Hospiten Blog

Golfer's elbow, is there anything you can do about it?

Posted on 08-04-2022

We are talking about a condition caused by an overloading of the tendons in the forearm that affects many golfers, professionals or amateurs, but it also affects people who have never touched a golf club and who have professions requiring many repetitive, manual actions, like carpenters or parcel delivery workers

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What types of cataract are there?

Posted on 05-04-2022

Cataracts are an eye condition that occurs because the crystalline lens loses transparency and becomes opaque, making vision difficult, dulling colors and complicating daily activities like reading or driving.

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10 tips for improving your eyesight

Posted on 30-03-2022

The following tips for improving your eyesight offer insights into good habits and actions which will have a positive impact on your visual health.

Although they cannot cure problems such as short-sightedness, far-sightedness or astigmatism, they can certainly help you to correct minor complaints, like dry eyes or eye fatigue.

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What is a toric intraocular lens?

Posted on 30-03-2022

Toric lenses are an artificial solution for vision problems associated with cataracts, astigmatism or presbyopia. Toric intraocular lenses in particular replace the crystalline lens surgically and correct refractive errors, so they can also resolve other conditions like myopia or hyperopia. 

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How to help your child when they catch a cold or the flu (influenza)

Posted on 14-03-2022

The best thing you can do is to help your child feel more comfortable, make sure they get more rest and that they drink water or other liquids. Your child’s doctor may want to see the child or ask you to keep a close eye on the child, let them know if you see no daily improvement or if they are still not better after a week. Use nasal drops with salt water or saline solution (1 or 2 drops in each nostril) or a nasal spray (1 or 2 sprays into each nostril). For babies, use a bulb syringe suction device to extract the drops of additional spray.

When using the bulb syringe suction device, remember to firstly squeeze the bulb syringe, inserting the rubber tip gently into the nostril and then releasing the bulb slowly.


Dr. Laura Elena Castañeda Ramírez.

Pediatrician, breastfeeding and perinatal mental health consultant.

Head of Pediatric Medicine, Hospiten Cabo San Lucas .


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Citrus Fruit Time

Posted on 02-03-2022

Oranges, Mandarin oranges and clementines start to ripen in October and can be picked until May. Thanks to cold storage facilities we can actually enjoy oranges all year round, but they are at their very best in winter when they reach optimum ripeness, making them sweeter and even more delicious.

So, having orange juice for breakfast helps us get a great start to the day, giving us energy, preventing colds and strengthening our immune system, doesn’t it?

Yes—and no.

Vitamin C is definitely important for a healthy immune system, but vitamin C supplements are unable to actually prevent or cure colds.

Citrus fruits are renowned for being rich in vitamin C, but do not have the highest vitamin C content of all foods. Broccoli contains twice as much vitamin C than an orange, while bell peppers have three times as much. Parsley has four times as much, though you would have to eat a large bunch to get the equivalent to an orange.



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 What does cataract surgery consist of?

Posted on 11-02-2022

Although it is a common procedure, it is likely that you do not really know how a cataract operation is performed. In this article we explain both the surgical intervention, the prior and subsequent steps and some frequently asked questions about the procedure.

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