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PROVIDENCE – A new study led by a Rhode Island Hospital researcher has found that a cognitive-behavior therapy significantly reduces the seizures in certain patients. more
WARWICK – Benefit-advisory firm Cornerstone Group will conduct a survey of Rhode Island, Massachusetts and Connecticut businesses with 50 or more full-time employees to determine how their benefit plans compare both locally and nationally. more
PROVIDENCE – With seven CVS MinuteClinics slated to open in late 2014, new standards for urgent-care centers’ communication have been developed to help alleviate some primary care providers’ concerns. more
EAST GREENWICH – Hasbro Children’s Hospital has opened a new specialty clinic here to provide specialty care to children. more
PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island children are the second-least likely in the country to have tried smoking cigarettes by the age of 13, behind only Utah, according to the National Youth Risk Behavior Survey recently released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. more
WASHINGTON – Providence and New Bedford were among eight cities to receive grants from the National League of Cities to help implement outreach efforts to enroll children and families in Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program. more
The Vermont single-payer initiative, which was cited both locally and nationally as a transformational model for a lower-cost health care system, collapsed in the latter part of December. It couldn’t work because it tried to replace the employer-based system – one in which a majority of consumers receive health insurance from their employer – with an impractical proposal that would have required $2.5 billion in additional funding (in fiscal 2012, the state had only $2.7 billion in total tax revenue). more
Providing quality medical treatment in a rapidly changing health care industry can be difficult. But one Rhode Island business is helping to put many of the state’s primary care physicians on the right path. more
The Hospital Association of Rhode Island has named Michael Souza acting president following the retirement of longtime leader Edward J. Quinlan. more
A partnership of health care and media companies has launched an effort to screen 500 residents across the state for diabetes and other health risks over the next three months. more
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