Merida’s air connectivity facilitates medical tourism

WesJet planes at Merida International Airport. (PHOTO:

Merida’s Manuel Crescencio Rejón International Airport is one of the important factors cementing the White City’s reputation as a very desirable location for medical tourism. Residents of the U.S., Canada, Europe and Central America can already take direct flights to Merida’s convenient international airport from major hubs like Houston, More...

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By Yucatan Times On Thursday, February 9th, 2017

Healthcare in the U.S. vs. Mexico: One man’s experience

We continue our Mexico road trip series with Chuck Bolotin, from Best Places in the World to Retire, as he, his wife, and two dogs drive through Mexico in a large, white van.  In this story, Chuck compares the More...

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By Yucatan Times On Wednesday, February 8th, 2017

Myths and realities about breast augmentation surgery

Breast augmentation is the most common plastic surgery procedure carried out aroudn the world after liposuction and is usually performed to increase the size, correct the shape or after a reconstruction due to More...

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By Yucatan Times On Tuesday, February 7th, 2017

Medical Tourism market grows in Mexico and the Yucatan

With a population of more than 122 million and the only developing destination in North America, Mexico is the 15th largest economy in the world. Its healthcare system is a mix of public and private, and the destination More...

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By Yucatan Times On Wednesday, February 1st, 2017

More Important Than Your Passport!

Recently the Yucatan Times interviewed John Klug, a Senior Representative for Travel MedEvac. TYT: John, you’ve said that Emergency Medical Evacuation protection is more important than a passport.  What do you More...

By Yucatan Times On Thursday, January 26th, 2017

Animal therapists: the four-legged friends helping cancer patients

At some point in their lifetime, roughly one in three people across the world will develop some form of cancer. In Yucatan, the annual mortality rate for people dying from cancer has increased by 22% since 1990.  It More...

Ambassador Roberta Jacobson, right, with Mexican health officials. (PHOTO: U.S. Embassy handout)
By Yucatan Times On Wednesday, January 25th, 2017

Ambassador Jacobson delivers medical equipment to Mexican researchers

The U.S. Embassy in Mexico City issued this press release on Jan. 25, 2017: MEXICO CITY – Ambassador Roberta Jacobson participated in a donation ceremony of medical equipment at the Mexican Institute of Diagnostics More...

Managing a “High – Risk” pregnancy without panic
By Yucatan Times On Monday, January 23rd, 2017

Managing a “High – Risk” pregnancy in Mérida without panic

Having a baby seems like something easy and natural. A woman gets pregnant, waits to the due date and gives birth. If it is a natural birth (without a surgery), the woman usually goes home after a couple days and More...

By Yucatan Times On Friday, January 6th, 2017

Quality of life in chronic pain… is that possible?

I have been asked during a medical tourism tour in Canada about the existence of pain clinics or healing methods for different diseases and how easy it is to find a specialized one in the area. Here are the statistics: More...

By Yucatan Times On Friday, January 6th, 2017

UNAM’s Yucatán scientists say red octopus’ saliva could cure Alzheimer’s

The red octopus’ saliva is a potential substance that would contain agents against Alzheimer’s disease, and its chemical components could contribute to the understanding of this condition’s mechanism. More...