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A CVS Health employee at the Cass Avenue store in Woonsocket conducts a free screening with a customer on Sept. 3. The Project Health event coincided with the company’s announcement that it was changing its corporate name to CVS Health, had removed tobacco products from its store shelves and was launching a national smoking-cessation program. The health-risk screenings included blood pressure, Body Mass Index, glucose and cholesterol. more
BOSTON – An insurance company and its subsidiary have agreed to pay $1.3 million to settle allegations that they deceptively marketed and sold a discount health plan to hundreds of Massachusetts consumers, Attorney General Martha Coakley announced last week. more
When someone suffers an accident, they can’t always inform the responding EMTs about medications they’re taking, or tell them about a serious condition they might have. more
Thanks to a grant from the R.I. Department of Health, VNS Home Health Services is now able to provide pediatric services to families in Westerly through Healthy Families American. more
During summer 2013, Butler Hospital’s daily inpatient census hovered at around 153. This summer, the daily census averaged 175 with peak days reaching over 190. more
Through the support of a $20,000 Verizon Foundation Grant, Care New England hospitals Kent, located in Warwick, and Memorial, located in Pawtucket, will take part in a cardiac telemedicine pilot program. more
Health care cost drivers and the importance of doctor-patient dialogue will dominate the conversation at the Rhode Island Business Group on Health’s annual summit on Oct. 17. more
PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Department of Health was awarded a $3.5 million grant by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to support public-health efforts to reduce chronic diseases, promote healthier lifestyles, reduce health disparities and control health care spending. more
At the conclusion of its 2014 legislative session, the General Assembly passed the Rhode Island Access to Medical Technology Innovation Act and Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee signed the bill into law effective July 1, 2014. more
BOSTON – Providence’s Women & Infants Hospital has agreed to pay $150,000 to resolve allegations that it failed to protect the personal and health information of more than 12,000 patients in Massachusetts, Attorney General Martha Coakley announced last week. more
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