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Former U.S. Ambassador launches campaign for cancer awareness, funding in Costa Rica
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Giving Back
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Former U.S. Ambassador launches campaign for cancer awareness, funding in Costa Rica

Katherine Stanley - September 24, 2017

Sponsored by the Costa Rica USA Foundation for Cooperation and Amigos of Costa Rica. Former U.S. Ambassador S. Fitzgerald Haney – now known to millions of Costa Rican…

Costa Rican researchers look to beat cancer with blackberries
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rican researchers look to beat cancer with blackberries

L. Arias - December 12, 2016

Extensive studies have proved that blackberries are high in antioxidant concentrations, but researchers of the Costa Rica Institute of Technology (TEC) are now trying to identify the exact elements that…

Costa Rican experts seek to curb increase in breast cancer cases, deaths
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rican experts seek to curb increase in breast cancer cases, deaths

L. Arias - October 28, 2016

Cases of breast cancer, the most common type among Costa Rican women, increased 63 percent between 2000 and 2013, while mortality rose 43 percent in the same period,…

Costa Rica reports lower cancer mortality rates
cancer awareness
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cancer awareness
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Costa Rica reports lower cancer mortality rates

L. Arias - August 18, 2016

Cancer is killing relatively fewer Costa Ricans today than it was 15 years ago, the Social Security System, or Caja, reported this week. Though the absolute number of cancer…

Male smokers triple female ones in Costa Rica, study finds
Business
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Business
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Male smokers triple female ones in Costa Rica, study finds

L. Arias - February 17, 2016

Some 9 percent of Costa Rica’s population smokes on a daily basis, meaning some 300,000 people here can be considered regular smokers. That is one of the…

US President Obama tasks VP Biden with ‘moonshot’ bid to cure cancer
Global
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Global
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US President Obama tasks VP Biden with ‘moonshot’ bid to cure cancer

AFP - January 12, 2016

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The United States will launch a "moonshot" effort to cure cancer, U.S. President Barack Obama declared Tuesday, assigning his deputy Joe Biden to lead…

US ex-President Jimmy Carter declares he’s free of cancer
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Global
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US ex-President Jimmy Carter declares he’s free of cancer

AFP - December 6, 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Former U.S. president Jimmy Carter told church parishioners in his native Plains, Georgia, on Sunday that he is free of cancer, U.S. media reported. The…

Art auction raises funds to build teen cancer hospital
Arts and Culture
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Arts and Culture
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Art auction raises funds to build teen cancer hospital

Amanda Zúñiga - November 7, 2015

An innovative fundraiser this week has the potential to change the lives of young people with cancer – all thanks to a brainstorm by 14-year-old Andrea Lang.…

Movember returns to Costa Rica to boost prostate cancer awareness
cancer awareness
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cancer awareness
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Movember returns to Costa Rica to boost prostate cancer awareness

Amanda Zúñiga - November 1, 2015

It's November – which means that it's also Movember, the mustache-themed international public health campaign that seeks to take over Costa Rica for a second year. Movember…

On cancer, kids and gratitude in Costa Rica: A conversation with Rabbi Andrea Haney
Health
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Health
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On cancer, kids and gratitude in Costa Rica: A conversation with Rabbi Andrea Haney

Jill Replogle - October 31, 2015

Andrea Haney is 41, a Rabbi in the Conservative Movement in Judaism, wife of U.S. Ambassador to Costa Rica S. Fitzgerald Haney and mother of four children…

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