Sunday July 22 2018

Medical travel insurance can be a lifesaver when abroad
Travel Medical Insurance is becoming more and more popular and necessary for good reason these days.  I had been hearing enough stories of people having severe medical issues only to survive and...
Keeping Hydrated in the heat
When you continue to live and work in Baja year round you need to adjust your habits to avoiding heat stroke by keeping the body hydrated. In this article, we will cover the physiology of...
The type of stingray that worries swimmers in the waters of Baja is usually less than 12" across.
Springtime brings increased activity throughout the Sea of Cortez, not only in the form of tourists enjoying the warming waters, but the natural habitants as well. Among those that perfer to share...
The Zika Virus under a  scanning electron microscope
Updated July 17 2018, The number of cases testing positive for the Zika virus rose only by three persons nationwide and none of them were a pregnant woman. No new cases have been discovered this...
An ancient Mezo-American practice the Temazcal
A Temazcal is a mud or brick dome-like construction and is used to house people while they undergo an ancient Aztec cleansing ritual. The intention of this is to balance the mind, body and spirit, ‘...
Calling 911 in Mexico for Health Emergencies
The first weeks of January 2017 saw all of Mexico switch to the 911 system for all emergencies. These services include, police, fire, ambulance and naval services, given the proper information 911...
Deaths In Mexico of US Citizens in the first half of 2017
The year 2016 saw a dramatic drop in the number of US citizens murdered in Mexico nationwide, despite the growing number of Americans living and vacationing here. According to the US Department of...
Beware the Doc in the Box & have faith in Public Health
Choosing emergency medical services isn't something most folks take more than a second to think about, until they need it. With the press of providing first aid to someone the first thoughts are...
Aedes albopictus mosquitoe that carries Dengue
Every year, following the rains, it is important to clear your property of standing water and drain puddles. The cities usually issue a small packet of chemicals to sanitize tanaco (water cisterns)...
February 5 – Celebrating the current constitution of Mexico adopted in 1917
This year Constitution Day falls on Tuesday, February 5, 2018 and like many nations, Mexico adjusts this holiday to the Monday or "Puente" or "bridge" day to make a three day weekend.Banks,...
Donating blood in Mexico
Recently, a member of the La Paz community was taken ill and required multiple blood transfusions in the recover process. Many of the folks in La Paz learned about the difficulties of attaining blood...
Organic foods are much more available in Baja today, as health awareness and demand increases
I believe it is possible to building a sustainable lifestyle in Baja and live in an organic paradise. Rather than running around looking for the best pomegranate juice you can find (up to $20 USD for...
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