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

Costa Rica shares vision, guiding principles for universal healthcare
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica shares vision, guiding principles for universal healthcare

Alejandro Zúñiga - May 22, 2019

Costa Rica shared its vision and guiding principles for universal healthcare at the 72nd World Health Assembly, held this week in Geneva, Switzerland. Elayne Whyte, Costa Rica's…

Ballet performance raises funds for low-income patients and families
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Changemakers
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Ballet performance raises funds for low-income patients and families

Katherine Stanley - May 29, 2018

Dancing for a cause: The Junior Company of the famed Kirov Academy of Ballet (KAB), from Washington, D.C., will perform tonight and tomorrow at the Eugene O'Neill Theater in…

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

The Tico Times - 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

The Tico Times - 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

The Tico Times - 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…

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