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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Yucatan’s suicide rate reflects deficiencies in psychiatric care

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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

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Medical students participated in the Yucatan outreach. (PHOTO: UADY)
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University of Florida and UADY bring medical services to rural Yucatan communities

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

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Merida’s air connectivity facilitates medical tourism

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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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Animal therapists: the four-legged friends helping cancer patients

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Ambassador Roberta Jacobson, right, with Mexican health officials. (PHOTO: U.S. Embassy handout)
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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...

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