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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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.
Stop Doing These 10 Things to Relieve Holiday Stress
It's supposed to be 'the most wonderful time of the year.' Unfortunately, for many, the winter holiday season is also the most stressful time of the year. Psychological performance coach Dr. Alok Trivedi says to reduce the stress of the holidays you have to stop doing these 10 things.
'Movember' is All About Men's Health in Puerto Vallarta
This month, we are celebrating Men's Health Month - 'Movember' - by promoting the awareness of prostate and testicular cancer. Healthcare Resources Puerto Vallarta, together with UroVallarta, have put together a full month of Speakers Programs, Clinics and Special Packages.
November 2017 Healthcare Resources PV News & Clinics
A warm welcome back to our 'snowbirds'! It has been a whirlwind summer and now we are swiftly headed into the hustle and bustle of 'high season' in Puerto Vallarta. As always, HealthCare Resources is here to help you with all of your health care needs.
Nature's 'Spirit Molecules' Heal Mind and Body
Leslie Korn, PhD, MPH
Historically, indigenous and traditional societies use psychoactive plants in the context of a community-based ritual. Under these conditions, the community and the ritual provide the setting to support the process of initiation and healing experienced by the participant user.
Linda's Nail Lounge's Offers Special to Benefit SETAC
There is never a bad moment to pamper oneself with a relaxing mani-pedi delivered by a skilled beautician using state-of-the-art equipment. That said, César Ríos of Linda's Nail Lounge is offering a special promotion benefiting Vallarta's SETAC Community Center that you can't miss.
Two New Tuberculosis Drugs Move into Human Studies
Citizen News Service
On the eve of the 48th Union World Conference on Lung Health, being held in Guadalajara, Mexico through October 14, the Global Alliance for TB Drug Development (TB Alliance) announced the ongoing Phase-1 clinical studies for two new drugs for Tuberculosis treatment it developed.
Proposal to Provide Low Cost Medical Services Advances
A proposal to provide low cost medical services to the poor is about to become a reality in Puerto Vallarta. After being approved in a working session of the City's Health and Treasury Committees, a call for those interested in providing health care to those in need was issued.
Breast Cancer Awareness Events in Puerto Vallarta
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. As we work together as a community 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.
October 2017 Healthcare Resources PV News & Clinics
Where in the world did the summer go? October brings many things to Puerto Vallarta. Among them are: Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the return of Healthcare Resources' screening clinics and speakers programs, and many other activities as we roll into the fall/winter season.
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.