Why This Texas Doctor says Costa Rica’s Health Care System Beats The US

Q COSTA RICA (Internationaliving.com) I was sitting on our cantilevered terrace, listening to birdsong...

This Cooking Trick Cuts Rice Calories in Half

COSTA RICA EXTRA - Rice is the most widely consumed staple food for a...

KFC Chicken and Fries in Costa Rica Have FIVE Times More Salt

QCOSTARICA -  How a much salt is there in a KFC? According to a...

Costa Rican Receives Patent For Pancreatic Cancer Vaccine

Christian Marin-Muller, molecular biologist and business manager with a PhD in molecular virology, is...

Myths and Truths About Costa Rica Home Remedies For Cold Season

By Oliver Perez. Voz de Guanacaste - The climate of Costa Rica makes it easy...

Tanorexia Or When Tanning Becomes An Addiction

Tanorexia or tanning dependence is a rare syndrome where an individual appears to have...

What to do if you get sick in Costa Rica?

QCOSTARICA - Travelers to Costa Rica will be happy to know that they can...

Christiana Figueres: The Air Is Making Us Sick, But We Could Fix It

By Christiana Figueres (Time.com) Rising air pollution levels in our cities that impact the...

Health Confirms Death of Six Month Old Baby To H1N1 Flu Virus (Swine Flu)

QCOSTARICA The Health Ministry (Ministerio de Salud) confirmed the 29th victim of the H1N1...

Ministry Of Health Health Confirms The First Two Pregnant Women With Zika This Year

Q COSTA RICA - The Ministry of Health (Ministerio de Salud) confirmed Wednesday the...

Sex Education In Costa Rica Schools Survives Another Challenge

The Education Ministry's sex education program has survived another challenge this week when the...

18,000 People Defecate In The Open in Costa Rica

(QCOSTARICA) Due to the lack of septic tanks, sewers and toilets, it is estimated...

Four Cases of Hansen’s Disease (Leprosy) Detected in Costa Rica

COSTA RICA NEWS - Despite being now called Hansen's Disease and classed as a...

Two Patients Each Both With Dengue and Chikungunya In Puntarenas

 - "Chikundengue" or "Dengungunya"? The Ministry of Health (Ministerio de Salud) has found two cases...

Caja Recognizes Communication Error In Denying Pregnant Woman Insurance Coverage

QCOSTARICA - After she was denied coverage at the Cartago EBAIS (free clinic), a pregnant...

Spoon Restuarants Will Be Giving Away Breast Shaped Cupcakes To Promote Breast Cancer Awareness

QCOSTARICA - As part of the International Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and motivated by...

Breast Cancer Each Year Takes The Like Of 280 Women in Costa Rica

  QCOSTARICA - Each year about 280 women in Costa Rica die from breast cancer,...

The Before, During and After of Staying Hydrated While Surfing

Q COSTA RICA (by Roberto Cruz, Vozdeguancaste.com) Those of us who practice water sports...

Costa Rica Vigilant To Prevent Cases of Enterovirus D68

COSTA RICA NEWS - The Ministry of Health (Ministerio de Salud) is maintaining a...
The Aedes aegypti or yellow fever mosquito is a vector for transmitting several tropical fevers such as Zika, Dengue and Chikungunya. Only the female bites for blood, which she needs to mature her eggs.

Pregnant Tica Could Be First Indigenous Case of Zika In The Country

QCOSTARICA - A pregnant women with 36 weeks gestation could become the first autochthonous...

Health Asseses Cancelling Year-End Massive Events Due To Threat of Chikungunya

COSTA RICA NEWS - The Ministrio de Salud (Ministry of Health) is assessing whether...

Salud To Review Diane-35, Acne and Contraceptive Drug Linked to Women’s Deaths

The Ministerio de Salud (Ministry of Health) said ti will investigate the drug 'Diane-35',...

CCSS Endorses Medicinal Use of Marijuana

QCOSTARICA - The use of marijuana for medicinal purposes and research has received the...

Skin Cancer: Moles Can Be a Warning Sign

QCOSTARICA HEALTH - In a healthy individual, it is normal to have around 15...

Costa Rica Passes New Law On Organ Transplants

An organ transplant law, long contemplated, was finally passed this week by the lame...

Young Tico Men Often Consult Doctor For Premature Ejaculation

COSTA RICA NEWS - With fear, shame and concern, young Costa Rican men, between...

Sanofi Pasteur’s Dengue Vaccine Approved in Costa Rica

(QCOSTARICA) Costa Rica is one eleven countries to date to approve the Sanofi Pasteur...

Clinica Biblica Starts Construction On Expansion In The GAM

(QCOSTARICA) The Clinica Biblica, the largest and most complete private hospital of Costa Rica,...

Junk Food For The Festival de Luz Can Set A Family Back ¢20.000

The annual Festival de la Luz (Light Festival) is perhaps the most attended festival...

Costa Rica Among World’s Top Destinations For Medical Tourism

QCOSTARICA - Healthcare seekers contemplating value-based treatment overseas and looking for just the right...

[BLOG] Breast Cancer And Therapy in Costa Rica

QCOSTA RICA BLOG - It is hard to find a female over 40 that...

Man Sues Caja For Delays In Surgery And Wins

Q COSTA RICA NEWS - The story begins in 2005, when a man, identified...

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