National Children's Hospital
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A group of U.S. surgeons and other specialists joined local physicians this week to perform spine surgeries on 11 patients at the National Children’s Hospital in San José.
This year the tree was decked out with 22,000 lights. Here's a look.
Gabriel González, the youngest of Costa Rica’s first set of sextuplets, who were born premature in May, died Saturday night in San José’s Hospital de la Mujer.
At a recent health fair at the Children's Hospital, Daniel Garita, Pablo Herrera, Herson Salas, Edwin González and Walter Chacón greeted fans: a long line of nurses, secretaries, doctoras and technicians snapped up the calendars and waited turns for photos. Fifty calendars were sold in an hour.
Only two of Costa Rica's sextuplets, Gabriel and Valentina, remain struggling for their lives after second-born Tomás died of an infection Monday at dawn.
Gabriel, Tomás and Valentina, the three surviving infants, all remain in serious condition.
Emma, the oldest of the six premature babies, died from respiratory complications, according to Hospital México, where the birth took place, reported TV Channel 7 News.
The sextuplet’s father, Juan Francisco González, and doctors who participated in the birth confirmed that both the mother and the babies were in good condition even though they required specialized attention because they were born premature and underweight.
This is the best reason to sit through a traffic jam on Paseo Colón.
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