AH1N1 pandemic reinforces stewardship of the Ministry of Health

by TCRN Staff2009 was full of important challenges that served to strengthen the Ministry of Health in its role of stewardship in health-related issues,...

Tamarindo Beach show marked decrease in pollution

By TCRN StaffTamarindo beach waters are again suitable for recreation and swimming, following a "substantial" drop in pollution levels.This was revealed by a study...

Telethon struggled to reach the goal

TCRN StaffEnthusiasm dominated the closing day of the telethon, however, at press time, they were far from the goal of raising ¢500 billion.By 9...

AH1N1 is here to stay

Costa Rica had a skilful and quick response to face the first wave of the influenza virus AH1N1.That was one of the conclusions of...

Costa Rica to invest $18M to combat second wave of A/H1N1 flu

To combat the flu, the country's social security system (CCSS) would purchase 30 X-ray machines, 97 fans, and 18,000 Tamiflu (oseltamivir) treatment dosages for...

‘Happy Life Years’; Costa Rica Outscores U.S.

Quality-of-life in nations is measured using an index of 'Happy Life Years', developed at Erasmus University Rotterdam in The Netherlands. This index combines average...

Local groups help equip rehab facility in Costa Rica

When Pastor Dexter Lambert made his first mission trip to Costa Rica in May 2007, he was shocked by what he found.Through a family...

Americans are flocking to Costa Rica for stem cell treatments

By Alex LeffSAN JOSE, Costa Rica — Dr. Orlando Morales is something of a celebrity at Costa Rica's University of Medical Science, sauntering through...

US Gives Stamp of Approval for Costa Rican Clinics

Recently, the American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Facilities (AAAASF) have granted three Costa Rican clinics certification which places them on equal footing with...

“Morning After Pill” Still In Costa Rica’s Congress

The "Morning After Pill" - the emergency contraception - in Costa Rica is still far from reality for many women to prevent pregnancy after...
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