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My First Time

By Erika Mora - erika@vozdeguanacaste.com

We often talk about our health at home. We’re taught to take care of our skin, watch what we eat, exercise. But we don’t talk much about intimacy. Our genitals and what we do with them are not a dinner table conversation.

That’s why we asked several Guanacastecans...

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I’m a Foreigner. What Are my Options for Medical Attention at the Caja?

By Wilberth Villalobos Castrillo - wilberth@vozdeguanacaste.com

It’s tough to get sick on vacation. It’s even worse to be in poor health in another country.

That’s why The Voice of Guanacaste explains which public health services foreigners can use, both visitors to Costa Rica and those who are...

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7 OB-GYN Questions from Guanacaste Women

By María Fernanda Cruz - editor@vozdeguanacaste.com

Overcoming the fear of asking important questions about your sexuality could save you a lot of grief. Following are seven questions and myths answered and clarified by La Anexión Hospital gynecologist Keren Porat.

1. I have HPV. Does that mean my husband cheated on me? ...

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Guanacaste Lacks HIV/AIDS Clinics Despite Rising Infection Rates

By Roberto Acuña Ávalos - roberto@vozdeguanacaste.com

At 2:45 a. m. José has to be at the Santa Cruz bus stop to catch a bus to Liberia, where he switches to another bus for Puntarenas. He must be punctual so as not to miss any of the buses, because at 7 a.m. he has an appointment in Puntarenas’ Monseñor Sanabria Hospital for a doctor to...

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Eat against cancer

By Dra. Melissa Ureña, nutritionist

According to the National Institute of Statistics and Census (in Spanish, INEC) the second-leading cause of death for Guanacastecans is cancer. You probably know of family members who have suffered from this. The prevention of this illness can start with what you eat...

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María Magdalena: Story of a Femicide Attempt

By María Fernanda Cruz - editor@vozdeguanacaste.com

I got pregnant when I was fifteen. My boyfriend was nineteen. That was sixteen years ago. When I became of age he moved in with me and my mother, and then he started beating me. In the beginning my mother told me...

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Rate of Violence Against Women in Guanacaste is 38% Higher Than the Rest of the Country’s

By María Fernanda Cruz - editor@vozdeguanacaste.com

Antonio and Marta started living together thirteen years ago when she was 17 and he was 33. “I left my friends, family, everything because he asked me to,” she says in an anonymous interview with The Voice of Guanacaste.

Three years later, Antonio started beating both her...

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Cañas Reports 2nd-Highest Number of Zika Cases in 2016

By Roberto Acuña Ávalos - roberto@vozdeguanacaste.com

A survey of the harm caused by Zika, dengue and chikungunya is not so reassuring for Guanacaste. According to one of the lasts Health Ministry reports of 2016, Cañas ranked second among cantons nationally and first in Guanacaste in terms of the accumulated rate of incidences of Zika...

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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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