization that year after year has supported SETAC's commitment to fighting HIV/AIDS in Vallarta.

Puerto Vallarta Medical Matters Conference, Feb. 13
Pamela Thompson

If you are a Banderas Bay area resident or visitor interested in your health, don't miss the 7th Medical Matters Conference! Scheduled to be held February 13 at Hotel Marriott, this free event will feature over 60 healthcare-related exhibitors and non-stop speakers programs.

15th Sobriety Under the Sun Convention, January 20-22
Bob Cohen

The 15th annual Sobriety Under the Sun Convention, scheduled for Jan. 20-22, promises to be another memorable weekend in Puerto Vallarta. The Westin Hotel and Spa in Marina Vallarta will host the event, featuring a great speaker line-up, workshops and 12-Step Recovery meetings.

January 2017 Puerto Vallarta Health News & Clinics
Pamela Thompson

Happy New Year! At Healthcare Resources, we are committed to you and will continue to be there for all of your healthcare needs in every way, shape or form. We are proud of our physicians, our clinics and our services, and we wish for you the very best in the upcoming year.

Mexico's Obesity Rates Inch Up to 72.5 Percent in 2016

Mexico has one of the worst rates of overweight and obese people in the world, rivaling the United States, rising from 71.2 percent of people over 20 in 2012 to 72.5 percent this year, according to a recent survey conducted by the country's health ministry.

Pain-Free Yoga Practice Workshop at Davannayoga

Via Anderson, a certified Yoga and Movement therapist, is presenting a three-hour workshop at Davannayoga in downtown Puerto Vallarta on December 20 from 4-7 pm. The workshop topic is: Creating a Pain-Free Yoga Practice. Space is limited, so pre-registration is encouraged.

Senate Passes Medical Pot Bill; Sent to Lower House
Deutsche Welle

Mexico's senate on Tuesday voted overwhelmingly in favor of legalizing medical marijuana. The bill, which will now move to the Lower House for consideration, falls short of demands among some critics who argue that wider legalization can help the country reduce drug-related violence.

Vallarta Pride 2017 to Support SETAC's Fight Against HIV
Banderas News Team

The Vallarta Pride organizing committee has prepared a renewed Gay Pride Festival with new proposals that they're sure you'll love, as in 2017 the event will support a social cause that is important to the community: prevention of HIV/AIDS through the distribution of the PrEP pill.

SETAC Community Center Has Moved to Fluvial Vallarta
Providing Essential Services

In 2009, the SETAC Community Center opened in Old Town Puerto Vallarta to provide health treatment referrals and education to the community. Today, SETAC continues to provide these essential services in the safe and discrimination-free atmosphere of their new office in Fluvial.

Jamaica: The Flower That Will Make Your Mood Bloom
Leslie Korn, PhD, MPH

Jamaica, a medicinal hibiscus flower and member of the Malvaceae family, makes a delicious red drink that is a very accessible and inexpensive source of vitamin C, calcium and powerful antioxidants. It is also used traditionally in Mexico as a medicine to reduce fever during colds.

November 2016 Puerto Vallarta Health News & Clinics
Pamela Thompson

As we begin our 'high season,' we welcome many of our snowbirds back to Puerto Vallarta! Between health screening clinics, informative speakers programs and assisting you with all of your health care needs, HealthCare Resources Puerto Vallarta has a lot going on this month!

Nutrition Trauma and Traditional Foods and Medicines
Leslie Korn, PhD, MPH

I first learned about the use of foods and plants for healing when I lived in the jungle where there were no doctors. I relied on the women of the village to help me navigate the subtropical diseases I encountered, along with the accidents, bites, and maladies no one could name.

International Day of the Girl Kicked Off National Campaign
The News

On October 11, as part of the International Day of the Girl Child, UNICEF and the Mexican company Saba signed an agreement to start a national campaign to raise awareness and disseminate information about feminine issues, including general health and teen pregnancy.

One in Three People Track Their Health or Fitness
PR Newswire

A recent international GfK survey, conducted online in 16 countries, shows one in three people (33 percent) currently monitor or track their health or fitness via an online or mobile application, or via a fitness band, clip, or smartwatch. Who are they and why are they doing it?

Healthcare Resources Vallarta October News & Clinics
Pamela Thompson

October brings many things to Puerto Vallarta. Among them are: Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the return of all of Healthcare Resources' health screening clinics and speakers programs, the beginning of the return of our 'snowbirds' - and some cooler weather!

Breast Cancer Awareness Events in Puerto Vallarta
Pamela Thompson

As we work to promote awareness, honor breast cancer survivors and remember those that lost the fight, we hope that you will participate in Healthcare Resources Puerto Vallarta's October activities. All of these no-charge events are educational, informative, delicious - and pink!

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