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Plants in Costa Rica that may support diabetes treatment

Columnist Ed Bernhardt takes a look at common plants that can reduce blood sugar.

Health alert warns Costa Ricans not to use vaping devices

The Ministry of Health has recommended Costa Ricans against using electronic cigarettes and other vaping devices.

Tobacco use declining in Costa Rica, Health Ministry says

The decline in smokers may help Costa Rica reduce the prevalence of cardiovascular disease and cancer.

Costa Rican begins influenza vaccination campaign

In 2018, a protection coverage close to 92% was achieved, according to Health Authorities.

Costa Rica confirms measles cases in children of United States citizens

The children were not vaccinated against measles by their parents, who are United States citizens, the Health Ministry said.

Costa Rica’s Health Ministry confirms three imported cases of the measles

The mother and child did not have the measles vaccine, according to the Health Ministry, while the father had not completed the entire vaccination series.

Remote area critical patients to be moved to San José hospital by air

Last Friday, the first critical patient, who had a cardiac problem, was flown in from Santa Maria de Dota. Patients living in remote areas...

Costa Rica studies longevity of its centenarian citizens

According to the National Institute of Statistics and Census, there are currently 626 centenarians living in Costa Rica.

Health Ministry confirms sixth case of a baby born with Zika virus

During the first 22 weeks of this year there were 175 confirmed cases of the mosquito-borne virus in the country. Of these, 27 are women who contracted the virus during pregnancy.

Social Security System launches anti-influenza vaccination campaign

Health officials reported that 93 percent of the people who died from influenza last year were not vaccinated, despite the fact that because all were members of high-risk groups, they were eligible to receive the vaccination for free.
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