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    Doctors decided to end the 13-day strike

    by ALONSO MATA B After 13 days of striking and intense negotiations with the Costa Rican Social Security Fund (CCSS), the assembly of residents agreed to end the strike and return to work immediately. A total of 425 residents voted, 288...

    Weight Loss Attitude Part 2: Be Honest With Yourself

    By TCRN Staff In Part 1 of this series we talked about the power you possess within yourself to decide to change any aspect of your life, and specifically your weight. We hope we have inspired you to take the time...

    Tension intensifies between CCSS and medical staff

    by IRENE VIZCAÍNO The conflict between the CCSS and medical residents is worsening after yesterday when other medical professionals decided to join the movement and make their own demands. At the end of an extraordinary meeting, representatives of the National Medical...

    Health Choices Costa Rica Making Quality Health Care Affordable

    Health Choices Costa Rica, born out of Health Choices International, is a medical tourism facilitator and healthcare development company within this Central American country. Their guiding role for people who are contemplating surgery abroad is amply complemented by the role...

    Yoga evening at NYI has 14 couples twisting themselves for charity

    On May 21st at the Nosara Yoga Institute (NYI), thirty people gathered for massage, yoga, chocolate-covered strawberries and lots of laughter. In the process, they raised over $400 for the Escuelita de Verano, a free summer camp for the...

    Weight Loss Attitude Part 1: Deciding to Change

    By TCRN Staff This is the first part of a five part series of articles about weight loss attitude and how to start changing your life for good. The first and most important thing you should know is that You Already...

    Avoid Tanning Beds And Use Sun Block To Prevent Skin Cancer

    Featured Columnist – Health Ileana Alfaro Certified Dermatologist With thousands of new cases diagnosed annually and increasing numbers daily, skin cancer is the most common cancer in the world, even above breast and prostate cancer. Melanoma is not the only risk of UV...

    The Medical Tourism Industry Showed its Strength

    On April 26th, 2010, 450 health service providers from 15 Latin American countries gathered at the Ramada Herradura Hotel Convention Center to participate in the first Latin American Global Medicine and Wellness Congress held in San José, Costa Rica. The...

    Reversing the trend of childhood obesity

    Featured Columnist – Health Ileana Alfaro Certified Dermatologist Overweight is defined as a body-mass index (BMI, the weight in kilograms divided by the square of the height in meters) at the 85th to less than the 95th percentile for age. Obesity is...

    Calderón Guardia opens clinic to quit smoking

    by IRENE RODRIGUEZ S. Calderón Guardia Hospital opened a clinic to help smokers quit their habit and improve their quality of life. Through the advice of specialists in respiratory medicine, psychology, nutrition, respiratory therapy, social work and general practice, patients receive...
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