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: approximately 20% of Canadian people over 18 years old live with chronic pain; this means that 1 out of 5 patients are dealing with 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...

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...

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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...

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By Yucatan Times On Friday, December 9th, 2016

Street food carries health risks, warns IMSS doctor

Eating street food can be bad for your health, warns a doctor at the Guerrero office of the Social Security Institute, or IMSS. Dr. Catarino Antonio Camero Herrera said food prepared under dubious circumstances More...

BDAYD1 Grandparents and grandchild playing cricket at the seaside Little girl batting at the wicket. Image shot 2009. Exact date unknown.
By Yucatan Times On Thursday, December 1st, 2016

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...

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By Yucatan Times On Tuesday, November 22nd, 2016

WHO says Zika emergency is over

Zika, the mosquito-born virus that has been a concern for most of this year, is no longer being considered an international medical emergency. The World Health Organization (WHO) has lifted the nine-month-old declaration, More...

By Yucatan Times On Saturday, November 19th, 2016

Snowbirds must not forget to pack sunscreen on their trip south

Growing up in southern Minnesota, the summer days of Raymond Kieffer’s youth were spent baling hay, trimming trees and as a roofer — all of them baking in the sun. “We didn’t use sunscreen back then,” More...

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By Yucatan Times On Tuesday, November 15th, 2016

Mexico issues emergency alert over diabetes deaths

The federal government has declared an epidemiological emergency for diabetes, which caused nearly 100,000 deaths in Mexico last year. The epidemiological alert is the first ever issued for a non-communicable More...

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By Yucatan Times On Wednesday, November 9th, 2016

Four U.S. states legalize recreational marijuana

The movement for the legalization of recreational marijuana in the United States received its biggest boost in the election Tuesday Nov. 8, with the approval of its sale and use in four states, including California, More...