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

Managing a “High – Risk” pregnancy 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 everything is smooth and easy. However, there is another kind of pregnancy, known in medicine as “high-risk pregnancy”, where many conditions More...

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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...

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By Yucatan Times On Wednesday, January 4th, 2017

UADY researchers study Mayan plant remedies

In order to identify plant species that are used for remedies in Mayan communities, the Autonomous University of Yucatán (Uady, for its acronym in Spanish) is developing a multidisciplinary study in the town of More...

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By Yucatan Times On Tuesday, January 3rd, 2017

Part of Victoria Medical Cancun temporarily closed after death

CANCUN — Victoria Medical Cancun was partially closed last week after a woman died. A section of the medical facility was shut down by the Federal Commission for the Protection against Health Risks (Cofepris) More...

Star Medica Hospital in Merida.
By Yucatan Times On Thursday, December 29th, 2016

Expats highly rate health care in Mexico and Central America

The quality of healthcare is of the most critical things people should consider before moving abroad, especially retirees.  But how is the healthcare abroad?  Here’s an article by Chuck Bolotin that gives some More...

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By Yucatan Times On Thursday, December 29th, 2016

How to avoid a medical nightmare in Mexico

The headline read: “Woman trapped in Cancun hospital and forced to pay $100,000+”. It could happen to anyone. The Riviera Maya Times (sister website of The Yucatan Times and San Miguel Times) recently More...

By Yucatan Times On Tuesday, December 20th, 2016

Lipocontour: sculpt your body silhouette in Mérida, Yuc.

Without a doubt, liposuction is one of the most requested procedures when looking to improve your silhouette. This procedure should always be performed by a certified experienced professional plastic surgeon to More...

Demonstrators hold up marijuana as they take part in a rally for the legalization of marijuana in Mexico City, May 7, 2016. REUTERS/Henry Romero
By Yucatan Times On Wednesday, December 14th, 2016

Mexican senate passes medical marijuana bill

Mexico’s Senate overwhelmingly approved a bill on Tuesday Dec. 13 that would allow for the use of medical marijuana, in a further step toward outright legalization in a country long wracked by warring drug More...

New Hope Fertility Center Mexico. (FILE PHOTO)
By Yucatan Times On Tuesday, December 13th, 2016

Mexico clinic plans 20 ‘three-parent’ babies in 2017

The New Scientist reports that many more three-parent babies will soon be on their way. A clinic in Mexico is planning to use the technique in 20 pregnancies in the first half of 2017, according to medical director More...