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To fight high drug prices, Utah will pay for public employees to go fill prescriptions in Mexico
To save money on drugs, Utah is offering to cover travel expenses for public employees willing to go fill certain high-cost prescriptions in Tijuana. Amid a flurry of national proposals to bring exorbitant U.S. drug prices in line with other countries’ charges, one Utah insurer has a different option for patients: PEHP, which covers 160,000...
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For the municipal government of Puerto Vallarta, the issue of health is a permanent priority in public affairs, which is why the mayor Arturo Dávalos Peña pointed out, he will continue to lobby with the various government agencies and public agencies of health, to bring a Level-Three hospital to the area. While inaugurating the activities...
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Poor oral health makes it harder to for people with hypertension to manage their blood pressure, a new study suggests. Among people being treated for hypertension (high blood pressure), those with gum disease had average blood pressure readings 2 to 3 mmHg (milligrams of mercury) higher than those without gum disease and were less likely...
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Doctors at Nairobi’s Kenyatta National Hospital have told Robert Wanyonyi there’s nothing more they can do for him. Yet more than a year after he first arrived, shot and paralyzed in a robbery, the ex-shopkeeper remains trapped in the hospital. Because Wanyonyi cannot pay his bill of nearly 4 million Kenyan shillings ($39,570), administrators are...
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The cases of dengue in Jalisco have doubled compared to last year. In the first week of October 2017 there were 568 infections, during the same period of 2018 there were 1,023 cases reported. The Secretary of State Health, Alfonso Petersen Farah, indicated that this season is the most complicated in terms of the risk...
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What To Do If You Get Sick or Hurt in Mexico
Have you ever wondered what you would do if you had an emergency while traveling through Mexico? WeExpats knows how concerning it can be to travel through Mexico without experience. Learn everything you can about the healthcare in Mexico before you travel in this convenient article. People get sick or hurt, and it’s always best...
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A lack of insurance is leading more Americans to have weight loss surgery in Mexico
For as long as she could remember, Tatum Hosea made the same birthday wish: “I just wanted to be skinny,” she said. She tried a series of workout plans and diets, developing bulimia in a bid to achieve her goal. Still, the thinness Hosea desired eluded her, and her weight ultimately crept up to more...
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Mexican President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador on Saturday urged pharmaceutical companies in the country to keep prices down or face losing out on government business to competitors abroad. During a speech in the western city of Morelia, Lopez Obrador said the government was paying too much for medicine. For the budget to be able to...
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El Paso man helps transfer bloodmobiles to Mexico
Martin Gomez arrived to United Blood Services in El Paso about 16 years ago. His mother, Martha Cervantes de Gomez, was in need of Type O blood. She lived in Ciudad Juarez. “I came to the United States, and I asked this blood bank for help. They were able to help me with some blood...
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Tending Deep Wounds in Mexico
Those who make their way through Guatemala and into Mexico do not find any guarantee of safety. As the number of people fleeing violence and poverty in the Northern Triangle grows, the Mexican government has clamped down on the country’s southern border, with support from the US. Police and military surveillance and law enforcement, coupled...
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As part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the Jalisco Health Secretariat (SSJ) will intensify actions with the purpose of timely detection through the diagnosis of breast cancer in women aged 40 to 69 years through digital mammography. The Digital Mobile Mastography Unit will be in Puerto Vallarta providing free service to women in the region,...
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The CNDH issued a recommendation to IMSS for medical malpractice that resulted in the amputation of an arm to a newborn in the Puerto Vallarta hospital. Through a communiqué, the National Human Rights Commission (CNDH) indicated that after investigating, elements were found that allowed evidence of violations of the rights to protect the health and...
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When emergency tests showed the telltale right-sided pain in Heather VanDusen’s abdomen was appendicitis, she figured she’d be quickly wheeled into surgery. But doctors offered her the option of antibiotics instead. A new study from Finland shows her choice is a reasonable alternative for most patients with appendicitis. Five years after treatment with antibiotics, almost...
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dengue puerto vallarta
More than a hundred new cases of dengue were reported to the health authorities in week 36 of the current year (September 3-9), of these, 95 of them of the classic type and 8 hemorrhagic type. Puerto Vallarta is the municipality that presents the most patients with dengue. So far this year there is an...
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An estimated 6.3 million children died before their 15th birthdays in 2017, or one every five seconds, mostly due to a lack of water, sanitation, nutrition and basic healthcare, according to report by United Nations agencies on Tuesday. The vast majority of these deaths – 5.4 million – occur in the first five years of...
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