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Dr. Paul Koch of Koch Eye Associates earned his undergraduate degree from the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Mass., and his medical degree from Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston. He completed his residency in ophthalmology at Manhattan Eye Ear and Throat Hospital. more
CVS Health Corp. will pay $795,000 to Massachusetts through a settlement with the Attorney General’s Office, with $500,000 earmarked to address opioid dependence and addiction. more
The 13th annual Edd Pedro Wiffle Ball Tournament to benefit the 1,000 children in Rhode Island who suffer from juvenile arthritis was held on Aug. 7 at Slater Memorial Park. more
One of Newport Storm Brewery’s latest releases is a barrel-aged double IPA to raise awareness of Lou Gehrig's disease, or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, which struck former Newport Storm employee Bobby Forster in December 2014. more
As the health care industry is evolving to respond to changing demands, so, too, are wellness initiatives. A report from the Society for Human Resource Management, “2016 Employee Benefits: Looking Back at 20 Years of Employee Benefits Offerings in the U.S.,” noted that wellness resource information is the most common benefit offered by surveyed employers, but its popularity is declining. Seventy-two percent of them offered that benefit in 2016, down from 2015’s 80 percent, and 61 percent of employers offered wellness programs in 2016, also down from 2015’s 70 percent. more
University Medicine, a nonprofit primary care, specialty outpatient and subspecialty group practice, recently announced it will occupy three of the four floors of a newly constructed building at 375 Wampanoag Trail. more
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development is proposing a rule change that would lower the department’s threshold of lead found in a child’s blood to that of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a new reference level that has the potential to affect 2.9 million housing units built before 1978, when lead paint was banned. more
Elite Physical Therapy announced that four of its doctors of physical therapy – Meghan Yole, Leanne Monteiro, Mark Mahnensmith and Sarah Johnson – recently received specialty board certification in orthopedics. more
While the domestic health care sector is rife with mind-numbing acronyms, one new acronym, DHAKA, may be a lifesaving tool. DHAKA, which stands for Dehydration: Assess Kids Accurately, assesses the severity of dehydration in children in low-income countries. more
Cyrus Kosar, who earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in economics from Boston University, came to the Brown University School of Public Health as a graduate student in 2015. His research interests are in aging, long-term care, health economics and quasi-experimental research methods. Kosar, who led a research project that reviewed data from millions of seniors with delirium, shared information with Providence Business News about the results of the study and other issues related to delirium. more
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