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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 U.S. medical centers. The three clinics, Clinica UNIBE, Dental Sonrisa Para Todos and Cirugia Plastica Pino,...

“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 unprotected sex, as the law that would allow the distribution and sale of the pill...

U.S. Military Medical Exercise Concludes

A two-day Medical Readiness and Training Exercise, or MEDRETE, concluded in Costa Rica September 12,  2009 after bringing necessary medical care and supplies to more than 375 villagers from the remote Turrialba region of this Central American nation. Just before...

New HIV Test Approved by FDA

Each year, an estimated 56,300 people in the U.S. become newly infected with HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. This number is so high in part because about one-quarter of the more than 1.1 million Americans believed to be living...

Insurers aim to save from overseas medical tourism

Elizabeth Kunz left her dentist's office this spring with a mouth full of problems and no way to pay for them. The South Carolina resident went out of her way, literally, to find a solution, which turned out to...

Arizona man gets stem cell therapy in Costa Rica

Mark Palmer, 29, was paralyzed from the chest down in a 2003 car accident. His car hydroplaned on a rainy stretch of I-40, and he was thrown from the vehicle. Five years later, his wife, Celeste, read about stem cell...

Family Heads to Costa Rica for Adult Stem Cell Therapy

A child from the Bangor area will venture to Costa Rica to be the first person from Maine to have Adult Stem Cell Therapy for Autism. As Meghan Hayward tells us, his parents have high hopes for their son's continued...

MedTrava partners with Hospital Clinica Biblica in Costa Rica

The MedTrava Group, a Texan medical tourism agency, has partnered with Hospital Clinica Biblica in Costa Rica to offer patients seeking overseas health care a high-quality, low-cost health care option that is only a few hours away from the...

Climate models predict dengue epidemics

(UPI) -- U.S. and Costa Rican scientists say they've developed the first climate-based computer model that can predict dengue fever outbreaks in Costa Rica. An interdisciplinary team of researchers from the University of Miami and the University of Costa Rica...

Cosmetic Surgery in Costa Rica

Now you can finally get that procedure you’ve always dreamed of at an exceptionally reasonable price. With a wealth of skilled surgeons and state-of-the-art medical facilities, Costa Rica is internationally recognized as a top-notch medical tourism destination. Find out...
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Fingerprint and Facial Recognition Will Be the New ‘ID Cards’ of Costa Ricans

The surveillance camera recorded a criminal while committing his misdeeds in the mall. But it was not...
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Costa Rica: It is beautiful and it is colorful but is it safe?

Costa Rica is a safe place. But as it may happen anywhere...

An Alert for All Latin America: Numerous Cases of Murders and Persecu-tion of Indigenous Leaders Remain With Impunity

The killings of members belonging to indigenous populations, along with persecution and harassment, have generated fear, helplessness, sadness and mostly anger in...

How to Keep Your Finances in Order and Increase Your Savings

Any time is excellent to start organizing and reviewing your money account. Saving money demands order and it is very important to...

Public Banks Improved Credit Conditions for the Purchase of Electric Vehicles

This announcement was made by the directors of the banking entities together with the First Lady, Claudia Dobles, and the ministers of...
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