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Why Is Living in Guanacaste Good For Your Health?

By Wilberth Villalobos Castrillo - wilberth@vozdeguanacaste.com

A healthy lifestyle in paradise: That’s what many Guanacaste visitors search for to relieve stress and recharge the batteries on unforgettable vacations.

Some go a step further and decide to move to the province to enjoy its famous pura vida lifestyle....

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12 Benefits of Sex Beyond Pleasure

By DR. FRANCISCO RENICK

After great sex, you can’t hide certain things: a good mood, a contagious energy and a smile lasting hours. But beyond simple pleasure, some researchers have discovered additional health benefits that only come from having sex.

 

1. According to studies at Queens University in...

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6 Best Cleansing Foods For Daily Detox

By MARY SERPHOS - Certified Health Coach

These days it seems like everyone wants to detox, but why do it? Toxins, pesticides, chemicals in household cleaning products, plastics, Teflon pans and Guanacaste’s incessant dust all accumulate in tissues, organs and the blood. While the job of your liver and kidneys is to clean the...

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6 Reasons to Always Have Turmeric in Your Kitchen

By Ariana Crespo - arianacrespo@vozdeguanacaste.com

Curcuma longa is a species of herbaceous plant native to southwestern India that not only adds an intense yellow coloring to food but also a moderately spicy, fresh flavor.

For centuries, some systems of ancestral medicine such as Ayurveda have...

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40 Years of Struggle: The Scars of Nemagon

By Ariana Crespo - arianacrespo@vozdeguanacaste.com

The poverty afflicting Guanacaste in the 1960s forced some 5,000 Guanacastecans to leave for the banana plantations of Limón, where they hoped to better their lives and the lives...

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Ten Myths and Truths About Dengue, Zika and Chikungunya

By Roberto Acuña Ávalos - roberto@vozdeguanacaste.com

Being sick with Dengue, Zika or Chikungunya turns you into a victim of a barrage of advice, remedies and warnings without knowing whether they are urban legends or if they have some sort of medical basis to back them up. The aedes aegypti...

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Nandayure on Alert Due to 42 Cases of Zika

By Wilberth Villalobos Castrillo - wilberth@vozdeguanacaste.com

The Canton of Nandayure is on alert due to an outbreak of Zika now that 42 cases have been confirmed so far this year.

 

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Liberia Municipality Stands Out for its Sanitary Violations

By Wilberth Villalobos Castrillo - willberth@vozdeguanacaste.com

The Health Ministry issued eight sanitary citations against the Municipality of Liberia for a range of violations including stagnant water, poor waste management and improper maintenance of city properties.

Following an information request by The Voice of Guanacaste, a...

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Ministry of Health Confirmed Two Cases of Zika in Playa Guiones

By Roberto Acuña Ávalos - roberto@vozdeguanacaste.com

On July 20, Zinnia Cordero, director of the Nicoya Health Area, confirmed to The Voice of Guanacaste that there are two cases of Zika in the district of Nosara, specifically in Guiones Beach.

The patients are two Costa Rican...

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A Nicoyan, a Spaniard, a Gay Godfather and an In-Vitro Daughter Create a Loving Family

By Roberto Acuña Ávalos - roberto@vozdeguanacaste.com

For decades, IVF was illegal in Costa Rica. Ethical and religious discourses came and went and the law was not approved. It was not until September of 2015 that President Luis Guillermo Solis signed a decree legalizing IVF. However, the Constitutional Court overruled it. Despite...

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Study Confirms That Nicoyans in Extreme Poverty Give Less Importance to Dengue

By Henry Morales - henry@vozdeguanacaste.com

There is not a neighborhood, business or news media that has not talked about the increase in dengue, zika and chikungunya in Nicoya. But do all Nicoyans really grasp the severity of the problem?

In order to answer that question, a group of researchers from the State Distance...

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