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President Alvarado signs technical norm, essentially legalizing therapeutic abortion in Costa Rica
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President Alvarado signs technical norm, essentially legalizing therapeutic abortion in Costa Rica

Alejandro Zúñiga - December 12, 2019

Costa Rica's president, Carlos Alvarado, has signed a technical norm that defines when the country's medical professionals can legally perform an abortion. While the norm does not…

Costa Rica takes final step in establishing when, how therapeutic abortions can be performed
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica takes final step in establishing when, how therapeutic abortions can be performed

Alejandro Zúñiga - December 11, 2019

Costa Rica on Tuesday sent the text of a technical norm that will allow for therapeutic abortions in some instances to the Social Security System (CCSS) for…

Seek the best Costa Rica dental team
Dental Tourism
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Dental Tourism
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Seek the best Costa Rica dental team

James Madigan / Costa Rica Dental Guide - December 4, 2019

Are you considering dental implants, dental crowns or maybe an All on 4 dental implants procedure in Costa Rica? If you are like most patients, you probably…

Costa Rica remains under sanitary alert due to respiratory illnesses
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica remains under sanitary alert due to respiratory illnesses

Alejandro Zúñiga - December 2, 2019

Costa Rica remains under a sanitary alert due to higher-than-expected cases of respiratory illnesses, the Health Ministry says. The organization, which first issued the bulletin in June,…

Planning your dental care in Costa Rica
Dental Tourism
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Dental Tourism
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Planning your dental care in Costa Rica

Milena Chaves / Getaway Dental - November 22, 2019

This article is about two things that we seldom combine or anticipate with pleasure: planning and dental care. Costa Rica is a popular dental tourism destination. Some…

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
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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
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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
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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…

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