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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…

U.S. Southern Command supports Costa Rican indigenous communities
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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U.S. Southern Command supports Costa Rican indigenous communities

L. Arias - November 2, 2016

A group of 16 doctors, nurses, dentists and other specialists from the U.S. Southern Command are taking part in a joint humanitarian mission at an indigenous region in the…

No shirt, no shoes, no hospital visiting privileges, says Costa Rican Supreme Court 
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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No shirt, no shoes, no hospital visiting privileges, says Costa Rican Supreme Court 

Zach Dyer - March 4, 2016

Walk down the street in any Costa Rican city and there will be some, well, interesting fashion choices. But it’s not the Navajo print leggings, tube tops…

Untimely death of Costa Rica woman in US leaves family with $70,000 in medical bills
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Untimely death of Costa Rica woman in US leaves family with $70,000 in medical bills

Zach Dyer - March 1, 2016

[caption id="attachment_89378" align="aligncenter" width="700"] (Courtesy Ari Rosales)[/caption] Update: 12 p.m. Wed., March 2. On Wednesday morning the family of Barbara Calderón, a Costa Rican woman who died while visiting…

World Bank: Zika will cost Latin America $3.5 billion in 2016
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Brazil
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World Bank: Zika will cost Latin America $3.5 billion in 2016

Zach Dyer - February 18, 2016

Economic losses associated with the mosquito-borne Zika virus spreading across Latin America and the Caribbean are expected to total roughly $3.5 billion this year, according to initial estimates from…

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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Health
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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 seeks to ban child beauty pageants
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Crime
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Costa Rica seeks to ban child beauty pageants

L. Arias - November 25, 2015

Lawmakers in the Legislative Assembly's Commission on Childhood, Adolescence and Youth on Tuesday approved the drafting of two bills aimed at expanding the rights and protection of minors in Costa Rica.…

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