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Health Care
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As the health care field grows increasingly complex, doctors are expected to assume leadership roles in business and management while continuing their expertise in science and medicine. more
Customers of Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island, the state’s largest health insurer, could see insurance rates next year increase as much as 9 percent on average. more
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
Four years ago, MedMates was conceived at a brainstorming session about making economic growth happen in Rhode Island. David Goldsmith, co-founder of the group focused on providing a voice and opportunities for businesses in the state's … 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
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