Friday February 23 2018

The tiger strips on the abdomen of the Aedes aegypti identifies them as the threat
Updated  February 16, 2018, The cold weather has slowed the spread of the Zika virus to a virtual halt in Mexico. Nationwide only two new cases tested positive, and are likely to be the result...
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, ‘...
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...
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...
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 Monday, 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. This year there...
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...
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...
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...
The type of stingray that worries swimmers in the waters of Baja is usually less than 12" across.
There are a variety of species in the waters surrounding Baja that can bring you pain when you swim. These dread beasts can cause you to end your day at the beach ahead of schedule, but are rarely...
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