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With the prevalence of tick-borne diseases, particularly Lyme disease, in the Northeast over the past 20 years, Lifespan has created The Lifespan Lyme Disease Center at Newport Hospital. Dr. Timothy Flanigan is medical director of the clinic and he talks about the growing incidence of Lyme and other tick-borne diseases in the region. more
Barbara E. Wolfe, associate dean for research and professor at the Connell School of Nursing at Boston College, has been named dean of the University of Rhode Island College of Nursing, following a national search. more
Newly released results from a poll of 400 Providence residents shows strong support for state and local policies centered on healthy food access and physical activity. The American Heart Association’s Providence ANCHOR (Accelerating National Community Health Outcomes through Reinforcing Partnerships) Project conducted the poll in September 2015. more
The American Lung Association will host its inaugural LUNG FORCE Expo at the Providence Marriot Downtown on Thursday, April 7. The LUNG FORCE Expo is a new educational event for health care professionals and lung disease patients and their caregivers to learn more about lung disease’s latest trends, research and treatments. more
An April 2016 "Tracking Trends” report from the Hospital Association of Rhode Island indicates that, in 2014, Rhode Island hospitals had an economic impact in the state of more than $6.5 billion. Given the hospital industry’s contributions to the Ocean State, HARI urged state leaders to make the appropriate investments to secure the industry’s role in the state’s economy. more
The Lifespan Community Health Institute has scheduled a series of health forums throughout the state. Designed to allow residents to share their health concerns with Lifespan, the forums will enable Lifespan to collect information for its Community Health Needs Assessment, which is an Affordable Care Act requirement. more
Rhode Island Hospital has been awarded $5.8 million from the National Institutes of Health to support its cancer research program. more
In an annual check up of our nation’s health, Rhode Island’s overall health ranked #14 among all 50 states in 2015. As a state, we do exceptionally well from a policy standpoint, but still do need to improve in many areas. more
The Defense Threat Reduction Agency is investing $5.2 million for the development of a new type of vaccine against Q fever, and a local company is involved in the effort. more
Rhode Island ranked third on a list of the most prescription-addicted states in America, according to a study by Findthebest.com and healthgrove. more
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