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Strikes cause partial shutdowns of public hospitals
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Strikes cause partial shutdowns of public hospitals

AFP and The Tico Times - August 5, 2019

Most public hospitals in Costa Rica partially suspended work Monday due to a 48-hour strike against a tax reform approved last year, which workers say seeks to…

Costa Rica investing $42 million for health facilities in Guanacaste
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica investing $42 million for health facilities in Guanacaste

Alejandro Zúñiga - July 22, 2019

Costa Rica's Social Security System (Caja), which manages the country's socialized health care system, announced Monday a $42 million plan for infrastructure improvements in Guanacaste province. The…

Costa Rican Caja reports significant delays for surgeries due to strike
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rican Caja reports significant delays for surgeries due to strike

Monserrat Cordero Parra / Semanario Universidad - July 5, 2019

Costa Rica’s Social Security System (CCSS) reported on Thursday that 42.3% of the surgeries scheduled for that day were canceled due to workers’ protests against the economic…

At Costa Rica hospital, dog therapy becomes part of treatment for child patients
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At Costa Rica hospital, dog therapy becomes part of treatment for child patients

L. Arias - November 26, 2015

A group of trained dogs are now officially part of medical treatment for young patients at San Vicente de Paul Hospital in Costa Rica's Heredia province. The four-legged therapy began as…

Hundreds of gay couples sign up for expanded health insurance coverage in Costa Rica
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Hundreds of gay couples sign up for expanded health insurance coverage in Costa Rica

Zach Dyer - November 10, 2015

Hundreds of same-sex couples have successfully applied to insure their partners after the Costa Rican Social Security System board of directors voted to expand health care benefits, a policy that went…

Bingo raises funds for children, teenagers with cancer
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Giving Back
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Bingo raises funds for children, teenagers with cancer

Amanda Zúñiga - October 22, 2015

The GiáMaLa Foundation will host their sixth annual bingo tonight in order to raise funds for GiáMaLa House, which offers temporary lodging, food, psychological  and emotional support to children and young…

Costa Rica to reach population of 5 million by 2018
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Costa Rica to reach population of 5 million by 2018

Zach Dyer - July 11, 2015

Costa Rica is poised to reach its next big population milestone in just a few years. Costa Rica will reach a population of 5 million by 2018, according…

Costa Rican health officials worry that children traveling to US will bring back measles
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Anti Vaxxers
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Costa Rican health officials worry that children traveling to US will bring back measles

Zach Dyer - February 13, 2015

Costa Rican health officials are worried that the recent outbreaks in the United States of measles, a vaccine-preventable disease, could threaten the country's 16-year record without the…

In landmark vote, Costa Rica Social Security System guarantees same-sex couples same rights as other couples
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In landmark vote, Costa Rica Social Security System guarantees same-sex couples same rights as other couples

Fabiola Pomareda - May 23, 2014

The Costa Rican Social Security System’s board of directors on Thursday evening unanimously approved reforms that would grant same-sex couples the same rights as heterosexual couples in…

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