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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.

Move over, ginseng: here comes ashwagandha

Ed Bernhardt describes how to grow an herb whose benefits have been documented for thousands of years.

Number of obese Ticos has almost quadrupled in four decades

The Social Security System has launched a new campaign seeking to change Ticos’ eating habits in order to stem a tide of increasing obesity.
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ICE Announces No Power Cuts on Monday

The Costa Rican Electricity Institute (ICE) announced that next Monday, May 13, there will be no power cuts as previously planned. The information was confirmed...

Almost 300 animals transferred to refuge after closure of zoos in Costa Rica

Police, veterinarians, and officials from the Ministry of Environment transferred nearly 300 animals to a refuge in Costa Rica this Saturday, following the closure...

Costa Rica’s Energy Crisis: A Wake-Up Call for Change

Costa Rica is going through an energy crisis, and the entire country will suffer power outages of approximately three hours starting next week. Businessowners,...