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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
Sign-ups for Obamacare health plans will climb 8.7 percent for next year, showing steady growth for the insurance markets created by the Affordable Care Act, according to U.S. government projections. more
CVS Health Corp. announced Thursday that it would begin selling a generic substitute for the EpiPen at more than 83 percent less than the full retail price of the brand-name version of the product. more
The Warren Alpert Foundation gave a $2.5 million grant to Bryant University’s School of Health Sciences which the institution will match as part of its Expanding the World of Opportunity: The Campaign for Bryant’s Bold Future, according to a statement by the university on Tuesday. more
Many women experience sexual intimacy issues as a side effect of battling cancer and undergoing treatment for it. For them, a diverse team of caregivers at Women & Infants Hospital has created the Women’s Intimacy and Sexual Health Center to offer help and hope. more
Newport Hospital will offer a community lecture on heart health Feb. 23. Dr. George Charlton of The Cardiovascular Institute at Newport Hospital and Sam Baldwin, cardiopulmonary rehabilitation coordinator, will lead a discussion about the steps that patients can take to help prevent heart disease. more
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