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In 1990, the obesity rate in Rhode Island was about 10 percent. Today it's 27.4 percent and according to the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, projected to be more than 50 percent by 2030. That means we are headed for having 500,000 obese … more
MANY doctors fall in love with a specialty during their residency, and Dr. Carol Young, vice president and chief medical officer of the Rhode Island Blood Center, is no exception. "It's hard to say what is the best thing about this work, … more
Rhode Island is paying more attention to the urban mother-child relationship and its effect on children's health and development from cradle to workforce through newly established "health equity zones." Established this past spring, two of … more
ShapeUp Inc., a provider of wellness solutions focusing on fitness, is offering specialty programs such as stress management and sleep quality, through its new ShapeUp Select program. more
Diane Hoffman-Kim is associate professor of medical science and engineering in the Department of Molecular Pharmacology, Physiology, and Biotechnology, and the Center for Biomedical Engineering at Brown University. She was lead author on a recent study showing how miniature brains can be developed in the laboratory for research purposes at surprisingly low cost. more
Trying to repeal Obamacare has long been a popular (if futile) Republican pastime. Now replacing Obamacare is catching on, at least among Republican presidential candidates. This would count as progress, except that none of their proposals quite … more
(Updated 3:13 p.m.) Nearly 60 percent of all visits to Rhode Island emergency rooms in 2014 were potentially preventable, according to a report issued Wednesday by R.I.’s Executive Office of Health and Human Services. more
HealthSource RI said that the rate of uninsured Rhode Islanders has dropped to 5 percent. more
ShapeUp, a provider of corporate well-being solutions, announced winners of its 2015 Social Wellness Awards, with Medtronic PLC taking the grand prize. more
Dr. Anne S. De Groot is the founder, immune engineer, chief scientific officer and CEO of Providence-based vaccine company EpiVax, which champions the "vaccines-on-demand" movement. She talks with Providence Business News about her experience as a panelist at a health care conference, "The Immunology Revolution: Here Now or Hurry Up and Wait?" more
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