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obese woman Fat City: The Upscale Community of Escazú, Costa Rica The upscale and vibrant Municipality of Escazú is home to some of the most affluent and luxurious residential communities in the Greater San Jose Metropolitan Area (Spanish acronym: GAM). Unfortunately, Escazú is also home to a significant number of overweight residents. With nearly 20 percent of the population of Escazú significantly overweight or morbidly obese, municipal, educational and health...
Source: Wikimedia Commons Ebola Specialist Arrives in Costa Rica Source: Wikimedia Commons Dr. Monica Guardo, an expert in communicable diseases at the Pan American Health Organization, is currently in Costa Rica for the purpose of training groups of physicians and nurses on the proper treatment of patients infected by the Ebola virus. According to health reporter Lady Rojas of online news daily CRHoy.com, Dr. Guardo shared her personal experience trying to...
General Kelly Top U.S. General: Ebola Could Travel North from Costa Rica Source: MSP CR Twitter The following press release is being published exactly as it appeared on Defense.gov, an online information portal serving the United States Department of Defense. The article quotes Marine Corps General John F. Kelly, Commander of the U.S. Southern Command (SOUTHCOM), and his thoughts on the Ebola virus passing through Costa Rica on its way to the U.S. General Kelly ...
Source: Wikimedia Commons Ebola Patient in New York Has a Connection to Costa Rica Source: Wikimedia Commons One day after health officials from the United States Centers for Disease Control (CDC) confirmed that a kind physician and volunteer for Doctors Without Borders has been diagnosed with an Ebola virus infection, the New York Times published a story on the patient's fiancee, a liberal and kind-hearted woman whose efforts to help those in need have brought her to Costa ...
CIMA CIMA Director Arrested as He Tries to Leave Costa Rica Dr. Alejandro Ayon Lacayo, Director of the Centro Internacional de Medicina (CIMA), was detained at the Juan Santamaria International Airport (SJO) in Alajuela earlier this morning. According to a report by Lady Rojas of online news daily Costa Rica Hoy, Dr. Ayon was taken into custody by Airport Police officers from Air Surveillance, a special unit of Fuerza Publica, Costa Rica's national police ...
Source: Wikimedia Commons Implementing Ebola Protocols in Costa Rica Source: Wikimedia Commons Following reports of two individuals being medically screened for the purpose of ruling out an Ebola virus infection, the Director of La Caja, Costa Rica's public health service, has been issuing updates on her agency's implementation of protocols recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO) to prevent infections and outbreaks of this dangerous disease. As re...
Source: Wikimedia Commons Second Suspected Case of Ebola in Costa Rica Officials from La Caja, Costa Rica's public health system, announced that the second suspected case of Ebola virus infection in the country has been cleared by epidemiologists at Tomas Casas Hospital in Ciudad Cortes of the Osa canton, province of Puntarenas. According to a report filed by health journalist Lady Rojas of online news daily CRHoy.com, the patient in question was evaluated by phys...
deepak 2 Deepak Chopra in Costa Rica Indian-American author, physician and public speaker Deepak Chopra will conduct a conference in Costa Rica at the Centro de Eventos Pedregal in San Antonio of Belen, province of Heredia, on November 24th. Such was the information published by business weekly El Financiero from a wire report released by the Spanish news agency EFE. To this end, event organizer and online ticketing agency eTicket.cr...
Source: Wikimedia Commons Business Impact of the Anti-Tobacco Law in Costa Rica Source: Wikimedia Commons Amidst a growing smuggling trade in cigarettes, the Law 9028 on Tobacco Control and Its Harmful Effects on Health has also impacted the once-thriving tobacco industry in Costa Rica. According to a recent press release by market research firm Euromonitor International, tobacco industry executives in Costa Rica has responded with pricing and marketing strategies within ...
Organo-Gold-225x136 Organo Gold Coffee in Costa Rica: MLM Scam or Miracle Cure? A controversial multi-level marketing (MLM) system based in Canada recently announced the inauguration of a new chapter in Costa Rica. The name of this MLM system is Organo Gold, and its main feature is instant coffee. The Facebook Timeline of Organo Gold Costa Rica posted a message on October 4th that stated:   Today we make history as thousands of people in Costa Rica who have believed ...

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