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An “Alice in Wonderland”-themed fundraiser to benefit the Association of Migraine Disorders’ interdisciplinary migraine pathology research will be held at Newport’s Fort Adams State Park on Aug. 7. more
Health insurers Aetna Inc. and Humana Inc. will go to trial on Dec. 5 in defense of their planned $37 billion merger, which the U.S. government has said would increase consumer costs. more
The University of Rhode Island is launching an Academic Health Collaborative as it reorganizes health programs to maximize cross-disciplinary programs and spur external partnerships. more
Nelipak Corp. recently acquired Tegrant Alloyd Brands of Puerto Rico Inc., a subsidiary of the thermoforming firm Sonoco Products Co., for an undisclosed sum. more
The AARP named Senate President M. Teresa Paiva Weed, D-Newport, House Speaker Nicholas A. Mattiello, D-Cranston, Sens. Gayle L. Goldin, D-Providence, and Joshua Miller, D-Cranston, and Reps. Eileen S. Naughton, D-Warwick, and Joseph M. McNamara, D-Warwick, as 2015 “Capitol Caregivers,” a bipartisan group from 25 states. These elected officials have furthered policies to help family caregivers who enable elder Rhode Islanders to independently “age in place” in their homes, according to the organization. more
After conducting a national search, the University of Rhode Island has named Barbara E. Wolfe, associate dean for research and professor at the Connell School of Nursing at Boston College, its new dean of the College of Nursing. more
In Rhode Island, eight percent of high school students smoke and an additional 500 youth under the age of 18 become daily smokers each year. The Rhode Island Mentoring Partnership and the CVS Health Foundation, a private foundation created by CVS Health, are working together to reduce youth tobacco use statewide. more
For many residents of Forand Manor, a public housing high-rise for seniors in Central Falls, there is basically one option for healthy food shopping. A Stop & Shop across the Seekonk River in Pawtucket pays for a bus every Tuesday and Friday. more
Dr. Susan Koelliker was recently appointed as the new chief of diagnostic imaging at Women & Infants Hospital. more
Kali Thomas, Brown assistant professor of health services, policy and practice, recently published a study showing that one byproduct of Meals on Wheels’ work to deliver meals to seniors is to significantly reduce loneliness. more
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