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Costa Rican companies visit U.S. to promote medical tourism services
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Costa Rican companies visit U.S. to promote medical tourism services

L. Arias - June 23, 2017

Private hospitals and medical services companies from Costa Rica showcased their services this week at the Society for Human Resource Management Annual Conference & Exposition (SHRM 2017) in New…

Social Security System launches anti-influenza vaccination campaign
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Costa Rica
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Social Security System launches anti-influenza vaccination campaign

L. Arias - June 6, 2017

Costa Rica's Social Security System, or Caja, launched a vaccination campaign this week to inoculate 1.3 million people against seasonal influenza. The campaign will run until July 14 and aims…

U.S. volunteer specialists perform spine surgeries on 11 Costa Rican children
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Costa Rica
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U.S. volunteer specialists perform spine surgeries on 11 Costa Rican children

L. Arias - March 2, 2017

A group of U.S. surgeons and other specialists joined local physicians this week to perform spine surgeries on 11 patients from the National Children’s Hospital in San…

Costa Rica doctors association alarmed by low vacciation rates of personnel as 17 dead from AH1N1 virus
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Costa Rica doctors association alarmed by low vacciation rates of personnel as 17 dead from AH1N1 virus

Zach Dyer - January 9, 2016

The Costa Rican Doctors and Surgeons Association said that only 30 percent of the personnel have been vaccinated against AH1N1 at the San Carlos hospital, the site…

Costa Rica’s poor live longer than poor in the US, study finds
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Costa Rica’s poor live longer than poor in the US, study finds

Zach Dyer - January 8, 2016

If you're poor in Costa Rica, you'll probably live longer than your relatively poor counterparts in the U.S., according to a new study. If you're rich, though,…

As AH1N1 death toll rises to 14 in Costa Rica, authorities say it’s too late in season for vaccination
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As AH1N1 death toll rises to 14 in Costa Rica, authorities say it’s too late in season for vaccination

Zach Dyer - January 6, 2016

The AH1N1 virus was responsible for 14 deaths during 2015, with a spike in the number of deaths during the month of December, according to Costa Rican…

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…

Costa Rica expecting conjoined twins — four sets of them
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Baby boom
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Costa Rica expecting conjoined twins — four sets of them

Lindsay Fendt - November 1, 2015

The chances are slim that any given pregnancy will result in twins, even less that those twins will be conjoined. And yet the relatively small country of Costa…

Fifth of Costa Rica sextuplets dies following surgery
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Fifth of Costa Rica sextuplets dies following surgery

Lindsay Fendt - October 11, 2015

Gabriel González, the youngest of Costa Rica’s first set of sextuplets, who were born prematurely in May, died Saturday night in San José’s Hospital de la Mujer.…

Costa Rica’s palliative care program among best in Latin America, study finds
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Costa Rica’s palliative care program among best in Latin America, study finds

L. Arias - October 8, 2015

Costa Rica's public health care program for terminally ill patients is the second best in Latin America according to the Quality of Death Index 2015, an evaluation of the…

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