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

Is Costa Rica just for dental implants?
Dental Tourism
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Dental Tourism
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Is Costa Rica just for dental implants?

Barbara Goldman / Costa Rica Dental Guide - November 15, 2019

It is no secret that dental care in the United States is getting so expensive that Americans are increasingly forced to look beyond the border to get…

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

Chew on this: How dental care in Costa Rica can improve your life
Dental Tourism
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Dental Tourism
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Chew on this: How dental care in Costa Rica can improve your life

Talia Newman / GetAway Dental - October 29, 2019

Getting a dental procedure, like dental implants or crowns, isn’t a matter of just being able to chew. It’s actually much more than that — and anyone…

All-on-4 dental implants or snap-on dentures in Costa Rica
Dental Tourism
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Dental Tourism
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All-on-4 dental implants or snap-on dentures in Costa Rica

James Madigan / CostaRicaDentalGuide.com - October 29, 2019

Sadly, some people suffer severe tooth loss as a result of disease or trauma. Such a loss can significantly lower their quality of life and even affect…

Therapeutic abortion regulation unleashes political storm in Costa Rica
Citizens rights
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Citizens rights
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Therapeutic abortion regulation unleashes political storm in Costa Rica

Marco Sibaja / AFP and The Tico Times - October 24, 2019

The President of Costa Rica, Carlos Alvarado pledged to approve in the coming weeks a rule that guarantees access to therapeutic abortions in the case of risk…

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

What to consider with international drug and alcohol rehab
Global health
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Global health
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What to consider with international drug and alcohol rehab

The Tico Times - September 19, 2019

People choose to travel to international drug and alcohol rehabs for a variety of reasons. First and foremost, rehab in the United States and Canada is expensive.…

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