Scorpion Stings and Snake Bites

Scorpion (Alacrán) Stings Of the more than 1,000 species of scorpions worldwide, only 30 carry a toxin that may be fatal in humans. In the U.S., the rate is very low: one death from a scorpion sting occurs on average every two to three years. In Mexico, there are a reported 1,000- 2,000 deaths per […]

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Stings, Bites and Poisoning from Dangerous Marine Animals

Jellyfish Many of Mexico's most beautiful beaches harbor the treacherous jellyfish. Twenty or more species are common in the waters around Mexico; most cause painful stings. Some are harmless but even a few rare species can be fatal. Jellyfish tentacles are armed with thousands of tiny needle-like filaments that can deliver small doses of venom […]

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Jet Lag and Motion Sickness

Jet Lag Your body is regulated by light/dark cycles that trigger the rhythmic release of hormones throughout the day. When you cross multiple time zones, you are exposed to light and darkness at uncommon times. As a result, your natural hormonal rhythms may be drastically disrupted, creating symptoms such as daytime fatigue, reduced mental and […]

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U.S.A Medicare in Mexico

Retirees, imagine what would happen if the U.S. government paid all of your medical bills- anywhere in the world you decided you wanted to go. Now, don't forget to pinch yourself before you hit the snooze button. Unfortunately, Medicare stops at the border, so if you get hurt injured or fall ill oversees, you will […]

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Obtaining Mexican Social Security (IMSS) Health Insurance in Cancun Mexico

Obtaining Mexican Social Security (IMSS) Health Insurance Expatriates living in Mexico: Expats living in Mexico have other considerations and better economic choices not commonly shared with the short-term traveler. First, there is no need for evacuation to a home country. Second, because many expats have developed a working understanding of Spanish and a comfort level […]

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Medical Insurance for Expatriates in Cancun Mexico

Medical Insurance for Expatriates Needless to say, the Mayan Riviera is rapidly becoming a magnet for a growing number of offshore retirees looking for their own share of paradise. But even in paradise, planning for possible major medical expenses must be taken as seriously as it would back home. Many expats think that moving in […]

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Solution to U.S Health Care Woes Emerges in Mexico

Solution to U.S Health Care Woes Emerges in Mexico The United States’ health care crisis has become a huge issue in the 2008 presidential campaign trail. Democratic candidates are proposing more inclusive proposals to resolve the gaps in coverage, inefficiencies and costs that North Americans face. Today, there are over 45 million uninsured and 25 […]

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Stings, Bites and Scratches from Animals and Insects

Stings, Bites, and Scratches from Animals and Insects Visitors to Mexico should be aware that problems may arise when bites, stings or scratches occur. We have reviewed the main causes below, along with suggestions for how to treat them. As always, when possible consult with a physician if first aid is not enough. Human and […]

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Cancun Travel and Dengue Fever Medical Information

Cancun Travel and Dengue Fever Medical Information Dengue fever is most often transmitted to humans by the Aedes aegypti mosquito, which has been responsible for recent outbreaks in Texas and the northeastern Mexican state of Tamaulipas. The disease has also been active in the low-lying coastal regions of Veracruz and along the Yucatan Peninsula. There […]

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Cancun and Mexico Travel Safety Tips for Women

Cancun Mexico Travel Safety for Women Mexico, like most Latin countries, has a macho culture. Familiarizing yourself with the general roles of men and women and learning the behavioral codes will enable you to maneuver throughout the country with little to no worries. Fighting the status quo could very well get you in trouble. Understanding […]

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Cancun Mexico Sunburn and Skin Safety Information

Cancun Vacation Tips: Sunburn and Sun Safety Excessive UVA and UVB energy from the sun causes the skin to burn, which can lead to pain and discomfort that will interfere with a fun vacation. The darker your skin is naturally, the more you are protected, but even very dark-skinned people can get sunburned. People with fair […]

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Cancun Travelers Guide to Pharmacies and Prescription Drugs

Pharmacy and Prescription Drugs in Cancun Mexico In recent years, thousands of Americans have traveled to Mexico to purchase pharmaceuticals at a fraction of U.S. costs. While there are obvious benefits to this practice, there is and always will be questions about the authenticity of the medications. Pharmacy Locations in Cancun With so many Covid-19 […]

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Cancun Beach Water Safety and Water Pollution Advisories

Mexico Beach Water Pollution Advisory Due to industrial contamination, sewage and unfavorable ocean currents, coastal seawater often contains high concentrations of unhealthy bacteria, known as enterococci. This bacteria is found in the feces of most humans and many animals. Among the most antibiotic resistant bacteria isolated from humans, enterococci can commonly cause diarrhea, skin, ear, […]

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Vacationing with Disabled Children

  Planning a Vacation with Children that have Disabilities         Destination: Cancun and the Riviera Maya How busy will it be? Is it kid friendly? The size or room and how many beds are available. Do they have porta cribs? Can my son use his walker at this location. How hard will […]

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Tips for traveling with Heart Disease

Traveling with Heart Disease - what you should know Patients with known heart disease should not be limited from enjoying travel. Knowing your limits and what to do when symptoms present can be life-saving. If you have known athlerosclerosis (clogging of the arteries of the heart with cholesterol and plaques) you need to make sure that the […]

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Traveling to Cancun - Common Medical Questions and Answers

Diabetes Having diabetes should not limit most people from traveling, yet a certain amount of education can help prevent diabetes-associated complications. Following a regular and routine lifestyle of sleep, exercise, caloric intake, and medication dosage best regulates diabetes. Adjusting to time zone changes, unregulated meals, and irregular sleep-wake cycles are some of the many challenges […]

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