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SOUTH KINGSTOWN – Despite recommendations by the U. S. Preventive Services Task Force that women don’t need regular mammograms until age 50, the American Cancer Society continues to recommend screenings begin annually at age 40, and South County Hospital Breast Health Coordinator Susan Hall agrees. more
PROVIDENCE – PACE Organization of Rhode Island recently promoted Dr. Tsewang Gyurmey to vice president of medical affairs. more
PROVIDENCE – Using a micro-engineered device that acts as an obstacle course for cells, Brown University researchers have shed new light on a cellular metamorphosis thought to play a role in tumor cell invasion throughout the body. more
When patients shop for lab tests, scans and other medical procedures, they save money – an average of $125 on expensive imaging services, for example, according to a study that evaluated consumer price comparisons for U.S. health services for the first time. more
DARTMOUTH – The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth has added four new degrees in health care management, data science and chemistry/biochemistry. more
PROVIDENCE – ShapeUp, a global provider of social networking and incentive-based wellness plans, recently launched an online weight-loss and diabetes-prevention program. more
PROVIDENCE – Registered nurse Ivonilde Burgess was recently honored by Women & Infants Hospital for her work in the hospital’s chemotherapy infusion center. more
PROVIDENCE – Laila Bennett, office manager for WellOne Primary Medical and Dental Care’s Foster facility, was recently recognized for her efforts serving Rhode Island residents living in rural areas. more
Dr. Deborah Riebe, professor and chair of the kinesiology dept. at the University of Rhode Island, has been nominated as to act as the senior editor for the 10th edition of the “American College of Sports Medicine’s Guidelines for Exercise and Prescription.” The book is considered an industry standard and it is used as a reference by clinical exercise, public health and other health care professionals for treating both healthy individuals, as well as those with a chronic disease or condition. The handbook is also used as a supplementary textbook and as a resource for professionals preparing for the ACSM exam. She holds a B.S. in physical education from Springfield College, an M.S. in exercise science from the University of Rhode Island and a Ph.D. in exercise physiology from the University of Connecticut. more
The American Cancer Society is encouraging smokers to quit or plan to quit smoking during the 38th annual Great American Smokeout on Thursday, Nov. 20, with The Miriam Hospital is offering a smoking cessation program to help. more
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