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Having a Primary Care Physician in San Miguel

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By Melanie Lansing Did you know that by having a primary care physician (PCP) in town you could increase your life expectancy by 30 percent or more, save 33 percent on visits to the emergency room, and experience 19 percent lower odds of dying than those who don’t have one? Lecture “The Importance of Having [...]

When Everybody Seems to Mumble

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Personal Health By Nancy Johnston Hall, illustration by Kathy Grantham All joking aside, age-related hearing loss can range from a minor irritation to a serious handicap. “Everyone mumbles,” is one of the first complaints of someone with undiagnosed hearing loss. This is because high frequencies are usually the first to go. But hearing loss can [...]

Quick Stroke Treatment Can Save Your Life

By Dr. Claudia Aguilar-Chalela In Mexico, ten patients die of a stroke every hour. As medical director of the H+ Hospital in San Miguel, I oversee both the emergency medical teams and protocols applied to stroke victims. It is my responsibility to ensure that all nurses, technicians, and physicians are properly trained and credentialed as [...]

Cáncer de mama, resuelve tus dudas

Por Salvador Navarro Hernández 1.- ¿Qué tan grave es la situación del cáncer de mama en México? El cáncer de mama es el tumor maligno más frecuente en la mujer en el mundo y en nuestro país. Se presentan más de un millón de nuevos casos al año en el mundo La edad de ocurrencia [...]

Breast Cancer: Answering Your Questions

By Salvador Navarro Hernández Q: How serious is the incidence of breast cancer in Mexico? A: Breast cancer is the most common form of malignant tumor in women in this country and in the world. There are more than a million new cases worldwide every year. The occurrence in Mexico is between 45 and 55 [...]

Aging and Health Care Choices

By Hernán Drobny There is a growing body of evidence in the medical literature indicating that active involvement by individuals in their own health care decisions leads to better outcomes and lower health care costs. This is the principle of “informed choice,” collaboration between the health care provider and the patient. For the patient, it [...]

Seguro Popular Membership Update

By Clementina Beas Seguro Popular, the Mexican health plan created for low income Mexicans and available to foreigners with temporary or permanent resident visas, has implemented a fee schedule for all members, according to Sonia Díaz, expert on Seguro Popular enrollment. Here is what Peace of Mind in San Miguel learned in its recent interview. [...]

What’s the Beef with Grass-Fed Beef?

HEALTH Via Organica Rancho Santo Niño

Paid article By Meagan Burns It’s hard to miss the buzz that grass-fed beef is generating, whether you agree or not. Many consider it an unnecessary purchase, while a growing number of people have decided it’s the only red meat they will eat. The definition of grass-fed beef is not regulated in the US or [...]

Médica Santa Carmen inauguró su nueva clínica en San Miguel de Allende

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Por Rafael Cueli Cue Médica Santa Carmen, clínica especializada en brindar atención a pacientes con insuficiencia renal, abrió sus puertas en el municipio guanajuatense de San Miguel de Allende. El proyecto tiene por objetivo atender a un mercado que viene creciendo por padecimientos crónicos vinculados con la obesidad y diabetes. Andrés Gutiérrez Katze, Director General [...]

The Study of Dental Beauty in its Natural Form and Function

The benefits of bioesthetic dentistry

By Edgar Ricardo Olivares   In recent years México has become part of the bioesthetic dentistry specialized approach to healthier dental systems. But what is bioesthetic dentistry? According to its founder Robert L. Lee, D.D.S., who graduated from Loma Linda School of Dentistry in 1959 and also holds a B.A. in Biology and an M.S. [...]

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