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

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Ambassador Roberta Jacobson, right, with Mexican health officials. (PHOTO: U.S. Embassy handout)
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UADY researchers study Mayan plant remedies

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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...

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Street food carries health risks, warns IMSS doctor

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BDAYD1 Grandparents and grandchild playing cricket at the seaside Little girl batting at the wicket. Image shot 2009. Exact date unknown.
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Medical evacuation membership makes emergency airlift affordable

What if… you, or someone you love has a serious medical situation and needs to be back home within hours? If you spend any significant time in Mexico, there will come a time that you or someone you know will need More...