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

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
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…

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

The Tico Times - 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
Health
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Health
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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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Health
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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,…

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