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Over the past few years 21 states have adopted laws allowing medical use of marijuana, including Rhode Island, Massachusetts and Connecticut. Seven more states are considering such legislation. Those changes to the once-taboo drug’s legal status have sparked concerns among parents and physicians that the new laws could lead to an increase in the number of teens using it. more
The design of a new Veterans Home in Bristol will create a more home-like environment, enable independent living and better serve future veterans of more-modern warfare than the current facility, state leaders say. more
BOSTON – An independent study released in the New England Journal of Medicine this month said that the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Alternative Quality Contract has improved the quality of patient care and lowered costs in the four years since it was first implemented. more
Steven A. King has been appointed a senior private banker with JPMorgan’s Private Bank office for the New England region, based in Boston, according to an announcement from the financial firm. more
A donation from a Pawtucket family has enabled Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island to institute a program through which a lullaby will play every time a baby is born in the hospital. more
When a woman requires gynecologic surgery, she and her surgeon have several minimally invasive surgical options, including robotic surgery. But questions have arisen about the potential overuse of robotic surgery and its advantages over traditional laparotomy for hysterectomy. more
The R.I. Department of Behavioral Healthcare, Developmental Disabilities and Hospitals recently announced that a pilot program, providing hospital emergency rooms with peer recovery coaches to meet with drug overdose survivors, will begin on Friday, May 16. more
Associate director of the Women & Infants/Brown University Women’s Mental Health Fellowship talks about behavioral health treatment for women. more
Illegal, unhealthy and expensive: many see illegal immigrants using emergency rooms, staying in hospitals, crowding into public clinics. Their persistent factoid holds that illegal immigrants are disproportionately gobbling up health care. more
Maddie Manglass learned to wash her hands through a collaboration between her music therapist and her occupational therapist. more
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