New vaccine against zika will be tested in Yucatan

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The pharmaceutical company Sanofi Pasteur will conduct the tests. MERIDA — The pharmaceutical company that developed the dengue vaccine now is working on a similar fight against zika. According to Milenio Novedades, the testing phase in humans will start at the beginning of next year. Yucatan is one of the states chosen for these tests. (Photo: More...

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By Yucatan Times On Sunday, April 23rd, 2017

Yucatan, one of the most popular destinations for medical tourism

National and international patients requiring clinical treatment increasingly identify Yucatán as an ideal destination to receive specialized and high-quality hospital care, including Mayab’s Lighthouse (Faro More...

By Yucatan Times On Wednesday, March 29th, 2017

Yucatan’s suicide rate reflects deficiencies in psychiatric care

Despite the fact that Yucatan is a state with a high suicide rate, mental health care has a significant lag in service, given the lack of resources allocated, legislation in the field and public policies for its More...

A medical clinic in Tijuana, Mexico. An estimated 952,000 Californians enter Mexico to receive health care annually, including prescription drugs, according to the U.S. International Trade Commission. (Photo: Guillermo Arias/Bloomberg via Getty Images)
By Yucatan Times On Thursday, March 23rd, 2017
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Boom in medical tourism to Mexico predicted if Obamacare ends

On almost any weekday afternoon, silver-haired Americans, often with mouths still numb from Novocain, line up at the U.S. port of entry between Nogales, Mexico, and Nogales, Ariz., according to Caitlin Dickson of More...

Medical students participated in the Yucatan outreach. (PHOTO: UADY)
By Yucatan Times On Tuesday, March 21st, 2017

University of Florida and UADY bring medical services to rural Yucatan communities

Promoting university social responsibility and contributing to improving the living conditions of the rural population are part of the objectives of “Proyecto Yucatán”, a joint effort between the University More...

The General Hospital had an investment of around 1 billion pesos (Photo: La Verdad Noticias)
By Yucatan Times On Tuesday, March 14th, 2017

New Cancun general hospital opens its doors

CANCUN — The new General Hospital “Dr. Jesus Kumate Rodríguez” opened its doors on Friday March 10. This facility, with investment of 1 billion pesos, will create a center of care for patients More...

By Yucatan Times On Tuesday, March 14th, 2017

Quintana Roo GP’s travel to Merida for specialized medical training

10 Quintana Roo doctors began their preparation in Yucatan in different specialties; they expect to return to practice in their state in three years. CHETUMAL, Q. Roo. — Doctors from Quintana Roo started their More...

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By Yucatan Times On Monday, March 13th, 2017

Quintana Roo seeks to boost medical tourism from U.K and Middle East

The intention is to increase the flow of medical tourism to the destination by 20% in 2017. CANCÚN — Medical tourism that comes from the old world barely represents 5% of the market for Quintana Roo, and More...

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By Yucatan Times On Monday, February 13th, 2017

Merida’s air connectivity facilitates medical tourism

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, More...

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...