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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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Ciruela – A High Iron Fruit that Helps Combat Fatigue

Ciruela Mexicana come in many different shapes. This tropical fruit is full of vitamins and minerals but is best known for having high levels of Vitamin C and Iron, contributing to more energy, reducing anemia, boosting immune function and is great for reducing fatigue. Try this sugar-free Ciruela and Chia Spread instead of jam.

COVID Vaccine for Children Approved, Mask Mandates Debated

On Tuesday, Mexico's Deputy Health Minister announced that as of April 28, Children aged 12 and over can be registered for a COVID-19 vaccine. He also said that the use of face masks is no longer essential, but added that they can still be useful in enclosed spaces. Here in Jalisco, mask mandates remain in place.

SETAC’s ‘Give Milk’ Program for HIV Positive Mothers

There is no greater tragedy than a new mother unable to feed her child because her breast milk could pass on the virus that causes AIDS. Created in 2012, the SETAC Community and Wellness Center's "Give Milk" program helps meet this critical need in Puerto Vallarta.

Covid Vaccination Campaign Intensifies in Puerto Vallarta

Dr. Jaime Álvarez Zayas on Monday announced that 40,000 doses of AstraZeneca will be available to everyone over the age of 18 at various health centers, hospitals and other locations in and around Puerto Vallarta, including Plaza Pitillal, the Central Bus Station, Lázaro Cárdenas Park and Commercial Plazas, through April 30.

Need a Bit of an Internal Spring Cleaning? Try Guanabana

Do you feel like you need a bit of an internal spring cleaning? With the change of season, now is a good time to make some positive changes to your diet too! If you like the taste of strawberries and pineapple, then you will love the flavor combinations of Guanabana, a tropical fruit which has body cleansing benefits.

Improving Diabetes Care in Underserved Communities in Mexico

Therapeutic or medical massage for diabetes in the rural Municipality of Cabo Corrientes, where two-thirds of adults suffer from diabetes, is non-existent. The one exception to this is the work of Dr. Leslie Korn and the therapists of the Center for Traditional Medicine (CTM).

Mexicans ‘Fall in Love’ with Water and Flavored Drinks

Between 2012 and 2022, per capita consumption of both natural and flavored bottled water in Mexico grew 50 percent, from 207 to 310 liters per year, according to data from Euromonitor and Statista. In that same period, the per capita consumption of soft drinks fell 8.6 percent, going from 112.4 to 102.7 liters.

Three Day Vaccination Campaign Starts Monday in Vallarta

Covid vaccinations for everyone in Puerto Vallarta over 18 years of age will be available from 9:00 am until 4:30 pm at the La Lija Sports Unit from Monday, March 28 through Wednesday, March 30. Whether you need your first, second, or third dose, the AstraZeneca vaccine will be applied.

Try This Calabaza Soup Recipe to Lower Caloric Intake

The calabaza squash not only fills you up, but provides your body with high amounts of Vitamin A, B1, C, Folic Acid, and Minerals Potassium, as well as being rich in fiber, antioxidants, and virtually no fats. So go ahead and give this vegetable (technically a fruit) a try, and enjoy knowing it won’t affect your waistline!

Dr. Leslie Korn: Incorporating Herbs into Everyday Life

Our first medicines were herbs. They are gifts from nature that grow out of the earth, nourished by the sun and the moon, the rain and the snow, to feed and heal us by nurturing our body, mind, and spirit. Dr. Leslie Korn shares some of her favorite ways to benefit from herbs.