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SETAC Announces Semana Santa HIV Prevention Activities
SETAC, Puerto Vallarta's LGBTQ Community Center, will implement a prevention and education strategy during Semana Santa, Mexico's Spring Break equivalent, with the goal of reducing HIV and other sexually-transmitted infections in Jalisco's Coastal Region and Banderas Bay.
SETAC Community Center Receives Important Donation
Puerto Vallarta's SETAC Community Center recently received a donation of $180,140 pesos from the organizers of Beef Dip. The funds will be used to further fulfill SETAC's mission to eradicate HIV and other STDs among the LGBTQ community in the Banderas Bay area.
UC 90+ Study: Booze Beats Excercise for Longevity
New York Daily News
When it comes to making it into your 90s, booze actually beats exercise, according to a long-term study. The research, led by University of California neurologist Claudia Kawas, tracked 1,700 nonagenarians enrolled in the 90+ Study that began in 2003 to explore impacts of daily habits.
Free App Translates Text, Voice into Sign Language
Latin American Herald Tribune
Young Mexican entrepreneurs from the western state of Jalisco have developed 'Sign'n,' a computer program that translates text and voice into the Mexican sign language. The program is currently accessible on the internet, but will be available shortly as a free mobile application.
Quality Medical Care a Benefit of Retiring in Mexico
If you are thinking about buying a second home in Puerto Vallarta for retirement, one of your considerations will be access to healthcare. One of the benefits of retiring in Mexico is the inexpensive, quality medical care that's available from both private and public providers.
Mexican Tetra May Help Scientists Understand Insomnia
Two new studies of Mexico's blind cave fish, Astyanax mexicanus, have offered new clues as to why some animals sleep more than others. The research could aid scientists' understanding of sleep disorders in humans. Both studies were published in the journal eLife.
SETAC Hosts International Condom Day Activities
International Condom Day has been celebrated on February 14 since 2009, thanks to an initiative proposed by AIDS Healthcare Foundation. SETAC, Puerto Vallarta's HIV/AIDS Community Center, will commemorate Int'l Condom Day with a series of activities on February 12, 14 & 15.
Next 'TED Talk Tuesday' Offers Insights into Dementia
'Dementia, You're Not the Boss of Me!' is the topic of the first 'TED Talk Tuesdays' presentation for 2018. Speaker Michael Lindner, the CEO and founder of Vallarta Hospice, will present this educational discussion from 10 am to 12 noon on Tuesday, January 9, at The Boutique Dinner Theatre.
16th Sobriety Under the Sun Convention, January 19-21
The 16th annual Sobriety Under the Sun Convention, scheduled for Jan. 19-21, promises to be another memorable weekend in Puerto Vallarta. The Westin Hotel and Spa in Marina Vallarta will host the event, which features a great speaker line-up, workshops, and 12-Step meetings.
Mexico to Legalize Marijuana-Based Products Next Year
Mexico will legalize sales of marijuana-based medicines, foods, drinks, cosmetics and other products early next year, its health regulator said last week. According to Reuters, the law still bans the sale of the marijuana plant itself and only allows for pot-based medicines and products.
Red Ribbon Gala Raises $210,158 Pesos for SETAC
SETAC, Puerto Vallarta's HIV/AIDS Community Center, announced the outcome of the Red Ribbon Gala held at Casa Karma Boutique Resort on Dec. 7. The $210,158 pesos raised will support the non-profit organization's efforts to reduce HIV and other STDs in the Banderas Bay area.
Natural Remedies that Relieve Pain and Depression
Dr. Leslie Korn
Science has confirmed the dangers of non-steroidal anti-inflammatories (NSAIDS) but what are reliable alternatives to treat pain and inflammation that co-occurs with depression and PTSD? Dr. Leslie Korn gives us effective natural alternatives and a recipe for turmeric tea.
Next 'TED Talk Tuesday' Features Marcella Castellanos
The Boutique Theatre continues its popular educational discussions, 'TED Talk Tuesdays,' every other week from 9-11 am throughout the season. Next up is Puerto Vallarta Health Coach, Marcella Castellanos, who will present 'Revitalize Your Energy, Recharge Your Life...' December 19.
Recipe for Chayote, One of Mexico's Healthiest Vegetables
Mexico has given innumerable gifts to the world: flamboyant chiles, the multi-tasking avocado, the brain-stimulant called chocolate, the mood-boosting aroma of vanilla, but none of these food gifts can call themselves as humble as the oft-ignored vegetable pear known as 'chayote.'
Mexico to Launch PrEP Pilot Program in Four Cities
Mexican health authorities announced that an HIV profilaxis pre-exposition program (PrEP) will be launched in four cities in Mexico, during the first quarter, 2018. Puerto Vallarta is among those cities, and SETAC will bring this powerful HIV prevention tool to the Banderas Bay area.
World Aids Day: HIV Prevention in Latin America
A new report from PAHO and UNAIDS says that expanding access to all HIV prevention options would reduce the number of new cases of HIV in Latin America. Here in Puerto Vallarta, SETAC is dedicated to HIV education, detection & prevention. Here's how you can help.
HIV-AIDS Community Center Announces Red Ribbon Gala
SETAC, Puerto Vallarta's HIV-AIDS Community Center, has announced 'Red Ribbon Gala - A World Without AIDS for our Children,' an extraordinary fundraising event set to take place at Casa Karma Boutique Resort on Thursday, December 7, from 6 to 10 pm.