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Dr. Deborah Riebe, professor and chair of the kinesiology dept. at the University of Rhode Island, has been nominated as to act as the senior editor for the 10th edition of the “American College of Sports Medicine’s Guidelines for Exercise and Prescription.” The book is considered an industry standard and it is used as a reference by clinical exercise, public health and other health care professionals for treating both healthy individuals, as well as those with a chronic disease or condition. The handbook is also used as a supplementary textbook and as a resource for professionals preparing for the ACSM exam. She holds a B.S. in physical education from Springfield College, an M.S. in exercise science from the University of Rhode Island and a Ph.D. in exercise physiology from the University of Connecticut. more
As health care changes hit the workplace, nurse managers and paramedics have the opportunity to obtain more academic credentials and training here in Rhode Island this year and in the near future. more
Health care costs in the more than 30 years since Peter Andruszkiewicz, CEO of Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island, entered the business have increased – on average – at about two to three times the rate of inflation. But Andruszkiewicz, inspired by comprehensive-care systems he’s seen work around the country, has set a goal to reduce that rate for his customers to levels consistent with inflation by 2018. more
Newport Hospital recently received the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Magnet Recognition, nursing’s highest distinction, for the third time. more
Those who must, merge. Those with a healthy margin, collaborate. more
Providence Business News has announced the winners in its fourth annual Healthiest Employers recognition program. The 34 finalists, chosen based on scores in six wellness categories, will be honored at an Aug. 13 luncheon at the Providence Marriott Downtown. more
Dan Aziz always knew he wanted to be an entrepreneur, but he didn’t know what type of company he’d start until he spent a little time in a Providence supermarket. Interviewing customers for a Brown University class in the nutritional-supplements aisle of a local Whole Foods, Aziz heard persistent complaints about the size and taste of vitamin pills for pregnant women, sparking an idea. Aziz created Premama, a drinkable, prenatal supplement that’s now on the shelves of the same Whole Foods where he was interviewing customers, as well as in Target and infant chain Buy Buy Baby. In September, Aziz’s Luna Pharmaceuticals Inc. closed on the first half of a $1 million funding round led by Cherrystone Angel Group, which allowed the Providence company to hire its second full-time employee and move to expand. more
Chairman of the board at Lifespan discusses the company’s place in the health care realm. more
HIV and viral hepatitis specialist and primary care physician talks about the RI Defeats Hep C program. more
A statewide initiative was launched Monday to improve health care for all Rhode Islanders. more
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