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    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...

    Talamanca receives special medical aid

    by ROGER AMORETTY More than 500 residents of the remote community of Piedra Mesa de Talamanca received free medical care this week by professionals of the U.S. Southern Command and Costa Rican specialists. Doctors, pharmacists, dentists and ophthalmologists were on location...

    Increased cases of allergies in tico children

    by TCRN Staff The cases of allergic rhinitis and asthma is rising among Costa Rican children. Doctors at the National Children's Hospital indicate that in addition, are increasingly more severe cases of these diseases. For example, in 2005 to 2.1% of admissions...

    Attorney General urges giving free drugs to addicts

    by TCRN Staff The Attorney General, Francisco Dall'Anese is spearheading an initiative to provide, free of charge, substitutes to drug addicts. A plan that aims to "break" the finances of drug traffickers. "It would reduce demand. The idea is to compete...

    New stomach cancer clinic opens in Costa Rica

    by TCRN Staff A Costa Rican clinic was recently declared as a Gastroclínica International Training Center in Gastroenterology by the World Organization of Gastroenterology. This means that professionals in health sciences from other countries can come to Costa Rica to train...

    Ultraviolet Light Exposure Increases Risk For Skin Cancer

    Featured Columnist – Health Ileana Alfaro Certified Dermatologist Because of the increasing frecuency of skin cancer in our country and the world, Derrmatologists are supporting awareness among the population about the risks of sun exposure and tanning beds. Between 1997 and 2008 skin...
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