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2018 Int'l AIDS Conference: Ending HIV, the Dutch Way
Amsterdam, which is currently hosting AIDS 2018 - the largest international conference for any global health issue - became the first city in the world to overshoot UNAIDS's 2020 targets, which are intertwined with the global promise of ending AIDS through the adoption of SDGs by 2030.
IMSS Medical Coverage: Quality, Affordable Healthcare
Many foreigners living in Mexico purchase insurance to use the private medical system, but for those on a smaller budget, IMSS, the health care plan run by Mexico's Social Security Institute, provides affordable access to quality healthcare. Here's how to apply for IMSS coverage.
Studies Reveal Why Some People are Mosquito Magnets
Rainy season means it's mosquito season, too. But why do they bite some people more than others? Mosquitoes exhibit blood-sucking preferences, say the experts. Blood type, metabolism and drinking beer are a few factors that make some people especially delicious to mosquitoes.
PrEP Program Begins at PV's SETAC Community Center
Mexico took a major step aimed at HIV prevention in late June, when a profilaxis pre-exposure program (PrEP) was launched in four cities. The SETAC Community Center in Puerto Vallarta is among the four PrEP sites in Mexico that will offer this powerful HIV prevention tool free of charge.
Eating Mangoes Can Prevent or Halt Cancer Cell Growth
If you look at what people perceive as a superfood, the mango is not quite there. But when researchers tested mango polyphenol extracts on several kinds of cancer cells in vitro, they found that mangoes prevented or halted cancer growth in certain colon and breast cell lines.
How to Get on the Fresh Food for Your Dog Bandwagon
Dr. Leslie Korn
Get off the gravy train and get on the fresh food for your dog bandwagon. Pets need fresh food just like we do. Instead of feeding your pal the SAD (Standard American Diet) that makes you sick, prepare fresh proteins and vegetables with some good fats mixed in, and they'll howl with joy.
Mexico Investing 20 Billion in IMSS Medical Facilities
Mexico News Today
The Mexican Institute of Social Security has announced that replacing more than 20,000 hospital beds will be part of the nearly 20 billion pesos to be invested in Mexico's medical facilities which, under the current government's infrastructure plan, includes 12 new hospitals and 40 new clinics.
Mango Season in Vallarta: Try These Healthy Recipes
Dr. Leslie Korn
Mangoes are considered the queen of fruits, and with good reason! Rich with vitamins and minerals, the fruit is filled with fiber, which reduces cholesterol and lowers the risk of gastrointestinal cancer; and its rich fount of antioxidants help protect you from heart disease.
June 2018 Healthcare Resources PV News & Clinics
Things are really heating up here in the Banderas Bay region, so be sure to stay cool and hydrated! No matter the weather, HealthCare Resources will continue to offer health clinics, speaker programs and more throughout the summer. Take a look at what's happenng in June.
Natural Repellents for Mosquito Season in Vallarta
One of the biggest challenges for people living in and around Puerto Vallarta at this time of year is preventing mosquito bites! The little buggers are not just annoying, but also carry diseases. Before you start bombarding your body with chemicals, try some of these natural repellents.
Is Air Pollution Making You Sick? 4 Questions Answered
Last year, a study found that more than 8 million people per year die early from air pollution exposure. This amounts to more deaths than diarrheal disease, tuberculosis and HIV/AIDS combined. The evidence is clear: Air pollution is lethal and causes death across the world.
SETAC an Important Part of Vallarta Pride Celebration
SETAC will contribute to this year's Vallarta Pride celebration through several events that, as in years past, will position Vallarta's LGBTQ Community Center as the region's most important preventive organization focused on HIV and other sexually-transmitted infections.
Scientific Breakthroughs Offer Hope of HIV Vaccine
US-backed researchers are getting closer to a vaccine that could prevent people from getting infected with the human immunodeficiency virus, offering hope for millions around the world. Clinical trials are underway in South Africa and could be a true game-changer for the HIV/AIDS pandemic.
'Semana Santa Brigade' Distributed 50,000 Free Condoms
Taking the tools of HIV education and prevention directly to the people in Puerto Vallarta is the purpose of SETAC's annual Semana Santa Brigade. During this year's campaign, held March 29-31, volunteers dispensed 50,000 condoms, 155 rapid HIV & 155 syphilis tests, free of charge.
SETAC Community Center Has a New Board of Directors
SETAC, Puerto Vallarta's LGBTQ Community Center, recently announced changes on its board of directors that will allow the organization continuity of its mission: to reduce HIV and other sexually transmitted infections through education, detection and prevention.
'Universal Health' the Theme of World Health Day 2018
Universal Health, the theme of World Health Day 2018, (which falls on Saturday, April 7 this year), implies that all people and communities have access, without discrimination, to quality health services without having to expose themselves to financial difficulties.
Spending Time at the Beach Benefits Mental Health
We all know that spending time outdoors is good for you on both a physical and mental level, but the benefits of spending time specifically at the beach have just been revealed. The combination of soothing smells and sounds of water reduces stress and depression while boosting creativity.
'Best Places' Expat Study Examines Healthcare in Mexico
Best Places in The World To Retire has released its 3rd research study of 1,129 expats living in Mexico, 'Healthcare in Mexico.' Respondents reported that access to quality healthcare was almost 4 times better than in their home country, and costs much less than in the US or Canada.