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    Eating Chocolate can Protect the Skin from UV Light

    In human subjects flavanol-rich chocolate improved cardiovascular risk factors including cholesterol, blood pressure, insulin sensitivity and endothelial function.

    More Patients flying to Costa Rica for dental work

    TCRN STAFF: The price of dental care can be pretty costly. Even if you have insurance, you can be stuck paying thousands of dollars out...

    Tai Chi Beyond Health and Wellness

    TCRN Staff Health, fitness, rejuvenation… these words are associated with Costa Rica and its broad offering of wellness retreats. While yoga is one of the...
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    9 Life-Changing Reasons for Getting Dental Implants

    As we grow older, we tend to lose facial structure and our faces shorten, resulting in the distinct lines commonly seen in the faces...

    Costa Rica = Wellness

    One of the most wonderful ways to achieve healing is to experience wellness; this is, to allow your body and mind to relax, and...

    Cosmetic Surgery, Are You In For The Right Reasons?

    The majority of people who consider cosmetic surgery either wish to look as young as they feel or desire to change something that has...

    Weight Loss Attitude Part 4: Start on the Right Foot

    Many decisions are successful only if they are made on the back of other decisions. In this case, you will not lose weight unless...

    Weight Loss Attitude Part 3: Figure Out Why

    In Part 2 of this series we talked about being honest with yourself. It is common for people to fool themselves with a kind...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    Electronic waste threatens water, fish and the country’s health

    by JAIRO VILLEGAS S. The aquifers, fish and people of Costa Rica are exposed to contamination by heavy metals released by technological garbage. If these computers,...

    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 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...

    Volunteers build first aqueduct for indigenous people

    Adelia Reyes walks for two hours three times a week with a bag full of clothes to wash for her and her six children....

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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,...

    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...

    Common flu vaccine will protect against AH1N1

    by TCRN Staff The next seasonal influenza vaccine (the flu) will contain the virus AH1N1. The World Health Organization (WHO) yesterday asked pharmaceutical companies to use...

    New Hospital will Require 500 Jobs

    by TCRN Staff For the new Hospital San Vicente de Paul, de Heredia, operating at full capacity will require 528 new jobs. This number was determined...

    Lancet Oncology Places Costa Rica High in Cancer Survival Rates

    by TCRN Staff Seven out of ten women with breast cancer in Costa Rica succeed in realizing the goal of surviving five years after diagnosis...

    Ministry of Health will monitor voting booths

    by TCRN Staff The Supreme Electoral Tribunal (TSE) gave the go ahead for the Ministry of Health to carry out AH1N1 checking and monitoring on...

    Ticos rally to provide aid

    by TCRN Staff The generosity of the Costa Rican community has once again shown itself. The national campaign to aid those affected by the Haitian...

    Costa Rican hotel surveys guests about medical tourism

    by TCRN Staff Ramada Plaza Herradura, will be using a research firm to ask thousands of hotel guests about their experiences and attitudes concerning medical...

    Arrival of AH1N1 flu vaccine suffers new delay

    by TCRN Staff The arrival of the consignment of vaccines against the AH1N1 virus suffered another delay, as acknowledged by the Health Minister Maria Luisa...

    Ticos current diet lacks nutrients from indigenous fruits

    by TCRN Staff Perhaps you have never heard of fruits like güiscoyol the olozapo, the Rukan, black sapote, the borojó or ocarí. All grow in Costa...

    AH1N1 vaccinations start next week

    by TCRN Staff Medical centers across the country next week will notify patients who have been selected to be the first to receive the vaccine...

    AH1N1 pandemic reinforces stewardship of the Ministry of Health

    by TCRN Staff 2009 was full of important challenges that served to strengthen the Ministry of Health in its role of stewardship in health-related issues,...

    Anamaya – Mind, Body & Spirit Resort

    Anamaya Yoga and Health Resort is a new boutique hotel built upon a cliff edge, with some of the most beautiful ocean views on...

    Tamarindo Beach show marked decrease in pollution

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

    Eco hotel Waterfall Villas now offers Detox Yoga Retreat

    Exclusive boutique eco hotel Waterfall Villas now offers a specialized Detox Yoga Retreat. To relieve stress and undergo a healing process detoxification offers a...

    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...
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