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Tainted liquor cases on the decline, Health Ministry says
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Tainted liquor cases on the decline, Health Ministry says

Alejandro Zúñiga - August 26, 2019

Twenty-six people have died in Costa Rica since June after consuming tainted liquor, but the Health Ministry says there have been no new deaths since Aug. 1.…

Ministry of Agriculture to investigate pesticide poisonings
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Costa Rica
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Ministry of Agriculture to investigate pesticide poisonings

Alejandro Zúñiga - August 26, 2019

Twenty-two people -- most of them children -- are in stable condition after suffering from pesticide poisoning, Costa Rican authorities said. The Ministry of Health has asked…

Costa Rica initiative aims to create greener cities
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica initiative aims to create greener cities

Alejandro Zúñiga - August 20, 2019

A new Costa Rican initiative aims to improve quality of life by protecting and promoting green spaces in the country’s biggest cities. The Biodiver_City Project, a partnership…

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

Nearly 43,000 appointments postponed as health strikes continue
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Costa Rica
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Nearly 43,000 appointments postponed as health strikes continue

Alejandro Zúñiga - August 8, 2019

More than 42,900 medical appointments have been canceled or postponed this week as thousands of public-hospital workers continue to strike in Costa Rica. Health unions say they're…

A treatment center in Costa Rica helps break common myths and misconceptions about addiction recovery
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Global health
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A treatment center in Costa Rica helps break common myths and misconceptions about addiction recovery

The Tico Times - August 5, 2019

Addiction can be a difficult subject to broach with a friend or loved one who's suffering from substance use disorder (SUD). Every person is different and each…

U.S. Embassy issues safety alert over adulterated alcohol
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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U.S. Embassy issues safety alert over adulterated alcohol

Alejandro Zúñiga - July 23, 2019

The U.S. Embassy in Costa Rica has issued the following safety alert in response to at least 19 recent deaths suspected to have been caused by adulterated…

Costa Rica in sanitary alert due to respiratory illnesses
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica in sanitary alert due to respiratory illnesses

Alejandro Zúñiga - June 13, 2019

Since June 5, Costa Rica has been under a sanitary alert due to higher-than-expected cases of respiratory illnesses. The Health Ministry issued the following bulletin on its…

International drug rehab in Costa Rica with the Costa Rica Treatment Center
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International drug rehab in Costa Rica with the Costa Rica Treatment Center

The Tico Times - April 24, 2019

Costa Rica Treatment Center understands the process of addiction recovery from personal experience. Their evidence-based treatment programs are engineered to guide patients toward recovery, even if previous…

Costa Rica Treatment Center tackles addiction differently
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica Treatment Center tackles addiction differently

The Tico Times - March 25, 2019

Costa Rica Treatment Center tackles addiction differently. While most drug and alcohol rehab centers shelter their clients from external stimuli, Costa Rica Treatment Center combines the benefit…

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