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Costa Rica turns to telemedicine for patients in rural areas
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Costa Rica turns to telemedicine for patients in rural areas

Alejandro Zúñiga - November 19, 2019

Trauma patients in Costa Rica can now receive care from the country's specialized doctors in San José — even if they're hours away. Telemedicine is now a…

Health alert warns Costa Ricans not to use vaping devices
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Costa Rica
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Health alert warns Costa Ricans not to use vaping devices

Alejandro Zúñiga - November 11, 2019

The Ministry of Health has recommended Costa Ricans against using electronic cigarettes and other vaping devices. Citing reports from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC),…

Costa Rica hopes to eliminate malaria in country by 2022
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica hopes to eliminate malaria in country by 2022

Alejandro Zúñiga - November 7, 2019

Costa Rica hopes to report zero indigenous malaria cases in 2020 and to eliminate malaria nationwide by 2022, according to a report from the Ministry of Health.…

Costa Rican organizations launch suicide prevention campaign
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Costa Rican organizations launch suicide prevention campaign

Alejandro Zúñiga - November 5, 2019

In 2018, Costa Rica's emergency services received nearly 7,000 calls related to suicides, according to data published by the Ministry of Health. In an effort to combat…

‘A long-awaited moment’: Three Costa Rican couples expecting babies thanks to IVF
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‘A long-awaited moment’: Three Costa Rican couples expecting babies thanks to IVF

Alejandro Zúñiga - October 11, 2019

Public access to in vitro fertilization (IVF) in Costa Rica has been a fight decades in the making. For years, couples with infertility issues faced either a total…

U.S. Embassy issues health alert over respiratory illnesses in Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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U.S. Embassy issues health alert over respiratory illnesses in Costa Rica

The Tico Times - October 4, 2019

The United States Embassy has issued the following health alert regarding respiratory viruses in Costa Rica: Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) and other respiratory viruses tend to be…

Women face difficulties in obtaining morning-after pill in Costa Rica
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Women face difficulties in obtaining morning-after pill in Costa Rica

Monserrat Lamb Parra / Semanario Universidad - September 19, 2019

A woman in Costa Rica who needs to get the drug Posterga, popularly known as the morning-after pill, will not have an easy task. She may have…

Health Ministry calls for awareness, compliance following agrochemical poisonings
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Health Ministry calls for awareness, compliance following agrochemical poisonings

Alejandro Zúñiga - September 10, 2019

Costa Rica's Health Ministry on Tuesday released a statement to "reiterate the prohibition of use of industrial herbicides in spaces of human coexistence." The news comes two…

Comptroller General green lights new Puntarenas hospital
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Comptroller General green lights new Puntarenas hospital

Alejandro Zúñiga - August 30, 2019

The Comptroller General of Costa Rica has approved an $83 million contract to construct a new hospital in Puntarenas. The Costa Rican Social Security System (CCSS), or…

Health strike ends in Costa Rica as unions, Caja reach agreement
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Health strike ends in Costa Rica as unions, Caja reach agreement

Alejandro Zúñiga - August 12, 2019

Government representatives and health unions reached an agreement Monday afternoon to end strikes that crippled the country's public-health system for more than a week. According to a…

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