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

‘A long-awaited moment’: Three Costa Rican couples expecting babies thanks to IVF
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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‘A long-awaited moment’: Three Costa Rican couples expecting babies thanks to IVF

Alejandro Zúñiga - October 11, 2019

Public access to in vitro fertilization (IVF) in Costa Rica has been a fight decades in the making. For years, couples with infertility issues faced either a total…

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

U.S. doctors cancel medical mission in Nicaragua after mass firing in León Hospital
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La Prensa
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U.S. doctors cancel medical mission in Nicaragua after mass firing in León Hospital

La Prensa / Eddy López Hernández - August 22, 2018

Doctors from North Carolina that were going to perform heart and lung surgeries for the "Proyecto de Salud para León" medical mission canceled their visit after the…

Costa Rica’s hidden enemy: the terciopelo
Environment and Wildlife
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Environment and Wildlife
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Costa Rica’s hidden enemy: the terciopelo

Kevin Kichinka - July 20, 2018

J began to black out from the pain and loss of blood about an hour after the terciopelo bit him on his right foot. He was a…

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

The Tico Times - 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
Business
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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…

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 

The Tico Times - 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

The Tico Times - 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…

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