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    Costa Rica Closes 2013 with a Record 50,000 Cases of Dengue

    The Costa Rica News (TCRN) - Costa Rica will close 2013 with some 50,000 cases of dengue, the most in its history. Health authorities...

    Competition Encourages New Methods to Prevent Smoking in Costa Rica

    The Costa Rica News (TCRN) - For 30 continuous hours, six teams comprised of 20 young people are competing in a hackathon taking place...

    Costa Rican Telethon Raises $1.4 million for Children's Health

    The Costa Rica News (TCRN) - The 2013 Costa Rican Telethon raised at least $1.4 million to be invested in medical equipment for children's...

    Costa Rican Pineapple Plantations Require Further Pesticide Regulations

    The Costa Rica News (TCRN) - For 10 years the Ministry of Health and Aqueducts and Sewers has had knowledge of Costa Rican residents...

    Costa Rica Ombudsman Advocates for AIDS Prevention

    The Costa Rica News (TCRN) - The Ombudsman of Costa Rica has established the prevention and treatment of HIV a priority, as part of...

    Over 85% of Costa Ricans are Covered by Health Insurance

    The Costa Rica News (TCRN) - The number of people covered by some type of insurance through the Costa Rican Social Security Fund (CCSS)...
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    Costa Rica’s High Quality of Life

    A small country in Central America with only 4.8 million inhabitants is one of the countries with the highest quality of life. What makes...

    Costa Rica dengue cases rise to 41,510 with no deaths

    The Costa Rica News (TCRN) - Costa Rica recorded a total of 41,510 cases of dengue fever, of which 111 were of the severe...

    30 000+ Unregistered Health Products Entering Costa Rica

    The Costa Rica News (TCRN) - So far this year, 30,134 health products have been seized entering Costa Rica. However, it is unknown how...

    Costa Rica Requires Posting Preventive Warnings on Cigarette Packs

    The Costa Rica News (TCRN) - The Government of Laura Chinchilla signed a regulation obliging tobacco companies to place prevention messages on cigarette packs. The...

    Costa Rica Certified a Controlled Risk for Mad Cow Disease

    The Costa Rica News (TCRN) - The World Health Organization included Costa Rica in the list of countries with controlled risk of "mad cow...

    Health Ministry Insists on Banning Import Electronic Cigarettes

    The Ministry of Health is analyzing current legislation to prevent the importation of electronic cigarettes into the country. Electronic cigarettes are an alternative for people...

    30% of Costa Ricans will be Obese by 2015

    Nearly 30% of Costa Ricans will be obese by 2015, according to data from the World Health Organization (WHO). There is a great deal...

    Costa Rica Compensation to Those Affected by Ban on In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)

    Costa Rica News - Costa Rica's government announced that the compensation paid for $415,000 ordered by a ruling of the Inter-American Court of Human...

    Ministry of Health to Review IVF Bill

    Costa Rica News - The Ministry of Health announced that they will meet with a group of experts to consider the bill to regulate...

    Work in Order to Restrict Herbicide used in Pineapple Industry

    The herbicide bromacil is one of the most used by the pineapple sector in their plantations, and the Directorate of Environmental Quality Management (DIGECA),...

    Social Security Fund Looks at Costs of Healthcare for Foreigners

    Costa Rica News – Although the country has about 500 thousand foreigners, the Social Security Fund (CCSS) has no updated figures on what the...

    Court Strikes Down Costa Rica In-Vitro Ban

    A Costa Rica ban on in-vitro fertilization has been struck down by the Inter-American Court of Human Rights, making it what some groups are...

    Medical Tourism Increases in Costa Rica

    Welcome to Costa Rica, one of the fastest growing tropical getaway for those seeking affordable medical care. Reuters is reporting Costa Rica is competing with...

    Dengue Alert

    According to statistics from the Ministry of Health, as of November 10 there have been 16,258 cases, 11,906 cases against the same period last...

    5% of the Adult Population Suffers from Depression in Latin America

    5 percent of the adult population suffers from depression in Latin America and Caribbean, but six out of ten do not receive treatment, said...

    RECOPE Selling More Gas with MMT Additive that Should be Banned by the Ministry...

    Despite complaints of damages to vehicles and the damage it causes to people’s health and the environment, the Costa Rican Oil Refinery (RECOPE) will...

    Ombudsman Expects Approval For Costa Rica IVF

    Ofelia Taitelbaum, the Defensoría de los Habitantes (Ombudsman's office), expressed confidence that the Inter-American Court of Human Rights (Inter-American Court) will order the ban...

    Costa Rica to Host International Conference on Nutrigenomics

    San Jose - Costa Rica continues to be one of the prime locations for scientific research in Latin America, hosting this year the second...

    Dr. Marco Munoz Cavallini – Health Tourism in Costa Rica Interview

    TCRN: As promised our topic this week is about Health Tourism DR. MARCO: We are active participants in Health Tourism in Costa Rica. My information...

    The Use of Laser in Dentistry

    Laser technology is considered one of the most important advances in medicine and dentistry in the 21st century. Its application allows a big improvement,...

    Free Teeth Whitening – The Costa Rica Dental Team

    "If your teeth have lost some of their sparkle over the years, Costa Rica Dental Team offers a variety of treatments to help restore...

    Baby Boomers, Here They Come

    In a candid interview with The Costa Rica News (TCRN), Dr. Marco Muñoz Peralta, gave us his views about Health Tourism and the Dental...

    Costa Rica’s International Dental Clinic

    Most of us have experienced minor discomfort with our teeth sometime in our lives. Most of us were able to afford to pay for...
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    Dental Implants

    Dental implants have become a popular and successful option used by dental professionals for restoring missing, severely damaged or diseased teeth. They are usually...

    Oberg Medical Expands

    Oberg Medical, a full-service Medical Device contract manufacturer providing implants, instruments, and complex assemblies, announces plans for expansion of its Costa Rica manufacturing operation...

    Costa Rica Dental Team Launches New Website

    CURRIDABAT, COSTA RICA – Costa Rica Dental Team has expanded its digital innovation in dentistry by launching a new, customer-friendly website.  The new costaricadentalteam.com...

    Spring Cleaning for Your Body: 10 Steps to Detoxify and Get Healthier for Spring

    Traditional Chinese medicine and Ayurveda, the ancient healing system from India, both recommend springtime as the ideal season to detox your body. The rebirth...

    Hotels Boost Medical Tourism Programs

    GLOBAL REPORT—Increasing costs of medical procedures and health insurance in many countries have consumers considering alternative ways to get quality care at prices they...

    Costa Rica Smoking Ban

    Costa Rica may soon be part of the growing list of countries to adopt measures aimed at protecting non-smokers from secondhand smoke and part...

    Wake-up Call for Costa Rica

    Dear Sir/Madam Wake-up Call for Costa Rica By Brian Kennedy When it comes to health indicators in Costa Rica, the record shows both great progress of which...

    Costa Rica: Prototype for the Future?

    Most of us would have to get a map to know where Costa Rica is located. It is not a country that has been...

    Costa Rica Cosmetic Surgery

    Costa Rica plastic surgeons are considered among the best in the world With regard to cosmetic surgeons in Costa Rica, William C. Roberts, M.D., Editor and...
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    Yoga Retreat Costa Rica January 31st – Drawing to Win a Free Retreat Package

    Walk to Playa Blanca the award winning best beach in Costa Rica or our own private lagoon with waterfalls, monkeys, whales and rainforest all...

    Medical Travel Summit to take place in Costa Rica

    ICT The Costa Rican Tourism Board is proud once again to be co-sponsors of The International Medical Travel Summit 2012 on April 23-25,...
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