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On Call: Health Advice from UC San Diego Health Experts

By Brian Pedersen, MD, Anna McDivit Mizzell, MD, and Desiree Leithem, NP   Our experts answer your questions on everything from acne to zygomycosis. This month, our experts discuss how Mother Nature affects blood pressure, what it means if you have lupus, and the causes of hiccups. Does cold weather affect blood pressure? Anna McDivit [...]

Cancer Screening Available at Hospital H+

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By Salvador Quiroz Early detection of cancer can be a lifesaver. Regular screening of apparently healthy people permits diagnosis in its early stages, when cancer is most curable. Among the major killer cancers are breast, colon and rectum, cervix, and prostate cancer. The doctors and staff of Hospital H+ San Miguel have the latest equipment [...]

Personal Health Latest in Weight-Loss Research and More

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By Nancy Johnston Hall Which Diet is Best for Losing Weight—Low Carb or Low-Fat? Bottom line: it’s a draw. In a recent, well-designed study at Stanford University, published in February in the Journal of the American Medical Association, both types of diets worked equally well. Study participants were told to choose high-quality foods but were [...]

All About the Quality of Water

By Dr. Salvador Quiroz Health conscious people in San Miguel de Allende are rightly concerned about the quality of their water. I am frequently asked what measures may be taken to improve it. Not being a sanitation specialist, I decided to seek the advice of my now good friend, licensed engineer  Manuel Angel Villafaña, who [...]

Geriatrics Means Rejuvenation in Ayurvedic Medicine

By Dori Ahern The ancient science of Ayurveda has eight branches, similar to the branches of allopathic medicine. However, the Sanskrit term for Geriatrics is rasayana, and it means rejuvenation. Some readers may be familiar with the three Ayurvedic mind/body types: vata, pitta, and kapha. These three humors, or doshas in Sanskrit, are derived from the basic [...]

Geriatrics Means Rejuvenation in Ayurvedic Medicine

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By Dori Ahern The ancient science of Ayurveda has eight branches, similar to the branches of allopathic medicine. However, the Sanskrit term for Geriatrics is rasayana, and it means rejuvenation. Some readers may be familiar with the three Ayurvedic mind/body types: vata, pitta, and kapha. These three humors, or doshas in Sanskrit, are derived from the basic [...]

Sleep Disorders—a Medical Challenge

By Salvador Quiroz   “To sleep: perchance to dream.” Hamlet, Act III, i, 56 When we decide to call it a day and turn out the light, all of us want a sound and restful sleep. However, 40 percent of us will not be able to achieve that goal. This group suffers from insomnia, and, [...]

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By Nancy Johnston Hall   What You Should Know About Over-the-Counter Pain Relievers “Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional.” M. Kathleen Casey, Canadian politician We’re used to popping pills now and then to avoid the suffering that comes from pain. And thank heavens for the many over-the-counter (OTC) meds that offer inexpensive, non-addictive pain relief. Since [...]

Health Column

By Salvador Quiroz   The Sun Versus Our Skin   Hospital H+ recently hosted a presentation by Dr. Blanca Farías on skin cancer, directed toward the general public. Dr. Farías, or “Doctora Blanca” as her patients know her, is a board-certified dermatologist in San Miguel de Allende and a consultant in that field for the hospital. [...]

Health Column

By Salvador Quiroz   Indigestion: Does it Always Indicate Infection?   Indigestion is a term frequently used by patients to describe a variety of symptoms that are, for the most part, very non-specific. To some patients, indigestion refers to actual abdominal pain, pressure, or heartburn. Others may use the term to describe a vague feeling [...]

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